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Reef Magic Cruises

Reef Magic Outer Reef Scuba Diving

Reef Magic Cruises has just launched there state of the art multi-million dollar reef pontoon. Enjoy 5 hours at beautiful Moore reef with semi-submarines, glass bottom boats, underwater observatories, all snorkeling equipment like snorkel, fins, mask and lycra suit, hot and cold buffet lunch!

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Reef Magic Cruises

Tour Type: Full Day | Operates: Everyday | Departs: 9:00am | Returns: 5:00pm | Transfers: No


Reef Magic Cruises has just launched there state of the art multi-million dollar reef pontoon. Enjoy 5 hours at beautiful Moore reef with semi-submarines, glass bottom boats, underwater observatories, all snorkeling equipment like snorkel, fins, mask and lycra suit, hot and cold buffet lunch!

Scuba Diving: Yes, Optional Extra See Price List All Snorkeling Gear: Yes, Included Snorkel, Fins, Mask, Lycra Suit, Pool Noodles
Buffet Lunch: Yes, Hot and Cold Buffet Lunch Glass Bottom Boat: Yes, Included
Helicopter Flights: Yes, Option Extra See Price List Semi-Submarine Tours: Yes, Included
Helmet Diving: Yes, Optional Extra See Price List Outer Reef: Yes, Moore Reef

Reef Magic Cruises have launched the newest pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef!

Reef Magic Cruises Pontoon is the newest and most technologically advanced pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef, designed and built for a sustainable future. At over 1003 sqm, enjoy the Great Barrier Reef with 2 spacious levels to relax, walk around the pontoon, visit the underwater observatory, enjoy the semi-submarines and ride the glass bottom boats. It is also very easy to access the water from the large stepped pool entry platform.

With loads of activities for all ages, you can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join the optional extra-cost marine biologists on a guided snorkel safari, try scuba diving, or even sea trek helmet diving.

Departing Cairns at 9:00 am, Reef Magic Cruises provides guests with five hours of reef time. Transfers to and from the reef are completed onboard the comfortable 30m TWIN hull Reef Magic Cruises II catamaran. The multi-level vessel has an air-conditioned interior and exterior sundeck.

The Marine World activity platform is approximately 45km offshore at a private Outer Great Barrier Reef destination. Permanently moored near a sheltered coral lagoon, Marine World offers guests the chance to participate in a range of activities including marine biology presentations; semi-submersible tours; glass-bottom boat tours; fish feeding; an underwater observatory, and all snorkel equipment. Guest amenities include sheltered seating; a sun deck with sun lounges; hot freshwater showers and change rooms.

Passengers can also book the optional extra cost of scuba diving; helmet diving and scenic helicopter reef flights.

Morning and afternoon tea is served onboard the Reef Magic Cruises catamaran, with a delicious hot and cold buffet lunch served on the Marine World platform. Drinks are available for sale from the licensed bar. A highlight of visiting Marine World is seeing Wally, the large blue Maori Wrasse (Fish).


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Adult (Snorkel)Snorkel-$299.00$299.00
Child (Snorkel)Snorkel-$169.00$169.00
Family (Snorkel) 2 x Adults 2 x ChildrenSnorkel-$767.00$767.00


Adult (1-Introductory Dive)1-Introductory Dive1$398.00$398.00
Adult (1-Helmet Dive)1-Helmet Dive1$398.00$398.00
Adult (1-Certified Dive)1-Certified Dive1$388.00$388.00


Check-in for the Reef Magic Cruises and Marine World Great Barrier Reef day tour commences at 8am, in the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal. From there, it’s a short walk to the spacious catamaran, which is moored just outside at the Marlin Marina. Boarding is from 8.30am with complimentary tea and coffee served on arrival. Departure from Cairns is at 9am. A range of briefings are provided during the 90-minute transit to the Marine World reef pontoon, including information on the inclusions and optional extras and a marine biologist presentation on the Great Barrier Reef. You arrive at Marine World at 10.30am and have five (5) hours to swim, snorkel dive and complete all / any of the activities that you like.

The hot / cold buffet lunch is served on the Marine World pontoon from 12.15-1.30pm. Glass bottom boat and semi-submersible tours run throughout the day with an activity board providing the departure times for these (updated daily). At 3pm Reef Magic Cruises personnel ask everyone to board the catamaran in time for the 3.30pm departure from the reef, which sees you back into Cairns around 5pm.



Reef Magic Cruises offers certified and introductory (no experience necessary) scuba dives from their Marine World pontoon and on the adjacent reef. You can book one (1) or two (2) dives, allowing you to tailor your day to suit your itinerary.

INTRODUCTORY DIVES: A great opportunity to try scuba diving for the first time. Water entry is via steps under the pontoon into the ocean, with the coral reef just a few metres away. All equipment and training is provided and all introductory dives are guided. Introductory dives generally last 20-25 minutes and go no deeper than 8m.

CERTIFIED DIVING: All certified diving on Reef Magic Cruises is guided and you can choose to take one (1) or two (2) scuba dives. Pending the conditions, diving will be either from the pontoon (with lowered stairs entry into the water) or tender transfer to nearby reef. Certified dives will reach a maximum depth of 18m and will last around 40 minutes. All equipment is included: you will be required to show you dive license and preferably your log book, as well as completing dive medical paperwork on board.


This trip is suitable for snorkelers of all experience levels. Water access is from a lowered platform, which allows you to take on and off your fins in the water. The reef gardens are literally just metres from the pontoon and snorkel platform and offer a diverse variety of colourful corals and marine life. A highlight will definitely be seeing ‘Wally’ a large blue Napolean (Maori) Wrasse. You might also see turtles, rays and a variety of other fish. All equipment (mask, fins and snorkel) is included in the ticket price, including flotation devices if required. Lycra / wet suits are available for hire onboard ($6 each) and are recommended for sun protection.

Customer Reviews:

Customer Tour Reviews & Feedback

Customer reviews are written by our customers using our 1 x FREE Digital Underwater Camer Hire Service.

Absolutely amazing, best snorkelling day.
By: Heidi kirwood
Staff Service - 5 out of 5
Reef Quality - 4 out of 5
Vaue For Money - 5 out of 5
Overall Rating - 5 out of 5

Travelled on: 01/11/2013

Thanks to Anna from cairns dive adventures for recommending reef magic, mum had never been on a boat before and had a fantastic enjoyable day.we will definitely be back. The marine life was so beautiful.

Full Reviews:

Cairns Dive Adventures Trip Reviews

Family Reef Trip Review

Family Reef Trip Review – Reef Magic Cruises

Family reef trip review from Cairns, with Reef Magic Cruises. This is an awesome day out with the kids. There’s lots of inclusions and activities and plenty of things to keep the whole family happy. Highlights will include meeting ‘Wally’ (the big blue fish) and being amazed at the colourful, coral gardens.

Cairns Helmet Diving Review: Reef Magic Cruises

Helmet diving is a great option for non-divers and swimmers to be able to spend time under the sea, getting up close and personal with the fish. Is it better than an introductory scuba dive? There’s no right or wrong answer here. To do an introductory scuba dive, you do need to know how to...

Taking a baby to the Reef – Reef Magic Trip Review

The passengers on board today’s Reef Magic trip were aged between 5-months and 72 years old. Everyone had a great time! Which just goes to show the versatility of the Reef Magic Great Barrier Reef day tour. Some people stayed dry and saw the reef through the glass-bottom boat, semi-submersible and underwater observatory, others got...

Marine World Pontoon

Reef Magic Cruises – Marine World Review

This is a great pontoon day tour with lots of inclusions and activities. It’s perfect for families, older reef visitors, snorkelers of all experience levels and certified divers who also like to add some snorkelling and other activities into their day. With a maximum of 200 guests and around 25 crew, customer service was excellent...

Wally giant Maori Wrasse - Reef Magic Cruises, Moore Reef

Reef Magic Cruises – January Review

Reef Magic Cruises and the Marine World pontoon offer guests an action packed day exploring the Great Barrier Reef with a variety of activities available. The sheltered coral gardens offer excellent snorkeling, with vibrant colours and diverse marine life. Wally the Maori Wrasse is definitely a highlight of everyone’s day! This trip is excellent for...

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Tour Notes:

Remember to try any form of scuba diving everyone needs to be medically fit with no asthma and not be taking any prescription medication. PADI recommends allowing up to 24 hours after diving before flying in an airplane. Some tour operators have a no refund policy for any dives not completed for whatever reason. Please note the art of freediving is not permitted on any of the day boats or liveaboard dive boats from Cairns & Port Douglas. With the high instances of (shallow water blackout) companies do not allow this for safety reasons.

Do you have Medical Issues:

Please note if you have any medical issues you will need to go see your local GP where you live and get them to write you a letter on the practice letterhead signed and dated by your doctor that you are “Fit to dive” If you have one of these letters then all dive companies in Cairns will take you diving. Please note these letters are only valid for three months from their date of issue.

Introductory Dives, Helmet Dives, and Certified Dives – Reef Magic Cruises has a no-refund policy on any dives not completed for whatever reason.

Family: A Family is regarded as two adults plus two children age 4-14 years old.

Inclusions: 5 Hours at ‘Marine World’ on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Free Coral Viewing Vessel Tours, Great Barrier Reef presentation onboard, All snorkelling equipment with instructions, Underwater Observatory, Complimentary Tea/Coffee on boarding, Full Morning and Afternoon Tea, Hot/Cold Tropical Seafood Smorgasbord Lunch.



Cairns Underwater Camera Hire Service

Spend over $550.00 AUD on your Great Barrier Reef tour with us and receive the latest Digital Underwater Camera Hire. Take amazing High-Resolution images and 1080 HD Video.

Not available for any tours to the Islands as fine white sand damages the seals on the cameras and makes them leak!

You need to come into our shop located on the Cairns Esplanade the day before departure to pick up the camera before 5:30 pm. You also need to supply your own SD Camera Card and drop the camera off back at our shop before 5:30pm.


Please Remember there is no other way to collect our cameras! All passengers must come into our shop the day before departure day before 5:30 pm.