Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Michaelmas Cay
Michaelmas Cay is a picturesque reef sand island surrounded by magical coral gardens teeming with an incredible diversity of marine life. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds. This is one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere.
This is a daily cruise to Michaelmas Cay where you can enjoy snorkelling, diving and sailing on Australia's magnificent Great Barrier Reef.
Visit Michaelmas Cay (Bird Sanctuary)
Amazing sailing experience on a large Australian catamaran
Free snorkelling off the beach
Sumptuous buffet including seafood and refreshments included
Return cruise to the reef on a luxury sailing vessel
Four hours on the reef
Guided nature tours of the isalnd and bird sanctuary
Snorkelling demonstrations, tuition & use of all snorkelling equipment
Informative tours on our air conditioned semi-submersible
Informative ecological presentations by qualified Marine Biologists
Cruise to an exclusive beach ”˜Nature's Own Pontoon'
Snorkel & dive from the beach rather than a pontoon into deep waters
Large sailing catamaran at low speed assures maximum comfort at sea
Spacious wide open foredeck perfect for sun bathing
Comfortable lounge seating rather than ferry style seating
Environmentally friendly sailing catamaran with low fuel consumption
Visit the only protected bird sanctuary on the reef
Menus are freshly prepared on board during the cruise
Ideal romantic reef trip for couples & honeymooners
No overcrowding – only 150 guests each day
Best reef experience for non-swimmers
Optional Extras: (Own Expense)
Guided snorkelling tours with our qualified Marine Biologist
Certified and introductory diving
Drinks & snacks from the fully licensed bar
Sunscreen lotions and underwater cameras
Hire of wet/lycra suits
Professional photographer on board
A range of quality souvenirs and merchandise
Sample Tour Program:
7.45 am Boarding commences. Complimentary tea and coffee, served until departure.
8:30am Depart Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef.
9:00am Safety demonstration, reef brief and snorkelling / dive demonstration.
9:30am Informative Marine Biologist slide show presentation.
10:30am Arrive at destination. Reef activities commence including snorkelling, coral viewing on our air conditioned semi-submersible, beach walks, scuba diving and swimming.
12:00 noon Buffet lunch served on board.
1:00pm Continuation of reef activities.
2:30pm Freshly baked cake and afternoon tea is served. On completion of safety head count we depart Michaelmas Cay for a return sail to Cairns
5:00pm Arrive Cairns. Return coach transfers to hotel are waiting.
Set Sail aboard our five star catamaran and enjoy a reef experience like no other, this is a day to remember.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.