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“Island scene”
Review of Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
Ranked #10 of 121 things to do in Cairns
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Island scene”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you want a quick guided walk on the reef and watch the wildlife in particular the gbird life, this is a must do.
Several reef operators come here daily. From the budget to fully catered tours. Dive tours also avaliable

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“The best day ever!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

wasn't keen on a big group but this tour with Ocean Spirit was amazing - snorkelling of the beach made it accessible to everyone and got to see amazing reef areas. Food was great and staff helpful - all equipment provided.

Visited July 2013
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“A Wonderful Place”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Wow! What can one say about such a Fabulous place? Way out there in the middle of the ocean, such a beautiful sandy Cay and Reef. Having taken this trip a number of times, all I can say is that ... as a diving or snorkeling experience, you will experience no other like this! This trip is truly amazing. You will have the most experienced boat personnel ever. these rangers from the captain through to diving instructors, to marine biololigists.

This trip was a mlost special experience for us, and we are sure it would be a wonderful, fantastic, for anyone else taking it.

Visited February 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Excellent trip out to the reef, had an amazing day. Thoroughly enjoyed the fact that you are able to enter the water from the beach and snorkel in relatively shallow water, I'm not particularly at ease with swimming in the sea. Saw a wide variety of fish, turtles etc. The beach is also lovely just to sit and while away a little time.

Visited June 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Take me back to Michaelmas Cay”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The island and its surrounding is so alive with wildlife from its birds sanctuary and marine life. The Cay brings much joy for both snorkelers and non-snorkelers as the island allows you to rest and bask in the sun. For first time snorkelers like myself the Michaelmas Cay is the place to be because of the diverse types of coral and marine life you are able to see. I was lucky enough to see a blue-spotted stingray and it was so beautiful. For those who wish to take underwater pictures with their waterproof camera's DO IT! I suggest you do so because there are so many photo opportunities underwater.The water was warm but once you step out of the water so be prepared to shiver otherwise just be sure to buy or wear a wetsuit provided by your tour.

Visited June 2013
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