Seastar Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Island and Reef Tour from Cairns

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North

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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Travel to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on a full-day, all-inclusive cruise aboard Cairns' most popular small number (36 passenger) Luxury Catamaran. Dive into this remarkable underwater kingdom and experience the wonder that is the Great Barrier Reef. Visit the spectacular and celebrated destinations of Michaelmas Cay and Hastings outer Reef where you can snorkel, dive or coral view in the glass bottom boat. To ensure a truly memorable day, all equipment, snorkel guides, dive guides, glass bottom tour, morning & afternoon tea and delicious buffet lunch are included in the fare.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips, 75 Esplande Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Check in at 7.30 am at Cairns Marlin Marina, E finger directly on board Seastar.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Michaelmas Cay, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Located 22 nautical miles (40 km) from Cairns, the same as the distance across the English Channel, and close to the outer reef systems, Michaelmas Cay is the largest of the uninhabited coral cays in the Cairns region; in fact it is huge in comparison.

Seastar is the first vessel to arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Very few tour vessels are now permitted access to this sensitive island and now there are only two which travel daily that are permitted the right to use and access the Cay.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland Australia

Our second location where we stop is Hastings reef, part of the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Hastings Reef is located 30 nautical miles out from Cairns and is a typical outer reef, on most days a line of breakers marks where the deep ocean swells break onto the reef wall. The reef itself is shallow on top, with steep sides reminiscent of cliffs falling away into the surrounding water.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Luxury Outer Great Barrier Reef Cruise
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Guided Snorkel Tour at Both Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef
  • Mask, Snorkel and Fins
  • Wet-suit or stinger-suit (seasonal)
  • Buoyancy vest and noodle
  • On-board commentary
  • Glass bottom boat
  • Island access to world famous Michaelmas Cay
  • Random photos taken daily and Uploaded Facebook "Free Service"

  • Return Bus transfers additional cost from City or Northern Beaches
  • Cold drinks and snacks
  • Introductory Diving or Certified Diving optional Extra
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • All divers to complete medical declaration
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers
Departure Point

Cairns, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


8 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Image - 09 Oct 2019 -


Really enjoyed our day. The team were very professional with safety and what to expect and also fun, lively and upbeat. Locations excellent - we snorkelled and loved both. Informative talks, fab lunch and great weather. Thanks all for a memorable trip

Image - 08 Oct 2019 -


the staff was very knowledgeable, loved their work, and they were all very kind and helpful. They were very attentive and accommodating. They dove to show us all kinds of creatures and different types of coral. They took plenty of pictures that were then put on Facebook for free for us to share with our friends. It was an absolutely wonderful day. We could use a swim vest and a noodle if we wanted to. There was a ring to hold onto to follow the staff team leader in the water. . I can't say enough, it was amazing. Thank you Seastar.

Image - 12 Aug 2019 -

Kailing G

The tour was well run, food was good, and proper briefings were conducted. We were the only boat at Michael cay in the morning and it helped that we were a small group of 37. It was an amazing experience to snorkel and see the biodiversity underwater. We learnt a lot from Matt about the corals. And the highlight was we spotted a few whales on our way back by chance. Couldn't have asked for more.

Image - 29 Jul 2019 -

Natalie A

Staff ran a tight ship and everything was efficient and well organised! The staff were friendly and knowledgeable, lunch was hot and plentiful. We were the first boat out to the Cay so had the space to ourselves for a while. I appreciated the beach launch for our first swim to get used to it. Loved the glass bottom boat tour to hear more about what we could see. All equipment provided, we even saw turtles! You definitely need to go, it's a great day!
Highly recommend, it was wonderful.

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