Tickets for Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

Snorkel in the beautiful Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a buffet lunch

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Duration: 8h 30min
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What's included

Roundtrip cruise from Cairns
Tea and cakes (morning and afternoon)
Buffet lunch with prawns (vegetarian options available)
Snorkeling equipment and instruction
Buoyancy vests and lycra suit
Presentation by a marine biologist
Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on the return journey
Government imposed Environmental Management Charge ($6.50)

What's not included

Hotel pick-up & drop-off
Diving gear (available for rent on-site)
  • Sail to Michaelmas Cay's incredible reef environment aboard a 105-foot long catamaran with food provided
  • See migratory birds that make a pit stop at the cay and cruise in a semi-submersible to get a diver's-eye view
  • Snorkel or dive in the clear water and see the best of the Great Barrier Reef, or lie back and lounge on white sands

Start your morning on the deck of a catamaran with a coffee in hand and the great barrier reef on the horizon. By 09:00 you'll be on the open water being briefed on how to snorkel and learning about reef life from a marine biologist.

You'll arrive at Michaelmas Cay around 10:30. A shuttle will whisk you between the boat and the island all-day. Lie back and watch the birdlife or explore the reef with a snorkel or an introductory dive (additional cost). Back on board, a buffet lunch awaits!

Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
LOT 996 Pier Point Rd, 4870, Cairns
Michaelmas Cay
Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, 4805, Cairns
  • Show your smartphone ticket at the Ocean Spirit counter at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal (see map), and collect your boarding pass
  • Make sure to arrive 30 minutes prior to departure for stress-free check-in and boarding. Cruise departs at 08:30 sharp
  • Arrival back at Reef Fleet Terminal is at approximately 17:00
  • Changes may be possible for this ticket

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