During the Snorkeling excursion in the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, a guide from Ocean Spirit Cruises is briefing a group of snorkelers.

Snorkeling Excursion in the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

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Meeting place

At Ocean Spirit’s counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal. (1 Spence St. Cairns, Queensland)

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During the Great Barrier Reef snorkeling, an experienced guide will show you diverse beautiful hard and soft corals and the vibrant marine life. Here, about 400 types of corals are home to colourful parrotfish, fusiliers, trevally, clownfish alias Nemo, sea cucumbers... The Great Barrier Reef cruise will also take you to a unique bird sanctuary of Michaelmas Cay, where you can observe migratory birds in their natural environment.

Before the 32-meter sailing catamaran reaches Michaelmas Cay and the Great Barrier Reef snorkeling can begin, our crew will brief you about the reefs and do a snorkeling and safety demonstration. During this time, you also have a chance to learn more about marine life as our marine biologist will present you the fascinating world of the Great Barrier Reef. At Michaelmas Cay, we will transfer you to the beach via “beach buggy shuttle”. Here, fun reef activities will wait for you: you can watch a fish feeding presentation, observe the island birdlife, snorkel or cruise in the semi-sub. Directly from the beach, you can join a 45min snorkel guided tour. To maximise your experience, Great Barrier Reef snorkeling takes place with a maximum of 8 participants per guide. Around lunchtime, we will serve a 5 star cold and hot buffet lunch onboard.

Meeting & Preparation
The check-in for the Great Barrier Reef snorkeling starts at 7.30am at Ocean Spirit’s counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal. There, the Environmental Management Charge of $6.50/person is to be paid. The vessel departs for Michaelmas Cay at 08.00am. We also offer coach transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches for an extra charge.

- 4 hours on the Reef with a Marine Biologist presentation
- Semi-submersible coral viewing tour
- 5 Star buffet lunch with fresh prawns
- Modern sailing catamaran with spacious decks

Included Services
- Certified guide
- High-quality snorkeling gear (wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel)
- Lycra suits & Buoyancy vests
- Semi-submersible tour with commentary
- Fish feeding presentation
- Hot and cold buffet lunch
- Morning and Afternoon tea
- Glass of complimentary sparkling wine with cheese and crackers
- WiFi

Not Included Services:
- Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC): $6.50 per person

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