Michaelmas Cay Day Tour - Ocean Spirit

Discover the serene beauty of the Great Barrier Reef as you cruise to the picturesque Michaelmas Cay on the elegant 32 m sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit.


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  • 2-hour motorized sail aboard the Ocean Spirit to Michaelmas Cay
  • Snorkeling in the cay's protected shallow waters
  • Cruise in the semi-submarine/glass bottom boat for a diver’s view of the reef
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Bird watching and observation of the local wildlife
  • Relaxing on Ocean Spirit’s spacious decks or the beach
  • Beach buggy shuttle transfers between Ocean Spirit and the beach


  • Return Ocean Spirit cruise from Cairns
  • 8.5 hours experience with 4 hours on the Reef
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch including fresh prawns
  • Fish feeding presentation on arrival
  • Snorkeling equipment, Lycra suits & Buoyancy vests
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Semi-submarine/glass bottom boat Reef Discovery tour with commentary
  • Glass of complimentary sparkling wine served on the homeward journey, cheese and crackers


Day 1: Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise

At 8:00 am, vessel boarding commences, with morning tea and coffee served on board until departure at 8:30 am. Departing Cairns, you'll receive a safety demonstration, reef brief, and snorkeling demonstration. At 9:30 am, an informative Marine Biologist reef presentation begins, followed by a dive brief for introductory divers at 10:00 am. Arriving at Michaelmas Cay by 10:30 am, you'll engage in various reef activities and beach transfers, including fish feeding presentations, snorkeling, semi-submarine reef discovery tours, and scuba diving sessions for introductory divers at 11:00 am, 12:15 pm, and 1:30 pm. From 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, enjoy a buffet lunch served onboard Ocean Spirit, with ample time for additional reef activities. Afternoon tea is served onboard, and at 5:00 pm, depart from Michaelmas Cay for Cairns, arriving back at the Reef Fleet Terminal.

Meals: lunch.


Please check in at 7:30am at the Ocean Spirit Check-in counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, to obtain your boarding pass.

8:00am: Boarding

8:30am: Departs Cairns

5:00pm: Arrives Cairns

SURCHARGE: Due to potential significant volatility in supply & operational costs a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, any charge will be collected on departure.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES: In addition to your cruise fare, you can choose to experience even more of the Great Barrier Reef with an Introductory Scuba Dive or a Marine Biologist Reef Snorkel Tour.


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