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2 Day Package - Michaelmas Cay & Daintree Dreaming (OSpirit)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
2 Day Package - Michaelmas Cay (ex wharf) & Daintree Dreaming (OSpirit) $416.00 $291.00 N/A $1,360.00 $6.50

Extras: $6.50pp levy payable on day of travel.  This levy includes $3.50 EMC and administration charges.

Children:  Aged 4-14 years.

Family Rate:  2 adults and 2 children

Rates are valid until 31st March 2018.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

A 32 metre double-decked twin hull catamaran, which visits Michaelmas Cay for the day, you will spend up to 4 hours on the cay. This vessel will travel with up to 150 passengers who can snorkel, introductory dive or take a semi-submersible coral viewing tour.

Michaelmas Cay is a major natural seabird habitat and one of the most important in the Southern Hemisphere. It is home to at least 23 species of seabirds. Many breeds find this island an ideal nesting habitat and is one of the most significant bird sanctuaries on the Great Barrier Reef. At the height of nesting and breeding season (during Summer months) up to 20,000 birds have been observed.

Explore the underwater world without even getting wet!  Cruising in our air-conditioned semi-sub, seated just one metre below the waterline, you’ll get a diver’s view of the reef!  With the large viewing windows, our expert crew provide an informative commentary on the corals and marine life before your eyes as you learn about the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef in this interactive tour.

Snorkelling is fun and a great way to experience the many treasures of the Great Barrier Reef! With easy access from the beach at Michaelmas Cay, people of all ages, whether you’re experienced or a novice, can enjoy the reef, quietly drifting over the myriad of corals and colourful fish. The Cay, with its calm, shallow waters, is ideal for first-timers and young families who want to experience it together.

 

Check in: 8.00am Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal (make own way to the Reef Fleeet Terminal - or bus transfers can be arranged for an additional cost from Cairns hotels or Northern Beaches hotels)

Depart Cairns: 8.30am

Return Cairns: 5.00pm

 

Includes:

  • Up to 4 hours at Michaelmas Cay
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch including seafood
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour
  • Fish feeding presentation

 

Optional Activites:

Introductory Diving - $126pp (medical conditions apply and minimum age is 12 years)

No experience is necessary to take a fully supervised, guided introductory dive and you’ll be able to add another dimension to your reef experience delving beyond what a snorkeller can see in this special underwater world.  Michaelmas Cay is the perfect dive site for first-timers. The island is wind protected and its waters calm and shallow. Once at Michaelmas Cay, you’ll gear-up and start your dive experience with a skills practice session with your instructor in the shallows of the cay and soon you will be ready for your dive adventure!

 

Guided Snorkel Tour - Adult: $62pp / Child: $32pp / Family rate: $156

* This can be organised and paid for on the day.

 

Daintree Dreaming

Departs Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday only

If you want a very authentic indigenous experience and are prepared to hunt for your food and possibly even slip over in the mud in pursuit of your catch, this is the right tour for you.

Travel by a 4WD modified vehicle from your accommodation to Cooya Beach, here your guide hands over the mastery to one of the Walker Brothers. You will each take a spear and go to the beachfront to practice spearing coconuts. This prepares you for the real hunt, as you will soon begin to walk knee deep in the ocean waters to spear for crabs. Once the spearing is done it is into the mangroves to collect nice meaty shellfish also for eating. Catches are placed into a bucket to be cooked at the main house. During the walk and catch you are learning about bush tucker and medicine and if the season is right you have the opportunity to taste and apply some of these e.g. natural eye drops or edible flowers.


Back at the Walker brothers house morning tea is served as sweets but the more adventurous can taste the marine life caught and cooked fresh. This is a relaxed family setting and the brothers enjoy sharing their cultural knowledge and demonstarted different artifacts and their uses.


Next stop is the Janbal Art Gallery where you view the beautiful art and will create your own art piece guided by the indigenous owner of the gallery. You are most welcome to purchase any of his amazing art works during this visit.


From here you will visit the Mossman Gorge Centre to eat lunch and spend time swimming and walking a section of the incredibly beautiful Mossman Gorge. At the end of the day you are returned to your accommodation.

Departure Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

Departs Cairns: 7.30am    /    Depart Port Douglas:  8.30am

Return Cairns:  6.30pm    /    Return Port Dougals:  5.30pm

Includes:

  • Return transfers
  • Morning tea
  • Spear hunting
  • Mangroves
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Learn about bush tucker and bush medicine
  • Visit to Walker Brothers home
  • Janbal Art Gallery
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge

Bring your own: Hat, towels, swimwear, insect repellant, and cash for optional purchases.

 




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