Premium Reef and Coral Cay Cruise at High Speed from Cairns

Premium Reef and Coral Cay Cruise at High Speed from Cairns

From US$ 153.14 per person

Discover the natural beauty of Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef on this cruise from Cairns. Enjoy a full day on the reef with a lunch buffet and plenty of activities to choose from, including snorkeling, scuba diving, and simply relaxing on the beach!

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Duration 1 day
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  • Enjoy an intimate and personal atmosphere with a maximum of 36 participants
  • Experience an unforgettable 5 hours upon the naturally beautiful Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose from a variety of exciting activities including snorkeling and scuba diving
  • Gaze at the exotic fish below the stunning glass bottom boat
Full description
This premium reef cruise features the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Coral Cay island. In just 1 hour and 15 minutes, the speedy air-conditioned Seastar 1 will take you from Cairns to the magnificent Michaelmas Cay, the largest of the local uninhabited coral cays. Once there you will enjoy guided snorkel tours, go scuba diving, cruise around on a glass bottom boat, or just relax on the beach. After a refreshing time here, take a short 20 minute cruise to the splendid Hastings Reef, sitting on the very outer edge. At Hastings Reef, take a tour by snorkeling, scuba diving, or relaxing in a glass bottom boat to experience everything this reef has to offer. Tour includes  morning and afternoon tea,  hot and cold buffet lunch, guided snorkel tours at both reefs,  snorkel equipment and tuition, wet suit or lycra suit (seasonal), glass bottom boat ride at both destinations, reef interpretation guide, and an optical mask.
  • Morning and afternoon tea/coffee
  • Hot/Cold buffet lunch suitable for Vegetarians
  • Fully guided snorkel tours at both reef destinations
  • Mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Optical masks
  • Wetsuit or stinger suit, depending on the season
  • Buoyancy vest
  • Noodle
  • Reef Interpretation “Reef Brief"
  • Glass bottom boat at Hastings Reef
  • Island circumnavigation for Birders (weather permitting)
  • Modern design Seastar 1
  • Bus transfer: Cairns city area AUD $20 per person, Northern Beaches and outer city area AUD $28 per person
  • Scuba diving, both certified and introductory (some medical conditions, medications, and recent operations can and may prevent you from Scuba diving. You may require a Dive Medical Australian Medical Standard AS4005-1 prior to travel)
  • Souvenirs, hats, t-shirts
  • Snacks, cool drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Directly at Vessel Seastar E, Finger Marlin Marina Cairns

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  • EMC/ Port Admin Fee of $15 per person is payable on board at day of traveling.
  • Before booking an introductory dive or certified dive please note that certain medical conditions and the taking of prescribed drugs may preclude a guest from Scuba diving unless a current Queensland Diving Medical Certificate issued by a diving doctor can be shown to the diving instructor. All divers are subject to the medical questionnaire on board the vessel before diving and their fitness to dive will be assessed by the dive instructor of the day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 237 reviews

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Javier and Nathan were amazing! They helped me and my 9 year old snorkel around confidently and comfortably always checking in to make sure we were safe and doing ok. All the staff were amazing and extremely helpful, the food was delicious. The snorkel spots were outstanding and we saw so many spectacular fishes, giant clams, sea turtles and gorgeous corals. Highly recommend Sea Star for your snorkeling adventure. We loved ours!

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January 24, 2019

Incredible experience

This was an amazing trip. I highly recommend it. The crew were all happy and seemed just as excited as us. They were incredible, I loved them all! Where we went snorkeling was perfect and the tours were very informational. I would recommend this company to anyone. The day was absolutely perfect :D

October 27, 2018

Barrier Reef in a small group

I liked having explored a little bit of the coral reef in a smaller group (maximum 36 people), the boat could have been a little bigger, but it seated everyone. The two stops are very interesting, I really enjoyed seeing the bird sanctuary on the sandbar. Everything happened as expected and we got a perfect day to snorkel, little wind and sunny. Lunch could be better for the price of the package, but it was worth it.

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September 2, 2018

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