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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

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    Stop At: Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, 75 Esplande Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Check in at 7.30 am at Cairns Marlin Marina, E finger directly on board Seastar.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Located 22 nautical miles (40 km) from Cairns, the same as the distance across the English Channel, and close to the outer reef systems, Michaelmas Cay is the largest of the uninhabited coral cays in the Cairns region; in fact it is huge in comparison.

    Seastar is the first vessel to arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Very few tour vessels are now permitted access to this sensitive island and now there are only two which travel daily that are permitted the right to use and access the Cay.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

    Our second location where we stop is Hastings reef, part of the outer Great Barrier Reef.

    Hastings Reef is located 30 nautical miles out from Cairns and is a typical outer reef, on most days a line of breakers marks where the deep ocean swells break onto the reef wall. The reef itself is shallow on top, with steep sides reminiscent of cliffs falling away into the surrounding water.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    8h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise
    • Morning & afternoon tea
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Guided Snorkel Tour at Both Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef
    • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
    • Wet-suit or stinger-suit (seasonal)
    • Buoyancy vest and noodle
    • On-board commentary
    • Glass bottom boat
    • Island access to world famous Michaelmas Cay
    • Random photos taken daily and Uploaded Facebook "Free Service"
    Exclusions
    • Return Bus transfers additional cost from City or Northern Beaches
    • Cold drinks and snacks
    • Introductory Diving or Certified Diving optional Extra
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • All divers to complete medical declaration
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We had the best time. The staff was very well equipped to answer all questions. They were friendly, funny and a joy to be around.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank miketE4565XD
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Thank you for your great feedback, great to hear you enjoyed your day on Seastar.

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The crew were all really friendly and very knowledgeable. You felt like you were in very safe hands at all times. We saw so many beautiful fish, turtles and even a shark. I would definitely go diving with them if I'm ever lucky enough to...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Juals
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sounds like you had a great day spotting fish, turtles and even a shark. It would be great if you could come and travel with us again.

    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    So many reasons to choose Seastar for your day on the reef! Small group size, very knowledgeable and personable crew, guided snorkeling included, all photos taken by the crew included, these things are hard to find! Wish I could afford to go more often, thanks...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank sandyg898
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Sandyg, Thank you for the great review so glad you had an amazing day,

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    We had an awesome day at the reef with the Seastar crew. Very organized and great spots to snorkel and dive. Diving coach Eliana was exceptional. If you've never dived this is the place to try.

    Thank fernandov139
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you and awesome to hear you enjoyed your first scuba dive with us!

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    After researching many cruises we chose Seastar and were really pleased with our choice. We had very small group and got really amazing personalized treatment. I had not dived for years and did a great dive with one on one with the expert dive instructor....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Kerry R
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you Kerryanne for you great review and recommendation. Amazing day out Diving, snorkelling seeing Turtles and Rays on the same day - Amazing. Enjoy the photos uploaded - Safe travelling.

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    21 September 2019|
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    Response from Dominic L | Reviewed this property |
    Definitely the snorkeling and glass bottom boat activities. I am not sure the rules on scuba diving.
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    30 August 2019|
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