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“Beyond Belief”

Reviewed 21 January 2014

We had agonised for weeks trying to decide which of the seemingly thousands of reef trips to go on. The marketing for all seemed to offer similar experiences and all touted to be the greatest trip ever and all were similiarly priced. Having narrowed down our list of musts Seastar ticked all the boxes. The day was more perfect than...



Reviewed 15 March 2014

Couldn't have had a better experience! We originally were going to book with another cruise that goes to Michaelmas Cay, but due to boat maintenance we had to book with another. Seastar was great and we 

the entire experience was amazing and the staff was incredibly knowledgeable



Reviewed 14 March 2014

We selected Seastar because of the limited numbers of passengers involved, but it could have been for a multitude of reasons, not least the excellent and very caring staff. Our trip out to the first reef was a little choppy which resulted in over 60% of the punters suffering, but the crew helped everyone and their kindness deserves 5* alone....

This trip was the highlight of our 6 weeks in Australia & New Zealand, period.

“Amazing Day on the Reef”

Reviewed 11 March 2014

Took the day trip to Hastings Reef and Michaelmas Cay with Sea Star. It was a perfect trip for a group with varying interests and abilities. I took the trip with my partner and my parents. My g/f likes to snorkel, my parents were first time snorkelers and I am a certified diver. The crew was excellent. They were a...

... Sea Star is head and shoulders above the rest.


“Great service, and we didn't even go.”

Reviewed 28 February 2014

Our time in Cairns was limited to a two day window. When I contacted Seastar to set up a trip with them months in advance I was informed the boat would be having annual maintenance done during the time we were there. They did however recommend one of their 'competitors' as an alternative so we booked with them instead. Although...

we did have a wonderful day anyway,


“Wonderful tour!”

Reviewed 5 February 2014

The youngest captain in Cairns, and the most knowledge! They have a new glass-bottomed boat you can use for free while on the tour. Be sure to do this, the captain know tons about the reef that he will share with you. We loved our day tour with Seastar - and would do it again in a minute! Well worth...


“Best Great Barrier Reef tour”

Reviewed 4 March 2014

Choosing a tour from the many offered posed a challenge. Seastar was recommended by our hotel and did not disappoint. Great boat, friendly knowledgeable crew and excellent food offerings. Chance to snorkel at two locations (outer and middle reef) enhanced the experience immensely. We would highly recommend this tour. It was a great way to start our Australia vacation! Thanks..


“Awesome day from beginning to end”

Reviewed 21 January 2014

The weather was perfect but so was the staff of Seastar. They are well organized, have a great boat, only 36 passengers and plenty of room. We stopped at two places for snorkeling and diving, one in the middle of the reef and the other one out towards the end of the Great Barrier Reef. The coral was just amazing...


“Absolutely Outstanding”

Reviewed 15 January 2014

Swimming on the Great Barrier Reef and birdwatching at Michaelmas Cay were "bucket list" goals for my wife and me. We could not have selected a better boat and crew to achieve these two goals. The cap of 35 people coupled with a wonderful crew made our time on the Seastar Cruise absolutely outstanding. Great food and drinks, fantastic service,...


“Absolutely Awesome!”

Reviewed 28 November 2013

I can't say enough good things about this experience. The crew is friendly, funny, knowledgeable, and just plain fun! There were less than 35 people on board so there was a lot of interaction with the crew and individual attention. They made sure that everyone was doing well and having fun all day. The morning tea (coffee, tea, water, muffins),...


“Perfect Day!”

Reviewed 10 October 2013

Just back from a wonderful day out on the Reef with Seastar and its fantastic, professional crew- whose main aim was to keep us all happy, safe and ensure we went home with unforgettable experiences. Thanks everyone! PS excellent lunch, morning coffee and muffins and afternoon tea! Grants x 3!!!


“Seastar is wonferful”

Reviewed 4 July 2013

Our trip with Seastar was amazing! We are a family with 9 and 11 year old kids. The trip was great for the entire family. We all enjoyed snorkeling at both locations and the staff at Seastar made the trip perfect. Anthony and the entire team were outstanding. Don't hesitate to book with them. It was worth every penny and...


“Highlight of our Australian tour!”

Reviewed 3 May 2013

We would thoroughly recommend the Seastar – a first class service which deserves all the praise on this site. There were around 35 people on this tour, which may sound a lot but Seastar provides a big crew who all make sure everyone, including less experienced swimmers (neither of us had snorkelled before and they were very attentive to nervous...



Reviewed 24 December 2012

Perfectly organised trip, we always had the feeling we were safe and sound. It's a small and fast boat - really good to get a more personal touch with only 35 people on board. We drove out to two places on the reef for snorkelling, which gave us very different impressions - one from a sandy island with shallow waters,...


“Probably the best reef tour company in Cairns”

Reviewed 18 December 2012

First, this tour company organizes small group excursions on the reef which is a very thing after having tested other larger boats in Cairns. You will appreciate the personal touch added to it, especially if you are new in snorkeling/ scuba diving. They may not go to more remote reef locations but it doesn't really matters because where they go,...

The team is great, very helpful, funny, and makes you feel good and confident.



Reviewed 10 December 2012

This Seastar Team is both friendly and professional They made our snorkeling adventure both very personal and educational. It was great not being on a cattle boat! Excellent value for the price of admission. Would love to go again when in the area.


“Beyond excellent”

Reviewed 22 October 2012

Booked the cruise based on prior reviews. I have so many things to say, but that would make a very long review. I would say the staff were awesome ,the food delish and the whole experience amazing ..I would say do it your self. .and be prepared for an experience you would cherish a life time


“Best trip yet”

Reviewed 25 March 2014 NEW

I have been out on the reef several times and this time was by far the best. Only 16 people on this trip which made it very comfortable but the max is 35. It was so much nicer because I didn't feel like I was part of a huge group with a million tourists. Staff were fantastic; knowledgeable and always...


“Magnificent experience.”

Reviewed 18 March 2014

16/3/2014. After researching several other cruises we settled on Seastar Cruises. The reason we chose Seastar is because it travelled to Michaelmas Cay a small sand island kilometres off the coast and then to an outer reef. The boat was smaller and faster with only 35 guests so it is not too crowded at the island when we arrived on...


“As Molly use to say "Do Yourself a Favour, you will not be disappointed.”

Reviewed 2 March 2014

There are heaps of tours to the reef in Cairns you can pick and choose until the cows come home and still be I'll break it down, what I wanted out of a reef tour. !/. Minimum numbers on the cruise..100 tops 2/. An operator who knows the area you are going too well 3/. Good explanation of the...