Cruise / Fly to Reef Magic Cruises

Starting from: $AU499.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Platform
  • Departure locations: 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 – 3:30pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 1hr 30min
  • Time exploring the reef: 5 hours
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 2 levels


Cruise / Fly to Reef Magic Cruises

Travel by a luxury catamaran to Reef Magic’s Marine World platform, enjoy a fantastic day full of activities before returning on a spectacular helicopter scenic flight over the reef. Look out for turtles, stingrays, sharks and manta rays as the low helicopter flight allows passengers to get close to this amazing sea animals. Have the camera ready for some great photos.

Reef Magic Cruises take travellers daily to the outer reef on a spacious and luxury catamaran. The tour ensures visitors to have over 5 hours exploring this beautiful underwater world, the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Magic Cruises or Marine World offers great and superior coral quality with clear waters and a wide diversity of reef life. Their location, Moore Reef offers less sediment in the water which results in good underwater visibility this way providing guests with great snorkelling and diving experiences.

Marine World is suitable for all ages and swimming abilities from inexperienced snorkellers to the most advanced divers. Visitors enjoy a large range of water activities 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

  • Pick up and drop off from Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Cruise out to Marine World platform by luxury catamaran
  • Helicopter scenic flight from the outer reef back to Cairns
  • 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

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
08:00 Coach pick up from accommodation
08:15-08:30 Check-in at the Reef Magic Cruises inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
09:00 Boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes directly from Cairns to Reef Magic pontoon
10:30 Boat arrives at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy around 4 hours & 30 minutes exploring the outer reef
15:00 Helicopter departs the outer reef to return to Cairns
Enjoy the helicopter scenic flight over the reef back to Cairns
Travel time is about 30 minutes
15:30 Helicopter arrives back in Cairns
15:35 Drop off back to accommodation
  • 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: 2020 - 2021 Rates Dates: 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021 Action
Cruise / Fly $499.00 per adult
$499.00 per child
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021
Introductory Dive (1st Dive) $125.00 per adult / $125.00 per child
Certified Dive (1st Dive) $75.00 per adult / $75.00 per child
Guided Snorkel Tour $35.00 per adult / $25.00 per child
Marine Biologist Snorkel Safari $45.00 per adult / $35.00 per child
Helmet Diving $125.00 per adult / $125.00 per child
Seabob Underwater Scooter $125.00 per adult / $125.00 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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