Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

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Sail, Relax, Snorkel & Dive at The Great Barrier Reef
Departing daily from Cairns, 32m luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit sets sail to picturesque Michaelmas Cay’s unique Great Barrier Reef environment. A vegetated sand cay encircled by a spectacular fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life, it is also a bird lover’s delight and an important protected sanctuary for migratory birds.

Your Day Includes:

- Return Ocean Spirit cruise from Cairns.
- Experience 4 hrs at Michaelmas Cay on the Reef.
- Morning and afternoon teas.
- Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch.
- Fish feeding presentation.
- Snorkelling equipment and buoyancy vests.
- Marine Biologist presentation.
- Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary.
- Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on return journey.

Snorkel directly from the beach in the cay’s protected shallow waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and discover the fascinating island birdlife. For the more adventurous, experience the underwater delights of the reef with an exciting introductory scuba dive. Or if you prefer just relax on the beach or soak up the tropical atmosphere under the sails and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. An informative marine biologist reef presentation, delicious hot and cold buffet lunch and morning and afternoon teas are also included in your day.
Goverment Environmental Charge $6.50

If wishing to experience the wonders of diving on the Great Barrier reef for the first time customers have the option to purchase an introductory dive (optional extra) - Please see medical check list

1 Introductory Dive - $132

Guided Snorkel Adult - $66
Guided Snorkel Child- $34

Drinks & Snacks are available for purchase on board.
Simply pack as if you're going to the beach for the day:

- Swimwear
- Towel
- Sunscreen
- Change of clothes
- Water bottle
- Money for any additional purchases


Ocean Spirit departs daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am, returning to Cairns at 5.00pm.

Passengers must check-in at the Ocean Spirit / Great Adventures check-in counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal to obtain boarding passes 45 minutes prior to departure

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Tour type: Daily Tour
Duration: Full Day
Maximum number of people: 100
Location: Outer Great Barrier Reef
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  • Great Barrier Reef Tours


    This is one of the most fantastic things we have ever done. The snorkeling is beyond compare. The water is crystal clear and the giant clams, tropical fish, and lovely coral are the best I have ever seen. The boat ride was fabulous and beautiful and the food was GREAT. The semi sub ride was a spectacular experience. The birds take up most of the island so do not plan on sunbathing. The area for the birds is roped off and there are surveillance cameras…so no sneaking over to the bird side! If you love birds like I do, you will enjoy seeing all of the baby chicks. It was a wonderful day that I will always remember!
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  • Great Barrier Reef Tours


    "Not to be missed"
    Trip to Michaelmas Cay was superb. Couldn't have had a better day. Great boat, well trained & pleasant crew with plenty of food including a glass of fizz to finish day with (nice touch). Good equipment with top to toe cover for sun protection whilst snorkelling. The cay was amazing with opportunity (included in overall price) for a trip in semi-submersible to see coral, fish and turtles. Not to be missed.
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  • Great Barrier Reef Tours


    There is absolutely nothing that could of made this day any better. Beautiful boat, fantastic staff, great food and equipment (and that's all before you get to the Reef!!) Highly recommend. Definitely check them out.
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