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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

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    Stop At: Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, 75 Esplande Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Check in at 7.30 am at Cairns Marlin Marina, E finger directly on board Seastar.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Located 22 nautical miles (40 km) from Cairns, the same as the distance across the English Channel, and close to the outer reef systems, Michaelmas Cay is the largest of the uninhabited coral cays in the Cairns region; in fact it is huge in comparison.

    Seastar is the first vessel to arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Very few tour vessels are now permitted access to this sensitive island and now there are only two which travel daily that are permitted the right to use and access the Cay.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

    Our second location where we stop is Hastings reef, part of the outer Great Barrier Reef.

    Hastings Reef is located 30 nautical miles out from Cairns and is a typical outer reef, on most days a line of breakers marks where the deep ocean swells break onto the reef wall. The reef itself is shallow on top, with steep sides reminiscent of cliffs falling away into the surrounding water.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Smaller boat but it also means smaller crowd. We felt very personal with all the staff onboard. It was great the captain saw whales on the way back and he spent about 20 minutes there for us to watch. Would definitely recommend this company.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank td_privatepilot
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Amazing for you Outer Barrier Reef and Whales all in one day, awesome experience. Hope you see you again in the future.

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    The crew is absolutely amazing. They are all pretty good at what they do and you can tell they have the passion for what they do. I do recommend taking seasick pills the night before and also on the day of so you do not...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank jacobhuang
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you Jacob for your review, great to hear you enjoyed your time with us on Seastar Cruises. Travelling with a small group of 36 passengers gives time to enjoy all to offer on the day - safe travelling

    Reviewed 6 days ago

    Great crew, great reef locations, family-friendly. Very different, more personal, experience compared to snorkeling tours by larger operators.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank ryzhyk2
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

    Thank you for your review on Seastar travelling to Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. Glad you enjoyed your time with us, hope to see you sometime again in the future.

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Had an AMAZING day out on the reef! Fantastic spacious boat, friendly staff with great knowledge of the reef and an awesome intro dive experience with super helpful instructors! Stopped at 2 spectacular locations with plenty of time to explore each and the flexibility to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thank you Caitlin for your review and recommendation, much appreciated. Great to hear you enjoyed your day out with us on Seastar to Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. We hope to have you back on board with us sometime.

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Excellent crew and day. Highly recommend Seastar cruise. Entire crew is great. Sven is a superb dive instructor and made my sons first dive one he will always remember. Lisa too is awesome; made our snorkel experience one to remember.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank 678kentk
    SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Congratulations on your sons first Introductory Dive with Sven, so amazing to see the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Guided Snorkel tours are informative and fun with the crew. Hope to see you in the future again on Seastar.

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    You should be able to take a camera with you. I chose not to use mine since the crew took photos throughout the day and then posts them on their Facebook page.
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