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Cruise to Michaelmas Cay

Cruise to Michaelmas Cay
Cruise to Michaelmas Cay
Cruise to Michaelmas Cay
Cruise to Michaelmas Cay
Cruise to Michaelmas Cay


  • Spend a leisurely day at Michelmas Cay
  • Travel on a luxury catamaran and enjoy lunch on board and live music
  • Snorkeling equipment and snorkeling lesson will be provided


Enjoy a thrilling luxury catamaran cruise to Michaelmas Cay, a small sand island on the outer Great Barrier Reef. View stunning coral formations and sea life underwater in a semi submersible and enjoy snorkelling and scuba diving.

Michaelmas Cay is a protected sanctuary that plays host to 27,000 migratory seabirds and is one of the most important nesting sites in the southern hemisphere. There is more variety of tropical fish here than the entire Atlantic Ocean. For those interested in exploring the coral reef on their own, there is the option of going in for an introductory or a certified dive.


You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to board a luxury catamaran to Michaelmas Cay. It is a beautiful sand island on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You could observe underwater life in a semi submersible, or opt for snorkelling or scuba diving.

Enjoy a hot and cold buffet lunch and on the return journey, enjoy champagne and live musical entertainment on the catamaran.

The tour ends at the your hotel.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



8½ hours

Start time

Start Time: 0830h (8:30am)
Duration: 8½ hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Cairns.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Cairns

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  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Cruise to Michaelmas Cay
  • Snorkel lesson
  • 4 hours at the Reef
  • Live musical entertainment
  • Complimentary glass of champagne on return trip
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch (including seafood)
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Semi-submersible tour with commentary
  • Nature presentation by marine biologist
  • Guided (English speaking) nature tours


  • Introductory or certified diving.
  • Souvenirs, sunscreen and underwater cameras.
  • Drinks from fully licensed bar.
  • Guided snorkel tours.
  • Hire of wet / lycra wetsuits.


Remember to take swim wear, towel, hat, sunscreen, a bottle of water and a camera. Wear reef shoes, or aqua socks to protect your feet from coral cuts or abrasions.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming the departure details.

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Passengers can participate in diving (introductory or certified) with extra charge payable directly.
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Cancellation policy

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