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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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An amazing day on the Great Barrier Reef

The day trip to Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef was very well run. The boat was small (but not too small), so it didn't feel too crowded and overwhelming. The friendly crew was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The day trip to Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef was very well run. The boat was small (but not too small), so it didn't feel too crowded and overwhelming. The friendly crew was very attentive and helpful. They provide all equipment, wetsuits, etc, which were clean and in good condition. Shout out to Alexa, who was an awesome guide for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great day on the reef with this very professional and friendly crew. They were more than accommodating and attentive to everyone. Everything was well organised and the day went without a hitch. The two locations were fantastic for snorkelling the reef and the food provided was good as well. Having a limited number of people on board was... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Very professional and friendly crew, enthusiastic and helpful. A nice family run business. The smaller boat size was a definite advantage as you have less people on the boat and don't go out to a packed diving raft you go to a smaller island (Michaelmas Cay) this means they have more time to spend with you. Food buffet was really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

It's really worth it do not hesitate I spent an amazing day ! The staff is really nice and they are always here to help you, and the reef is so just so beautiful ! ❤

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I'm not sure I can gush enough about what an AMAZING day we had with Seastar. It was one of the best days of my life and so worth traveling halfway around the world for! The staff was awesome! They were welcoming, warm, energetic, fun, knowledgeable, caring, hilarious, etc. etc. You couldn't ask or hope for more! They felt like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Took my family of six. We've been on a few different boats. This one is a friendly, laid back, fun boat. Not too many people (limited to 35, others go to to 300) which makes a massive difference in the experience. It is geared more towards beginners although my wife is experienced and loved the attention she got being the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic day today with seastar not a bad thing to say, everyone was so nice and helpful. This trip is well worth the money. Thanks so much Franchesca, Guy, Bridget, Anthony, Chelsea and Ehacka 😃

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This boat did a spectacular job in organizing a snorkelling trip. They were experienced, attentive and most of all, enthusiastic! The boat arrived to the reef in just over an hour and this allowed plenty of time to snorkel (2 hours). We had a cold lunch, which was ok because I prefer hot food, but it was fine. Then we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We took our 2 kids on this tour (8 and 11) and absolutely loved it. The size of the boat was perfect and there were not too many people on the tour vs. the 60+ that we saw on other boat tours in the area. This one only takes 35 people out. We tend to like to take private tours... More 

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Medowie, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We arrived on a blustery day in Cairns with lots of waves on the water, i expected a very bouncy ride out to the reef with my son but the 'Seastar' coped admirably (a seasick tablet for my son and I helped too!) They took great care with us especially as i had never snorkeled (i will shave my beard... More 

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Address: 75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6218
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

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