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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 #2 of 111 activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Boat Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Without a doubt this was the highlight of our two week trip across Australia and New Zealand. One part of the story is they have an amazing team - The captain, their lead diver (An Austrian now settled in Cairns, she was just lovely), and the rest, just made us feel at home. It was a rough day at the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Great day with SeaStar crew. They did everything possible to make us comfortable and safe. Nasty day when we left Cairns so we had rough seas for awhile but the crew was great. WE did scuba at Michaelmas Cay and then snorkeled Hasting Reef. If you do not want to dive don't worry the snorkeling is great you will see... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We went on this cruise on the 4th April, 2014 for our first time to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. We had our 6 year old daughter with us who had a ball. The amount of care that was taken with everyone on the day trip was outstanding. The lunch was great and definitely plenty to feed all of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a full day of snorkelling, sun, and a delicious meal. We were impressed with the crews attention to our safety, enjoyment, and seeing the cast of Finding Nemo. The lunch was a mix of salads, potatoes, and chicken. Coffee, cake, and fruit were available as well as lots of water. We felt this was well... More

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Chelmsford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We went on 3rd April on the basis of good reviews and a two centre trip plus max 35 peeps. As it turned out only 30 on the day. It was wonderful! If you have the chance use this crew they are great! Also they take piccies and put them on FB free to download! Check them out. We even... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We went on this cruise March 19, 2014 and had a good time. It was myself, my hubby and our 8 year old daughter. We had never gone snorkeling before and the crew made our 1st experience a good one. There were lots of waves when we went snorkeling and cloudy skies but we still managed to see the reef... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great day out - professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic crew. Nothing was too much for them - it is a great trip for families, couples, teens and singles. Food was good and boat was clean! No hidden costs at all - everything included in the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I did the tour with my wife and really enjoy it. The service of the crew is really good and they are really helpful. The food was really nice. The 2 spots visited were amazing. Plenty of opportunities to see many kind of fishes.

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

A great day and fabulous crew, so helpful and informative. Would strongly recommend this group for anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our daylong trip to the Great Barrier Reef was exceptional, and it was in large part use to the wonderful service Seastar provided! All members of the crew were friendly, eager to answer any of our questions and almost as excited to be there as we were. A light breakfast, a heart lunch and ample water to drink were all... More

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