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Review of Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
Ranked #10 of 129 things to do in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Sandy and blue water - niiiice!!!
Great bird life and swimming and snorkeling was good!
Shame there were tourists there otherwise paradise!!

Thank BeatleBails
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"bird sanctuary"
in 39 reviews
"ocean spirit"
in 32 reviews
"sea birds"
in 17 reviews
"fish"
in 95 reviews
"sandy island"
in 9 reviews
"the great barrier reef"
in 50 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 8 reviews
"seastar cruises"
in 17 reviews
"giant clams"
in 18 reviews
"sand bar"
in 5 reviews
"hastings reef"
in 14 reviews
"marine life"
in 14 reviews
"day trip"
in 21 reviews
"reef tour"
in 7 reviews
"scuba diving"
in 10 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 6 reviews
"nesting"
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The long trip was punctuated with instructions, food and drink, so didn't drag. Snorkel sessions were excellent - so much to see. Highlights were the plethora of stunning fish, the giant turtles and the ray. Food on board was good.we did check weather would be ok - sunny day helped keep us comfortable.

1  Thank SolihullHazza52
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went on 11 Aug 2013. It was $180 well spent. Crew member were enthusiastic & friendly. The ship was steady. Plenty of fish to see especially on Hastings Reef. The wet suits & snorkel gear were included in the price and were good quality. The skipper even did a detour to give us a bonus whale watching tour. I highly recommend it to any first time or seasonal snorkeller. Should be no. 1 trip for any Cairns visitor.

Thank Albert N
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

We loved our day trip to Michaelmas Cay. The sandy island with resident birds was really beautiful. Snorkelling was great, seeing turtles, lots of fish and some nice coral. It wasn't too busy or crowded when we were there - unlike other reef day trip destinations. Take some shade with you.

Thank crea8ive_1
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

You can't really walk much on the island due to the bird life protection but it's really nice to see all those birds and a good place to snorkel the reef from.

Thank Anna B
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