WEB TOUR CODE: CNS051
Michaelmas Cay is well known as one of the most important seabird breeding sites in the Great Barrier Reef. The small vegetated cay was formed by the accumulation of broken coral, shells and remains of calcareous algae, continually washed over the reef by currents. Only limited visitors permitted onto the cay daily.
<<About Michaelmas Cay>>
Michaelmas cay is a vegetated sand cay located 43km north east of Cairns, and 17km north of Green Island. In 1975, it became a fauna sanctuary and national park.
This beautiful cay and surrounded ocean is home to birds and sea life. Colourful tropical fish, sea turtles... you will see hundreds of species!
The cay is a protected bird sanctuary, and is a major natural seabird habitat.
Ocean Spirit Cruises counters inside the Reef Fleet Terminal
*Enjoy your welcome drink onboard
(coffee or tea)
-Safety demonstration, reef brief and snorkelling demonstration.
-Informative Marine Biologist slide show presentation.
-Dive brief for introductory divers.
|10:30||Arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Reef Activities commence:
- Fish feeding presentation
- Semi-submersible coral viewing tour
- Scuba diving for introductory divers. (Dive session times are 11:00am, 12:15pm & 1:30pm)
|12:00-13:30||Buffet lunch served onboard.|
|14:30||Depart to Cairns
Afternoon tea is served onboard
|Min. Passengers||1 pax||Operated. By.||OCEAN SPIRIT CRUISE|
|Return Ocean Spirit cruise from Cairns.
8.5 hours experience with 4 hours on the Reef.
Morning and afternoon teas.
Hot and cold buffet lunch including fresh prawns.
Fish feeding presentation on arrival
Snorkelling equipment and instruction.
Marine Biologist presentation.
Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary.
Glass of complimentary sparkling wine served on the homeward journey, cheese and crackers.
|*0-3 years old are free of charge, please add Infant details from " Choose option"
*Please check-in at the Great Adventures counters inside the Reef Fleet Terminal (1 Spence Street in Cairns) 1 hour before your departure time.
*Please choose plans "With Transfers" if you would like to add pick-up and drop-off from/to your accommodation in Cairns.
*For transfers from/to accommodations in Northern Beaches, please choose additional transfer service from "Options"
*Transfer are available from most Cairns hotels/accommodation except Shangri-La Hotel The Marina Cairns, Hilton Cairns, Pullman Cairns International, The Reef Hotel Casino, Pacific Hotel Cairns, Mantra Esplanade, Cairns Harbour Lights.
*Northern Beaches include Palm Cove, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob and Holloways Beach.
<What to bring>
Lycra suit if you have one (they are available for hire)
Hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes
Spending money for drinks, souvenirs and optional activities
|Cancellation Policy||Up to 3 days before the booking date: No charge (full refund)
After 3 days before the booking date: 100% cancellation fee (no refund)
|Blocked Dates|| 29-Apr, 30-Apr, 1-May, 2-May, 3-May, 4-May, 5-May, 6-May, 7-May, 8-May, 9-May, 10-May, 11-May, 12-May, 13-May, 14-May, 15-May, 16-May, 17-May, 18-May, 19-May, 25-Dec