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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

#1 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Had the lovely honour of taking a day trip on this wonderful boat with my son. The crew were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Trinity Beach, Australia
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Seastar Cruises premium reef cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef with a coral cay island. In only 1 1/4 hours the fast air-conditioned Seastar 1 can take you from Cairns to magnificent Michaelmas Cay, the largest of the local uninhabited coral cays. Cruising past Green Island, Upolu cay and Oyster reef Seastar is the first boat to arrive. After an enjoyable time here it is a short 20 minute cruise to the splendid Hastings Reef sitting on the very outer edge. This is where the corals thrive, well out from the coast away from the influence the rivers and streams, adjacent to the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. You will have 2 1/2 hours at each location. Plenty of time to go snorkeling, do a introductory dive, relax on the beach of the Island or join a tour in the Glass Bottom Boat at Hastings Reef. The day cruise on Seastar inlcudes Morning/Afternoon tea, high quality snorkel equipment, Wetsuit or Lycra suit (depending on the time of year), Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch, Reef Interpretation & Guided Snorkel Tours on each spot.
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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We chose Seastar based on their Trip Advisor reviews... and they exceeded our expectations. From start to finish their customer service was exceptional, and more importantly, felt genuine. All the crew seemed genuinely passionate about our experience, safety, and for the reef. It's also the...More

Thank Triple_El
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had the lovely honour of taking a day trip on this wonderful boat with my son. The crew were fantastic and very polite. I had seasickness pretty bad but they helped me throughout the day. Was so lovely to see all the fish and even...More

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had an incredible day yesterday when we went. We definitely enjoyed going along to Michelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. We scored the best day with perfect visibility in the reef which was amazing. The crew from the very first minute to the last, were...More

Thank Marianne F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a great time with Seastar. Their crew are knowledgable and experienced but most of all they made the trip fun. We went diving for the first time and Laura was an excellent instructor. Enjoyed all aspects of their service from the time we...More

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Even though my mother had some dizziness due to sea sickness and my younger one didn't jump in the water at the 2nd stop (said water was too cold), the professionalism, sympathy, and positive energy of the staff more than made up for it. Compare...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The crew really does everything to make this trip a perfect one! It was great fun and we saw the most beautiful fishes and corals. We went to two different snorkelling sites and also had the chance to do a trip with a glass bottom...More

Thank Julia N
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had an excellent tour of the barrier reef with Seastar. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There were about 30 people on the boat. They pretty much did all the activities described in the tour package. We liked the glass bottom tour at...More

Thank ddd5119
Reviewed 4 days ago

As part of a team bonding exercise we chose to spend a day on the reef. Seastar was our preferred choice based on reviews on tripadvisor and, boy, we were not disappointed. Could have not been a better day, the whether was top, lower than...More

Thank Thomas G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went out on the sea star cruise this week it has always been a place on our list we wanted to snorkel and dive. We had a our 3 year old with us and I am five months pregnant but we didn't want that...More

Thank haylz1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

AJ really knows some good spots on the reef if you are going out with snorkelers but also trying to Scuba. Saw a sea turtle and some really beautiful fish/coral about 13m down. Just got my Padi open water cert a few months ago, and...More

Thank Matthew R
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Kirsty Y
15 August 2017|
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Response from Sue K | Reviewed this property |
I went in August so I don't know what would be different besides the ocean temperature, which would be warmer in November. I trust that Seastar could answer your question since they go out to the Reef all the time
Art I
18 July 2017|
Response from TJsthoughts | Reviewed this property |
The full day tour I went on was about $200 AUD. I'd suggest to check their website for details.
Art I
18 July 2017|
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Response from WaikatoRex | Reviewed this property |
We paid $210pp which included a reef tax.