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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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Address: 75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 , Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6218
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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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This is a small tour small boat but we were very happy! Easy boat for snorkeling! Great food and happy deck hands

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Ocheyedan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small tour small boat but we were very happy! Easy boat for snorkeling! Great food and happy deck hands

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

All was great. Friendly staff. Everything was very well organized. The trip was quick and easy. We did 2 stops to snorkel. They were great. The food was nice. Not too many people on the boat, we could move easily around. We took our 10months baby and he had a great day too.

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Thank mariaharomarti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's going to be hard to top this trip! We spent a long long time searching online for a reef day trip - so glad we went with this one. The crew are fantastic and make everything feel so easy. We did an intro scuba dive having never done it before. We had a blast and everyone on board made... More 

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Thank Eugene G
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great day on the SeaStar today. Staff was knowledgable and hardworking and very helping with novice snorkels. Lots of good food during the day. It was great having a boat that got out to the reef quickly. It was worth every penny.

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Thank Jeffrey K
Lhasa, Xizang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As experienced family travel organizer for tour of Tibet, I took my family (with wife and 8 years old son) to do the day trip from sea star for the Great Barrier Reef Discovery. We did this trip yesterday. It was absolutely FANTASTIC. My son (Joshua) loved the water, the sea animals, the exciting moments and loved talking to new... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a day trip snorkeling with Seastar. Easy to book online and we had a great time. Very friendly staff with excellent service levels and great knowledge of the reefs. Excellent service to take pictures during the day and they had these posted on their facebook for download before we were back in the hotel

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trip is all about snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef - and if that's what you want to do then this is a good way to do it. Main plus is that Seastar limits the numbers so you get a more personal experience. The young team are very personable and they take care to look after everyone. The lunch... More 

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Vermilion, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was by far one of the best tours we have ever done. And we have taken many tours over the years. LOVED every minute of it. The stop at Michaelmas Cay was beautiful and the snorkeling was good. The snorkeling at Hastings Reef was GORGEOUS. The staff were super friendly and helpful.

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Thank glenycehughes
Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

All staff was very cheerful and helpful, dive instructor and masters are on board. Dive instructor was one of the best skilled instructor. Fully body suit is provided to protect yourself from jellyfish. Recommend if it's your first time for GBR.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized and very attentive crew. It's hard to give anything but a great review because, once on the reef, you are in a spectacular word. Delivered as promised with Hastings reef being the best of the two visited.

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