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Experience - Australia

Michaelmas Cay Day Cruise


  • Includes lunch snack on board

  • Opportunity to snorkel around the reef

  • Ideal for nature lovers


Embark on a heavenly excursion to Michaelmas Cay, a charming reef sand island 43 kilometers northeast of Cairns. A white beach in the middle of the vast ocean awaits!


Oceania & South Pacific

  1. Australia
  2. East Coast Australia

In the morning, head out onto the endless ocean! A sailboat will take you and a group to Michaelmas Cay, a sandy island on the Great Barrier Reef. Nature lovers will love this experience because of the wildlife sightings from rare water birds, many clams, colorful reef fish, and sea turtles! The island itself is a national park and one of the most important breeding grounds for thousands of Great Barrier Reef seabirds.

In the morning and afternoon, guests will receive a scrumptious tea. And in the afternoon, a delicious tropical lunch snack is served on the boat. Other included activities include a marine biologist’s presentation about the island and snorkeling.


  • Excursion to Michaelmas Cay

  • Morning and afternoon tea

  • Tropical lunch snack

  • Snorkeling equipment

  • Presentation by a marine biologist

  • Guided island hike


  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Excursions not mentioned in the scope of services

  • Personal expenses, such as tips

  • Insurance

Services & Notes

  • Daily, except 25.12.

  • Departures: from Reef Fleet Terminal at 8:30, return to Reef Fleet Terminal around 17:00

  • Child price: 4-14 years old, 0-3 years old free

  • Participants: max. 150

  • Transfers available at an additional cost from Palm Cove, Cairns, and Northern Beaches Hotels

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