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Michaelmas Cay

Address: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Palm...
Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Cairns
Type: Islands, Outdoors
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

a bird sanctuary most of the island is not blocked off but the water is really clear and it is quiet likely that you will spot a turtle here. quiet fun

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Poole, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The trip to the Cay with Ocean Spirit was really enjoyable. The crew were very professional and the trip was very well organised. The were only about 50 passengers on board so it was never overcrowded. The Cay was full of birds which was interesting, but the patch of sand for visitors was postage stamp sized. But that is our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Ocean spirit cruises, wildlife, accessible, comfortable, beautiful, great service and a spectacular experience all around

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Mullumbimby, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great snorkeling from the beach. Many giant clams, stag horns & colourful coral. If there are a few boats it can get a bit congested. The protected birds on that cay are an added nature bonus.

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Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

there are really many birds, which is special to us. The water is clear with fishes but the coral quality is not good enough.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

An excellent small island full of birds all feasting away on the fresh fish that they catch from the shallow warm waters of the island. This reef boasts beautiful fish, turtles, rays and lobsters. (I saw all of them on the day at that reef). An excellent visit to boast what the reef has to offer.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 via mobile

We came here with Seastar and had a fantastic time. The Cay is only small and part of it is roped off because of the birds that nest on the Cay.So very lucky to get so close to the birds. The sand is pure white and the surrounding sea is so clear. We snorkeled and saw the fantastic corals and... More 

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Tain, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Visited here purely for the bird watching with friends. We birded whilst our wives snorkelled. The Cay is only a couple of hundred metres long and less than a 100 metres across, but there are thousands of birds. We had 11 species of bird including the rare Red-footed Booby. The waters surrounding the Cay are pristine, we later did a... More 

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Jamshedpur, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The sight of the great barrier reef is absolutely mesmerising to say the least.You cant have enough of it.We were completely bowled over & spellbound.Snorkeling is easy & fun.But I cant say the same about scuba diving.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Absolutely amazing, once in a lifetime trip to the Great Barrier Reef. If you get the chance I totally recommend doing it. Well worth the money and something to remember forever!

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