Fly / Fly to Reef Magic Cruises

Starting from: $AU887.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Fly to Reef Magic pontoon and fly 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 – 3:30pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 30min each way by Helicopter
  • Time exploring the reef: 4 hours
  • Vessel type and size: Catamaran / 30m with 2 levels
  • Buffett Lunch included


Fly / Fly to Reef Magic Cruises

In this ultimate experience passengers travel to and from the Great Barrier Reef by a low helicopter scenic flight. Visitors fly out from Cairns to Reef Magic pontoon, spend 4 hours on Marine World and at the end of the day fly back to Cairns. The flight includes: Yarrabah Peninsula, Mission Bay, Fitzroy Island, Sudbury Cay, Elford Reef.

Reef Magic Cruises, an Australian owned operator, travels daily to Moore Reef in the outer reef on their spacious air-conditioned catamaran. The tour provides travellers with a full 5 hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef and its beautiful marine life.

Reef Magic Cruises or Marine World is visited by people who are after superior coral quality, clear waters and diversity of reef life. Their location, Moore Reef 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 the novice 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
  • Helicopter scenic flight to the Marine World Platform
  • Helicopter scenic flight 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
09:30 – 10:00 Coach pick up from accommodation
10:00 Check in at the helicopter office and passengers weight check
10:30 Helicopter departs Cairns
Travel time is 30 minutes directly from Cairns to Reef Magic pontoon
11:00 Helicopter arrives at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy around 4 hours exploring the outer reef
15:00 Helicopter departs Marine World by helicopter
Enjoy a spectacular scenic flight over the reef back to Cairns
15:30 Helicopter arrives back in Cairns
15:35 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 / Fly $887.00 per adult
$878.00 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
Seabob Underwater Scooter $125.00 per adult / $125.00 per child
Helmet Diving $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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