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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

Address: 75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6218
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Ranked #3 of 146 Activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Seastar Cruises premium reef cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef with a coral cay island...
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Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

The crew we went out with was absolutely awesome. Small number of people (about 24 of us) so it's quite intimate and you're not one of a huge crowd which means you get a chance to talk one on one with the crew. We went to two different reefs where we were taken on a Snorkel tour, following along a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Just got back from our trip with Seastar and we loved every minute! The crew are all lovely. Very helpful and professional. We did the introductory dive and it was awesome!! So we did another dive in the afternoon. They made us feel at ease for first time divers. The snorkelling was great too. The buffet was lovely with plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Spending the day at the Great Barrier Reef with SeaStar Cruises was the highlight of my trip to Australia! At each reef the crew led small snorkeling tours so we could see all of the marine life up close!I have never been scuba diving before but the crew was very knowledgeable and helpful! Lunch was a delicious buffet and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We had a terrific time with Seastar. The conditions were perfect that day - sunny and warm and the sea was calm. The staff members were attentive, energetic and enthusiastic (especially Josh) - they wanted everyone to have fun. The level of service was very impressive, especially since this crew does this every single day. We had 3 young kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We came from Alonissos the great and the biggest marine park in Europe. We are absolutely excited of what we have seen at Michaelmas Cay. It is really one of the most beautiful reef we ever had seen. The absolute crystal water, the corals, the various fishes and the sea life made us surprised. Congratulations to any authority for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I had such a fantastic time while on the Seastar Cruises! I highly recommend choosing this small company because they did a wonderful job at makign sure everyone was haveing a pblast and being safe at the same time. I loved how it was not a huge cruise ship because if that was the case then we would not have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent and excellent day on borad this ship,the crew was friendly and helpful. The food was adequate but feel for the price they should include some soft drinks and some beer. Other than that the snorkeling was some of the best I have ever done, better than Grand Cayman, Hawaii and all other spots I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day out;crew were so patient and helpful;my wife was nervous of the water but with their patience(well done Josh)she overcame this phobia and enjoyed other trip later in the holiday;This trip was probably The Best on our entire 7 week east coast adventure in terms of what we saw and the experience on the boat as well;brilliant day ;thanks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This was another tour that we picked based on TripAdvisor comments and we definitely were not disappointed. Seastar is a very comfortable power catamaran for the maximum number of people that they will book for a daytour. From the minute we boarded the boat, the crew went to work making our tour a memorable experience. They are very friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The best way to see the reef is with these guys. Happy friendly staff who know their stuff. Informative reef tours while snorkeling. They even cater for total non swimmers. Good Food and drinks provided. All the gear is included. Well done and thanks for a great day out today.

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