1 Day Michaelmas Cay "Ocean Spirit" Reef Tour (86)

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Great Barrier Reef » 1 Day Michaelmas Cay "Ocean Spirit" Reef Tour (86)

Type: Tours - Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Day Trips

One of the best days at the reef, set sail aboard this five star catamaran to Michaelmas Cay a picturesque reef island surrounded by magical coral gardens teeming with an incredible diversity of marine life. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds.

Departure Dates and times:  Departs daily from the Cairns marina at 8.30am, with pick up from Cairns and Cairns Beaches hotels at around 7.30am - 8.00am. Returns to Cairns marina at 5pm. Drop off times to Cairns and Beaches hotels would be at between 5.15pm - 5.45pm. Pick Up is an extra cost of $26 per person (return)/beaches $32

Pick up from Port Douglas hotels is available at an extra cost but it is an hour's drive each way from Port Douglas to Cairns.

How to book: You can book online by clicking on the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. A 25% deposit payment is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable on the day of the tour when you get on board. Your ticket will be emailed back to you within a short time (during business hours) of receiving your booking request and deposit payment.  Please note: The Government Environmental Management Charge along with other levies is included in the below rates.

More Information:

This is a reef tour where almost everything has been included in the price so there is very good value packed into your ticket price. The high crew to passengers ratio also ensures a 5 Star Service is delivered to all guests.

Itinerary:

Departing from Cairns marina at 8.30am, the journey to Michaelmas Cay takes around 90 minutes. Arriving at around 10am, the day is yours to explore and enjoy a wide range of activities including snorkelling the great barrier reef, scuba diving (both certified and first time beginner available at extra cost), semi-submarine coral viewing tour, coral cay scientific tours, nature walks among the bird sanctuary, morning tea, superb buffet lunch and afternoon tea, and a complimentary cheese & crackers on the homeward sail. You have approximately five hours at the reef before it is time to head back to Cairns at around 3.30pm. 

Features & Inclusions

  • Four Full Hours on the Reef
  • Snorkelling Demonstrations & Tuition
  • Semi-submarine Coral and Marine Life viewing tours with commentary
  • Morning Refreshments & Afternoon Tea
  • High Crew to Guest Ratio
  • Optional Introductory Diving & Certified Diving with PADI Instructors
  • Use of Snorkelling Equipment & Flotation Vests
  • Includes all taxes and levies
  • Superb Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch, including Seafood
  • Cheese & crackers on the homeward sail

Rates and Tariffs

2017-18 Season
1st Apr 2017 to 31st Mar 2018
Snorkelling (ncluding all taxes & levies) $208.50 adult
$107.50 per child
$531.00 family
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

* All prices are inclusive of GST and in Australian Dollars ($AUD)

Booking Information

Departure Dates and times: Departs daily from the Cairns marina at 8.30am, pick up from Cairns and Cairns Beaches hotels at around 7.30am - 8.00am. Returns to Cairns marina at 5pm. Drop off times to Cairns and Beaches hotels would be at between 5.15pm - 5.45pm. (pick up is extra)

How to book: You can book online by clicking on the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. A 25% deposit payment is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is payable on the day of the tour when you get on board. Your ticket will be emailed back to you within a short time (during business hours) of receiving your booking request and deposit payment. Please note: The Government Environmental Management Charge along with other levies is included in the above rates.

Pickup or Departure Point Details:
Cairns Marlin Jetty (located within a 10 minute walk of Cairns city centre accommodation)

Optional Extras:
Transfers
35 minute Introductory (no experience necessary): 1 Dive: $126

Regarding Scuba Diving:
Some medical conditions will prevent you from diving. Some of the more common conditions are Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Pregnancy and heart or lung conditions. Some other medical conditions may also be a problem. If you are unsure about any specific condition please contact us.

Booking Policy

Please advise the following:
The name of your Holiday Accommodation and/ or a mobile telephone contact in case the tour director can't find you. Please advise if you would like return hotel bus transfers. We also book accommodation at the best locally available rates so if we can help you with that, please let us know.

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