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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218
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Seastar Cruises premium reef cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef with a coral cay island. In only 1 1/4 hours the fast air-conditioned Seastar 1 can take you from Cairns to magnificent Michaelmas Cay, the largest of the local uninhabited coral cays. Cruising past Green Island, Upolu cay and Oyster reef Seastar is the first boat to arrive. After an enjoyable time here it is a short 20 minute cruise to the splendid Hastings Reef sitting on the very outer edge. This is where the corals thrive, well out from the coast away from the influence the rivers and streams, adjacent to the clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. You will have 2 1/2 hours at each location. Plenty of time to go snorkeling, do a introductory dive, relax on the beach of the Island or join a tour in the Glass Bottom Boat at Hastings Reef. The day cruise on Seastar inlcudes Morning/Afternoon tea, high quality snorkel equipment, Wetsuit or Lycra suit (depending on the time of year), Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch, Reef Interpretation & Guided Snorkel Tours on each spot.
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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4041 6218
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"michaelmas cay"
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"sea star"
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"fish"
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"glass bottom boat"
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"their facebook page"
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"both locations"
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"smaller boat"
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"small group"
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"great trip"
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"noodles"
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"snorkel tour"
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"second stop"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing staff who all seemed to adore their jobs and were a mine of information on the GBR, which really added to the trip. Everyone was very relaxed, laid back and very helpful, especially Sven the diving instructor, which was wonderful for me as a...More

Thank Carol K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Have been to the reef three times on three different tours. Loved the small group size, the informative and friendly staff and locations visited with Seastar. At the two locations there was a detailed snorkel tour, staff took lots of photos during the day and...More

Thank Marijke E
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great day out. Very well organised operation. Friendly and knowledgeable staff members. Reef was awesome and Seastar was first boat at Michaelmas Cay. Staff take photos both on the boat and in the water, which you can download from Facebook so you have your own...More

Thank Jo H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my partner turned up to Seastar quite early (e mail wasn’t clear if it was 7.30am depart or meet 7.30am). It was the latter but we grabbed a coffee and it was fine! On board it was very efficient going through check in,...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole family had an amazing day out. The marine life was so abundant and colourful, better than we remembered - we even saw 3 green sea turtles. Snorkelling equipment, wet suits and boat all really well looked after. Staff were very informative with the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This family owned business was all class. Fabulous adventure. The staff were friendly, accommodating and very patient with a beginner like me. Loved it. The water was warm and the company relaxed. I thought it was extra value seeing as you could download all the...More

Thank petaann c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crew were well trained and very friendly. The boat was comfortable and the reef locations were fantastic. Awesome day trip. Memories for life.

Thank Jeff G
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Donna V
3 May 2018|
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Response from Bobbie D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have both life vests and "noodles"
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Rachel U
29 April 2018|
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Response from TinaNurse | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a glass bottom boat as part of your trip my mother-in-law who is 74yrs young came on our trip and they took her to one of the small islands to sunbathe while we all snorkeled.
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