2 Day Michaelmas Cay & Daintree Dreaming Tour

2 Day Michaelmas Cay & Daintree Dreaming Tour

The romance of sailing the Great Barrier Reef and a fully immersive rainforest tour is yours to experience with this beautiful and unique tour combination.

Itinerary at a glance… (Times may be subject to change)

DAY 1 Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise


Depart Cairns for Michaelmas Cay


Arrive Michaelmas Cay


Depart Michaelmas Cay


Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

DAY 2 Daintree Dreaming Tour


Coach pick up from accommodation, time advised at time of booking

Day 1: Ocean Spirit Michaelmas Cay Cruise - Full Day

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 bird life. 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 CairnsDeparts: Cairns 8.30am Returns Cairns: 5.00pm

Day 2: Daintree Dreaming Tour

Tour Operator: Adventure North Australia

This exclusive and fully immersive rainforest tour allows you to join in a genuine Aboriginal cultural experience in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Gain an understanding of the region’s original indigenous culture with this unique experience as you are guided through the traditional rainforest, mangrove and beach habitats of the Kuku Yalanji tribe.

The Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tour will take you to the beautiful Cooya Beach, a traditional fishing ground, where you will join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on a beach, mudflat and mangrove walk. This area is filled with diverse wildlife as a meeting point for three different ecosystems; beach, mangrove and coastal reef. Here you will learn the ways of traditional fishing and gathering, a real chance to catch your own bush tucker! Back at the family home, your catch will be cooked up and served with homemade damper. Then it’s on to Mossman Gorge where you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. While at the Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy lunch at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the art gallery featuring work from local artists.

Following lunch, your guide will take you to explore the lush rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. During an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges, learn about the flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem that makes this region completely unique. 

At the end of your day, you can refresh yourself with a swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge surrounded by pristine rainforest before beginning the return journey.

Your Daintree Dreaming Tour includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pickup from Port Douglas accommodation.
  • 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk learning to catch and identify bush tucker
  • Eat your catch with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Guided interpretative tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with an Adventure North guide
  • Swim at Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • (Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to the tide.)

What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimmers and bottle of water.

Adventure North Daintree Dreaming Tour Operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

Tour Departs: Cairns 07:30am, Northern Beaches 08:00am

Tour Returns: Cairns 18:30pm, Northern Beaches 18:00pm


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 440.00AU$ 334.00AU$ 1,455.00
EMC *)AU$ 6.50AU$ 6.50AU$ 26.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 446.50AU$ 340.50AU$ 1,481.00

Make a booking

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


A Government Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 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.


  • Day 1: Child age 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for 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.
  • Day 2: Minimum age for Daintree Dreaming tour is 4 years.
  • Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday. 
  • 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 2019

Related tours

Reef & Scenic Helicopter Flight

Reef & Scenic Helicopter Flight

More Info AU$ 407.50
Low Isles & Daintree Dreaming

Low Isles & Daintree Dreaming

More Info AU$ 439.50
Silverswift & Daintree Dreaming

Silverswift & Daintree Dreaming

More Info AU$ 459.50