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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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Address: 75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 7 4041 6218
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Seastar Cruises premium reef cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef...

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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Knowledgeable staff, loads of free extras, real personal touch. Cheap too! Can't recommend highly enough. Oh and the grub was good too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knowledgeable staff, loads of free extras, real personal touch. Cheap too! Can't recommend highly enough. Oh and the grub was good too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great outfit that focused on exceptional customer service. The crew are all friendly and make an effort to rotate with all of the guests to make them feel welcomed and comfortable. They did an excellent job getting everybody into the water and pointing out various fish and coral of interest. The boat ride was very comfortable and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Snorkeling fun awaits. Loved the patience and funny jokes of the staff. Submersible boat was super cool!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We booked on the all day Seastar cruise and snorkelling trip to Michaelmas Cay and Hastings outer reef. We were efficiently signed on to the boat and with a prompt start. Coffee and muffins were available on board. The crew were most helpful, friendly, attentive to any need or concern. We were well briefed and kitted up. Michaelmas Cay was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went out on the Seastar fo a day cruise to the reef last week. The boat was in immaculate condition, and a smaller vessel meant more personal attention from the fabulous crew, and fewer people to bump into in the water. All of the equipment was newer and in good condition, and my wife was able to utilize one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well organized and well run operation with a friendly knowledgeable crew. The smaller size was much better in our view than a boat with 2-300 snorkelers. They went further out than some of the group cruises. The entire day was thoroughly enjoyable for a quick view of the reefs if you are not a serious scuba diver. They have floatation... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did an introductory scuba dive and snorkelled over two different locations both of which were absolutely stunning! Cruise was very well organised and staff were fantastic! Highly recommend this tour! Thanks for a fantastic trip Seastar cruises 😃

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took Seastar Cruises to the GBR - was very well managed. Friendly & very knowledgable crew- knew how to take care of us. We were not more than 30 on the boat- so not crowded. They take you to two Outer reef areas to view the reefs- Michaelmas Bay and Hastings Reef over the course of the 8 hour cruise.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We researched a lot on the internet before finalizing. Seastar seemed to be the best choice and so it turned out to be. We had a fantastic time. The two locations worked very well. We completed 2 dives, first time ever for both of us. And the staff made it so easy. The safety briefings were awesome. My son (5... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the day long Seastar cruise to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR). (They have a 4 hour tour as well). Our "host" for the day was Matthew - who is both entertaining and informative. They gave an excellent overview of the GBR - and the surrounding ecosystems. Because we went on the 8 hour tour - we were able... More 

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