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Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips

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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...more
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75 Esplande | Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 6218
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Reviewed today

Went out mid Feb with Seastar Cruises, unfortunately the wild stopped us from seeing all the 3 different reefs that were planned that day but weather is unpredictable and Seastar really made the best of rough conditions. Great crew, Great food zero complaints.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ash D
Reviewed yesterday

Great tour to outer reef. The boat is big, but not too big to feel crowded. The staff is very attentive, takes photos of you during the trip, photos you find on their facebook page for free. They offer guided snorkel at all locations, explaining...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TravelerOana
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great company! Everyone is so nice and helpful. Very informative tour, saw tons of fish, quite a few turtles. It is a very long full day of exploring the reef. Only words of caution which are not a reflection on the company, a lot of...More

Thank 312katb
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a great family run tour operator which provides excellent tours of the reef as well as friendly and knowledgeable crew! We had a great time exploring excellent spots with out snorkel guides. Definitely choose Seastar!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank chrisfF5047KH
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just back from the Seastar great barrier reef snorkeling trip to Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. One of the best days of my life, I will never forget this experience. Very friendly and instructional staff,couldnt ask for better. Vladimar led our small group and assisted...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank nidec
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic crew, tons of beautiful fish/coral, great food, and great reef locations for maximum GBR experience.... Two 30-minute guided snorkel tours (at two separate and unique reef locations), glass bottom boat tour, and lots of free time to snorkel on your own! Team took great...More

Thank 541lances
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spent an amazing day with the crew of this family owned business. Their vessel isn't as large as some of the other boats in the area, which was great. We really enjoyed the smaller numbers. The day begins at 7:30 and ends at about...More

Thank kimberlym87
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Look no further for a day of snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. The reef cruise was amazing. The entire crew was well informed and organized making for optimal time on the ship and in the water. We had a guided tour of the reefs and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank alxismc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Look no further for your cruise on the reef! This one is THE BEST. We did our research and found that this had the most 5 star reviews on TripAdvisor for good reason! The crew was very informative, the cruise goes out with a smaller...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Aherriot
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’m so glad I chose Seastar for my Great Barrier Reef trip. Did the all-day tour to Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef and opted to do the beginners scuba diving at both locations. I’d highly recommend this if you’re considering it! After safety briefings and...More

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1 November 2018|
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Response from SeastarCruises | Property representative |
What people have answered is true. It takes 1 1/2 hours to get to the reef.
31 August 2018|
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Response from SeastarCruises | Property representative |
Hi, You must board and check in at E finger. If you are going with Seastar the boarding time is 7:30 am, please get them on time as we can not wait. Enjoy your day on the reef, Seastar crew
15 August 2018|
Response from SeastarCruises | Property representative |
Good Morning Thank you for your inquiry on Seastar . Seastar boards at 07.30am, unfortunately you will not meet this check in time as your boat docks at Yorkeys Knob at 08.00am. We do have availability on our half day... More