This Michaelmas Cay cruise to the low-lying vegetated sand cay off the coast of Cairns provides not only the relaxation of an island environment but also a wide range of activities to take part including snorkelling, scuba diving, semi-submersible coral viewing, coral cay scientific tours, nature walks to view a bird sanctuary and more with a total of 8.5 hour’s worth of pure Great Barrier Reef experiences (and 4 hours spent on the reef itself). Informative ecological presentations are given by qualified marine biologists while on board the air-conditioned  semi-submersible viewing vessel. Optional extras are also available including introductory diving courses, drinks and snacks from the fully-licensed bar, and a range of quality souvenirs and merchandise.


  • Return cruise to The Great Barrier Reef on a luxury sailing vessel
  • 8.5 hour barrier reef experience with 4 full hours on the reef
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Superb hot and cold buffet including seafood
  • Snorkelling demonstrations and tuition
  • FREE use of all snorkelling equipment
  • FREE use of flotation vests
  • Informative ecological presentations by our qualified Marine Biologists
  • Informative tour on our air conditioned semi-submersible viewing vessel
  • Guided nature tours of the island and bird sanctuary

Overall, this Michaelmas Cay tour is one of the best overall Great Barrier Reef experiences for non-swimmers available.