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“Fantastic” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay
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USD 135.97*
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
Ranked #10 of 116 things to do in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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Cairns,Australia
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Visited July 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good snorkelling plus birds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Visited February 2017
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Moonee Beach
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3 reviews
“No coral while snorkelling”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Visited January 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited January 2017
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Bleached reef would not recommend”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2016
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