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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218
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Great tour by caring knowledgeable staff

This was recommended to se via other reviews and they were spot on. A family run business who... read more

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Well run and educational

A fabulous trip, with the safety and enjoyment of we guests the primary goal of the crew. We chose... read more

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Seastar Cruises premium reef cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef with a coral cay island. In only 1 1/4 hours the fast air-conditioned Seastar 1 can take you from Cairns to magnificent Michaelmas Cay, the largest of the local uninhabited coral cays. Cruising past Green Island, Upolu cay and Oyster reef Seastar is the first boat to arrive. After an enjoyable time here it is a short 20 minute cruise to the splendid Hastings Reef sitting on the very outer edge. This is where the corals thrive, well out from the coast away from the influence the rivers and streams, adjacent to the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. You will have 2 1/2 hours at each location. Plenty of time to go snorkeling, do a introductory dive, relax on the beach of the Island or join a tour in the Glass Bottom Boat at Hastings Reef. The day cruise on Seastar inlcudes Morning/Afternoon tea, high quality snorkel equipment, Wetsuit or Lycra suit (depending on the time of year), Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch, Reef Interpretation & Guided Snorkel Tours on each spot.
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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was recommended to se via other reviews and they were spot on. A family run business who obviously really cared that you had a great trip so already i would recommend this Co over a corporate run tour company. Staff are everything and my...More

Thank Properttyphoon
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A fabulous trip, with the safety and enjoyment of we guests the primary goal of the crew. We chose a smaller sized business with fewer passengers, knowing that the experience would be better than that of a larger one. A fast scoot to a cay...More

Thank LordOtter
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We started out the trip learning about snorkeling and safety signals and then enjoyed some coffee and muffins before getting to the first stop which has a cay. Because it’s summertime, we wore stinger suits and my spouse and I opted for life jackets, which...More

Thank krf04250
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Crew was very helpful and lovely to talk to, very informative and beautiful trip and amazing food! Cannot recommend more

Thank Shaharnna B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a really good day at the reef. The Seastar Cruises crew were helpful for a person like me, who dont like water to much, and never been snorkeling before. The crew showed an engagement in the reef and the amazing, as well as...More

Thank Kristoffer L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

No wonder this trip is scored at 5 stars with thousands of reviews. The staff are amazing and make you feel so welcome. They are super organised and look after you all day. The boat is well appointed and the snorkelling equipment superb. The guided...More

Thank Getalifein2014
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such an amazing experience. The staff is incredibly friendly and patient with newbies :) Diving and snorkeling on this cruise were the highlights of my entire Australia trip. I cannot recommend them enough.

Thank gazlene
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day started off early and we made our way out to michaelmas which was about an hour away. Michaelmas was a little sandy beach area with lots of birds. We did snorkeling and were able to see a lot of different types of fish....More

Thank lelly7888
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a brilliant once in a lifetime opportunity that I was glad to spend with seastar! They felt like your mates they made you feel like you've meet them before. Was a good time, good food and good people

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on the day trip on 16/11/17 and it was fantastic. Staff have nailed the customer experience and they cater for all ages and skills.

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31 October 2017|
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Response from Jonathan Martin B | Reviewed this property |
We booked our trip when we arrived in Cairns - 2 days before sailing. Also helicopter over the reef is meant to be amazing - we booked this but cancelled due to the weather.
30 October 2017|
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Response from Zita D | Reviewed this property |
A water bottle, towel, thongs (flip flops) and sunscreen.
7 October 2017|
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Response from Britney A | Reviewed this property |
What's great is that the staff is incredibly knowledgeable about the reef and they go on regular trips to study it. I had asked one of them about that and the health of the reef overall and yes it is changing, but that's... More