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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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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...more
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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 19, 2013

we had the best experience with Seastar cruises. everyone on the boat makes you feel as part of the family! they took such good care of us throughout the day! we had booked the cruise through the place where we were staying and had paid...More

11  Thank gean2011
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed August 21, 2010

We read all the positive reviews and that was our main motivation for booking with seastar, To be fair we list the positives and negatives Positives 1) The crew on board, were friendly and knowledgeable 2) The small numbers made for a better experience 3)...More

18  Thank tommacau
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really skilled and friendly crew, 2 breath taking sites of snorkling (with a scuba diving option). The Seastar guys genuinely bring a good Great Barrier Reef experience!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend these guys!!! Lovely and helpful staff!! I was a bit concerned about sea sickness but was actually fine on the boat!!! Took some travel calm tablets though...crew was professional and easy- going! Thank you for great experience

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did my discover dive with only !2! other people on Seastar and it was an amazing experience! Laura was very patient and helped us so well! We saw two turtles right in front of us. I booked Seastar because I didn’t wanted to be...More

Thank Marieke Z
SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear you got to go diving and see some turtles, so exciting! We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the day with us and that you got a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really cool trip and crew. Showed us tons of fish I had never seen before and really took care of us. Special thanks to Alba who made sure everything was awesome!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was wonderful to see the reef plus the additional coral cay. The staff were friendly and the typical kind of staff you get on these tours. Nice though and always helpful if you ask them for something. Not annoyingly nice like fake when they're...More

1  Thank JamJam192
SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello JamJam, Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Our crew members are passionate about the reef and that shines through as they provide great customer service and a unique experience on board, thanks for acknowledging that. To respond to your feedback: -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In comparison to other tours a great 'little' boat (max 36 and we were with 24) that offers a great day, beatifull spots in the outter reef, great food and most of all amazing and friendly staff. The price is a bit high, but it's...More

Thank Freek d
Reviewed 1 week ago

For my first trip to the reef I chose Seastar and what an inspired decision it was! The crew are absolutely brilliant, it would be unfair to single one out as nothing was too much trouble for any of them. They were very knowledgeable and...More

Thank Tonybasil10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply one of our best highlights in Australia - the Seastar crew is simply one of the best. They catered to all - those who were proficient divers to those who were very poor swimmers and each and everyone had a GREAT time. They operate...More

Thank Marcie L
SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maricia & Shuna, Thanks so much for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your day on the reef and we are proud of our staff for making your experience memorable! Thanks so much, Seastar crew

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trip was amazing, wonderfully put together by a crew that enjoys what it does and does it with a smile on their faces. They were knowledgeable, friendly and super helpful for first time divers. I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed the...More

Thank Fugy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful day exploring the Great Barrier Reef on Seastar. We really enjoyed every minute of our trip and this company totally live up to the great reviews. The crew are welcoming, professional, knowledgable and passionate. Safety was paramount during the day, equipment was...More

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November 1, 2018|
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Response from SeastarCruises | Property representative |
What people have answered is true. It takes 1 1/2 hours to get to the reef.
August 30, 2018|
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Response from SeastarCruises | Property representative |
Hi, You must board and check in at E finger. If you are going with Seastar the boarding time is 7:30 am, please get them on time as we can not wait. Enjoy your day on the reef, Seastar crew
August 14, 2018|
Response from SeastarCruises | Property representative |
Good Morning Thank you for your inquiry on Seastar . Seastar boards at 07.30am, unfortunately you will not meet this check in time as your boat docks at Yorkeys Knob at 08.00am. We do have availability on our half day... More