Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise

Ocean Spirit Cruises offer Great Barrier Reef cruises visiting Michaelmas Cay, a protected sanctuary that plays host to 20,000 migratory seabirds. This unique sand cay is ideal for nature lovers, with 14 different species nesting on the cay.

Michaelmas Cay is set just 22 nautical miles from Cairns, the surrounding Great Barrier Reef is a breathtaking garden of exotic marine life, magnificent coral and giant clams. There is more variety of tropical fish here than the entire Atlantic Ocean.

Michaelmas Cay is a picturesque reef sand island surrounded by magical coral gardens teeming with an incredible diversity of marine life.

This Great Barrier Reef tour offers a wide range of activities including snorkelling, scuba diving, introductory scuba diving, semi-submersible coral viewing and coral cay scientific tours.

This tour is currently unavailable until further notice.

Itinerary Options

Additional charges apply for the below options. Diving is available for adults only and medical questionnaires must be completed onboard.

Introductory Dive: Discover the wonders of the underwater world with an introduction to basic diving skills followed by a tour of the Great Barrier Reef.


  • 4 full hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkelling and optional diving at Michaelmas Cay


  • Snorkelling equipment with demonstrations and tuition
  • Use of flotation vests
  • Morning refreshments
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch including seafood
  • Afternoon tea
  • Ecological presentations by marine biologists
  • Semi submersible tours


Departs: 8.30am daily from Reef Fleet Terminal Cairns. Boarding from 7.30am
Returns: Approximately 5.00pm

Additional Info

Children: Child rates apply for children aged 4-14
What to Bring: Camera or video camera, swimming costume and a beach towel, hat, sunscreen and a shirt for sun protection, cash or credit cards for onboard purchases
Excludes: Guides, Snorkelling tours, Hire of wetsuits
Operated By: Ocean Spirit Cruises

Michaelmas Cay
Nature Walk
Michaelmas Reef
Intro Divers
Beach and Snorkelling