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Michaelmas Cay

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Great Barrier Reef | Queensland, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bird sanctuary” (39 reviews)
“ocean spirit” (32 reviews)
“sea birds” (17 reviews)
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Great Barrier Reef | Queensland, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"bird sanctuary"
in 39 reviews
"ocean spirit"
in 32 reviews
"sea birds"
in 17 reviews
"fish"
in 95 reviews
"sandy island"
in 9 reviews
"the great barrier reef"
in 50 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 8 reviews
"seastar cruises"
in 17 reviews
"giant clams"
in 18 reviews
"sand bar"
in 5 reviews
"hastings reef"
in 14 reviews
"marine life"
in 14 reviews
"day trip"
in 21 reviews
"reef tour"
in 7 reviews
"scuba diving"
in 10 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 6 reviews
"nesting"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Visit was via CBR cruise boat that stopped at MC for about 2 hours for cruisers to snorkel and/or dive. Water conditions were poor (very heavy rains the previous week may have contributed to this), and the surface area of the Cay itself was reduced...More

Thank Leon M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

every visitor needs to learn how fragile this world is. we learned to appreciate our environment and should be good stewardship. a dive into the sea was a fantastic experience.

Thank _tamaflavensen
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our day cruise on the great barrier reef and what a wonderfully beautiful experience. The birdlife was exceptional to watch, especially the young chicks. The snorkelling was good value and the sea water refreshing

Thank Baylovers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our stops on our Seastar Great Barrier Reef snorkeling tour. I'm a bit intimidated in the ocean and the idea of not having land nearby is a bit anxiety inducing for me. Even though it freaks me out, I was going...More

2  Thank TenaciousTrekkers
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Beautiful Sand cay to relax off after a day fishing! Plenty to see around, little reef and always plenty of turtles and star fish!

Thank slouise1989
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This Cay was awesome to see. There are so many birds and other wildlife around. We loved the stop here and snorkeling. Watch out for all the bird poop though!

Thank reneek22
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

my first time snorkelling in open waters and with so many people . this was well organised and was run professionally . staff were friendly :) . my only complaint and yes i should of voiced to staff but i knew it couldnt be fixed...More

Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Well worth a visit, lots of lovely turtles floating around. The water is perfectly clear, warm and not too deep near the island!

Thank Beautrice123
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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Visited as part of a Sea cruise tour- very good to see, slightly murky waters but saw turtles , baby sharks, lots of fish and stuff ...

Thank Properttyphoon
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Really nice place where not many boats are allowed - So take a trip with seastar cruise and have a perfect day while snorkling, diving and more

Thank Claudia S
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Shradhadang
5 January 2017|
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Response from Adrian B | Reviewed this property |
Unless you are snorkelling there is literally nothing to see except a very very small strip of sand with a zillion birds on it. All the boats I saw going out there including the one I was on are all moderately paced, packed... More
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Shradhadang
5 January 2017|
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Response from Belzob | Reviewed this property |
You would not want to pay for one that focuses (and includes snorkeling and a dive for a little extra) - and that is what we did and I agree with Claus - what a shame to bypass the opportunity!
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Annie M
5 July 2015|
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According to Ebird the birds that have been recorded at Michaelmas Cay during July are: Great Frigatebird Brown Booby Silver Gull Common Noddy Sooty Tern Crested Tern Welcome Swallow Lesser Frigatebird Masked... More
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