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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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Cairns, Australia
About Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
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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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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MLHossell wrote a review 26 Jul
Rotherham, United Kingdom29 contributions43 helpful votes
Amazing trip! 2 snorkel spots were brilliant lots of fish to see. Staff were fantastic very friendly and knowledgable. It was a beautiful day but very windy and the boat was very choppy on the way back, this didn’t spoil our day though.
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Karin wrote a review 21 Jul
Newport, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
An incredible crew and mind blowing locations at Michaelmus Cay and Hastings Reef made for an amazing experience witnessing our Great Barrier Reef. Experienced divers guided as through the maze of coral and allowed us to wander on our own. Lunch was a buffet served by the crew with second helpings invited to anyone who wanted to. Professional friendly amazing crew. Highly recommend!
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Lori W wrote a review 21 Jul
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
Words are hard to find ! It was one of the best days..... and the reef was just in splendour,,,,,,,,, the colours! The staff were great, informative and me not being a strong swimmer put me at ease and I got to see it all, thanks to Em, and Jamie-Lee When back, going with them again! Everyone should do this!
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Date of experience: July 2021
SteveandJenAustralia wrote a review 11 Jul
Australia9 contributions1 helpful vote
Great day out on the reef and Michaelmas Cay and Hastings with family. This was a repeat trip for us with Seastar with our first being in 2015. We came back because of our first trip was so good and we didn't want to go on one of the bigger boats which carry more people. We weren't disappointed! Really appreciated the personalised service, friendly and knowledgeable crew and we had an amazing day seeing all sorts of marine life at both locations. Highly recommend Seastar for a memorable experience. The lunch was also very tasty and enough for seconds if you wanted more!
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Date of experience: July 2021
Carla B wrote a review 8 Jul
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions4 helpful votes
My day with Seastar was fantastic! If you are after a boat with fewer people and personalised service, then this is the trip for you. I had only booked for snorkelling, as I'm a bit rusty on my diving skills. I was intending on doing a dive refresher course (in a pool) before attempting to dive again. When I told Tim about this, he offered to take extra time with me on board and in the water to revise basic skills. I ended up doing 2 dives and now feel more confident again! Thanks to Tim for his friendly nature, patience and sense of fun. The crew were also wonderful with the snorkellers that were a bit nervous, and also the children on board. Those more confident were able to go off and do their own thing. Very knowledgable and friendly staff! Captain Jason is just wonderful and his attention to detail was evident. Both sites visited were magical and I would definitely go out with Seastar again. Thank, guys!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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