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Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great snorkeling. It was very shallow and we saw turtles and rays. I did a dive but the snorkeling was as good.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kerry R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here on a tour with Seastar Cruises. The diving was very nice. Lots of coral, fish, giant clams, turtles and other sea creatures to enjoy. The cay was covered with birds and is quite a sight. Snorkeling and diving were both very good here.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Steven W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish this was a brilliant experience on the Ocean Spirit with Quicksilver tours. The catamaran was beautiful, spacious and comfortable. Crew were top class. The cay was a different experience with the birds and we were lucky enough to see a manta...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank violab97
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here while on a snorkelling trip with Seastar Cruises. Beautiful place. The Cay has so many birds & reef around is fabulous for snorkelling.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Juals
Reviewed 1 October 2019

There are about 30,000 birds on this island. Most of them are of three species but overall we found ten species there. Because there are so many birds it is not easy to find the species that are less common. But with patience you might...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 1 October 2019

We went here with a boat tour. It was the first stop for snorkelling. Lots and lots of birds on there and there is only a very small part of it you are allowed on as the it is a bird and turtle sanctuary so...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank russlo
Reviewed 19 August 2019

We went here with Skedaddle and the trip with them was suboptimal, but the place is nice. When we finally got the opportunity just to swim a bit around for ourself, then we found three beautiful sea turtles, which definitely made our day :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 726michaelv
Reviewed 29 July 2019

Definitely worth a visit. The coral reef itself is very nice, but the standout from the rest of the reef sites is the bird and sea turtle watching.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank aavl8
Reviewed 13 July 2019

Michaelmas Cay is a small sand cay that is located around 90 minutes from the Reef Terminal at Cairns. The island has a lot of local birdlife and their nests which occupy the majority of the cay. There is however a small roped area for...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gerard T
Reviewed 19 June 2019

Visited as part of SeaStar snorkeling trip. Beautiful small sandy cay adjoining incredible reef just offshore.

Date of experience: June 2019
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5 January 2017|
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Response from wilairat2016 | Reviewed this property |
The answers above are right, we did see a few people who did not snorkle but there only option was to sit on the beach (small area) or wait on the boat. My opinion for you if you do not want scuba or snorkle is to find one... More
5 January 2017|
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Response from 313clauss | Reviewed this property |
Ummmm, do you understand what you indent to do is like going to Cambodia then driving past the temples at Angkor, Visting Peru but staying at the foot of the mountain at Machu Picchu or seeing the Grand Canyon but not... More
Annie M
5 July 2015|
Response from roskoedj |
According to Ebird the birds that have been recorded at Michaelmas Cay during July are: Great Frigatebird Brown Booby Silver Gull Common Noddy Sooty Tern Crested Tern Welcome Swallow Lesser Frigatebird Masked... More