Ocean Spirit Cairns Info
OCEAN SPIRIT CRUISES MICHAELMAS CAY:
Set sail aboard a 32 metre luxury sailing catamaran for a day to remember with a wide range of activities. Michaelmas Cay is a unique reef environment. Be active and enjoy all included activities - snorkel, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver's view of the reef, watch the fish feeding and discover the island bird life. Explore the island, or if you prefer just relax, soak up the tropical atmosphere under the sails and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef! The choice is yours!
Michaelmas Cay is a picturesque vegetated sand cay encircled a spectacular fringing reef of 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, one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere.
First time swimmers and non-swimmers can learn how to snorkel from the shallows of the cay.
4 full hours at Michaelmas Cay on the reef
Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
Morning tea with muffins, focaccia, tea & coffee
Delicious hot & cold buffet lunch including seafood
Afternoon cakes, tropical fruit platter, tea & coffee
Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins) and instruction
Marine Biologist presentation
Glass of sparkling, cheese & crackers on homeward journey
8:00am: Boarding commences. Complimentary tea and coffee, served until departure.
8:30am: Depart Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef.
9:00am: Safety demonstration, reef brief, snorkelling and dive demonstration.
9:30am: Informative Marine Biologist slide show presentation.
10:30am: Arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Reef activities commence including snorkelling, coral viewing on-board air-conditioned semi-submersible, beach walks, scuba diving and swimming.
12:00pm: Buffet lunch served on-board.
1:00pm: Continuation of reef activities.
2:30pm: Afternoon tea is served. On completion of a safety head count, depart Michaelmas Cay for a return sail to Cairns.
5:00pm: Arrive at Cairns.
8:30am from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal and returning 5pm.
Check-in at Great Adventures/Ocean Spirit counter from 7:45am inside Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St Cairns
OPTIONAL EXTRAS: (charges apply)
Snorkelling tours with the Marine Biologist
Certified and introductory diving
Drinks & snacks from the fully licensed bar
Sunscreen lotions and underwater cameras
Hire of wet/stinger suits
On board video and photography
A range of quality souvenirs and merchandise
Cairns City and Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove)Transfers
WHAT TO BRING:
Swimming costume & towel
Hat & sunscreen
Sunglasses and camera
Cash/credit card for drinks, souvenirs and merchandise, diving and wetsuits.
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Certainly a great day, crew supportive. Excellent variety of activities. My first time to the reef, what a magnificent place, thank you so much.
Posted By Sam Chandler
With perfect weather little could go wrong. I had a wonderful day and particularly thought the crew did all they could to make sure all went well.
Posted By Barbara Barnsley
Could not have been better!
Could not have been better! Helpful, attentive staff, excellent facilities for underwater viewing for novices.
Posted By John Lamidey
Fantastic experience! Staff were friendly and professional. Snorkelling & Submersible experiences Awesome. Possibly in terms of improvement the only suggestion I could add is the buffet is good, but it could be even developed further and key items - eg fish ran out without being replenished. Overall the cruise experience was amazing and will be long remembered!
Posted By Gillian Smith
Enjoyed the day
Enjoyed the day, time spent on the reef should have been longer.... not long enough to enjoy the sights.
Posted By Georgette Apap
Great stay on the reef
Great stay on the reef
Posted By Carmel Brown
We truly enjoyed this experience
Can not fault this, everything we expected was provided and experienced. Staff friendly and attentive. We truly enjoyed this experience.
Posted By Kay Wheeler
brilliant example of customer car
The purser was a brilliant example of customer care. The best I have seen and experienced for a long time
Posted By R Kendall
day trip was great
apart from the weather the day trip was great, safe and very amusing to say the least with a number of overseas guests on the same day trip
Posted By Naomi Phillips
We had a wonderful adventure on the cruise it is a magical place
Posted By Maureen Bolger
We really loved it
We really loved it. People and service were excellent.
Posted By Raylene Harvey
showed me how to snorkle
We took the Ocean Spirit boat trip to Michalmas island on the big catermeran on 3rd October & I just would like to say that the person who showed me how to snorkle was really excellent. I'm afraid of water, but he was so patient & kind so I managed to put my head in, & then he towed me around & showed me various fish, plants etc. I was so stressed I don't even know his name so can't thank him !!
Posted By Wendy Janser
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