Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise

Michaelmas Cay
Nature Walk
Intro Divers
Michaelmas Reef
Beach and Snorkelling

Michaelmas Cay is a nature lovers paradise that features a wonderful unique sand cay environment home to more than 20,000 migratory sea birds and approximately 14 different nesting species. A protected sanctuary, this Michaelmas Cary cruise with Ocean Spirit Cruises is the perfect way to explore this stunning Great Barrier Reef attraction.

Located 22 nautical miles off the coast of Cairns, the cay is a breathtaking combination of exotic gardens, tropical marine life, vibrant coral and even giant clams. However Michaelmas is renowned as the home of more varieties of tropical fish than in the whole Atlantic Ocean.

This day tour provides you with plenty of time to explore this stunning location as you wish with a fantastic range of activities on offer including scuba diving, snorkelling, semi-submersibles, coral observation, nature walks, scientific tours and much more. Do as much or as little as you like on this amazing environmental tour.

Itinerary Options

Diving is available for adults only and medical questionnaires must be completed on board. Additional charges apply.

Introductory Dive: Enjoy an introduction to basic diving skills followed by a tour of the Great Barrier Reef. Valid for guests 12+ years.


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


  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Use of lycra suit
  • Coral viewing in air conditioned semi sub
  • Ecological Marine Biologist presentations


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

Additional Info

Children: 4-14 years are charged the child rate
What to Bring: Camera or video camera, swimming costume and a beach towel, hat, sunscreen and a shirt for sun protection
Operated By: Ocean Spirit Cruises