From Cairns: Cruise to Michaelmas Cay with Water Activities

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Set sail on a 32-meter catamaran cruise from Cairns to Michaelmas Cay and spend a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a marine biologist presentation, on-board buffet, snorkeling, and more.


  • Experience the romance and adventure while sailing the 32 meter sailing catamaran
  • Meet some of the locals such as clams, sea turtles, and more
  • Visit a limited access, protected National Park and major seabird habitat
  • Experience the reef in the semi-sub, try out snorkeling or enjoy an introduction to scuba diving
  • Enjoy a complimentary sparkling wine on the homeward journey


Departing daily from Cairns, the beautiful 32-meter sailing catamaran sets sail for a day to remember at the picturesque Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Encircled by fringing reef teeming with colorful marine life, this unique reef environment is also a bird lover’s delight and an important protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds. As a National Park, daily visitor numbers and access to the cay is limited to preserve this special environment. Luckily, you will spend 4 hours at this beautiful location. Throughout the day, the beach buggy boat will transfer you between the catamaran and the beach. Snorkel directly from the beach in the cay’s protected shallow waters and cruise in the semi-submersible with commentary for a diver’s view of the reef. Watch the fish feeding presentation and observe the fascinating island birdlife. For the more adventurous there is the option to experience an exciting introductory scuba dive or join the marine biologist for a guided snorkel tour. Alternatively, you can just relax on the beach or on the catamaran's spacious decks and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef. An informative marine biologist reef presentation, a hot and cold buffet lunch with prawns, and morning and afternoon teas are also included in your day. Your cruise will combine motor and sailing, depending on the day’s conditions. On the homeward-bound journey, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine, cheese, and biscuits under the sails. Then, return to Cairns for the end of the tour.


Catamaran cruise Glass-bottom viewing with commentary 4-hour stop at Michaelmas Cay Morning tea (muffins and focaccia) Afternoon tea (tropical fruit platter and cake) Hot and cold buffet lunch Snorkeling equipment and instruction Buoyancy vests and lycra suits Marine biologist presentation Fish-feeding presentation Sparkling wine, cheese, and biscuits

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