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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 2 days ago via mobile

We had a hard time choosing a tour because there is so much choice, but ended up choosing seastar cruises because it's a much smaller boat than many other (only 36 people) and we were not disappointed. It was very well organised from the moment...More

Thank abbi M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We recently went on the Seastar full day reef trip and cannot recommend it highly enough. From start to finish it was an outstanding experience - a very smooth operation with friendly and engaging staff committed to making the trip enjoyable. As a first time...More

Thank jpatto26
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I did the day cruise with friends in August; the safety briefings and customer care were top notch; inner reef @ Michaelmas Cay was fantastic (tide was low, day was still and sunny, lots of fish were hanging around and some great coral patches). The...More

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SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thanks so much for your feedback. We are glad to hear you had a good day. Hope to see you again soon. Seastar crew

Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was absolutely excellent from start to finish. The crew were kind, hospitable and great fun whilst snorkeling. My 15yr old son didn't want to scuba as I didn't want to (there is an option to buy scuba sessions on board if you change...More

Thank Catherine A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Seastar is a small boat only taking about 30+ people. There were plenty of staff to look after us from kitting us out with wetsuits and snorkel gear, telling us about the reef, feeding us & taking us on guided tours in the water...More

Thank Ann T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the most wonderful day out with this crew. We left at 7.30am and returned back to the harbour around 4.15pm. The safety is second to none. The team were knowledgeable and kind and went out of their way to ensure you had the...More

Thank babledeb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole trip was just fantastic. Health and safety is obviously extremely important to Seastar and they executed it perfectly without affecting the enjoyment of the trip. First class customer service coupled with very professional and knowledgeable crew members. Perfect day on the reef which...More

Thank sean s
SeastarCruises, Public Relations Manager at Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thanks for your feedback. We are proud to say that customer service, health and safety are big priorities for us and that our crew members undergo lots of training to keep up our high standards. Thanks again for sharing with us, Seastar crew

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always good for a repeat visit, viewing the coral and sealife through a glass bottom boat is always an amazing experience for anyone but even better for people who have never seen the Reef - the whole world has heard of the Barrier Reef...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick trip up to Cairns for our anniversary-the trip to the reef was one of the highlights. Its a relatively small boat but gets to Michaelmas Cay then Hastings Reef quickly. Comprehensive safety briefings and enthusiastic crew. We have done dives before...More

Thank bexandy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we planned our Australia trip we knew that we would like to experience the Great Barrier Reef, so I started to search for the right company to take the tour with. I got to top 4 and chose Seastar. What a great choice it...More

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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
8 August 2018|
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Response from SeastarC | Property representative |
Hi Kiera, We don't have a mesh, but we do have a top deck. Our top deck is covered but you have plenty of places to sunbathe including Michaelmas Cay. The front of the boat is very spacious, and you can sunbathe and lay... More