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Address: 75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4041 6218
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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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What a day!

Our day out with Seastar cruises was one we will never forget. The staff was excellent- friendly, helpful, made everyone feel comfortable and safe. Lunch was excellent as well... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our day out with Seastar cruises was one we will never forget. The staff was excellent- friendly, helpful, made everyone feel comfortable and safe. Lunch was excellent as well. The spots we snorkeled on the reef were simply incredible! Everything about our experience went above and beyond our expectations. I already can't wait to come back.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been a marine engineer for 40 years, and the trip back from the reef in not so very bad weather but a swell which caused rolling and made everyone uncomfortable.A lot of the passangers were sea sick, The driver of the boat just put the sticks full down and just ploughed into the weather, causing everone on board... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, the reviews on Seastar are right on the money. What first impressed me after the reviews, was that this is locally owned and operated. Fantastic crew of mostly women and one awesome guy and they were all absolutely magnificent and super friendly. The two snorkeling areas were beautiful and different. One place we saw reef sharks and turtles, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day. The crew were excellent- friendly, helpful and patient. The trip was really well organised and the two diving spots were perfect for people with all levels of snorkelling. Really recommend this cruise.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had an incredible trip aboard the Seastar Vessel. We had our young daughter with us and the staff went out of their way to make sure she was able to participate in all the snorkeling excursions. My daughter said this was her favorite tour of the week, too. The staff was very friendly and we all had a wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to get the last spot on a recent reef tour and was welcomed and entertained from the moment I stepped on board. The crew of the SeaStar made everyone feel welcome all day- from the snorkeling to the trip in the glass-bottom boat to drinks at the end of the day it was a fantastic day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Look no further, in my opinion, to find a the best team in Cairns to experience the GBR without the worry that Seastar Cruises are all about cramming in the masses. From start to finish, the team all made me and the small number of guests welcome and the facilities onboard were perfect from food to all the snorkeling and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Early start was great to beat the crowds. Staff friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the reef. Fun day tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seastar cruise day trip was amazing! Particularly the staff. We had a lovely day on the reef, lucky for us the weather was beautiful. The crowd we travelled with was also lovely. My partner is a certified driver however, I have never dived before. I felt a bit nervous about diving but decided to give it a go and Wow!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful crew of mostly women took us to two locations, Michaelmas Cay and Hudson Cay. Instructions in snorkeling plus equipment were given in the ride out. We were dropped off at a tiny sand bar/Bird refuge, to put on our fins and get into the water. We were accompanied by one of the crew who towed a life saving... More 

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