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  • Unique reef environment
  • Amazing snorkelling at the Cay
  • All equipment & tuition included
  • Delicious buffet lunch with seafood
  • Luxury sailing catamaran
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing

Ocean Spirit Cruises

Cairns to Michaelmas Cay Cruise

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On this full day tour from Cairns, you'll cruise to the spectacular Michaelmas Cay, a wonderful natural reef-island that is teeming with marine life and corals of a range of colours that makes for a perfect snorkelling destination! This comprehensive 8 hour cruise experience will allow you to enjoy 4 full hours out on the reef at Michaelmas Cay and its fringing reefs surrounding its golden sands. With everything you'll need to enjoy the day provided by the operator you'll have full, free use of all necessary equipment as well as snorkelling tuition and demonstrations for those who are snorkelling for the first time.

Michaelmas Cay itself is spectacularly beautiful and a haven for wildlife as the entire area is a National Park and is brimming with sea birds and other wildlife that makes for a fascinating spot for a nature walk. Explore the island, relax on the spacious vessel, snorkel amongst the spectacular aquatic life of the Great Barrier Reef, board a semi-submersible and see the fish and corals through the glass. However you wish to spend your time at Michaelmas Cay, you'll no doubt come away with some unforgettable memories of what makes the reef an essential bucket-list item. Departing from Cairns at 8:30am and returning at 5:00pm, this is a comprehensive itinerary with plenty of inclusions all at a great price - so book online today.

Inclusions

  • Return cruise to The Great Barrier Reef on a luxury sailing vessel
  • 8 hour cruise experience with 4 full hours on the reef
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Superb hot and cold buffet lunch including seafood
  • Snorkelling demonstrations and tuition
  • FREE use of all snorkelling equipment
  • FREE use of flotation vests
  • Informative ecological presentations by qualified Marine Biologists
  • Informative tour on an air conditioned semi-submersible coral viewing vessel
  • Guided nature tours of the island and bird sanctuary

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick ups and drop offs
  • A $6.50 per person Environmental Management Charge is not included and is payable to the local tour operator on the day of the cruise

Optional Extras

  • Introductory scuba diving
  • Marine biologist guided snorkel tour

Highlights

  • Full day adventure on a magical reef sand island
  • 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Set sail on a luxury sailing catamaran
  • Spectacular snorkelling
  • Cruise in the semi-submersible sub for a divers view of the reef
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch including seafood
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Fish feeding presentation

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Towel and swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat and shirt for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash/credit card for on board purchases
  • Change of clothes

Tour Times

  • Cruises depart daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am and returns at 5pm. Boarding commences at 8am

Addtional Information

  • The Ocean Spirit vessel will be undergoing maintenance from April 30th - May 20th 2018

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
Check weather reports for your desired cruise date and if you suffer from sea sickness it's advised you purchase remedies prior to boarding.
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300 935 532 enquiry@experienceoz.com.au Help Code: D8D