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Ocean Spirit Cruises

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Address: Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 1800 079 080
07:00 - 17:30
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:30
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USD 168.95*
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Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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USD 176.75*
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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USD 702.33*
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3-Day Green Island Great Barrier Reef Trip from Cairns

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Underwater submersible is a must-do

You can't go to Queensland without a trip to the Great Barrier reef, and this is a good way to go. The reef is best viewed from the submersible, so don't miss that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Saratoga, California
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Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't go to Queensland without a trip to the Great Barrier reef, and this is a good way to go. The reef is best viewed from the submersible, so don't miss that. Michaelmas Cay is a mere strip of sand , so don't expect anything there. We might have seen more colorful fish and reef if we'd taken a... More 

Thank MJB521
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was definitely worth the money! We saw everything we wanted and more. The semi sub marine was a great touch that allowed us to see more of the reef than we were expecting - even a sea turtle. The added touch of champagne, cheese and crackers was a great way to finish off a perfect day. I would... More 

Thank Shaye W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to do this the day before and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. The food was good, there was ample morning snack food, lunch, then fruit and cheese. The staff behind the counter were very polite and obliging. The boats to the Cay were regular and the biologist informative. Equipment was also good. Decided to do a dive on the day... More 

Thank Bryan W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Picked up on time by the coach, well presented driver, different company took us back, nowhere near as professional! Pick up costs extra. long queue to get tickets. Clean, well presented catamaran, briefings on board very good, staff helpful & professional. Food good, well presented. Semi submersible, very good commentary but the corals had spawned so visibility was poor. Amazing... More 

Thank Saabaero
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I had a really nice day on board the Ocean Spirit. The staff were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food selection for lunch was very nice. Michaelmas Cay was a beautiful location to snorkel from. Everything you needed for the day was included as I spoke to other people who went on different tours had to pay for things like... More 

Thank lindseyJb85
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

A trip out to the reef is always a great experience. The Ocean Spirit is an elegant vessel for up to 120 people. If full it is surely very crowded. Our cruise had only 60 % occupancy - very comfortable. The boat however is getting old - if you look carefully it shows. A careful, extensive overhaul is overdue! Then... More 

1 Thank UrsulaHans
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Booked this on recommendation from others having been on an outer reef diving trip and weanted to sees sharks and turtles etc.Arrived and shown onto boat with good refreshements - real English Tea !! Great start then cruised out on motor (although and Sailing Catamaran) to get there quickly. Again had about 1/3 who found the boat gave them seasickness... More 

1 Thank Mark D
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Michaelmas was the first GBR trip of our Honeymoon using the Quicksilver 3-Day Ultimate Pass (which is great value). The trip out was very comfortable on Ocean Spirit. The boat had its sails up on a beautiful sunny day and we immediately felt we were heading to paradise. The Cay itself is stunning in its beauty. Please ignore the reviews... More 

1 Thank Claus S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my Japanese husband last month, there are many countries staff introduce the trip. On the boat, staff member Danny gave me ice water and care for me when I felt seasick. I feel so sweet:) thanks a lot!!and a Japanese staff gave us very fun and good introduced!! Korean staff is passion and take pictures for us!... More 

Thank Cookie319ko
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The outer Barrier Reef, stopping at Michaelmas Cay and watching an amazing array of birds. Semi sub trip was great - we even saw a turtle under the sea, and again on top. Lunch was delicious. Great, unhurried day, and most people could manage it.

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