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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
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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 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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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are plenty of companies offering snorkel or diving trips - we were lucky enough to choose seastar! The entire crew was very kind and knowledgeable. They give very informative briefings and truly care about everyones wellbeing and safety. The equipment provided is high quality...More

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We looked at lots of different tour options before settling on this one and we are very glad we did. There were only 23 of us on the boat and we had a great day - even the journey home was good - more than...More

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Had a fab time on the sea star, the whole team were brilliant, with a special mention to Archie the dive master . I was pretty nervous and she made me feel very safe and had a fab diving experience with beautiful coral. Having the...More

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The boat ride was great but the food was not really what I expected. The reef was nice and the fish were beautiful! We even got to see a sea turtle.

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Today we went on seastar cruise to Michalelmas Cay and the Hastings Reff, I must say what a fabulous day we had, the staff were friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the fish and coral. The staff were very helpful, and happy group of people. Every...More

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If i would come again, i definetely go again. I have never seen such a beautiful coral.. especially with chris who has been pasionately and patiently attentive to my 3 daughters and become our perfect holiday photographer and excellent snorkeling tour guide... if i have...More

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Donna V
May 3, 2018|
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Yes, they have both life vests and "noodles"
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Rachel U
April 28, 2018|
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Response from TinaNurse | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a glass bottom boat as part of your trip my mother-in-law who is 74yrs young came on our trip and they took her to one of the small islands to sunbathe while we all snorkeled.
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