Michaelmas Cay
Michaelmas Cay
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scvrose
Fiddletown, CA1,104 contributions
Nov 2022
Seastar dropped us off before the island we swam in. Enjoyed watching the hundreds of birds making their nest on this slender piece of land. One of my highlights.
Written 18 November 2022
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hawkeye321
Mount Clemens16 contributions
Nov 2022
I went here as part of my snorkeling trip. The birds were wonderful! However, I wish the informational display was closer or a little larger to read. It was difficult to see. Also, it would be nice to have a better description of the birds that were there. I know the informational and gave some information but it could have been more helpful. Wonderful that we get to see and explore that beautiful place!
Written 16 November 2022
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Carolyn H
6 contributions
Oct 2022
This is a highlight going to the Barrier Reef .Captain and crew friendly and efficient .Buffet Lunch so much to choose from after I went snorkelling. Very Relaxing and went in the glass bottom boat to look at the fish and coral .
Written 10 November 2022
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B A
Sydney, Australia41 contributions
May 2022
its a cay - a large sand island on the great barrier reef. Went here as part of a reef cruise. Nice shallow waters to snorkel.
Written 20 May 2022
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Alex F
4 contributions
Jun 2021
Beautiful coral cay. Lots of sea birds, marine animals, fish and corals. Absolutely stunning and highly recommend a visit to the Michaelmas and Upolu Cay Marine Park
Written 12 June 2021
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John T
6 contributions
Apr 2021
We took a dive charter out here and it was an awesome experience. The remoteness was wonderfull and access to the reef really good.
Written 4 June 2021
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Journeys
Yeppoon, Australia588 contributions
Nov 2020
We found the reef clear, with great visibility. The reef is colorful. Our tour company provided a safe and friendly.
Written 18 November 2020
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stugillCheshire
Runcorn, UK30 contributions
Mar 2020
Brilliant day trip with Ocean Spirit. Everything so well organised. Loved the semi submersible. Not good swimmers but the staff were so helpful and patient that we were able to say we had snorkelled on the Great Barrier Reef. Unforgettable day!
Written 18 April 2020
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Manuel C
Montreal, Canada18 contributions
Feb 2020
We get there with Sailing Whitsundays cruise, so the pictures on the "brochure" to sell the tripe is VERY BEAUTIFUL but the reality is completely different so be CAREFULL because this company sell you Rabbit but it is Cat CROKED
They show in picture a VERY BEAUTIFULL sail boat but you will NEVER see the sails is a Catamaran with two powerful motors a lot of noise and POLUDE the OCEANS a lot
Food is Disgusting, and to finish when you get to the island you ONLY have 30 meters to walk, I know the bird nests but if you really care about DON"T BRING PEOPLE THERE you are DISGUSTING when you talk about save the birds and the reefs and the OCEAN YOU do completely the opposite so don’t be HIPOCRITS because you are, YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT THE MONEY NOTHING ELSE
We start in Cairns get in the boat and after 20 minutes the boat broke, so the "captain" try to fix it but is not capable so we have to go back to the port to change boats we get there very slowly we lost one hour twenty minutes so a person on the microphone toll us ' DONT WORRY " we will compensation the time we lost... blab...blab...blab... so I send one email to get compensated but they give me A$25
to resume it be CAREFULL with this company they promise something and they don’t delivery
For that stupid Swedish Great Thunberg care about the planet so go to exe: Cairns, Townsville etc., and see what happen with THOUSEND of boat pollute the oceans with Thousands of tourists go their stupid
Written 29 March 2020
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Jannie
8 contributions
Mar 2020
We had the most wonderful time on this trip. The sailing to Michaelmas was nice. The snorkeling was quite okay although we have done more varied snorkeling with more views. But overall we had a really nice day. A pity that the sails have not been used, only the engine. Drinks and food were good.
Written 12 March 2020
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