Ocean Spirit Cruises is a motor sailing catamaran that departs daily from Cairns. This 32 metre vessel will provide visitors with a day to remember forever.
Michaelmas Cay is a small, vegetated sand cay located on the western tip of Michaelmas Reef, 43km north-east of Cairns and 17km north of Green Island. The size of the cay is around 360m long x 50m wide. The cay has a beautiful reef around it with colourful marine life. It is also a bird lover's delight and an important protected sanctuary for migratory birds.
This is the perfect tour choice for those who love the VIP treatment. The day includes a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch with freshly prepared local and exotic produce including seafood. The day also includes snorkelling equipment, snorkelling instruction, guided semi-submersible tour with full commentary and informative marine biologist reef presentation, as well as 4 hours free time enjoying and exploring this unique location.
The snorkel is done directly from the beach into the reef and the gentle sloping beach provides an easy entry into the calm water. Perfect for kids or first time snorkellers. The water is protected, shallow and easy to snorkel around. Also visitors can either try an exciting introductory scuba dive or just relax on the beautiful white sand of Michaelmas Cay.
Extra activities include:
|07:30-08:20||Check-in at the Ocean Spirit desk inside the Reef Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Cairns|
|08:30||Boat departs Cairns Marina|
|Travel time is 2 hours direct from Cairns to Micahelmas cay|
|10:30||Boat arrives at the cay|
|Enjoy around 4 hours & 30 minutes exploring the outer reef|
|15:00||Boat departs the reef|
|17:00||Boat arrives back in Cairns|
All Divers: In accordance with Australian Diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving, (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
|Season: 2019 - 2020 Rates||Dates: 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021||Action|
|Main Tour (Snorkelling)||
$219.00 per adult
$115.00 per child
$570.00 per family
|Additional Extras||Dates: 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021|
|Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City)||$29.00 per adult / $19.00 per child|
|Return Coach Transfer (Northern Beaches)||$36.00 per adult / $20.00 per child|
|Introductory Dive||$132.00 per adult / $132.00 per child|
|Guided Snorkel Safari||$66.00 per adult / $34.00 per child / $166.00 per family|
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.
Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.
Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.
Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.