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Ocean Spirit Cruises

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Cairns, Australia
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About Ocean Spirit Cruises
Sailing daily to the picturesque Michaelmas Cay for snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Spirit is a once in a lifetime experience in one of the most magnificent locations on Earth. Discover what awaits you on and around this magical reef sand island. The cay and surrounding coral reefs are home to an abundance of life, from seabirds, to turtles and hundreds of species of reef fish. Explore what Michaelmas Cay has to offer by scuba diving, snorkeling or jumping on board our Semi-Submersible to explore while staying dry. Our marine biologists are also available for guided tours.
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Natalie G wrote a review Jan 2021
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions13 helpful votes
I did this trip about two years ago solo and was returning to Cairns with family so decided we should all go. We had a great day out with exceptional service and did a dive with Hide the Dive Master. He took such great care of us, as did all the staff, it was very much above and beyond. It's a beautiful spot, a real alternative to the boats that go out to the outer reef and a very different experience on a catamaran. It was a great day out for all my family who are aged from 14 - 74.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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KGZoo wrote a review Jan 2021
Pacific Pines, Australia20 contributions5 helpful votes
A great day trip with family. The staff were friendly, the bathrooms were clean, plenty of room to move around. We dived with Japanese instructor Hide. The original dive site we went had very strong current so he changed to another dive site which was easier entry and less stressful for my family members. Very thoughtful DM. Highly recommend this trip.
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Wendy S wrote a review Sep 2020
Marcoola Qld31 contributions10 helpful votes
What a beautiful day out. The catering on board was exceptional. Morning Tea with cakes, hot and cold buffet lunch (including prawns), Afternoon tea with big platters of fresh tropical fruit, cheese and bickies, plus a complimentary champagne on the way home. The snorkeling was spectacular and the crew did everything they could possibly do to make the experience special.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from QSGA, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Spirit Cruises
Responded 23 Dec 2020
Hi, Wendy S, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience with us. We are glad to hear that we managed to tick all the Reef Trip boxes for you and you had an incredible experience exploring the beauty of Michaelmas Cay! Kind regards, Ocean Spirit Cruises
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Harry Y wrote a review Apr 2020
Asheville, North Carolina44 contributions40 helpful votes
Well organized and with a great crew to prepare us for snorkeling. Destination was excellent and variety of coral seemed almost as interesting as the fish and passing turtle. Seeing giant clams was a treat as was the unusual (for me anyway) variety of sea cucumbers. Think we may have been lucky on our trip but do note that I earned later that the water temperature reached perhaps a record high in that time frame which of course is destructive to the exceptional coral. Food service was also fine and the Lycra suit comfortable.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from QSGA, Public Relations Manager at Ocean Spirit Cruises
Responded 23 Dec 2020
Hey Harry Y, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great time exploring the incredible Michaelmas Cay-it really is a beauty! You're correct about the high water temperature being detrimental to the health of coral over sustained periods of time. We are hoping for a wet, wet season to help keep the ocean a couple of degrees cooler over summer. Kind regards, Ocean Spirit
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Alex F wrote a review Mar 2020
The Villages, Florida1092 contributions288 helpful votes
Starting with a great staff aboard. Boat facility is relative well maintained. Clean bathroom, good safety and informational presentation. Ocean was rough, so I didn’t took the semi-submersible boat ride nor the ride to the cay.
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Response from QSGA, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Spirit Cruises
Responded 15 Mar 2020
Hi AlexF939, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your time with us. We are sorry to hear that the weather decided not to play fair for you during your trip with us- weather plays such a vital role and it is the one thing that we cannot control. We are glad to hear that the rest of your trip was enjoyable for you! Kind regards, Team QSG
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