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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 1800 079 080
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ocean Spirit is an awesome tour to take out for a first trip out on the Reef. On board was a crew of guys who clearly have run this tour hundreds of times and still love it. The marine biologist took me on a private...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mls206
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cruise is great for beginners. The water is very clear and you can see many different types of coral and fishes and marine life. The staff were extremely helpful and spoke different languages so everyone knew what was going on. There was a presentation...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Worldtraverser
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going out on the SiverSwift since the boat was new, and have always enjoyed the experience. You may pay a bit more, but it is good value. The dive sites and equipment are top shelf.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank craig n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out all round. Perfect location, perfect day. Staff caring and attentive, all equipment provided in good working order.

1  Thank Janelle J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the cruise to mickelmess, on the outer reef (which we were advised as being better than green island). The day was really well organised and included food and drinks at various times. There was no pressure selling but the handy option of taking a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hospitalityfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice and professional crew, with everything explained for beginners. Cruise went very well and smooth. We were about 50 people on board, all ages and nationalities. There were 3 languages spoken (English, Japanese and Spanish) to inform, and brochures in other languages (amongst ones Italian)....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fabrizio P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the semi-sub experience, it was very good. Marine biologist was good too. Crew were very helpful and cheerful. I think the organisation for the day could be improved, or make it clear to people that it may not be possible to fit everything...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Val S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a fantastic day trip out to Michaelmas Cay. It takes around 2 hours to sail there, during which they brief you on how to use the snorkel equipment and provide a talk from the marine biologist which was very interesting. Once at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This tour is great! The crew are friendly, helpful and organized. They make everyone feel safe. Personally I didn’t find the food so great, but that’s just a minor detail. We went snorkeling at Michaelmas cay, and they had all the equipment we needed. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vbD8364FO
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Superb in every way - trip, people, food, organization, service - all at a fair price - 5 plus stars

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.