10 Minute Scenic Flight with Reef Magic Cruises

Starting from: $AU478.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Cruise to Reef Magic Pontoon / 10min flight / Cruise back to Cairns
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for couples & families
  • Number of passengers: 120
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Reef location(s): Moore Reef
  • Tour duration: 9am – 5pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 1hr 30min
  • Time exploring the reef: 5 hours
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 2 levels
  • Morning tea, afternoon tea & Buffett Lunch included


10 Minute Scenic Flight with Reef Magic Cruises

Have a special day to remember forever!!!! Add an amazing helicopter scenic flight into a day trip to the reef. The colours of the reef from the air are more noticeable and much prettier, it is a mix of bright beautiful colours. Also, it is a great opportunity for travellers to take amazing photos of the area, including sea animals such as turtles, stingrays and whales.

Reef Magic Cruises, an Australian owned operator, travels daily to the outer reef on their spacious and fast air-conditioned catamaran. The day provides visitors with a full 5 hours exploring the corals and the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Magic Cruises or Marine World take visitors to Moore Reef, located about 45km from Cairns. The reef offers clear waters with less sediment resulting in good underwater visibility, this way providing everyone on board with great snorkelling and diving experiences. The coral quality is superior and the diversity of reef life is wide.

Marine World is suitable for all ages and swimming abilities from the first time snorkellers to the most experienced divers. Visitors have access to a large range of reef activities in a friendly and personalised atmosphere such as unlimited snorkelling, semi-submersible tours, glass bottom boat tours, underwater observatory, fish feeding and much more.

Extra activities include:

  • Introductory diving (for clients who never dived before)
  • Certified diving (up to 3 dives)
  • Guided snorkel tours (a snorkel tour where an experienced guide stays and assists clients during their snorkelling activity)
  • Seabob adventure (for those who wants to take their snorkelling adventure to the next level with Seabob, the worlds most advanced underwater scooter)
  • Marine Biologist snorkel safari (join a Marine Naturalist in small groups and learn more about the reef)
  • Helmet diving (helmet diving which the air is delivered from the surface)

What's included in the main price

  • Return cruise to Marine World platform by luxury catamaran
  • Spectacular 10 minute scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef
  • All snorkelling equipment including personal flotation devices in adult and child sizes
  • Marine Biology presentation about the reef
  • Semi-submersible tours with interactive commentary
  • Glass bottom boat tours with interactive commentary
  • Fish feeding and identification session with a Marine Biologist
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Use of Sundeck, Fresh Water Showers and Changing Rooms
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch with vegetarian options
  • German & French speaking crew to assist international visitors
  • Introductory dive
  • Certified dive
  • Seabob adventure
  • Helmet dive
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • Marine Biologist snorkel safari
  • Wetsuit hire & lockers are available to hire on board Reef Magic
  • Coach hotel transfers

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
08:00-08:30 Check-in at the Reef Magic Cruises inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
09:00 Boat departs Marlin Jetty Cairns
Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran
10:30 Boat arrives at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy around 5 hours exploring the outer reef
Enjoy a 10 minute helicopter scenic flight over the reef
15:30 Boat depart Marine World
17:00 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases including optional activities
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to the boat departure
  • Dive card and log book for certified divers

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with the Australian diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving.
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended. This is not applicable for low helicopter flights over the reef.
Helicopter Passengers: Weight Check: Please note that client’s body weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed as per Australia's Aviation Policy. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.
Insurance: The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.
Sea Walker & Seabob Underwater Scooter: Min age is 12 years old.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2022 - 2023 Rates Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023 Action
10min Scenic Flight $478.00 per adult
$338.00 per child
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2022 - 31st March 2023
Introductory Dive (1st Dive) $119.00 per adult / $119.00 per child
Certified Dive (1st Dive) $89.00 per adult / $89.00 per child
Guided Snorkel Tour $39.00 per adult / $29.00 per child
Marine Biologist Snorkel Safari $45.00 per adult / $45.00 per child
Helmet Diving $119.00 per adult / $119.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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