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Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Day Tour From $250pp

Sail away on the 32-metre luxury sailing catamaran Ocean Spirit, for an unforgettable day filled with a heaps of activities to fully appreciate the unique reef environment of Michaelmas Cay.

On Ocean Spirit’s incredible trip out to its own section of the Great Barrier Reef, snorkel in the vibrant fringe reef off of Michaelmas Cay and spot all kinds of marine life. Cruise in the semi submersible for an unforgettable view of the colourful world underwater, and learn everything you didn’t know you needed to know about the Great Barrier Reef’s incredible eco system with a Marine Biologist presentation. See the giant clams, sea turtles, clownfish, sea cucumbers, and more, that thrive in this abundant ocean community. Then, take some time to relax on the white sandy cay and witness this natural migratory seabird sanctuary in action as hundreds of seabirds roam the sandy shores.

If you’re keen to try scuba diving to observe the wild colours of the coral from a whole new perspective, Michaelmas Cay’s shallow protected waters is the perfect place to add an introductory dive. A qualified and experienced instructor will be by your side to help you with every step of the dive, ensuring you to have a stress free, fun, and unforgettable experience.

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Trip Intinerary

Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

7.30am: Check-in at Ocean Spirit’s counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal for boarding passes
8:00am: Boarding commences. Complimentary tea and coffee served until departure
8:30am: Depart Cairns for Michaelmas Cay and the Great Barrier Reef
9:00am: Safety demonstration, reef brief and snorkelling demonstration
9:30am: Informative Marine Biologist slide show presentation
10.00am: Dive brief for introductory divers
10:30am: Arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Reef Activities commence: Fish feeding presentation, Snorkelling, Semi-submersible coral viewing tour, Scuba diving for introductory divers. (Dive session times are 11:00am, 12:15pm & 1:30pm)
12:00-1.30pm: Buffet lunch served onboard. Time to enjoy more Reef Activities!
2:30pm: Afternoon tea is served onboard
3:00pm: Return journey to Cairns. Glass of complimentary sparkling wine served on the homeward journey, cheese and crackers
5:00pm: Arrive Cairns

Inclusions & Extras

Included

  • Return Ocean Spirit cruise from Cairns.
  • 8.5 hours experience with 4 hours on the Reef.
  • Morning and afternoon teas.
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch including fresh prawns.
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction.
  • Buoyancy vests.
  • Marine Biologist presentation.
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary.
  • Glass of complimentary sparkling wine served on the homeward journey, cheese and crackers.

Not Included

  • Inner city accommodation transfers
  • Guided Snorkel Tour

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Day Tour

Snorkelling - Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

$250.00

Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Day Tour

Introductory Dive - Michaelmas Cay Great Barrier Reef Day Tour

$400.00

What to bring

  • Your camera (Note: No drones allowed)
  • Towel, swimmers, hat and comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 +) and sunglasses
  • Cash / credit card for onboard purchases
  • Change of clothes (if swimming)

Pick Ups & Departures

Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns City

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Ocean Spirit Terms & Conditions

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds will be processed according to the following time frames:
Cancellations after 6pm on the day prior to travel a 100% cancellation fee will apply.
Cancellations between 12 midday and 6pm on the day prior to travel a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
Cancellations before 12 midday on the day prior to travel no cancellation fee will apply.

Frequently asked questions

What do I do if I need help with my tour booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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