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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were on the Seastar on Jan 2nd - crew is great - knowledgeable; attention to safety - good service. Good tours on the reef - made you feel more than just a passenger. Small groups - lots of one-on-one time on the reef. And they take photos and post on facebook - so nice. Highly recommend

1  Thank AASM2013
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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Went on this Great Barrier Reef tour today and was very impressed by the crew who were very attentive, informative, and energetic! I was able to dive and snorkel and see so many amazing things on the reef!! Highly recommend this company. They go above and beyond!

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Reviewed January 2, 2014 via mobile

Booked seastar for the day tour on january 3rd. The crew members are full of energy and make the tour so much more awesome. May, the newest crew member was so helpful and fun to talk to. She took us for tours at both sites which makes it being in the ocean so much less intimating for weak swimmers like myself. Great job, may! Anthony's glass bottom tour was informative as well. The refreshments and lunch was good too! A day well spent! Definitely a must do!!

2  Thank Aztravelernew
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Nice sized group, 20 people max... ( some boats in town have 50-60) we were the only 2 scuba divers and had the boat's dive master to ourselves. Freya had some excellent guided dives for us and we ran into so much marine life it was unbelievable. Excellent and well worth it.
Overall friendly crew, great knowledge of the reef and fun day out. Best experience we could have had on the reef.

1  Thank Lhaare9 H
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic, day out for everyone, well equipped, well staffed and a must for everyone! We were the first to arrive at the reef and had the waters to ourselves, the dive and snorkel tours well great and the staff were hardworking and very attentive to everyone's needs!

I've done a couple of reef tours but this was the best by far!

5  Thank Robert11mc
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