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Address: 75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6218
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Description: Seastar Cruises premium reef cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef...
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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we took the tour to Michaelmas cay, with a one tank dive in the afternoon. this was by far the best tour we had from the cairns area, after being very disappointed on Poseidon in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

we took the tour to Michaelmas cay, with a one tank dive in the afternoon. this was by far the best tour we had from the cairns area, after being very disappointed on Poseidon in Port Douglas, we did some more research and looked for independently owned boats that take smaller groups, and we found seastar. the entire day was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It was a very nice experience to go to the reef with the Seaster Cruises. Everything was well organized and the crew was very nice and cheerful. We boarded the ship early in the morning and were among the first ones to leave the harbour. The cruise offered two snorkling spots - the first one was shallow and more sandy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We booked with Seastar due to the small groups catered for, our trip there was around 30 people on board. The crew were friendly, knowledgeable and happy which goes a long way to make your day enjoyable. Snorkels, fins and stinger suits all supplied plus guided snorkel tours at both stops. Life vests supplied for people who are not strong... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had a great time with SeaStar! Everyone on board was very friendly and the key thing is- I saw a lot of fish! As for SeaStar, both locations we went were great and were in the outer reef. The package also includes breakfast, lunch, and tea, and it was unexpectedly great! The boat itself was small and clean. Highly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you want to head out to the reef this is the boat to take. It's a small boat so you're not crammed in with 100 people. The customer service was excellent and the crew was very friendly. The snorkeling at Michaelmas Cay and Hastings reef was awesome. There was so much to see I could have easily stayed at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

We had one day really to take in what could be the experience of a lifetime.... or not. So we thought hard about which company to chose for our trip as there are quite a few to chose from. Our party of 6 adults arrived at the booking office , and right from the outset the staff were so friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This cruise was easily the best part of my holiday. The staff were not only very friendly, but they also knew what they were talking about. Diving can be a daunting experience the first time you do it, but the staff made me feel 100% safe and ready. This cruise only takes a small group compared to most of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Would recommend this trip as the catamaran is quicker and more comfortable than many of the others and they take a smaller group. We found the staff to be very friendly and knowledgable. We had ample time to explore both reefs visited. Lunch was great and my dietary needs were well catered for.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I had a great time on the boat and in the water. The scuba and snorkeling were both so much fun. Both options provided an interesting way to see the reef. The crew were all super friendly and helpful. The small boat size made it feel like you were not crowded in the water and could explore without bumping into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was worried the trip would be awful since it has been pouring in Cairns since we arrived on Saturday. The outbound trip was very rough everyone in the family was seasick and threw up. But when we arrived in Michaelmas Cay, it was shinny sunny and the sea is calm. We had a fabulous snorkelling off the bird island.... More 

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