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  • Address: Cairns, Australia
Calm waters, crystal clear visibility and tons of tropical fish make Michaelmas Cay one of the best scuba and snorkeling destinations outside of Cairns. Underwater enthusiasts love the colorful coral found far below the ocean’s surface and the lively birds that fly high overhead. Time spent on a boat isn’t so bad either.

Leopard sharks, sting rays and sea turtles swim among the coral reefs, and since the sandy lagoon is protected from the elements, snorkeling conditions are ideal regardless of the weather nearby.

Practical Info

The Cay is 21 miles east of Cairns on Michaelmas Reef. The island is known for its green turtles, giant clams and incredible underwater wildlife. Because only a handful of water access permits have been granted to companies that host travelers, booking a tour is essential.

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Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran, Cairns & the ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 Reviews

Dive, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef with an award-winning company with 26 years’ experience operating personalized day tours to the Great Barrier ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $141.95
Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, Catamaran ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Spend the day on Michaelmas Cay, a small sand island on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury sailing catamaran, see the ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $180.63
Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove, Palm Cove, Snorkeling
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Michaelmas Cay Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Palm Cove

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Spend the day on Michaelmas Cay, a small sand island on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll cruise from Cairns aboard a luxury catamaran, see the reef's ...  Read more

Location: Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $185.14
30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, Snorkeling
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

30-Minute Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 13 Reviews

Enjoy the Great Barrier Reef from the air as you depart from Cairns airport for your 30-minute scenic flight. With over 30 years experience, your local pilot ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 40 minutes (approx.)

From USD $134.44
Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Green Island, Arlington Reef and Michaelmas ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Great Barrier Reef Scenic Flight from Cairns Including Green Island, Arlington Reef and Michaelmas Cay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Glide over Coral Islands such as Green Island, Arlington Reef, Michaelmas Cay and Vlasoff Cay and Koala Reef on this one hour Great Barrier Reef scenic flight ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.19

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