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Ocean Freedom-Day Trip


Upolu Cay Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom

From $220.00 AUD

Green Island Sail

Ocean Free

From $220.00 AUD

Travel review submitted By Sue – October 2013
I had the pleasure of going on the Ocean Freedom-Day Trip to the Great Barrier Reef and I can sincerely say it’s just a fantastic day out!
We boarded the boat at 7:30am and were greeted by one of the happiest crew on the Marlin Jetty (Cairns Cruise Terminal). Straight away you know you’re in for one hell of a fun day, especially when the Captain of the boat is our local celebrity Gordo! The camaraderie between the entire crew was evident the whole day.
A lovely plate of Danishes & coffee awaiting us on-board. Unlike some of the bigger boats where people don’t tend to intermingle very much, the atmosphere on Ocean Freedom is so relaxed and friendly it’s easy to strike up a new conversation.
Next was a thorough safety briefing to all, then it was time to relax as we sped out to the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef to experience “Wonder Wall’. There we were lucky to do 2 dives with Leigh who was our personal dive guide for the day. We were very impressed by the variety of corals at this site. Leigh went out of his way to point out the unusual, it was the first time I had seen a Mantis Shrimp up close. It was good to have an enthusiastic dive guide.
Introductory divers were spoilt having only 2 divers to the 1 instructor making their first dive experience relaxed and unhurried. All who tried that day came back thanking the crew, immensely delighted with their under water experience. Whether you chose to snorkel or dive on Ocean Freedom you have plenty of time to enjoy the reef.
After lunch we headed off to Upolu Cay where guests could choose to do a glass bottom boat tour or snorkel for rest of the afternoon! Or if you don’t feel like doing either just grab a book and relax on board, the choice is yours.
One thing that stood out big time on the day was the crew’s interaction with the guests on board, a professional approach going out of their way to make sure everyone was happy and involved. You can choose a great reef site, but without good staff to compliment, you won’t have a memorable trip. It was obvious to all that the crew enjoys what they do , just great people to spend a day out on the reef with. Cruising home we enjoyed a glass of wine, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers. Thank you Ocean Freedom for a great day!

 

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