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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Just back from a wonderful day out on the Reef with Seastar and its fantastic, professional crew- whose main aim was to keep us all happy, safe and ensure we went home with unforgettable experiences. Thanks everyone!
PS excellent lunch, morning coffee and muffins and afternoon tea!
Grants x 3!!!

Thank Pauline G
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

You guys are awesome! Great crew, Great boat, Great GBR. Everything was just great and perfect!! Small boat and small group which means you get personal attention, The crew went out of the way to help the non swimmers!! Highly recommend them!!

Thank Deepak A
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

After reading many reviews on various trips to GBR we decided on Seastar and were so totally glad we went with them. The crew were friendly and helpful, equipment great (good quality masks, snorkels, fins and wetsuits) and the small boat capacity meant a friendly day without feeling crowded. We visited the inner reef off the small cay and the outer Hastings reef. There was a guided snorkel or dive tour at both sites as well as on the boat briefings and education about reef life. There was plenty of time to explore and we didn't feel rushed. If possible book on a day with low winds (less than 10 knots) and with previous calm days, then the journey is nicer and the reef clear. We booked about 7 days in advance and got to pick the best day in the week - so good we went to the other side of Hastings reef that only the smaller boats can get to on some days of the year.
As mentioned the boat is the first at the cay so you get it to yourself. The fish and coral were totally amazing with brilliant colours and teeming with life.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience we will never forget and having the Facebook photos are the icing on the cake for great memories.

Thank Durneyfam
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Definitely would recommend. Excellent staff members, clean and comfortable boat. We were with two kids and all of us enjoyed the day in waters, on boat. Very interesting and well organized cruise.

Thank Roza M
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This privately run tour business is staffed by a young, energetic, friendly and knowledgable crew. A big shout out to Anthony, Dave, Jelle, Molly & Froya. From the moment on board our well organised crew looked after us. We went to two reefs. On each visit the crew dove or snorkelled with us. This gave us a tour of the reef and we were shown things that we other wise may have missed. The water is quite deep and their presence also added to our safety.

This vessel has a smaller passenger limit and has a community feel among the passengers and crew. Lunch was delicious and abundant, as was afternoon tea.

Throughout the day the SeaStar crew did not waiver in their attention, friendliness and service. We were individually thanked as we disembarked the vessel. This was a very nice ending to a perfect day. If you are going to see the Great Barrier Reef look no further than the SEASTAR.

Thank Kathy-Jo_63
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