Passions of Paradise: Michaelmas Cay & Paradise Reef

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Passions of Paradise: Michaelmas Cay & Paradise Reef

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Adult Child Family  
$159 $109 $489

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Tour Departs
  • Daily ex Cairns and Northern Beaches
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Disclaimers
  • Rates are GST inclusive and in Australia Dollars (AUD)
  • Family = 2AD + 2CH
  • Child Rate 4-14yrs inc.
  • Transfers from Cairns & Cairns Beaches not included in the above price. Payment for transfers is payable on day of travel – Cairns return transfer $14pp, Cairns Beaches return transfer $18pp

Dive, sail and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise. The 25 metre high-performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to two unique locations, world-famous Michaelmas Cay and exclusive Paradise Reef, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals.

Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with a friendly crew dedicated to making your trip memorable and a local operator whose environmental credentials and attention to detail have earned many awards including the Australian Tourism Award for Adventure.

Michaelmas Cay

Michaelmas Cay National Park is a world-famous bird sanctuary with a beautiful sandy beach, providing a rare opportunity to snorkel and dive straight off the beach in protected, calm waters. Sea turtles are common and you are also likely to see giant trevally, small black tip reef sharks, bat fish and hundreds of species of colourful reef fish.

Paradise Reef

Paradise Reef is an exclusive mooring just for Passions so there are no crowds as you snorkel or dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef. It is a hard coral reef featuring a ribbon of small reefs. With depths of up to 25 metres along the edge, water clarity is good and the area is host to many exciting fish species including Wally, our resident Maori wrasse.

Your Itinerary includes:

  • A stylish, fast and modern catamaran, taking you to the best reefs
  • Great crew
  • Air conditioned saloon
  • A dedicated snorkeling instructor and FREE tuition for those who want to learn to snorkel
  • A tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit. Our lunch is fresh, chef prepared on the boat, and tasty
  • Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment
  • Two unique destinations: Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef (weather permitting)
  • Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef (no crowds)
  • Free floatation vests to aid non swimmers
  • Free guided snorkel tour
  • Morning tea which includes fresh brewed coffee and muffins
  • Cheese platter for afternoon tea
  • An on-board marine naturalist presentation on coral and bird life
  • 10 minute FREE SCUBA diving demonstration
  • High caliber sailing. Passions of Paradise will always find time to turn their engines off and do some genuine sailing on the way home to Cairns
  • Staff trained to Advanced ECO Certification Standard
  • Includes Reef Levy ($3.50 EMC, $1.18 port charge & $5.32 admin)
  • Please Note: Transfers not included in price

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