Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

(39 Reviews)


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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    "Brilliant day on the reef"
    We chose this company on the recommendation of a friend who also advised us to book through VIsitor Information Bureau in the ground floor of the reef terminal. Was about $50 cheaper than elsewhere. The day started with a sail out to Michaelmas Cay and we had coffee and cake on the way. We heard an interesting presentation by a marine biologist too. Before we arrived we were provided with all the equipment and instruction we needed. On arrival at the Cay we were ferried to shore and started with a short snorkelling excursion. It was marvellous. Lots to see even from the short distance from the shore. We then went back on the ship and had lunch. Next was a trip on the semi submersible. This was fantastic. Saw loads of colourful fish and reef and even a giant turtle passed by. The staff on the sub was very informative and fun. The trip back to Cairns was relaxing and everything was catered for. First class trip.
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    "An excellent cruise with snorkelling"
    What a wonderful day. We joined the cruise at Cairns quay side where there is plenty of choice of companies going to the Great Barrier Reef. We were pleased we selected this one. This cruise had about 150 people on board which, given the size of the catamaran, did not feel busy. With coffee on board as we arrived and great staff who made you felt welcome, this was a good start. We had a great experience on the two hour cruise to Michaelmas Cay and snorkelling at the Reef from a small deserted island shared with seabirds. The organisation was excellent and we had ample time to enjoy the day. Lunch was excellent consisting of choices of hot and cold food. As a bonus on our return we were escorted for a time by dolphins. This was a high quality enjoyable day out and excellent value for money,
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