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Overview
Michaelmas Cay and the Hastings Reef are two of the most impressive and diverse dive sites in the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Visit both in one day with this flexible tour that offers options for all preferences. Choose to swim and snorkel, take an introductory scuba dive with full instruction, or enjoy one or two certified dives; and look out for anemones, sea turtles, reef sharks, and other marine life.
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You'll start at
Cairns Marlin Marina
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaDeparture Point: Check in 7.30 am E Finger Cairns Marlin Marina on board Seastar Return at approx 4.15 pm
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    Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Michaelmas Cay
    Stop: 2 hours -
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You'll end at
Cairns Marlin Marina
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, AustraliaDeparture Point: Check in 7.30 am E Finger Cairns Marlin Marina on board Seastar Return at approx 4.15 pm
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Highlights
  • Dive or snorkel at two different sites in the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Choice of snorkeling or scuba diving packages for all abilities
  • Fantastic marine life sightings including reef sharks and sea turtles
  • Buffet lunch and refreshments served on-board the boat
Important Information
Departure Point
Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Guided Snorkel Tour at Both Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef
  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
  • Wet-suit or stinger-suit (seasonal)
  • Buoyancy vest and noodle
  • On-board commentary
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Island access to world famous Michaelmas Cay
  • Random photos taken daily and Uploaded Facebook "Free Service"
Exclusions
  • Return Bus transfer- Cairns City Area or Northern Beaches and Outer Cairns City Area
  • Cold drinks and snacks
  • Introductory Diving and Certified Diving available as optional Extra
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Introductory Divers note, Some medical conditions, medications and recent operations can and may prevent you from Scuba Diving. You may require a Dive Medical to Australian Medical Standard AS4005-1.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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CruiseFan15 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Ruskin, Florida59 contributions39 helpful votes
We booked the Michaelmas Cay & Hastings Reef Day Cruise from Cairns. The meeting point was easy to find and the crew were very friendly and helpful. The Seastar only takes small groups, which makes the trip very enjoyable. The stinger suits and snorkel gear provided were in
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Robert T wrote a review Mar. 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
The Guy's & Girl's at Sea Star really looked after us! We saw a lot of wildlife and even a Turtle, the GT's were a bonus. Small group made it a much more personalised cruise. Would highly recommend to anyone, but you must be a competent snorkeler. Robert T. Sydney.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 12 Mar. 2020
Thank you Robert for your recommendation, great to receive your feedback of you day on Seastar Cairns. Its a whole other world under the surface awaiting for all to enjoy.
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Carol Agate wrote a review Mar. 2020
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We went to Cairns because the Great Barrier Reef was on my daughter's scuba diving bucket list. We selected SeaStar because of their good reviews. Six days before the Saturday cruise they informed us the trip was cancelled because of low enrollment. They had listed a number of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 11 Mar. 2020
Hello caroagae2, Thank you for your review, we see you are supporting your daughter who posted a review on the very same subject one week ago. STAY AWAY FROM SEASTAR!!!! Poor business practices! Your daughter had a medical issue that raised serious concerns and required clarification. Your daughter is a qualified certified diver, having completed a dive course some years ago, part of that course are the health considerations required for diving. As a certified diver your daughter is aware of the medical requirements for diving when an issue arises after passing the course and because of this, medical questionnaires are not sent to certified divers prior to the day of travel however all the information is found on our website. Your daughter was asked for proof that she had dived since the operation, this would have been sufficient. Certified divers are required to carry a logbook detailing their dives listing location, depth, time etc, so that when going to a new dive location the company offering the dive can check their experience, skill and suitability to dive from these records,” Your daughter did not have this.” There was no way we could confirm what she said. Safety is a priority which we at Seastar Cruises take very seriously. As for the Dive Master not wanting to take only one person, Dive Masters are more than happy to take only one as they can enjoy a more personal dive and we as a company would have preferred her to dive rather than refund the scuba diving portion of this booking which had been done.. As for your comment: “Would SeaStar have made a different decision if she had been a young man rather than a grey-haired woman?” I can assure you that the three women, the First Mate, the Office Supervisor and the Operations Manager, all ladies, who were directly involved and ultimately responsible for this decision could not disagree more.
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Eric C wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Overall this is one of the best experiences I've had while scuba diving and snorkeling. The lunch was fantastic and they really seemed to enjoy what they do out on the water. In addition, I loved to hear about how they are partnering up in order to keep the reefs alive by using
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 11 Mar. 2020
Hi Echezz, Thank you for taking the time to post such a great review. It is great to hear that you really enjoyed your day out with us. Yes our Coral Tree Nursery is a highlight of the glass bottom boat tour. We regularly post photos to our instragram and facebook page of the live coral and the new growth that it is producing. There is regular maintenance taken out on our Coral Tree Nursery and the crew are very enthusiastic about explaining what having this nursery involves.
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Derek T wrote a review Mar. 2020
4 contributions3 helpful votes
Great for a day trip. Awesome crew. The scuba guide was great. The snorkel guide also seemed well trained and patient. they also have a photographer and the post the pictures to their Facebook site which can can download for free.
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Response from SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns
Responded 8 Mar. 2020
Hi Derek, Thank you for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed you day out with Seastar and your Scuba guide was great. Hope you tagged yourself in the photos and hope you get to come out again with us soon.
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About the operator

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By: Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
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Fantastic day
We had a one day reef tour and that was one of our best days during our holiday. Well organized tour with friendly
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938rainal
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Day out
An amazing day out staff and food excellent could not give it higher reviews otherwise I would have. No rip off for
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Katco
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Cancelled tour the day before
Well after booking and paying for this trip months in advance we were horrified to receive a message the afternoon
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toddlesbycanoe
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Very Professional
We provide tourism industry training in Canada and are always on the lookout for best-in-class travel experiences.
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ronald99
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perfect size group for the reef visit
Spent the day snorkeling at the reef in two different locations.The crew of Seastar was very knowledgeable and fun!
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Expert_City_Dude
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Fantastic professional crew with good service
We researched thoroughly and glad we did and chose Seastar. End to end today was fantastic organisation wise. The c
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rmc42
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Fab day!
Great day snorkelling Michelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. Plenty of space on board, staff friendly, food better than
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Steven M
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Great Barrier Reef Tour
Two great stops today on the Reef. Super job by the crew. Fantastic trip with the second stop at Hastings Reef bei
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theships
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Excellent snorkeling trip
We had the most amazing day! So well looked after, delicious lunch and excellent equipment. Even provided prescript
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TadeoTrevisani
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Good day trip!
Nice staff, good boat, but I was expecting a little bit more for the places they bring us. Off course it was beauti
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SuperGourmet
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Unforgettable Snorkeling Birthday Trip
We felt safe and had a great time. Lunch and tea time were both fresh and delicious too. Had a great time. I’d do a
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Heather R
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Small number of guests (36 max) and brilliant client service/safety.
Forget the overcrowded big vessels, this is the pick around town for a smaller, efficient, safe and attentive level
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RaghavPandya
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Wowwwww !! The best AUSSIE EXPERIENCE
Thanks to Sebastian & the crew members for a once in a lifetime experience of the magnanimous Great Barrier Reef!!!
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Lenestour1993
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Great team
Awesome day with this wonderful team! Everyone is taking care of you! Shout to Nacho and Diego! I can't remember he
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Mrs Jude Saunders
Today I set off feeling really worried about our snorkel ahead I am no water baby. Wow! what a superb day we had. T
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  • Duration: 8h 30m
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