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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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Great crew made the trip!!

Excellent trip. At first we felt a little squashed in, but as soon as you’ve left the dock you can... read more

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Mark C
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Fabulous day and crew!

We took the day trip with Seastar Cruises on Sunday and have an amazing time! The weather showed... read more

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Kelli W
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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

Excellent trip. At first we felt a little squashed in, but as soon as you’ve left the dock you can spread out and get more space. Food was decent, but all the staff were the standout of this trip. Skipper Gary took extra time to...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed yesterday

We took the day trip with Seastar Cruises on Sunday and have an amazing time! The weather showed storms, but we had zero rain and perfect sunshine. The entire crew was so helpful and friendly. I loved being with a smaller group (~30 people), it...More

Thank Kelli W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing day at sea, from the guided tours, scenery, and even the lunch was exquisite. Thanks to the very friendly Seastar staff for an amazing experience!

Thank jeremyd1982
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely day out at sea, very professional crew, safety both in and out of water is their top priority Their snorkeling equipment was very good .there were 2 stops, about an hour and a half at each stop, an " organised snorkeling tour" for the...More

Thank lannie62
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our group had a great day out on the reef with Seastar. We opted for the introductory dive since we weren't certified but were eager to try it out. Laura did a great job teaching us the basics and guiding us through our first dive....More

Thank DubOhio13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I done the snorkelling with Seastar and loved it. All the crew were so friendly and all seem to love their jobs! The guided tours were a good way to start of your snorkelling so that you can get used to being...More

Thank sarah m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seastar crew were absolutely fantastic and made this family day enjoyable and one to remember. They are experienced and guide you every step of the way. We are not experienced in snorkeling but we felt safe and made the most of our experience our swimming...More

Thank vandayarsally
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most perfect day on Seastar. Have done a fair bit of snorkelling but the locations didn't disappoint with beautiful reef and lots of tropical fish - including turtles, baby reef sharks, clown fish and HUGE Maori wrasse! Both Michaelmas Cay and Hastings...More

Thank Sammi A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw it was #1 boat tour, and a friend recommended them... and they met the expectations fair and square. The boat was good, a relatively small group, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. 100% recommended.

Thank Eduardo I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a brilliant trip with Seastar on 6 Feb 2018. The weather was not the best but the crew were great and dealt with the conditions superbly. Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef were both spectacular and it was amazing to see so much while snorkelling....More

Thank Briony D
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we have stayed in Mantra esplanade, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hides Hotel. for great location and on a budget go for Hides. Mantra is really nice, across road from lagoon, but quite expensive. DoubleTree is also on esplanade... More
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Yes, there is a ‘book now’ link at the bottom of their webpage seastarcruises (trip advisor actually links to their website), they also have an email address listed on their page too. I actually called them on the phone and... More