Cairns Sailing Cruise Great Barrier Reef
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Upolu Cay Oyster Reef Snorkeling Cruise Cairns
What an enormous cruise this is and it's cheap. Set sail from Marlin Jetty Cairns to the beautiful Upolu Cay and enjoy a fun cruise of pure delight. Snorkel the crystal waters of Upolu Cay and Oyster Reef.
Experience the magic of sailing the Coral Sea on Ocean Spirit 3 and snorkeling the tropical waters on two of the best reefs at the Great Barrier Reef, full of marine life and stunning coral formations. Awesome!
They say that every day spent sailing the warm waters of the Coral Sea, out from Cairns, is a day extra you will have at the end of your life.
The absolute beauty of the area is crowned by the Great Barrier Reef and you can see what they mean in that saying, because once you are under sail, all the troubles in the world are forgotten and you are one with paradise.
Situated 30 kilometers from Cairns, Upolu Cay is a naturally formed sand island and is a beautiful location to spend time relaxing, swimming and snorkeling.
Upolu Cay was named after the schooner Upolu which ran aground on the reef surrounding the cay on Easter Sunday, 25 April 1886.
The sheltered waters offer a fine haven for a large variety of marine creatures and giant clams. There is the opportunity to take a glass bottom boat ride to view the stunning coral reef and a marine naturalist will take you on a guided snorkeling tour.
Perhaps you will see a turtle leisurely swimming along or run into Nemo's relatives, the stunning clown fish.
Lunch will be served on board Ocean Spirit 3, consisting of a delicious buffet meal including fresh seafood delights.
After lunch the sails will be set and your will be off sailing to Oyster Reef for an afternoon swim and snorkel.
Oyster Reef is a shallow clear reef with abundant marine life, offering snorkellers protected waters in which to experience the true wonders of the reef.
Cruise departs daily from Marlin Jetty Cairns. Hotel pickup can be arranged at time of booking.
Prices start around $130 per person. Day cruise duration is 8 hours. You can book introductory scuba dives or certified dives at time of booking.
This is one of the best sailing cruises to the Great Barrier Reef and a must do trip for all visitors to Cairns.
Fun things to do in Cairns
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Train
Undara Lava Tubes
Hartley's Crocodile Farm
Hot Air Ballooning
Airport Shuttle Bus
Kuranda All Inclusive
White Water Rafting
Butterflies & Birdworld