Ocean Spirit Cairns

Michaelmas Cay Day Trip

  • Luxury Sailing | Seabird sanctuary
  • Semi-Submersible | Unique Reef
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Ocean Spirit Cairns Info


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
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Fish feeding
  • Glass of sparkling, cheese & crackers on homeward journey
  • Lycra suits

Tour Itinerary:
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


  • Swimming costume & towel
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and camera
  • Cash/credit card for drinks, souvenirs and merchandise, diving and wetsuits.

GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.

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All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 31 March 2030

Michaelmas Cay Cruise Adult Children Family Enquire
Ocean Spirit Day Tour $264 $138 $674 Book


Child Age = 4-14 years

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