Ocean Freedom is one of two personal Great Barrier Reef Tours operated by Taryn + Perry -owners of Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours. This locally owned and family operated company was borne from a desire to give travellers the best and most personal, customer-oriented reef experience possible, whilst ensuring a high respect for safety and passion for looking after the reef. Operating for over 20 years, Perry and Taryn personally promise to give all their guests the best possible experience in any conditions that may present on the day.
It is of utmost importance to them that their crew also share their passion for customer care, safety, the reef and really connecting with the guests to offer a wonderful everlasting experience of the Great Barrier Reef! By engaging all guests and giving them a real “connection” to the reef – they believe – will make people want to make small positive environmental and lifestyle changes in their lives – the sum of which can lead to great outcomes.
“Our take home message is for all guests to have an appreciation of the incredible coral reef and marine life, and then value and understand the importance of looking after this magnificent icon for the enjoyment of future generations.”
All our GBR sites visited are situated in the highly protected parts of the Marine Park and fall under the protecton of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Association guidelines.
“Due to Ocean Freedom’s commitment to eco friendly sustainable tourism it is listed as a “High Standard Reef Operator”
Ocean Freedom continues to be strongly committed to maintaining the very high eco and sustainable practises and ongoing commitment to protection of the environment.
Although the company has always operated boutique-style eco friendly operations since the early 1990’s, Ocean Freedom gained its formal accreditation in 2009 and maintaining this Advanced Eco Certified certification includes their commitment to:
Our continued philosophy: To provide the most personal, responsible, customer-oriented Great Barrier Reef experience and truly “connect” our guests to this amazing natural icon, with the knowledge that once they have had this surreal experience, they will naturally want to protect it and make little changes in their everyday lives.