Michaelmas Cay Cruise

Tour Code: 125

Prices From

au$213

Live Availability - Book Now

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$111.50
Family: au$543.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef is a small, low-lying sandy island surrounded by a spectacular fringing reef. Your tour to this beautiful sandy island from Cairns includes a range of family-friendly and adventure-filled activities: snorkel, dive, take a semi-submarine tour.

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Highlights

  • Discover an amazing array of birdlife on Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Great for families and beginner snorkellers and divers
  • Snorkel in the calm, shallow waters off the beach at Michaelmas Cay
  • Stay dry and view the spectacular fringing reef and diverse marine life from a semi submarine

Perfect Selfie

  • With the amazing array of birdlife and sea life and the pristine surroundings at Michaelmas Cay, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Snap yourself on the pristine beach or snorkelling with a friendly green sea turtle. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay is a small, vegetated sand island surrounded by a spectacular fringing reef. It is located on the western tip of Michaelmas Reef 43km north-east of Cairns.

Heaven for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts

Declared a national park in 1975, Michaelmas Cay is an important bird sanctuary and home to over 23 species of seabirds. At the height of nesting and breeding season (during summer months) up to 20,000 birds have been observed.  The Cay is also rich with a myriad of sea life including green sea turtles (which occasionally nest there), molluscs and hundreds of species of tropical reef fish including Humphead Maori Wrasse. The reef surrounding the Cay is known for its abundance of giant clams.

 

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Included In Price

  • Return cruise from Cairns
  • Morning tea
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch, including seafood
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Marine biologist presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Glass of complimentary sparkling wine with cheese and crackers on return journey
  • Lycra suits
  • Water
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:30am departure

Departure Instructions
  • If making own arrangements, please check in at 07:45am at Reef Fleet Terminal. 1 Spence St Cairns.
  • Optional coach transfers available from Cairns, Cairns Beaches and Palm Cove accommodation.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations

Michaelmas Cay

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate on Christmas Day

Duration

8.5 hours experience with 4 hours on the Reef

What to Bring
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash/Credit Card for onboard purchases.
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory scuba diving (pre-booking recommended)
  • Coach transfers from accommodation
Fitness Level Required

Low

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • 0-3 years are free of charge
  • 4-14 years inclusive, child rate applies
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellations made between 12 midday and 5.00pm on the day prior to travel incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made after 5.00pm on the day prior to travel incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Additional Information
  • Diving activities subject to medical questionnaire.
  • Recommended wait of 12 hours but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.
  • Snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. Please use caution and inform our crew of any medical conditions.
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

fernando m

Reviewed on October 27, 2018

Yes, a lot

SHIRLEY G

Reviewed on September 20, 2016

Loved our trip - staff & organisation on the trip, fantastic

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Shirley, thanks for your feedback. Ocean Spirit is a beautiful vessel and The Tour Specialists are pleased you experienced the fantastic service and experience at Michaelmas Cay this vessel is so well known for.

Hugh M

Reviewed on June 16, 2016

Well organized friendly service

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

The Ocean Spirit Crew are a great team to visit the Great Barrier Reef with and the Tour Specialists are pleased you enjoyed your day on the Great Barrier Reef & Michaelmas Cay.

Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef is a small, low-lying sandy island surrounded by a spectacular fringing reef. Your tour to this beautiful sandy island from Cairns includes a range of family-friendly and adventure-filled activities: snorkel, dive, take a semi-submarine tour.

Read More

Highlights

  • Discover an amazing array of birdlife on Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Great for families and beginner snorkellers and divers
  • Snorkel in the calm, shallow waters off the beach at Michaelmas Cay
  • Stay dry and view the spectacular fringing reef and diverse marine life from a semi submarine

Perfect Selfie

  • With the amazing array of birdlife and sea life and the pristine surroundings at Michaelmas Cay, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Snap yourself on the pristine beach or snorkelling with a friendly green sea turtle. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay is a small, vegetated sand island surrounded by a spectacular fringing reef. It is located on the western tip of Michaelmas Reef 43km north-east of Cairns.

Heaven for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts

Declared a national park in 1975, Michaelmas Cay is an important bird sanctuary and home to over 23 species of seabirds. At the height of nesting and breeding season (during summer months) up to 20,000 birds have been observed.  The Cay is also rich with a myriad of sea life including green sea turtles (which occasionally nest there), molluscs and hundreds of species of tropical reef fish including Humphead Maori Wrasse. The reef surrounding the Cay is known for its abundance of giant clams.

 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Return cruise from Cairns
  • Morning tea
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch, including seafood
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Marine biologist presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Glass of complimentary sparkling wine with cheese and crackers on return journey
  • Lycra suits
  • Water
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

8:30am departure

Departure Instructions
  • If making own arrangements, please check in at 07:45am at Reef Fleet Terminal. 1 Spence St Cairns.
  • Optional coach transfers available from Cairns, Cairns Beaches and Palm Cove accommodation.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations

Michaelmas Cay

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate on Christmas Day

Duration

8.5 hours experience with 4 hours on the Reef

What to Bring
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash/Credit Card for onboard purchases.
Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory scuba diving (pre-booking recommended)
  • Coach transfers from accommodation
Fitness Level Required

Low

Restrictions

Scuba Diving – minimum age 12

IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Child Policy
  • 0-3 years are free of charge
  • 4-14 years inclusive, child rate applies
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Cancellations made between 12 midday and 5.00pm on the day prior to travel incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made after 5.00pm on the day prior to travel incur a 100% cancellation fee.
Additional Information
  • Diving activities subject to medical questionnaire.
  • Recommended wait of 12 hours but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.
  • Snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. Please use caution and inform our crew of any medical conditions.
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

fernando m

Reviewed on October 27, 2018

Yes, a lot

SHIRLEY G

Reviewed on September 20, 2016

Loved our trip - staff & organisation on the trip, fantastic

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Hi Shirley, thanks for your feedback. Ocean Spirit is a beautiful vessel and The Tour Specialists are pleased you experienced the fantastic service and experience at Michaelmas Cay this vessel is so well known for.

Hugh M

Reviewed on June 16, 2016

Well organized friendly service

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

The Ocean Spirit Crew are a great team to visit the Great Barrier Reef with and the Tour Specialists are pleased you enjoyed your day on the Great Barrier Reef & Michaelmas Cay.

Tour Code: 125

Prices From

au$213

Live Availability - Book Now

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$111.50
Family: au$543.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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