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Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

  • 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
Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
From US$178.33
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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
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
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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Reviewed 10 August 2018
Great Day at Michaelmas Cay with first experience of diving!

We had a great day with Ocean Spirit on Michaelmas Cay! Everything was pretty good organized, we always felt save and in good hands. Lots of food (morning tea, lunch buffet, afternoon tea) included, water for free. We did the introductory dive and this was...More

Thank sonja2212
Reviewed 21 July 2018
Spacious boat, good fish viewing, saw sea turtles!

A travel agent in Cairns gave us a discount ($172) so we booked this trip. It was a good choice. The boat ride was enjoyable on a nice day as the Catamaran has spacious exterior decks. Not crowded at all, even with 150 aboard. Boat...More

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 12 June 2018
Snorkelling day trip

We had a day trip on the Ocean Spirit with snorkelling on Michaelmas Cay. In short - AMAZING! The day was well organised and expertly delivered. From the pre-arrival marine biologist talk on all that we would see, to the service, support and professionalism of...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 22 May 2018
See the Great Barrier Reef even if you can't swim!

This company provides the option to scuba dive, snorkel or view the Great Barrier from a semi-submersible if you can't swim. Michaelmas Cay is also populated by many bird species, making this a photography adventure as well. If that isn't enough, be assured that they...More

1  Thank 507adventurelover
Reviewed 28 April 2018 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

1  Thank Phil S
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9 September 2018|
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Response from Stephen M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! Bird watching was a highlight of the trip as the Cay is a nesting site for a wide range of birds. When we were there it was at about 30% of its maximum nesting population but that was still thousands of birds... More