Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Cairns

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Reef fleet terminal, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend the day on Michaelmas cay, a small sand island on the outer Great barrier reef. You'll cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury sailing catamaran, see the reef's brilliant coral and marine life from a semi-submersible submarine, try scuba diving or go on a snorkeling tour. Lunch on board is a delicious hot and cold buffet including prawns.

Highlights

Buffet lunch included

Instant Confirmation

Snorkel gear included

Know More about this tour

This full-day excursion from Cairns is ideal for nature lovers. Michaelmas cay is a protected sanctuary for 27,000 migratory seabirds, and one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere. The surrounding Outer Reef is a breathtaking garden of exotic marine life, magnificent coral and giant clams. There are more varieties of fish here than in the entire Atlantic Ocean. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds, one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere.

The tour includes semi-submersible coral-viewing tours for those who want to see the underwater world without getting wet. If you would like to dive the Great barrier reef, introductory dives for novices are available.

Inclusions

Roundtrip cruise from Cairns to Michaelmas Cay

Morning and afternoon tea

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Use of snorkel equipment and lyra suit

Coral viewing in air-conditioned semi-submersible,

Ecological presentations by qualified marine biologists

Environmental Management Charge

Exclusions

Drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (For example: asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Nov-2019

    Saw as many colorful fish and corals as we did on outer reef/rougher waters. 3 hours of bliss.
    Excellent food.

  • 12-Oct-2017

    Stunning island
    Great snorkelling
    Lovely buffet
    Superb trip

  • 02-Nov-2016

    The trip was great but the reef didn't have many fish for snorkelers perhaps because it was low tide I've seen many more fish off Malaysia etc. The crew were charming and couldn't do enough for their passengers.

  • 13-Jul-2016

    This is one of the most fantastic things we have ever done. The snorkeling is beyond compare. The water is crystal clear and the giant clams, tropical fish, and lovely coral are the best I have ever seen. The boat ride was fabulous and beautiful and the food was GREAT. The semi sub ride was a spectacular experience. The birds take up most of the island so do not plan on sunbathing. There is definitely a bit of an odor and many feathers on the sand. The area for the birds is roped off and there are surveillance cameras...so no sneaking over to the bird side! If you love birds like I do, you will enjoy seeing all of the baby chicks. It was a wonderful day that I will always remember!

  • 09-Oct-2015

    The Great barrier reef is so famous that you have to see it at least once, even if it's not the best barrier reef I've seen.
    The boat takes you on this protected island located 2h30 from Cairns. This small sand island coming out from nowhere is special. Tiny spot occupied by a amazing number of birds !! We are only allowed to stay on a delimited area so we don't disturb too much these animals.

    The water is... COLD !! What a surprise for me !! The Great barrier reef is in a cold water 21 degrees that day. Anyway, the spectacle is beautiful. The subversive boat is a very nice way too see all types of fishes and reefs. the crew on the boat is very friendly and teach us a lot about the reef's life.

    The snorkeling spot is the most colored reef I've seen so far: blue, brown, pink, yellow... the go pro made a good job :

  • 24-Aug-2015

    The information available about this tour needs to be updated. The phone number is old and not in use any more, we had to improvise and ask around to find the right tour operator apparently this has changed in the last year. Tour itself was ok but busy and very touristic.

  • 13-Dec-2014

    It was a great area of the reef, the Catamaran was great. The service was great.
    The food needs improvement, what was served was ok, just lacking in flavour.

  • 30-Sep-2014

    I just wish I had known I had to line up for ages to get tickets for my voucher. Rest was good. Crew nice and helpful.

  • 21-May-2011

    Ridiculously brilliant!!!!!

    Outstanding...

  • 19-Jun-2010

    If you don't snorkel, don't go! Lovely island but not able to walk around it due to birds nesting. If we had known, we wouldn't have gone.

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