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Michaelmas Cay

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Address: Great Barrier Reef | Queensland, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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US$ 132.42*
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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US$ 172.37*
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Green Island, Arlington...

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Great place to see both marine life as well as the thousands of birds that call this place home. A fabulous place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to see both marine life as well as the thousands of birds that call this place home. A fabulous place.

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Thank Geoff S
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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56 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Michaelmas Cay as one of three stops with Silverswift. Silverswift was a class act for safety but I expected to see beautiful coral reefs but everything was bleached a tan color. We saw no color except in the few fish which were yellow and white.

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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked with Ocean Spirit Cruises and from start to finish the trip was excellent......crew were great and looked after all levels from novice to experienced....walking of a little Desert Island into the sea was fantastic, as was the seme submersible......all in all great value and a memorable day provided by the hard working and helpful crew.......well worth a try

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Thank Robert C
Halstead, Kansas, United States
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Michaelmas Cay through Seastar tours. They anchored the boat aways off the island and took us to the island on a little glass bottom boat. The part of the island we saw was white sand, blue water and lots of birds - very pretty. We really didn't spend any time on the island itself but the snorkeling here... More 

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Thank Kim H
Philadelphia, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Do not see I could add much to many reviews. Just a couple of tips: (1) plan when the weather is a bit uncertain (fewer people), (2) allow as much "personal" time to explorer the beauty,(3) have all your gear with you, and (4) do not get stuck in endless cafe (pseudo-restaurants) with slow and poor service (not to say... More 

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Provo, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was amazing; the island is something straight out of National Geographic with hundreds of birds nesting and protecting their eggs and younglings. The coral and sea life was remarkable in the shallow waters close to the shore. Tip: if you're doing a day trip to two places including this and you're planning on doing a dive, I would... More 

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Thank Panu P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to observe bird life in a natural habitat. alos well maintained by not allowing tourists beyond a certain part of the island. Sunscreen, sunglasses, caps recommended as there is no cover of trees or any other kind.

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Thank Kartik M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Michaelmas Cay through Passions of Paradise tour. They docked their boat off the island and we were given the opportunity to either swim or take a little boat to the island. Being on the island itself was nothing great. Birds occupy most of it. The gem is the coral right off the beach. We swam around and saw... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A one day trip (8 to 5) with Ocean Spirit Cruises on a large catamaran. Including snorkling, coral viewing in air-conditioned sem-submersible, morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Beautiful reefs. Unfortunately there are no more trees on the Cay (as of the cyclone in 2011) but still a good place to relax and see the many birds on the cay, and the vast aquatic life that can be seen around the area.

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