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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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Address: 75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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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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Wonderfull daytrip with family feeling

I look for a good trip for one day to the great barrier reef...and i found a wonderfull crew on a boat names Seastar. The time was just in every moment like a dream. And one of... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I look for a good trip for one day to the great barrier reef...and i found a wonderfull crew on a boat names Seastar. The time was just in every moment like a dream. And one of the reasons was of course the staff! My guide Guillen ( i hope i write your name right 😅 ) show me the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cruise to the Great Barrier Reef was exactly what I was looking for. The crew was very nice, helpful, and organized. They made sure to clearly explain everything before entering the water (such as what to look for/where to go) and constantly kept check of where everyone was for safety purposes. All of the places we went to were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There is a reason this is one of the top attractions on trip advisor - it lives up to the hype! I really liked the fact that this was a smaller tour, less than twenty five, so you received personal service unlike the other tour I did where there was seventy five people on the boat. Seastar had a family... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For someone who always wanted to do the Great Barrier reef, all I can say is that the experience with Seastar was one of the best tour operations I have been with for any excursion. Well trained and extremely helpful guides will show you a whale of a time at both Michalmas Cay and Hastings Reefs. Just book, be there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

All crew were very enthusiastic and friendly and made the experience great for my partner and I. Great value for the trip, highly recommend!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic experience on the Great Barrier Reef. The staff were lovely and really looked after you. Amazing opportunity to see a large variety of sea creatures! My only complaint was that the boat was really full and it was not always easy to find a seat, especially if people were selfish and took up more than one. It also would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I had a great experience with SeaStar and highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting the reef. Be sure to book in advance as it is much smaller (36 people) than other tours, our hotel was surprised we were able to get a reservation. Because it is only 36 passengers, the tour is able to go very... More 

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McMasterville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous day with Seastar Cruise team. Great day and everything was perfect . Both Michaelmas and Hasting Reefs are great spots for snorkling and diving. Cheers to Seastar! Clemence and Robert

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely a day that we will never forget - it was perfect from start to finish on our Seastar Cruise. The young crew was extremely professional, courteous, humorous, and most importantly, safety conscious to the nth degree. We had the opportunity to snorkel for about 2 hours at each of the locations - after 4 hours in the water, had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third time visiting the Great Barrier Reef, second time out of Cairns. I have also been on Quicksilver out of Port Douglas.. This was by far the best experience I have had.. Much better than the pontoon style Reef experiences where there are often too many people IMO. The crew were great, the boat fast and comfortable.... More 

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