With a daily maximum passenger limit of 35 passengers, come experience 5 star service with Seastar Cruises. Seastar Cruises premium reef cruise combines the outer Great Barrier Reef with a coral cay island.

Day Cruise

Adult: $175.00
Child: $110.00
Family: $570.00

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1st Introductory Scuba Dive

Adult: $75.00
Child: $75.00
Family: $0.00

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2nd Introductory Scuba Dive

Adult: $45.00
Child: $45.00
Family: $0.00

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1 Certified Dive

Adult: $55.00
Child: $55.00
Family: $0.00

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2 Certified Dives

Adult: $100.00
Child: $100.00
Family: $0.00

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Michaelmas Cay

Located 22 nautical miles from Cairns – 40 klm – the distance across the English Channel, and close to the outer reef systems, Michaelmas Cay is the largest of the uninhabited coral cays in the Cairns region; in fact it is huge in comparison to the others. Being so large it can sustain a permanent low grassy area the size of 2 football fields, approximately 3½ metres high (11’ 6”) and is home to up to 35 different species of sea birds.
Seastar is the first vessel to arrive at Michaelmas Cay. Very few tour boats are now permitted access to this sensitive island and there are only three vessels which travel daily that are permitted the right to use the Cay on their trips.

Hastings Reef

Hasting is a typical outer reef, on most days a line of breakers marks where the deep ocean swells break onto the reef wall. The reef itself is shallow on top, with steep sides reminiscent of cliffs falling away into the surrounding water.
It is here you can experience the true wonders of this Outer Edge Reef, there are the coral caves, coral overhangs, deep water drop offs, coral canyons, swim throughs and shallow coral bays that are only metres from the side of the Seastar.


7:30 Check in on board - Peir E1
8:00 Departure
Michaelmas Cay first destination
Lunch is served enroute to Hastings Reef - 2.5 hours at each location
3:00 Depart reef
4:30 Approximate back into Cairns


$13 Cairns City
$20 Northern Beaches/ Outer Cairns
TO BE PAID ON BOARD on the day of travel
Pick up time will be advised on confirmation documents


  • Over 5 hours at the reef
  • Fast, modern, air-conditioned Catamaran
  • Morning / Afternoon Tea
  • Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Reef Interpretation & guided snorkel tour
  • Snorkel Equipment & instruction
  • Buoyancy Vest, Floatation Device, Wetsuit or Lycra suit, Optical mask
  • Glass bottom boat at both destinations


  • Scuba Diving
  • Cool drinks, snacks
  • Souvenirs


  • Bathers
  • Towel
  • Suitable clothing
  • Sun Block and ...... A Big Smile!

* $15 Reef Levy is to be PAID ON BOARD on the day of travel. EMC $3.50/ Port Fee $1.25/ Fuel levy $5.25/ Admin $5.00 (Seastar reserves the right to change the fuel levy without notice)

* All rates are valid 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015. Child rate is 4 - 14.

* Family rate is 2 Adults + 2 Children

*All tours are subject to operators own Terms and Conditions