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Michaelmas Cay

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Great Barrier Reef | Queensland, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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US$142.32*
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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
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US$191.80*
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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US$130.87*
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30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ocean spirit” (31 reviews)
“sea birds” (18 reviews)
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Great Barrier Reef | Queensland, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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1 - 10 of 394 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bird sanctuary on the sand and brilliant and beautiful shallow reefs for snorkeling and diving. Take your camera.

Thank _cjwatson42
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visited here with the seastar cruises, amazin reef for snorkling. the cay is amazing aswell with birds and turtles nesting. only allowed within the roped area which is good so it doesnt get ruied by people

Thank GJ2707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reef is beautiful here. I went on a trip with Seastar Cruises here and they took us diving and snorkling.

Thank Austin B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great to see a smal sample of the reef, snorkling was easy, heaps of giant clams, though appeared that the cay gets too much visitation, thought our experience was going to be with one operator only, but on getting there, found we were sharing a...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To clarify, the tour I took brought us here and Hastings Reef. While the snorkeling at Michaelmas was awesome, it was just a bit better at Hastings. The cay at Michaelmas was fantastic though. Just the sight of a sandbar out in the middle of...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing day one of the best in my life! Stunning sandbar with crystal clear water anyone would think we were one a maldive island if it wasn't for all the birds but it is a bird sanctury! Here I was lucky enough to see and...More

1  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there at the end of July. Waves were big and my wife was seek, but this journey realy wost it. Nice things to see, and very good service

Thank Francky W
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This cay is a must visit/see/enjoy. The whole trip, spending time with friends,family, enjoying the beauty and colors of underwater world, relaxing...is unforgettable. Not to forget helpful crew and delicious lunch. Not easy to describe. You need to be there...

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Amazing and sandy island cay for Sea birds living place; Clear water for snorkeling and diving; colorful and difference sharp coral under the seas. a lot turtles and so many species of reef fish swimming besides. peaceful; conformable and clam environment around there. It is...More

Thank HY0017
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is by far the most incredible place I have ever seen. To snorkel along above a turtle, view incredible fish species, see the extensive coral. A lifetime of memories without doubt.

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Shradhadang
5 January 2017|
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Response from aeb001Melbourne | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are snorkelling there is literally nothing to see except a very very small strip of sand with a zillion birds on it. All the boats I saw going out there including the one I was on are all moderately paced, packed... More
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Shradhadang
5 January 2017|
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Response from Belzob | Reviewed this property |
You would not want to pay for one that focuses (and includes snorkeling and a dive for a little extra) - and that is what we did and I agree with Claus - what a shame to bypass the opportunity!
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Annie M
5 July 2015|
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Response from roskoedj |
According to Ebird the birds that have been recorded at Michaelmas Cay during July are: Great Frigatebird Brown Booby Silver Gull Common Noddy Sooty Tern Crested Tern Welcome Swallow Lesser Frigatebird Masked... More
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