Magic 2 – Day Snorkel Cruise
This day tour is operated by well known local Cairns reef tour operator Reef Magic Cruises. Although they are perhaps better known for their pontoon tour, Reef Magic Cruises also run another catamaran, called Magic 2. Magic 2 provides dive and snorkel day tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, providing guests with up to five (5) hours at stunning reef locations.
Reef Magic Cruises have a rare roving permit, providing access to more than 16 outer reef sites. Where do they go? It depends on the day, with your locations chosen to maximise experience, pending weather and conditions. What will you see? The very best of Cairns’ Outer Great Barrier Reef.
This tour includes lots of ‘extras’ for free, including: free guided snorkel tour with a marine naturalist, free glass bottom boat tour, free marine biologist presentation on the way to the reef. Also included in the one great day tour price is morning and afternoon tea, a chef prepared buffet lunch, tea and coffee, snorkelling equipment and instruction.
Magic 2 is a modern, spacious, air-conditioned catamaran. With less than 90 minutes travel time, to and from the reef, guests enjoy up to 5 hours exploring the wonders of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. This boat caters to swimmers, snorkelers and divers. It also gives you the chance to take your snorkelling to the next level, thanks to the presence of an underwater scooter.
|Rate Option||# Dives||Price||Taxes||Total|
|Full Day Cruise (Adult)||Snorkeling||-||$178.00||$7.00||$185.00|
|Full Day Cruise (Child)||Snorkeling||-||$83.00||$7.00||$90.00|
|Full Day Cruise (Family) 2 x Adults + 2 x Children||Snorkeling||-||$439.00||$28.00||$467.00|
|Full Day Cruise (Adult) + 2 x Certified Dives||Certified Diving||2||$248.00||$7.00||$255.00|
|Full Day Cruise (Adult) + 3 x Certified Dives||Certified Diving||3||$283.00||$7.00||$290.00|
|Full Day Cruise (Adult) + 1 x Introductory Dives||Introductory Diving||1||$248.00||$7.00||$255.00|
|Full Day Cruise (Adult) + 2 x Introductory Dives||Introductory Diving||2||$298.00||$7.00||$305.00|
|Full Day Cruise (Adult) + 3 x Introductory Dives||Introductory Diving||3||$348.00||$7.00||$355.00|
Inclusions: Tea and coffee and water, morning and afternoon tea and lunch, snorkel equipment, marine biologist presentation, free guided snorkel tour, free glass bottom boat tour.
Extras (Pay Later): Note, if you are snorkelling wet suits / lycra suits are not included in the above price and cost $6 each.
|Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.|
Check-in for Magic 2 is at the Reef Magic Cruises desk, inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. Lots of signage, easy to find. Check-in commences from 8am and goes until 8.30am. On check-in, you receive your boarding pass and proceed directly to Magic 2, which is moored at Marlin Marina (directly adjacent to the Reef Fleet Terminal). Complimentary tea and coffee are served on boarding and the boat departs at 9am.
Enjoy a marine biologist presentation on the way to the reef, as well as detailed trip, equipment, snorkelling and diving briefings. Travel time is approximately 90-minutes and you will have up to five (5) hours to explore the reef. Magic 2 departs the reef at around 3.30pm, getting you back into Cairns at 5pm.
Reef Magic Cruises are pleased to offer both introductory and certified diving, aboard Magic 2. What’s the difference, introductory divers do not need to have any prior experience. Certified divers are just that and will be required to show their dive card.
Please note that all diving is subject to the successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire. Some conditions will preclude you from diving, including asthma and pregnancy. Please contact us with any queries.
INTRODUCTORY DIVES: The minimum age for participation is 12 and there is no experience necessary. Qualified dive guides will provide all of the briefing required on the way to the reef. All equipment is included in the introductory dive price and you will be in the water, with a dive guide, the whole time.
CERTIFIED DIVING: Certified divers can choose between 1, 2 or 3 dives during this day tour. Magic 2 has a dive tender, which will take you from the main boat, out over the Outer Great Barrier Reef. All certified dives are guided and may include drift and wall dives, as well as channel guides. Divers of all experience levels will be amazed by the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef.
Magic-2 spend 5 hours on the very outer barrier reef systems, just over 65klm offshore and regarded as Cairns best diving reefs. With a choice of 16 different mooring sites, the skipper will choose the best 2 dive sites pending weather conditions on the day.
The diving is easy with beautiful coral gardens, bright colourful corals, thousands of marine animals including mauri wrasse, parrot fish, reef sharks, turtles, moray eels, bump headed parrot fish, giant clams and much more.
Easy shallow diving with a max depth of around 18 meters, diving with Magic-02 all the dives are guided by a professional instructor. The ticket price includes full dive gear like BCD, REGS, Dive Computer, Fins, Mask, Snorkel and Wetsuit.
Magic 2 visits the Outer Great Barrier Reef. It does not go to a pontoon. As such, all snorkelling sites are open water sites and it is recommended that participants be comfortable swimmers. All snorkelling equipment is provided to you and buoyancy devices are also available if required. The Magic 2 day tour includes a free guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist. Note: Wet suits / lycra suits are available for hire at additional cost, more information on this in the pricing section.
If you want to pump it up in the water, then Magic 2 also offers snorkelers the chance to try an underwater scooter. The scooter glides effortlessly under the water (to a depth of 2.5m) and is controlled with simple body movements. The Seabob Jet underwater scooter can be booked for 30 minutes at a time (cost is in addition to the day tour price).