Reef Magic Cruises
Tour Operator
Great Barrier Reef
1 Day

Available every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday
(Easter Period: Available every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday)

If you are looking for a Cairns Reef Tour and you only visit the Great Barrier Reef once, you will want to see it at it’s best!

Reef Magic Cruises operate day trips direct from Cairns to the Marine World activity pontoon located on the outer Great Barrier Reef. You have a whopping 5 hours of free time to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

The all-weather Marine World platform caters for all activity levels. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel Safari, try SNUBA®, Scuba Diving, Sea Trek Helmet Diving or even a Seabob.

If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck.  Best of all when traveling with Reef Magic Cruises you benefit from the expert local knowledge of an Australian owned, Cairns based crew who bring the friendly inclusive atmosphere for which we are renowned for.

To book, select “All Day – Available” on the booking form.

TOUR OPERATORReef Magic Cruises
All snorkelling equipment
Personal flotation devices in adult / child sizes
FREE  Wet suit and lycra suit for year round comfort and in-water safety.

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 through the day
Access to reference materials on the reef
German & French speaking crew are available to assist international visitors
  • Guided Snorkel Tour $49 (AD) $39 (CH)
  • Adventure Snorkel Safari $55 (AD) $45 (CH)
  • 1 Intro Dive $129
  • 2 Intro Dives $208
  • 1 Certified Dive $89
  • 2 Certified Dives $138
  • Helmet Diving $129
  • Snuba Doo $115
  • Snuba Dive $135
  • Seabob $135
  • Cairns Return Transfers $22 (AD) $11 (CH)
  • Northern Beaches Transfers $27 (AD) $13.50 (CH)
  •  Child price applies to 4-14
  • Voucher
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Camera
  • Swimming wear
  • Sea sickness tablets
SPECIAL NOTECancellation 72 hours prior to departure is subject to 100% cancellation fees.

08:30 : Check in at Reef Fleet Terminal


09:00 : Depart 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

Enjoy your 5 hours stay at the pontoon!

15:30 : Depart Marine World


17:00 : Arrive back in Cairns

*Schedule is subject to change depending on the circumstances.

Moore Reef

Guided Coral Gardens Snorkel Tour

Perfect for the beginner snorkeller. Join our Marine Naturalist in small groups and learn more about the reef.  Explore our sheltered coral lagoon with expert snorkelling assistance and instruction available at all times.

  • Adult $49
  • Child $39 

Adventure Snorkel Safari

Suitable for snorkellers who are comfortable in the water, you have the opportunity to explore even further utilising our dedicated snorkel boat.

Drift snorkel the spectacular outer reef wall with our Marine Biologist. The extensive coral formations and HUGE schools of fish have to be seen to be believed!

  • Adult $55
  • Child $45

Introductory Diving

No experience necessary. All equipment supplied including wetsuit & souvenir dive certificate to hang on your wall. The Marine World platform provides a safe, controlled environment perfect for the novice diver. Stairs lead into a sheltered “moon-pool” where you will spend time practicing some basic scuba skills in shallow water before heading off on your dive. Group size is kept small with a maximum of 4 divers per instructor (less if nervous divers) so you know you are in safe hands.

Your first dive will be in our coral lagoon, a shallow sheltered area with dense coral cover and teaming with fish life. The 1st dives last around 20-30 minutes and reach a maximum of 12 metres with most of the dive around 4-5m. On the 2nd or 3rd dives you will have already done the skills leaving more time for the actual dive.

  • 1 Intro Dive $129
  • 2 Intro Dives $208

Certified Diving

Reef Magic Cruises are renowned for offering some of the best certified diving on the Great Barrier Reef. With Marine World as your base our dedicated dive tender takes you to a selection of drift, wall & channel dives including swim through, small caves, ledges & drop off’s. These are private locations only accessible to Marine World visitors so you are ensured a unique dive experience.

With 5 hours actual reef time we can offer up to 3 completely different dives in a day. All dives are professionally guided for your safety and enjoyment. We take you direct to the best places, leaving you more time to take in the beauty of your surroundings without the need to navigate.

Sites are chosen to suit the weather conditions on the day and take in to account the experience of the divers. Don’t forget your log book so we can record your Great Barrier Reef experience for you!

  • 1 Certified Dive $89
  • 2 Certified Dives $138

Helmet Diving

A guided underwater walking tour without even getting your head wet! Designed for non-swimmers and guests aged 8 to 65.

  • $129 per person


Would you like to “go beyond snorkeling®” but are a little bit intimidated of SCUBA diving, try SNUBA®! A world wide patented, shallow water recreational diving system that is bridging the gap between snorkelling and scuba diving.

SNUBA® Diving is when you go underneath the surface of the water and can stay with in your own level of comfort (you can go back to the surface at any stage). If you choose, you can go down to a maximum depth of 3 metres. There is no need to have any prior experience or training and under the supervision of your certified, professional SNUBA® Guide, you can explore underwater up to 3 metres. You do not need to wear heavy, bulky equipment; just your normal snorkelling gear, SNUBA® harness and a light weight belt.

SNUBA is much easier than snorkelling and is the safest way to explore the underwater world that the whole family can enjoy.

  • SNUBA® Diving for ages 12 to 80+    $135
  • SNUBA Doo® Power Snorkeling for ages 4 to 80    $115
Reef Magic Cruises
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review

Absolutely Fantastic, staff really had a passion for the reef and really provided great information.
Was lucky enough to do the 2 intro scuba dives and the snorkel safari. All of which where so much fun. The reef was so beautiful and colourful. Can’t wait to visit again.

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