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Address: Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 1800 079 080
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$169.21*
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Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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$703.46*
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3-Day Green Island Great Barrier Reef Trip from Cairns
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$178.34*
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

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A Bucket List Day at the Great Barrier Reef!

We went with Ocean Spirit to Michaelmas Cay and had a great experience. The snorkeling was fantastic! The coral and fish were so colorful and amazing. We went as part of a tour... read more

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Tampa, Florida
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29 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went with Ocean Spirit to Michaelmas Cay and had a great experience. The snorkeling was fantastic! The coral and fish were so colorful and amazing. We went as part of a tour group and everyone in our group said this was the best snorkeling they have ever experienced anywhere in the world. Definitely a bucket list day! The only... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice day trip out to Michaelmas Cay with options to go sightseeing in a semi-submersible and snorkeling. Highly recommend the semi-submersible if not susceptible to sea-sickness (take Dramamine) and claustrophobia - see the Great Barrier Reef and its inhabitants up close! For snorkeling, Ocean Spirit provides a Lycra wetsuit for protection from sunburn and jellyfish, a mask and snorkel, flippers,... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went out on the Ocean Spirit to Michaelmas Cay on a fairly windy day (Good Friday) but the ship behaved well and not too uncomfortable. All the crew were efficient,knowledgeable and helpful. Catering onboard was fine, tea/coffee on arrival and reasonably good selection for lunch. The trip in the semi-sub is worth doing and the guys who provide the commentary... More 

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1 Thank martyjd49
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous time on the Ocean Spirit Cruise to the Michaelmas Cay section of the Great Barrier Reef. We were a family of four - two adults and girls ages 7 and 9 so we wanted a relaxing snorkeling experience. We decided to do a guided snorkeling tour. Our guide Satoshi, who is a marine biologist did a... More 

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1 Thank Monica M
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Reviewed March 24, 2017 via mobile

Great day out at the reef. The itinerary was really well thought out. It's ideal for everyone. The service and the staff were excellent. Michaelmas Cay was so good. It was a slightly overcast day so the view was kinda ruined by the cloud cover. Semi submersible tour was awesome. My son and daughter loved it too. The snorkelling experience... More 

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1 Thank Harsha H
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

We really enjoyed our day on the ocean spirit cruises snorkeling at Michalelmas Cay. The snorkeling was great, the food was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful, and we were pleased with pretty much Everything. We did think that there could be a more efficient way to distribute all the snorkeling equipment. It was very crowded doing that at... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful day. We joined the cruise at Cairns quay side where there is plenty of choice of companies going to the Great Barrier Reef. We were pleased we selected this one. This cruise had about 150 people on board which, given the size of the catamaran, did not feel busy. With coffee on board as we arrived and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

I had a wonderful and memorable Valentine's Day last month! Boarding the Ocean Spirit Day cruise for Michaelmas Cay in the beautiful Coral Sea; Captain Jeff and his amazing hospitable and professional crew especially Pedro and Mex; were just the ticket needed to have an amazing adventure of my life! You see, diving the Great Barrier Reef has been on... More 

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Crossett
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Reviewed March 4, 2017

We were so glad that we were able to book the spirit. Not too large a group to enjoy the ride with a more than qualified staff to see to your every needs. A marine naturalist is available to answer all questions. There is plenty of time to snorkel or just enjoy the beach and watch the sea. The semi--submersible... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2017

Full day on the water with a trip to Michaelmas Cay and back. No wind and the view of the fish and the corals was just beyond belief. The submersible offers great underwater views. Off my bucket list and into my top 50 of days to remember. Highly recommended.

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