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Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns provided by Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Updated 07/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Michaelmas Cay and the Hastings Reef are two of the most impressive and diverse dive sites in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Visit both in one day with this flexible tour that offers options for all preferences. Choose to swim and snorkel, take an introductory scuba dive with full instruction, or enjoy one or two certified dives; and look out for anemones, sea turtles, reef sharks, and other marine life.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    E Finger Marlin Marina
    Marlin Parade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Departure Point: Check in 7.30 am E Finger Cairns Marlin Marina on board Seastar Return at approx 4.15 pm
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    Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Michaelmas Cay
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll end at
    E Finger Marlin Marina
    Marlin Parade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Departure Point: Check in 7.30 am E Finger Cairns Marlin Marina on board Seastar Return at approx 4.15 pm
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Dive or snorkel at two different sites in the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Choice of snorkeling or scuba diving packages for all abilities
  • Fantastic marine life sightings including reef sharks and sea turtles
  • Buffet lunch and refreshments served on-board the boat
Important Information
Departure Point
E Finger Marlin Marina, Marlin Parade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Guided Snorkel Tour at Both Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef
  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
  • Wet-suit or stinger-suit (seasonal)
  • Buoyancy vest and noodle
  • On-board commentary
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Island access to world famous Michaelmas Cay
  • Random photos taken daily and Uploaded Facebook "Free Service"
Exclusions
  • Return Bus transfer - Cairns City Area or Northern Beaches and Outer Cairns City Area
  • Cold drinks and snacks
  • Introductory Diving and Certified Diving available as optional Extra
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Introductory Divers note, Some medical conditions, medications and recent operations can and may prevent you from Scuba Diving. You may require a Dive Medical to Australian Medical Standard AS4005-1.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sally C wrote a review Jan 23
Toowoomba, Australia12 contributions2 helpful votes
We went out for the day to snorkel and dive and had a wonderful time on Seastar!! The crew were all so friendly and helpful and made our experience such a memorable one. Our dive instructor Chris was extremely helpful, attentive and it was obvious how passionate he is about
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Linda P wrote a review Jan 13
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Snorkel Barrier Reef with Seastar crew was a unforgettable experience I have ever gotten in my life. I seemed like lost the way in aquarium with variety of sea animals. I was really into it. Staff were enthusiastic and thoughtful. Thank you guys again.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Hogg2007 wrote a review Jan 13
Cairns, Australia10 contributions
We went as a family of 4 - 2 adults and 2 teenagers. The kids decided to try the diving. They absolutely loved it. The snorkelling was great. The crew were amazing all day and really looked after everyone - nothing was too much trouble. The day was so well organised I can’t
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Erin K wrote a review Jan 7
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Really great crew and really good snorkel locations. The crew had such a positive atmosphere I didn't feel insecure about getting into a wet suit which I thought I would be. The food they served was nice. There wasn't too many fish or not that I could see but there was amazing
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Alan M wrote a review Jan 5
Brisbane, Australia41 contributions9 helpful votes
Chose this boat because it is fairly small - limited to 32. Great value for money. Friendly and engaged crew. A fun and relaxing day out on the water. 2 great reef locations. Glass bottomed boat. Scuba and /or snorkelling. Plenty of morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. Highly
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LMBev
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Loved it - a fantastic day out to the reef
We had a lot of fun last Sunday. There was plenty of time to explore the reef at Michaelmas Cay and Hastings. A g
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Stephen H
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Seastar snorkel and Dive
Great Day out Crew were all Fantastic Food was Excellent 1st time diving experience was Unreal thought it would b
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oz50
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10 out of 10
I went with a friend and we are 2 ladies in our 60’s with limited snorkelling experience. The team on Seastar made
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Joanna U
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A must do when in Cairns
Came for a week and this was a must on our list of things to do. We waited and booked while in Cairns. I would rec
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Brooksy1953
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Great Day Out
Great Day Out. Really enjoyed my day out with Cairns Birders to Michaelmas Cay.The trip out was a bit choppy but bo
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01649409
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Fantastic day
We had a one day reef tour and that was one of our best days during our holiday. Well organized tour with friendly
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938rainal
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Day out
An amazing day out staff and food excellent could not give it higher reviews otherwise I would have. No rip off for
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Katco
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Cancelled tour the day before
Well after booking and paying for this trip months in advance we were horrified to receive a message the afternoon
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toddlesbycanoe
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Very Professional
We provide tourism industry training in Canada and are always on the lookout for best-in-class travel experiences.
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ronald99
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perfect size group for the reef visit
Spent the day snorkeling at the reef in two different locations.The crew of Seastar was very knowledgeable and fun!
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Expert_City_Dude
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Fantastic professional crew with good service
We researched thoroughly and glad we did and chose Seastar. End to end today was fantastic organisation wise. The c
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rmc42
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Fab day!
Great day snorkelling Michelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. Plenty of space on board, staff friendly, food better than
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Steven M
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Great Barrier Reef Tour
Two great stops today on the Reef. Super job by the crew. Fantastic trip with the second stop at Hastings Reef bei
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theships
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Excellent snorkeling trip
We had the most amazing day! So well looked after, delicious lunch and excellent equipment. Even provided prescript
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TadeoTrevisani
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Good day trip!
Nice staff, good boat, but I was expecting a little bit more for the places they bring us. Off course it was beauti
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
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