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Special Expires 31 Mar 2021

Reef Magic are offering locals 40% off the usual price for a full day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Operating every Thursday up to September then daily from the 1st September.
Reef Magic are offering locals 40% off the usual price for a full day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Operating every Thursday up to September then daily from the 1st September.

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About Reef Magic - Marine World Day Tour

Your Day at Marine World

Reef Magic Cruises operate day trips direct from Cairns to the Marine World activity platform located on the outer Great Barrier Reef.  Join us for the day and Experience The Magic for yourself.

The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, go scuba diving (no experience necessary) or join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel safari.

Not a confident swimmer? then stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory, try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight.  With 5 hours at the reef there is time to do it all.


  • 08:00-08:30 Check-in inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
  • 09:00 Depart Marlin Jetty Cairns
    Travel time is only 90 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran
  • 10:30 Arrive at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
    Reef duration: 5 hours
  • 15:30 Depart Marine World
  • 17:00 Arrive back in Cairns

Please note: all timings are approximate and can vary due to weather conditions and other factors out of our control.

What's included

  • All snorkelling equipment including personal flotation devices in adult/child sizes
  • FREE Wet suit and lycra suit use for year round comfort and in-water safety. Wet suits are 5mm with short arms/legs. Lycra suits provide fantastic sun protection and in season are useful in reducing the risk of jelly fish stings.
  • On board Marine Biology presentation/talk en-route to the reef
  • Semi-Submersible tours with interactive commentary
  • Glass Bottom Boat tours with interactive commentary
  • Fish feeding and identification session with our Marine Biologist
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Use of Sundeck, Fresh Water Showers and Changing Rooms
  • Morning/Afternoon Tea plus a full hot/cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options
  • Tea/Coffee and drinking water is available free of charge throughout the day
  • Access to reference materials on the reef
  • German & French speaking crew are available to assist international visitors

Optional Activities

Available at additional cost, optional activities may be pre-booked or you may prefer to wait until the day and speak with our crew who can suggest the best activities to suit your swimming ability.

  • Introductory Scuba Diving – no experience necessary. Small group, max 4 students per instructor. Minimum age is 12 years with parental consent required for those under 18 years. Opportunity for up to 3 dives in a day.
  • Certified Scuba Diving – all dives fully guided at no extra charge, include use of dedicated dive tender to access pristine and varied dive locations. Up to 3 dives in a day.
  • Helmet Diving.  A scuba-style experience without even getting your head wet!
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tours (beginner and advanced level)
  • Reef-Scenic Helicopter flights 5, 10 & 30 minutes scenic flights from Marine World or fly/cruise, cruise/fly and fly/fly options to/from Cairns.
  • Relax on the sundeck and enjoy the regions only reef-based massage therapist! (bookings recommended)
  • Lockers are available on board Reef Magic for just $2 per use & are suitable for small personal items such as phones, jewellery or wallets. While theft is very rare on board we suggest valuables are better off left in your hotel room or with the concierge rather than brought to the reef.

What to bring

  • Extra cash or a credit card (Visa, MasterCard – surcharges apply) for any onboard purchases including optional activities, souvenirs, professional onboard photos and bar items.
  • Swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses, sun screen, dry change of clothes for the trip home.
  • The Reef Magic catamarans are very stable and transfer times to the reef quick however if you are prone to motion sickness it is recommended to take preventative measures around 30 minutes prior to the boat departing. Natural Ginger tablets and medicated Travel-Calm are available on board.
  • Sun protection (SPF 30+ water resistant) 

Accommodation Transfers Available

Available for just $18 per adult & $9 per child return from all Cairns City accommodation and $22 per adult & $11 per child from all Northern Beaches accommodation. Pick-up time will be notified at time of booking. Sole use charter coaches are a cost effective alternative for groups of 20 or more passengers. Price on application.

News By Reef Magic - Marine World Day Tour

Reef Magic Operating every Thursday until September

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By Reef Magic - Marine World Day Tour

24 Jul 2020

Reef Magic is heading out to the Great Barrier Reef evry Thursday until September.

From September the 1st Reef Magic will re-commence daily tours.

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March 2017 Report

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March 2017 Report

By Reef Magic - Marine World Day Tour

30 Mar 2017

The divers enjoyed a spectacular array of wildlife today at Marine World. While gliding along
underwater bommies on the outer wall at Moore Reef, divers sighted several Black Tip Reef Sharks, plenty of colorful parrot fish and long nosed emperor.

The glass bottom boat toured the southern end of Marine World allowing the guests to view the magic of the ocean whilst keeping dry. The wildlife seen today included the Beaked Coral Fish, Six Banded Angel Fish, Yellow Tailed Fusiliers and Turtles!

Certified diving: only $75.- for the 1st dive and $45.- for the 2nd and 3rd dive!

Water Temperature: 30 degrees
Underwater Visibility: 15-20 meters

As of 4pm Today
Moore Reef: E/SE winds 20-25 knots
Low Isles: SE winds 16 knots
Cairns Airport: E/SE winds 16 knots

As per Bureau of Meteorology – Cooktown to Cardwell at 4pm
Sunday: SE winds 20-25 knots
Monday: variable winds, possibly 48 knots
Tuesday: variable winds, possibly 64 knots


Reef Magic - Marine World Day Tour Reviews


Marta Jeziorowska

We had a truly amazing day. The staff was great - funny, very helpful and extremely knowledgeable (2 marine biologist available) and informative. We were on a smaller cruise - about 60 ppl - perfect for us. Snorkeling in 2 spots with lots of time and everything was provided. A very good lunch that catered to ALL diets. And an underwater photographer with very reasonable prices! Don't hesitate to book. My husband and I work in the travel industry and it's rare we take organized trips but this one we would definitely recommend.


Ashleigh Wyatt

We had a wonderful day out at marine world yesterday. Fantastic, friendly and helpful staff members, delicious food all throughout the day and we thoroughly enjoyed all the included activities; snorkeling, a semi-submersible tour and a glass bottom boat tour. We also enjoyed doing some new activities which were “Snuba” and “Seabob”. We took our 9 month old with us and it was the perfect family friendly place and the staff were very good with our son. Awesome day out! Second time traveling with the crew at reef magic cruises and will be doing all our future trips to the Great Barrier Reef with them. Thanks again to Dan and the team.


Reef Magic - Marine World Day Tour

The Reef Magic check-in counter is located in Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. 1 Spence Street Cairns Queensland 4870, AUSTRALIA

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