Cruise to Michaelmas Cay & Paradise Reef with Snorkeling

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Duration: 9h 30m
Location: Cairns, Australia | Cairns, Australia

Category: Cruises & Water Tours

World-class snorkeling & guided reef tour in a single day
Modern, high-speed 82-foot (25-m) catamaran with expert crew
No crowds at exclusive mooring location of Paradise Reef
Diverse ecosystem with abundant wildlife & coral gardens
Tropical buffet lunch freshly prepared by onboard chef

Cruise to Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef
Guided snorkeling tour
Snorkeling equipment and lesson
10 minute SCUBA diving demonstration
Buffet lunch
Coffee, tea, muffins, and cheese platter
On-board marine naturalist presentation
Roundtrip transportation to and from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels (if selected)


Passionate for paradise? This water-soaked excursion was made with your name on it. An epic voyage aboard the 82-foot (25-m) Passions of Paradise sails to snorkeling meccas of Michaelmas Cay (the largest uninhabited coral cay in the region), and Paradise Reef, an exclusive mooring spot.

Your journey begins onboard a chic catamaran, outfitted for both speed and comfort—and even includes the option to sail. Grab a sunny seat on deck as you set off for Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef.

First up: Michaelmas Cay. Hosting a spectacular beach that enables snorkeling directly off the sand, this national park contains protected, calm waters—home to sea turtles and thousands of brightly colored reef fish. After brief instructions, strap on your mask, and clamor in for your first close-up introduction to the reef.

Once you’ve worked up an appetite, hop back on the boat for a sumptuous tropical buffet lunch, freshly prepared by the onboard chef. From here, sail to Paradise Reef. Exclusive to your tour alone, this unique spot comes crowd and tourist free—leaving plenty of one-on-one time for you and its undersea inhabitants.

Snorkel, enjoy a SCUBA demonstration, or choose the optional upgrade for your own deeper water dive. Then, as you head back to Cairns, sip afternoon tea as the captain cuts the motor—and you sail your way back to shore.

Cancellation Policy: 72 hours
Know before you book: Children 3 and younger are complimentary., If you have epilepsy, heart conditions, diabetes, or a history of asthma, you should not dive., All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire onboard the boat. Certain medical conditions may preclude some participants from diving. Final decision rests with the qualified instructors., Check-in is 30 minutes prior to the booked tour start time., Group rate applies to families of 2 adults and up to 2 children (ages 4–14).

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