2 Day Michaelmas Cay & Cape Tribulation Adventure

2 Day Michaelmas Cay & Cape Tribulation Adventure

This is an exciting tour combination as you visit Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef followed by a day exploring the ancient Daintree Rainforest, take a river cruise and see the amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.

DAY 1: Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise

Tour Operator: Ocean Spirit

Departing daily from Cairns, 32m luxury sailing catamaran, Ocean Spirit, sets sail for a day to remember at picturesque Michaelmas Cay. Encircled by a spectacular fringing reef teeming with colourful marine life, it is also a bird lover’s delight and an important protected sanctuary for migratory birds.

Snorkel directly from the beach in the cay’s protected shallow waters, cruise in the semi-submersible for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation and discover the fascinating island birdlife. For the more adventurous, you can experience the underwater delights of the reef with an exciting introductory scuba dive or take a guided snorkel tour with the marine biologist. Or if you prefer just relax on the beach or soak up the tropical atmosphere under the sails and enjoy a leisurely day on the Great Barrier Reef.

Michaelmas Cay

Your Ocean Spirit Cruise Includes:

  • Coach transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotel/accommodation
  • Return Ocean Spirit cruise from Cairns
  • Experience 4 hours at Michaelmas Cay
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch, including prawns
  • Snorkelling equipment and instruction
  • Buoyancy vests
  • Lycra suits
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing tour with commentary
  • Fish feeding presentation
  • Glass of complimentary sparkling wine served on the homeward journey

Optional activities include introductory scuba diving and marine biologist guided snorkel tours.

Tour departs from: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Spence Street Cairns
Departs: Cairns 8.30am, Returns: Cairns: 5.00pm

DAY 2: Cape Tribulation

Tour Operator: Down Under Tours

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in one of Down Under Tours' luxury purpose build vehicles to Cape Tribulation, through World Heritage listed Daintree and Cape Tribulation National Park. Included is a Daintree River cruise, tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest and a walk on the famous Cape Tribulation beach, named by Captain James Cook in 1770. Enjoy an Indigenous presentation and a driver/guided tour at the Mossman Gorge Centre before the homeward journey. 

On the one-hour Daintree River Cruise, learn about this wildlife environment, habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile. At the Alexandra Lookout enjoy spectacular views over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea. Tropical Lunch is served at a private rainforest property. Here you can also take a short walk along a rainforest creek. 

At Cape Tribulation, take a walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout. The Mossman Gorge Centre highlights include an Indigenous presentation by the traditional owners of the Gorge, the Kuku Yalanji people, before boarding your eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver guide will take you for a guided walk, sharing knowledge and secrets of this enchanting environment, one of the world's oldest rainforests. 

Your Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pick-up
  • Daintree River cruise
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Tropical lunch in rainforest setting
  • Cape Tribulation beach and boardwalk
  • Mossman Gorge: Indigenous presentation, afternoon tea and guided walk
  • Return transfer to hotel

What to bring: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes, hat, insect repellent and umbrella (in rainy weather). 

Total Package Price: All taxes and levies included in total price. 


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 421.00AU$ 251.00AU$ 1,224.00
EMC *)AU$ 7.00AU$ 7.00AU$ 28.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 428.00AU$ 258.00AU$ 1,252.00

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*Day 1: Self Drive to Reef Fleet, coach transfers are available.


A Government Environmental Management Charge of $7.00 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This charge is included in the total price and is payable by passengers on the day of travel.


  • Child age is 0 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise free.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount.
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2021.

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