Fly / Cruise to Reef Magic Cruises

Starting from: $AU492.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Fly to Reef Magic pontoon and 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: 10:30am – 5pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 1hr 30min by boat / 30min by Helicopter
  • Time exploring the reef: 4.5 hours
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 2 levels
  • Afternoon tea & Buffett Lunch included


Fly / Cruise to Reef Magic Cruises

Enjoy a relaxing morning in Cairns before passengers board on a helicopter for an amazing scenic flight to Reef Magic pontoon. Instead of spending 90 minutes cruising in the coral sea visitors fly to the pontoon in around 30 minutes. Great for guests who might get sea sick along the way. Have the camera ready for some great photos of islands, cays and hopefully turtles, rays and whales.

Reef Magic Cruises is an Australian owned and operated business, that travels daily to Moore Reef by a spacious and fast catamaran. The tour provides visitors with a whole 5 hours in the outer reef exploring this underwater world.

Reef Magic Cruises or Marine World travels to Moore Reef, a reef with superior coral quality, clear waters and diversity of reef life. This location offers less sediment in the water resulting in good underwater visibility, this way providing visitors with great snorkelling and diving experiences.

Marine World is suitable for all ages and swimming abilities from novice snorkellers to the most advanced diver. Visitors have access to a large range of reef activities in a 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

  • Pick up and drop off from Cairns & Northern Beaches accommodation
  • Helicopter scenic flight from Cairns to the outer reef
  • Cruise from Marine World Platform 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
10:00 Pick up from accommodation
10:30 Helicopter scenic flight from Cairns to Reef Magic pontoon
Travel time is 30 minutes direct from Cairns on scenic helicopter flight
11:00 Helicopter arrives at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy approx. 4 hours & 30 minutes exploring the reef
15:30 Boat departs Marine World
17:00 Boat arrives back in Cairns
17:05 Coach transfer 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: 2018 - 2019 Rates Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 Action
Fly / Cruise $492.00 per adult
$492.00 per child
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019
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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