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SeaStar

FROM: $250
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Departure Times

Departs: Cairns @ 8:00am - Daily
Returns: 4:30pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$250 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 30 May 2024)
$160 AUD / Person - Child (4 -14 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 30 May 2024)
$0 AUD / Person - Infant (0-3 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 30 May 2024)
$65 AUD / Person - 1 Certified Dive Add On (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 30 May 2024)
$110 AUD / Person - 2 Certified Dives Add On (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 30 May 2024)
$85 AUD / Person - 1 Intro Dive Add On (Ages 12+) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 30 May 2024)
$130 AUD / Person - 2 Intro Dives Add On (Ages 12+) (Between: 01 Apr 2023 and 30 May 2024)

See the best of the Outer Great Barrier Reef during an action-packed day trip with Seastar Cruises

  • Visit Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef on this fun day trip
  • Take the opportunity to snorkel or scuba dive as you explore
  • Added bonus of a glass bottom boat tour and snorkel tours
  • Discover the beautiful reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park 

Seastar Cruises will take you on an action-packed day to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on board the comfortable, fast and air-conditioned Seastar. Seastar will get you to the Outer Reef in just over an hour, ensuring you can start your day of exploring, adventuring, snorkelling and scuba diving as soon as possible!

Seastar Cruises will take you to Michaelmas Cay, the largest uninhabited coral cay in the area, as well as Hasting Reef, one of the many beautiful and colourful reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy not only a day of snorkelling and scuba diving on the Outer Reef, but also enjoy a scenic cruise on the way out past Green Island, Upolu Cay and Oyster Reef.


Features

  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Snorkel tours - one at each destination
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Snorkelling equipment included, including stinger suits in season
  • Optical masks available
  • Flotation devices available
  • Fast, comfortable, air-conditioned boat
  • Photos taken by crew and uploaded to Facebook
  • Reef Interpretation 'Reef Brief'
  • Island circumnavigation for birds lovers
  • All scuba diving equipment provided for divers
  • $20pp Reef Levy to pay on arrival

Sample Itinerary

Snorkelling
Enjoy your first snorkel at Michaelmas Cay where your crew will transfer you to the beach so you can make your way to the reef at your leisure. Take the time to enjoy the beautiful marine life that awaits, checking out all the reef has to offer! You can enjoy both an adventure snorkel tour or a novice snorkel tour so all levels of snorkellers can enjoy Michaelmas Cay. Afterwards, you will make your way to Hastings Reef for even more snorkelling, where guests will get to visit 'Fish Bowl', 'Seastar Lagoon' and 'Nemo Mountain.'

Scuba Diving
Seastar offers both introductory and certified divers the opportunity to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Certified divers can do up to two dives at the Hastings Reef location, where you might see reef sharks, turtles, rays, anemonefish, many species of corals and thousands of species of other colourful fish. Introductory divers will do their first dive at Michaelmas Cay, and their second dive at Hastings Reef if they choose to do a second dive of the day. You can book dives in advance or book once on board the boat.

Birdwatching
Avid birdwatchers will get to enjoy the beautiful birdlife of the Great Barrier Reef on board Seastar, where you can see birds up close and personal at Michaelmas Cay. Although it is a sand island, there are over 200 metres of grassland where many birds choose to nest and breed. Thirty-eight bird species are known to frequent the island and guests can get a chance to view them in their natural habitat during a special circumnavigation of the island. Terns, noddies and gulls are among the most popular species that visit the island, with many other beautiful species often spotted.

Glass Bottom Boat
Enjoy the fun of a glass bottom boat ride during your time at Hastings Reef. This unique point of view allows you to see the reef in a whole new way, all without getting wet! This is ideal for those who do not want to get in the water, for little ones, or just for those who want to try something new! You will get a guided tour where you will learn all about the amazing things you are seeing below you as you make your way around.

Seastar Cruises has something for everyone during this action-packed, one-day tour of the Outer Great Barrier Reef.


Important Information


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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Money for snacks or drinks

What's Included

  • Fast, modern, air-conditioned Catamaran
  • Morning / Afternoon Tea
  • Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Reef Interpretation talk
  • Guided snorkel tours at both destinations
  • Snorkel Equipment & instruction
  • Buoyancy Vest, Floatation Device
  • Wetsuit or Lycra suit (seasonal)
  • Optical mask
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Photos taken throughout the day by our crew and uploa...

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What To Bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Money for snacks or drinks

What's Included

  • Fast, modern, air-conditioned Catamaran
  • Morning / Afternoon Tea
  • Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Reef Interpretation talk
  • Guided snorkel tours at both destinations
  • Snorkel Equipment & instruction
  • Buoyancy Vest, Floatation Device
  • Wetsuit or Lycra suit (seasonal)
  • Optical mask
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Photos taken throughout the day by our crew and uploaded to Facebook daily

What's Extra

  • Souvenirs
  • Return bus transfers $20pp from Cairns, $28pp from Northern Beaches and Outer Cairns City Area
  • Drinks and snacks
  • $20 levy to be paid on board the boat

Your safety in the water is our primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety introductory divers must be 12 years or over. Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

 

Terms and Conditions

Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours / Mr Travel, and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. 


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Mr Travel / Cairns-Tours.com . If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.


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