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Address: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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This was an excellent way to see the reef with Ocean spirit and their professional team. Knew how to look after families. A lack of open water experience was no limitation even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This was an excellent way to see the reef with Ocean spirit and their professional team. Knew how to look after families. A lack of open water experience was no limitation even for a 4 year old.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

we traveled with the passion of paradise for a day trip. The price is reasonable. I have got a wonderful experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wow ! what I can say but YOU MUST GO HERE. Another on my bucket list Done & Dusted. Such a beautiful part of the world. The day we snorkeled at Michaelmas Cay was heaven. The water so warm , just walked off the White beach into the water & then take in all the wonders of underwater. Abundant fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Travelled with Seastar cruises for a trip to the cay and Hastings Reef. This was a wonderful experience and enabled us to see the reef in some what adverse conditions in a very relaxed, caring and safe manner. Boat crew are to be congratulated on their presentation of information regarding the reef and for providing safe access for snorkelling and... More 

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Gresham, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We took a tour with Ocean Spirit Cruises that left from the wharf. They provided body suits and we took a guided snorkel tour on the cruise. The guided snorkel tour was really worth it and the guide was very informative. One of our bucket list items was snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef and it did not disappoint.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Here we saw a myriad of birds nesting,a turtle swimming by and beautiful coral reef.The cay is a small lump of clean white sand surrounded by clear pristine waters.Trippers are advised to respect the wildlife habitat which will help preserve this beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Michaelmas Cay was fabulous - we saw so many fish and turtles it was amazing! It is well worth ensuring that your dive/snorkelling trip includes this site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Such white sand. You can be so close to the birds, who are unfazed by humans. Great place to snorkel from. Lots to see including stingray, small shark, turtles, plethora of brightly colored fishes. Definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Top 10 Places to go on the Reef! How does a beach in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef in the middle of the ocean sound? Pretty cool right? Several dive tours visit this little sliver of "beach" and there's of course great snorkeling and some of the best photo ops I've ever seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've seen other reviews which contained negative comments about the birds on this tiny island, and now having been myself, I can say that they are NOT a problem. Probably not the wisest choice to visit this island if you hate birds (just choose somewhere else - there's plenty available), however, there is no obligation to visit the beach itself... More 

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Address: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns

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