Ocean Spirit Cairns Sailing to Michaelmas Cay

Sail to Michaelmas Cay on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef onboard Ocean Spirit.

Departing daily from Cairns at 8:30 am, onboard  32-metre sailing catamaran with four hours on the reef. Adults $219 children $112 or take the whole family for $560.

Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Forty-three kilometres from Cairns and 17 kilometres month of Green Island.  The island is surrounded by spectacular fringing Reef.

Michaelmas Cay is a National Marine Park and is a protected sanctuary for migratory seabirds.

This vegetated coral reef island is 1.8 hectares and rises to a height of 3.5 metres above sea level.  Michaelmas Cay is home to 23 different species of sea birds.

This picturesque sand island is rich in historical and environmental significance.


First, we will glide along the Coral Sea on a 32-metre sailing catamaran.

After the 90-minute sailing cruise, you will arrive at the unique Michaelmas Cay.

Michaelmas Cay is at the tip of Michaelmas Reef.   During your Michaelmas Island tour see brightly coloured coral and marine life.

While we are at Michaelmas Cay, the beach buggy shuttle will transfer guests between Ocean Spirit and the beach.

You can enjoy the reef on many different levels.  Choose from snorkelling, scuba diving or a semi-submersible tour.

Onboard Ocean Spirit has wonderful spacious sundeck where you can also relax and work on your suntan.

Ocean Spirit has options for all levels of swimming experience so everyone can enjoy the Great Barrier Reef.


Next, try a  semi-submersible tour with marine commentary and view the reef in air-conditioned comfort.  This tour provides an awesome view of one metre below the waterline and is perfect for nonswimmers.  During this tour, you can watch a fish feeding presentation.

Guided Snorkelling tours

During the day you can take a guided snorkelling tour with a marine biologist learning even more about the Great Barrier Reef.

This tour is conducted straight from the beach.  Next encounter giant clams, turtles, and also brightly, coloured fish.  Furthermore, this tour is fun and also educational.

Introductory Scuba Diving

Discover the amazing reef life below the surface during a handheld introductory scuba dive.  Introductory scuba diving is fun and easy with a professional scuba diving instructor.

Afterwards, to on our journey back to Cairns,  enjoy a glass of sparkling wine with cheese and crackers.

Last, after a wonderful day with Ocean Spirit, we arrive back into the Cairns Marina at five pm.




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