Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Dive And Snorkel Cruise From Palm Cove

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Palm Cove and Northern Beaches hotels
  • 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.


Spend the day on Michaelmas Cay, a small sand island on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury 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 at the cay is a superb hot and cold buffet, including seafood.

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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 and certified dives for experienced divers are also available.


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

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Palm Cove and northern beaches accommodation



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive

Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor

Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years

All diving activities for children 14 years and under must be booked directly on the day of travel. Prices listed are cruise only

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Jun-2015

    Excellent day. Excellent staff who looked after us from the moment we got on to the time we got of. After receiving a lesson and help, I snorkels for the first time and it was the best place to start. Great experience. Finishing the day with champagne on the trip back made the day perfect.

  • 24-Nov-2009

    Cairns travel centers cannot book this excellent cruise. You have to book through Viator. The service was superior, the food and drink were good. The tour includes a semi-submarine look at the reef. Finally, Michaelmas Cay reef and fish were in pristine condition.