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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

#1 of 68 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Cairns Features Animals
75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218
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Totally enjoyable day

My husband and I and our adult son took the cruise. We all snorkeled. I especially enjoyed the tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ann G
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Amazing Day!

We had the greatest day with Seastar! It was 'great' because of the smaller-size boat/tour with... read more

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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 yesterday via mobile

My husband and I and our adult son took the cruise. We all snorkeled. I especially enjoyed the tour at Hastings with Phillip, but everyone was informative, good humored, safety conscious without being overbearing, and supportive of the people with the queasy stomachs. The coral...More

Thank Ann G
Reviewed yesterday

We had the greatest day with Seastar! It was 'great' because of the smaller-size boat/tour with less people and the beautiful snorkeling/diving locations. But, it was 'the greatest' thanks to the crew. Professional, efficient, and so friendly and attentive - they truly made an effort...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow! What an amazing trip to the GBR thnx 2 the best, charismatic, eclectic crew eva! Special shoutout to Phillip!

Thank Kati S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day on the reef with Seastar. Crew were excellent and professional. Sam was at the helm and was terrific. The reef experience was amazing. Loved it.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I did a lot of research before we booked as there are so many cruises to choose from. I wanted snorkeling, plus the glass bottom boat and I wanted to go far out to the reef. This crew was fantastic. Extremely helpful and friendly. They...More

1  Thank seattletolondon
Reviewed 4 days ago

I absolutely loved this tour! As it was a smaller boat there was about 25 people and about 10 crew members, which was great. The crew all looked after us and made us all feel excited and special. As it was a smaller boat they...More

Thank Eloise T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a better trip out to the reef! Everything about seastar is absolutely amazing. The crew were wonderful and they are the biggest reason this day was so unforgettable. They were all very professional, easy to talk to, fun and took very...More

Thank jessicaz178
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best day in a while!! These guys will give you the best tour of the Great Barrier Reef, small, intimate and informative! I never felt so safe and surrounded by people who actually care about you and what they are doing - amazing! We saw...More

Thank Axel F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Thanks to everyone on board for a great day. Skipper Sam, Yanni, Charles, Laura and the others were great hosts. Limited numbers of passengers made for a very personalized trip. Weather was good which was a bonus and not too many sick people. Hastings reef...More

Thank WaikatoRex
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great day at Michelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. Great, friendly crew who made a point of getting to know the 35 or so passengers. Lots to recommend if you prefer a more personalised experience and crew who take you through the specifics...More

Thank Gill P
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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.
Art I
18 July 2017|
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Response from WaikatoRex | Reviewed this property |
We paid $210pp which included a reef tax.
Tiffany C
25 April 2017|
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Response from ahnat2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it's just based on trust. They don't have a safe or anything.