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Review of Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay
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USD 133.27*
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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USD 179.61*
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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USD 122.55*
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
Ranked #10 of 126 things to do in Cairns
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This sand cay is beautiful. It has got a protected bird sanctuary on it. When you arrive there by one of the day tripper tours, they let you snorkel around amongst the beautiful reef. You can see lots of fish and turtles. You can also swim to the cay and lay on the beach. But you can't go past the barrier because of the nesting birds. It is for sure well worth a visit.

Thank chrissie020
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

I went to this island as part of the Seastar cruise, you anchor off the island and a glass bottom boat takes you in. The island is a bird sanctuary and you could not see the sand for all the nesting birds and their fledglings. The snorkelling is excellent, plenty of fish, turtles and stingray.

Thank 11Judith
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We went on the Ocean Spirit cruise. Crew & everyone we're fine, but we got to Michaelmas Cay & snorkelled but there was nothing to see, so a waste of money. We did see coral in the semisubmersible boat, but I wanted to see it while I was snorkelling. Wouldn't recommend. I went on a snorkelling day with Down Under Tours & was so much better.

Thank Tiffany P
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great place to see both marine life as well as the thousands of birds that call this place home. A fabulous place.

Thank Geoff S
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

I went to Michaelmas Cay as one of three stops with Silverswift. Silverswift was a class act for safety but I expected to see beautiful coral reefs but everything was bleached a tan color. We saw no color except in the few fish which were yellow and white.

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