Cairns to Michaelmas Cay Cruise

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Tour Duration: 8:30 hours

Reasons they will it

  • Unique reef environment
  • Amazing snorkelling at the Cay
  • All equipment & tuition included
  • Delicious buffet lunch with seafood
  • Luxury sailing catamaran
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing

This gift voucher for a full day tour from Cairns will have them cruising to the spectacular Michaelmas Cay, a wonderful natural reef-island that is teeming with marine life and corals of a range of colours that makes for a perfect snorkelling destination!

This comprehensive 8-hour cruise experience will allow them to enjoy 4 full hours out on the reef at Michaelmas Cay and its fringing reefs surrounding its golden sands. With everything they will need to enjoy the day provided by the operator, they'll have full, free use of all necessary equipment as well as snorkelling tuition and demonstrations for those who are snorkelling for the first time.

Michaelmas Cay itself is spectacularly beautiful and a haven for wildlife as the entire area is a National Park and is brimming with seabirds and other wildlife that makes for a fascinating spot for a nature walk. They can explore the island, relax on the spacious vessel, snorkel amongst the spectacular aquatic life of the Great Barrier Reef, board a semi-submersible and see the fish and corals through the glass.

However they wish to spend their time at Michaelmas Cay, they'll no doubt come away with some unforgettable memories of what makes the reef an essential bucket-list item. Departing from Cairns at 8:30 am and returning at 5:00 pm, this is a comprehensive itinerary with plenty of inclusions all at a great price - so buy them a gift voucher today!

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Important stuff


  • Return cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on a luxury sailing vessel
  • 8-hour cruise experience with 4 full hours on the reef
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Superb hot and cold buffet lunch including seafood
  • Snorkelling demonstrations and tuition
  • FREE use of all snorkelling equipment
  • FREE use of flotation vests
  • Informative ecological presentations by qualified Marine Biologists
  • Informative tour on an air-conditioned semi-submersible coral viewing vessel
  • Guided nature tours of the island and bird sanctuary


  • Hotel pick ups and drop offs
  • A $6.50 per person Environmental Management Charge is not included and is payable to the local tour operator on the day of the cruise


  • Full day adventure on a magical reef sand island
  • 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Set sail on a luxury sailing catamaran
  • Spectacular snorkelling
  • Cruise in the semi-submersible sub for a diver's view of the reef
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch including seafood
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Fish feeding presentation

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Towel and swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat and shirt for sun protection
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash/credit card for onboard purchases
  • Change of clothes

Tour Times

  • Cruises depart daily from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 8.30am and returns at 5pm. Boarding commences at 8am

Gift Voucher Information

  • A gift voucher will be received by email after purchase
  • Give your gift voucher to your Gift Recipient, they will then need to follow the instructions listed to redeem their experience
  • Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase
  • Upon redemption, a confirmation email/ticket will be sent to the gift recipient

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