Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef

Seastar Cruises prides itself on providing two guided snorkel tours at Michaelmas Cay and Hastings Reef. Our expert guides know all the best sites at each location. They are ready to give you the best experience possible snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef. We have the latest masks, snorkels and fins from high-quality brands. We want you to be able to see the most from your experience with us. Snorkel guides tow a life ring behind them. This helps you be able to see them better and is a great safety net for snorkelers, should they become tired. Join us and discover the best of snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef.

Michaelmas Cay

Snorkeling in Michaelmas Cay

This guided tour starts on the beautiful beach of  Michaelmas Cay. Guest are transported there in our glass bottom boat. Be sure to look down and see the fish! Our talented staff will separate you into smaller groups, each with its own guide and you can start exploring the underwater world and the Cay.

Once the group has arrived at the beach, time is provided to familiarize guests with the equipment. You have time to fit your mask, snorkel, and the buoyancy vest. This will help you become comfortable with the equipment before the guide starts the tour. Each tour is measured individually based on the guests’ comfort. The guide will stay in shallow waters at first, then start to move farther from the beach based on the groups comfort. When the group is able to reach the deeper waters, they will see mesmerizing marine life and colourful corals flourish.

After the guided tour there will be extra time allotted to explore Michaelmas Cay on your own. Snorkeling and exploring the Great Barrier Reef openly.

Hastings Reef

Snorkeling in Hastings Reef

This guided tour will start from the swim platform at the rear of the boat.

Gear up in your snorkel gear and get ready to explore one of the lively areas of the Great Barrier Reef. After that first tour, we hope you are more comfortable swimming around and exploring. Your guide will take you through stunning and some challenging areas of the reef. Some of the places you visit here are the “Fish Bowl”, “Seastar Lagoon”, “Nemo Mountain” along with deep water caves, swim throughs and trenches.

After the guided tour, there will be plenty of time to explore the reef on your own. Snorkeling and exploring the Great Barrier Reef openly.