Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns information and booking

8 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal OR Cairns Hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
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Tour description provided by Viator

Spend the day on Michaelmas Cay, a small sand island on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury sailing catamaran, see the reef's brilliant coral and marine life from a semi-submersible submarine, try scuba diving or go on a snorkeling tour. Lunch on board is a delicious hot and cold buffet including prawns.

This full-day excursion from Cairns is ideal for nature lovers. Michaelmas Cay is a protected sanctuary for 27,000 migratory seabirds, and one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere. The surrounding Outer Reef is a breathtaking garden of exotic marine life, magnificent coral and giant clams. There are more varieties of fish here than in the entire Atlantic Ocean. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds, one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere.The tour includes semi-submersible coral-viewing tours for those who want to see the underwater world without getting wet. If you would like to dive the Great Barrier Reef, introductory dives for novices are available.

What's included

  • Return cruise from cairns to michaelmas cay
  • Marine biologist presentation
  • Semi-submersible tour
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine
  • Use of flotation vests
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Drinks, unless specified
  • Hire of stinger suits if required (approximately aud $8.00 per person)
  • Environmental management charge (reef tax) - (approximately aud$6.00 per person)