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Ocean Spirit Cruises

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Sailing daily to the picturesque Michaelmas Cay for snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Ocean Spirit is a once in a lifetime experience in one of the most magnificent locations on Earth. Discover what awaits you on and around this...more
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Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 1800 079 080
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic time snorkeling in 3 different locations and diving at one of them. The guides are particularly helpful, especially Yan our diving guide for the day. Really well organized and beautiful scenery. HIGHLY recommend!

Thank Andreea M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

当初はグリーンアイランドとクイックシルバーの予定だった。 現地日本人からの情報で「グリーンアイランドは中国人に占領された」とのこと。 相部屋の西洋人は「フィッツロイが良かったわ!」と勧めてくれた。 その後宿泊施設の近くの観光案内所に行き、パンフレットを見ていたら、 係員が「僕のおすすめはミコマスケイ。オールインクルーシブのわりに安いし、人も少ないし快適だよ!」の一言で決定。 クイックシルバーは400人くらい乗船するうえに$300~なので、船の大きさと値段の兼ね合いで、私にはオーシャンスピリットが正解だった。 到着したら先に1隻、後に1隻、小さめのボートが来た。 結果的に大きめの船でミコマスケイに行くのはオーシャンスピリッツトのみということがわかった。つまり、ほぼ貸し切りでミコマスケイを満喫できるということ。 オーシャンスピリットは150人乗り。その日は「120人で多め」だったらしい。 8時にチェックインに行ったら長蛇の列だった。4隻分のお客さんが集まるので できれば7時半着がおすすめ。 今回は到着後、食事→島に上陸→シュノーケル→半潜水艦→着替え→ティータイムにした。 ミコマスケイに着いたらほとんどの人がすぐに上陸するので、静かな船内で、できたてのランチを食べて、前半組が帰って来る頃に島へ上陸。 船上にしてはランチがおいしかった。特にポテトのスープ。 鳥は多いがさほど気にならない。海に入らず写真撮影に没頭している人も多かった。 水温は25℃で少々冷たく、シュノーケルは30分が限界。 透明度が高く、魚も多く、何より生きているサンゴの美しさに感度した。 水着だけでは寒いので、無料の薄いボディースーツを借りた方が体にはやさしい。 半潜水艦は3便のみ。さすが「グレート」というだけあって、サンゴ礁の規模が大きい。シュノーケルよりサンゴ見学を楽しむことができた。 沖縄でグラス底ボートは体験したけれど、上からのぞき込むのとは違って、海中から横に見るほうがはるかにサンゴに近い。迫力あり。 往復ともにグリーンアイランド横を通る。 緑の島は南国らしくて、遠くから見る分にはなかなか素敵だった。 ただ島の周りに船が10隻近く集まっていたので、かなり混雑していると思う。 ミコマスケイはただの砂地で、鳥の繁殖地を人間が使わせてもらっている感じ。 だから、丸1日船の上で過ごせる人にはおすすめ。 船首のデッキで寝転んで、太陽の日差しと強風を受けながら往復4時間も満喫した。 持って行って良かったものは、ウインドブレーカーと双眼鏡、ヒートテックと冬用靴下。船内はクーラーが効きすぎて寒かった。特にシュノーケル後は体が冷えないように気をつけた。 乗ってしまえばお財布いらず。天気も良かったし、素敵な1日を過ごすことができた。約15人のスタッフがよく動いてくれた。$200の値打はあった。 ryo さん、詳しい説明ありがとうございました。激務ですがお身体大切に。 Thank you very much for be nice cruise. I've had a beautiful day.

Thank shaang1226
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the GBR and we picked Ocean Spirit to go to Michaelmas Cay because it seemed to be a slightly smaller boat than some of the others, although it still held about 140 people. The day was very well organised...More

Thank 1LavenderGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the staff were very professional and made me feel safe, I was alittle scared, but the staff gave me confidence

Thank Rosemarie S
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

We chose this company based on the reviews by others. The day was well organised and the instructors were warm, friendly and helpful. There was plenty of food (I didn't quite enjoy the lunch as it was cold but that cant be helped) and tho...More

1  Thank ShazaDhaliwal
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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 3 August 2018

Everything is fantastic! We love it so much that this is the second time we came here. Every crew were friendly and professional. Thank you for the skipper Jeff, Sam, Lach, for smooth ride to and from Cairns, and ride to cay via buggy. The...More

Thank treetstreet
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Went on a wonderful cruise with 5 friends and snorkelling adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. The staff were all friendly, the boat was huge and we had the pleasure of having morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea which was very nice. A small boat...More

Thank Suzette B
Reviewed 21 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 via mobile

Awesome day out on the water. The boat ride was lovely. The food was quite good. We loved the submersible ride. The snorkeling was excellent. My husband got to try diving and loved it.

Thank methos2000
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Steve K
25 March 2017|
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Response from GACustServiceManager | Property representative |
Good afternoon. I think there is a mix up between the Ocean Spirit cruise and the Silver Swift trip. Both are run by Great Adventures. Ocean Spirit goes to one and only location: Michaelmas Cay. Ideal for those wanting to... More
30 January 2017|
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Response from GACustServiceManager | Property representative |
Good afternoon, the Great Adventures vessels (Ocean Spirit) depart from the Cairns Marina (picking up boarding pass inside the reef fleet terminal) which is about 10 minutes walk from Cairns cruise ship dock. Enjoy your trip.