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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
+61 7 4041 6218
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Ranked #3 of 131 Activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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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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Frankfort, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Wonderful, helpful crew! My husband and I had tried to snorkel unsuccessfully before. The Seastar crew was able to find a magnified mask that allowed him to see well underwater. They explained what to do and took great care to give us the right size equipment and show us how to use it correctly. Stingersuits and magnified glasses were included... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

First of all I usually don't write reviews. This was worth the write up. The staff is top notch. Making sure we all donned stinger suits (we saw other groups that did not have to wear them-crazy!) and we were all safe. Good choices for food too. We were first to all of the sites so we were not overcrowded.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Look no further, these guys are fantastic!!! From the moment we got onboard the crew were superb, lots of energy and they really made you feel comfortable and in safe hands. Although the dives weren't amazing I would still say this was my most favoured day out from all the diving I've done over the years! Lunch was great, afternoon... More

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Calgary, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Had a fantastic time out on the reef. The staff was great and lunch was delicious. Saw lots of fish and a couple of green sea turtles. I highly recommend this tour.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Great service & good weather made this snorkel the best ever for us. The Seastar crew made us very comfortable throughout the trip. My group had very young kids and a elderly couple and the crew made extra efforts to watch over them. We were the first boat at the Michaelmas Cay & Hastings Reef and therefore no overcrowding. I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

You're definately spoilt for choice when looking for a reef experience. Sea Star is a little more expensive than some of the others however, it's definately worth it! We visited 2 great locations and were the first boat out at both. This is something you appreciate when you realise just how many people go on these tours. The Sea Star... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent trip to the Great Barrier Reef, got out to the reef before any other groups and had plenty of time at the reef itself. The crew knew all about the reef and where also very helpful. Lunch was also very tasty!! Highly recommend using sea star to see the reef!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We chose Seastar after a lot of research and we were not disappointed. The weather was kind to us and the crew even kinder (we were running late due to traffic and they waited for us). Snorkelling was amazing at both sites and we were lucky to spot a turtle. Food was delicious and plentiful. The best part though was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This tour was amazing! We were one of the first boats out in the morning so we got to snorkel in the best locations before all the other boats came out. Would definitely use Seastar cruises again.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

There are a lot of choices when visiting the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, and after research and recommendations we chose SeaStar to take us for our day trip, and am very pleased we did. We visited two sites which was great, and as first time snorkelers it was great to be able to practice of the beach from Michaelmas... More

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