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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

From US$183,90
Highlights
  • Explore the Great Barrier Reef via snorkel, scuba, or semi-submarine
  • Travelers won't go hungry with included lunch plus morning and afternoon tea
  • All gear and instruction are provided
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
From US$183,90
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4 hrs at Michaelmas Cay for snorkeling and swimming. Includes buffet lunch, snorkel gear and return hotel pick-up and drop off from Cairns City hotels
From US$183,92
Cruise & 1 Introductory Dive
4 hrs at Michaelmas Cay for snorkeling and swimming. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel, dive gear and return hotel pick-up and drop off from Cairns City hotels
From US$281,81
Overview
Choose from several different options—snorkeling, scuba diving, or a ride on a semi-submarine—to explore Michaelmas Cay on this full-day tour from Cairns. This excursion allows travelers of different desires and abilities to have access to the Great Barrier Reef and is led by a marine biologist who will provide information on the protected cay's environment and residents, including thousands of migratory seabirds.
What to Expect
Enjoy hotel pickup and transfer to the Reef Fleet Terminal and then step aboard the day's vessel for a 22-mile (40-kilometer) ride to Michaelmas Cay. Sip a glass of sparkling wine as you leave the coast and find a spot in the shaded cabin or out on the sun deck to watch the scenery. Listen to an informative presentation by the staff marine biologists to learn about the protected cay and its importance as a nesting ground for thousands of migratory seabirds. 

Once you arrive, spend four hours on shore however you wish. This tour allows travelers of all levels and abilities to explore the Great Barrier Reef via snorkeling, introductory scuba diving, or a boat ride on a semi-submersible. 

Back on the boat, enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch to refuel. (Morning and afternoon tea are also included.) The marine biologist guides will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the cay's unique marine environment.
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1 - 5 of 11 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
First Class Operation

If you wish to snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef, you will not go wrong to choose Ocean Spirit. Unlike other reef excursions, Ocean Spirit has exclusive use of Michaelmas Cay. Great Snorkeling. All necessary gear is provided, including goggles for those who wear...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Way to See the Reef

We spent three weeks "down under" and one of the things we had to do was see the Great Barrier Reef. Our tour group booked the all day snorkeling cruise with Oceans Spirit and it was the best experience we had on our whole tour....More

Thank Colo_Traveler05
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile
The best

A wonderful crew took us, a group of visitors to the Michaelmas reef, where we snorkeled and bathed. We had coffee before departure, lunch, coffee and then some sparkling wine before heading back. We had thorough information, plenty of snorkels and suits and then a...More

Thank Heffaklump
Reviewed 19 February 2018
A relaxing way to see the reef!

The day started with us boarding the boat and being greeted by the captain, followed by morning snacks including muffins and foccacia's...YUM! We were soon on our way, we made our way up front on the deck where we were given cushions to lay on...More

Thank unionjack1926
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile
Prefect day out

Great staff and well informed, use of equipment..all in good condition. Food on board was great. Vessel lovely and although busy, there was plenty of space for everyone. The sail to Michaelmas Cay took approx two hours, the sea breeze was a great relief from...More

Thank pdcaw
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