Ocean Free Sail to the Great Barrier Reef and Green Island – Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

“Ocean Free” is one of two personal Great Barrier Reef tours located in Cairns offered by the Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours’ team. Operating for over 22 years owners Perry and Taryn have found the right balance of care, fun and relaxation while ensuring safety and professionalism on their tours. Being Advanced Eco Certified products they are committed to practices to protect the reef and educate their guests in a fun way through informative snorkel and Glass Bottom Boat Tours.

Experience an incredibly personal customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef tour on a beautiful, classic 16 metre sailing vessel “Ocean Free”. With a maximum of 25 guests on any day the experience is close to chartering your own vessel but without the price tag of one. Choose to spend the whole day on the vessel which is moored on its exclusive reef site or divide your day between snorkelling the reef straight off the boat and time on the famous Green Island for those not wanting to spend all day on a vessel.

For a truly customer-oriented, personal reef experience choose “Ocean Free” or sister vessel “Ocean Freedom”. Both are must do tours to do in Cairns. You won’t be disappointed!


Adventure Australian Tourism Export Council Basic Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Disabled access available ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Family Family Friendly Full Day Nature & Wildlife Nature and wildlife Non Smoking Professional Association of Diving Instructors Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Sailing Sailing Scuba Diving Scuba Diving Snorkelling Snorkelling Sports Swimming Swimming The Ecotourism Association of Australia Water - Motorised



Ocean Free is for those guests wanting to experience a highly personal (25 guests maximum!) Great Barrier Reef Tour with the added bonus of having some time on a tropical island (Green Island). To also add a little soft adventure, your mode of transport is a classical 16 metre sailing schooner where you will also experience true sailing on the journey home (wind prevailing ).

On arriving at your exclusive mooring on Pinnacle reef, just one kilometre off Green Island, your friendly crew will brief and assist you as you excitedly step straight off the boat to explore the reef and marine life located just one metre below the surface! Enjoy a guided informative snorkel tour on this private protected Marine Park reef site. Turtles and black-tipped reef sharks (totally harmless) are a common sight.

After a morning of snorkelling (or optional diving) indulge in a fresh and tasty smorgasbord lunch while exchanging reef stories with fellow guests. After lunch a short trip in the tender takes you straight to Green Island beach. Explore interpretative walks on this small island or just relax on the pristine beach.

Enjoy a glass of wine and snacks on the sail home.

Family Friendly Non Smoking


Ocean Freedom, a fast stylish 20 metre luxury cruiser, goes to two great destinations – the crystal clear shallow waters of Upolu Cay and surrounding reef and “Wonder Wall” – a truly magnificent snorkel and dive experience on the Outer Edge Upolu Reef.

Experience an informative complimentary Glass Bottom Boat and Adventure Drift Snorkel tour with their very attentive snorkel guides (all top snorkel equipment included). With only just over an hour to arrive at the first reef site and only 10 minutes travel time to the second – Ocean Freedom offers six hours to to enjoy all the activities and relax with no rush in the day.

Enjoy Danish pastries, fresh fruit on boarding, a smorgasbord feast for lunch and cheese, fruit and cake platters on the comfortable cruise home. Outstanding personal service with low guest numbers, high crew to guest ratio and snorkelling tuition with even personal in-water crew assistance if needed. Very personal optional diving offered with only two divers to one instructor on your very first dive and a complimentary guide if a certified diver. Comfort guaranteed whether you prefer sundeck, shaded areas or an air-conditioned saloon. Simply Superb!

Family Friendly Non Smoking

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