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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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Wonderful trip to cay and reef

Great full day trip. Smaller boat 36 max, crew very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hillsborough, North Carolina
The best reef trip imaginable!

Seastar was awesome. The crew was amazing: so helpful, kind, fun and informational! Only 36 guests... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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
+61 7 4041 6218

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great full day trip. Smaller boat 36 max, crew very knowledgeable and extremely enthusiastic. Snorkeling X2 plus glass bottom boat rides. Ratio of crew to guests allowed accomadation of guests skills and interests. They all have true love for the reef which carried over to...More

1  Thank Dexmorris
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seastar was awesome. The crew was amazing: so helpful, kind, fun and informational! Only 36 guests are taken on the boat, so it's much more intimate than the massive tours that most companies offer. Included was two reef snorkel trips (Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef,...More

Thank Genna P
Reviewed 6 days ago

The ship is older than the Passion of Paradise as was the equipment, but the lunch was slightly better. The snorkel was lower key in that the first stop was off of Michaelmas Island, and we took the glass boat tour at the second stop,...More

Thank LivDaley
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great crew and boat. Enjoyed the lunch and 2 reef destinations. The prescription goggles (included.. no extra charge ) made it awsome for me to actually be able to see the reef !! Not too crowded .. loved the limited number on boat. Much more...More

Thank kristywilliams9
Reviewed 6 days ago

My grandson and I had a fabulous day snorkeling at Michaelmas Cay and Hasting Reef. The staff on our trip were very professional ensuring everyone's safety while making it a fun trip. They are passionate about the reef and provided great information about the different...More

Thank Anne F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Comfortable smaller boat with fewer passengers than the big catamarans makes this tour a great one to do. Max numbers is around 40 and there's plenty of crew to look after you. 2 very different places visited means different snorkelling or diving experiences.

Thank NanaG-0112
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for a first-timer (to Great Barrier Reef area) like me, as they take you to 2 different places (with different coral), with snorkeling, discover scuba dive, and glass bottom boat. Great diverse way to see so many facets of the area

Thank kevinmusick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went on a day tour with Seastar and it was a fantastic day! The crew were all really friendly, knowledgable and helpful. We were given plenty of time in the water to snorkel freely as well as two guided tours and...More

1  Thank Alexandria B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a most amazing and unforgettable experience! We arrived at the pier 7:30am along with approximately 35 others and at 8am we took the journey out to the first snorkeling destination. We stopped there for 2 hours and I literally couldn't believe how beautiful...More

1  Thank Liisa and Dave B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I loved Seastar Cruises! I do not have my scuba certification but my boyfriend has his. The staff at seastar was able to cater to scuba divers of all experience levels. We both had a fantastic time with AJ and Sven. The...More

Thank Gina S
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Jennifer L
5 September 2017|
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Response from Roma2861 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely yes! The Seastar team will make sure that you can and will stay with you. Dont worry just enjoy the experience. Cheers
Kirsty Y
14 August 2017|
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Response from Sue K | Reviewed this property |
I went in August so I don't know what would be different besides the ocean temperature, which would be warmer in November. I trust that Seastar could answer your question since they go out to the Reef all the time
Art I
18 July 2017|
Response from TJsthoughts | Reviewed this property |
The full day tour I went on was about $200 AUD. I'd suggest to check their website for details.