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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Great Barrier Reef snorkel trip

We had a great day out snorkelling with Seastar Cruises on the Great Barrier Reef. The group was... read more

Reviewed today
Katherine G
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Seastar is the best!!!

The trip on Seastar was amazing. The crew were so nice and helping. It was my first time going... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mike S
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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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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a great day out snorkelling with Seastar Cruises on the Great Barrier Reef. The group was nice and small, 15 people on our trip, which made for lots of room on the boat. We had two snorkel trips both of about 1.5 hours...More

Thank Katherine G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The trip on Seastar was amazing. The crew were so nice and helping. It was my first time going scuba diving and i loved it!!! Laura was an excellent scuba instructor!!! She showed me all the amazing corals and animals that live at the reef....More

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a great day today snorkeling 2 areas on the reef. Staff very conscientious and helpful. Excellent equipment. Enjoyed the tour with a guide so we know where to go to see the best of the coral and fish. Would have liked more info on...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We chose the Seastar because of a the smaller sized group and wow what a trip. Early start from the marina in cairns, then out for the first stop at michaelmas cay which was amazing. I had a introductory scuba dive at michaelmas cay with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All in all a great trip. 1.5 hours to first stop at michaelmas Cay / a young Reef with not a lot to see but was good for new snorkeliers to get comfy. Next stop was Hastings Reef which was older and more to see....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went to this tour yesterday. We both loved them, all the people in their team are excellent, they are very friendly and nicely. We loved their lunch, it's yummy. If I didn't get seasick, I will eat all of things in...More

Thank cathy8882018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't say enough good things about this company or add much to what has already been said, but if you are concerned about safety, this is the tour for you. I have been on many snorkeling trips, but never have I experienced the attentiveness to...More

Thank Laurie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crew are really nice and take great care of you when you're not feeling well or you're out snorkeling. They make it a really fun day. No hidden extras either. The reef is amazing and I could have stayed floating around there all day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the full day tour on April 17th and loved it. Every single person on the crew was interactive and seemed genuinely nice and helpful. Would definitely book again.

Thank citrusflyer12
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seastar Cruises is absolutely awesome. The Crew is super friendly and you really see that they love what they do. Especially Sven, my Dive Introducer, gave everything to make my first dive unforgettable. thanks for that:-) We drove to 2 different reefs and both times...More

Thank Daniel K
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we have stayed in Mantra esplanade, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hides Hotel. for great location and on a budget go for Hides. Mantra is really nice, across road from lagoon, but quite expensive. DoubleTree is also on esplanade... More
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