About Reef Magic Day Tour

Reef Magic Marine World

Reef Magic Marine World

Reef Magic Marine World pontoon on the Outer Reef offers a full range of facilities and activities on-board.  The pontoon is a large stable structure based at Moore Reef with extensive undercover and seating areas. 

What makes it Great?

  • 5 hours at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Spacious Reef Pontoon
  • Semi-Submarine & Glass Bottom Boat

Reef Magic Inclusions

Included in the Reef Magic Great Barrier Reef Tour
  • Semi-Submarine & Glass Bottom Boat
  • Marine Biologist presentations
  • Underwater reef viewing observatory
  • Child safety swimming enclosure
  • Wet suit or Lycra Suit 
  • Hot/cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Filtered drinking water
  • FREE Wi-Fi on-board Reef Magic
  • German and French speaking crew on-board daily

Your Day with Reef Magic

Your Day with Reef Magic
  • 08:00-08:30 Check-in inside the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street
  • 09:00 Depart Marlin Jetty 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
  • Reef duration: 5 hours
  • 15:30 Depart Marine World
  • 17:00 Arrive back in Cairns

Snorkeling from Marine World

Snorkeling from Reef Magic Marine World

The Marine World site is one of the most beautiful reef locations available anywhere in Australia and perfect for snorkellers.

On arrival at Marine World our crew will provide some handy tips on the correct use of snorkelling equipment and then help fit you with a mask, snorkel and fins so you can take to the water with confidence.

Our snorkel area is supervised at all times and personal flotation devices are readily available in adult and child sizes. Stairs lead down from the main deck to a submersed snorkel platform where you can sit down and put on your mask and fins. Access to the water could not be easier with the snorkel platform opening directly into a shallow, bright and sheltered coral lagoon.

Floating snorkeller rest stations are located around the site where you can take a rest at any time. This prevents tired snorkellers standing on and damaging the corals and is part of our commitment to ensuring our site is kept in it’s current pristine condition.

Beginner snorkellers will feel comfortable being able to see the bottom at all times and an array of colourful corals and incredible fish life can be immediately seen without even letting go of the platform!

It would be a very rare day if Wally the Giant Maori Wrasse didn’t show up to snorkel alongside you.. an incredible photo opportunity!

Activities at Marine World

Activities at Reef Magic Marine World

Marine Biologists Presentation
En route to Marine World our Marine Biologist conducts an informative slide show presentation, loaded with interesting facts on the Great Barrier Reef and tips on how to make the most of your reef visit. The presentation is conducted in the main saloon and relayed to TV monitors throughout the vessel. Reference books are also available as well as waterproof fish/coral ID cards designed to be taken diving or snorkelling.

Glass Bottom Boat Tours
Similar to the experience of snorkelling the open-air Glass Bottom Boat is smaller and more maneuverable than the Semi-Submersible allowing your guide to hover over beautiful coral gardens, giant clams, schools of colourful reef fish and more!

Tours last around 30 minutes and include a running commentary.

Marine World Underwater Observatoy
Our underwater reef viewing observatory is open for you to walk through at any time of the day. Watch the Introductory Scuba Divers head off from our moon pool.

Fish Feeding
At lunch time our Marine Biologist will announce the fish feeding demonstration which starts in front of the observatory windows before moving to the snorkel platform.

The feeding frenzy includes large schools of Red Bass, Trevally and the star of the show, Wally, our resident Giant Maori Wrasse!

For an exhilarating experience grab your snorkelling gear and get amongst it or take a seat on the submersed snorkel platform as the fish bustle in around you looking for a free lunch!

Booking Info

Booking Reef Magic

​Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets.
Check availability & book here to secure you spot on Reef Magic.
After you complete your booking you will receive an e-mail confirmation & ticket instantly.
Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up without a booking.

Reef Magic Family Pricing
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking form for up to date family pricing for your group.

  • Adults (15+ years)
  • Infants (3 Years & Under) travel free
  • Children (4 - 14 years) Half Price
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) 

Check-in Procedure
Reef Magic departs Cairns at 9am and returns at 5pm.
Please check in at Reef Magic desk at the Reef Fleet Terminal at least 30 minutes prior to your departure.

Cairns, Palm Cove & Trinity Beach Transfers
We offer transfers from most hotels and resorts in Cairns & the Northern Beaches.
If you requre a pick-up and drop-off please have your hotel name ready whern booking.
Pick-up time will be notified at time of booking. 


Reef Magic Day Tour Reviews


Ashleigh Wyatt

We had a wonderful day out at marine world yesterday. Fantastic, friendly and helpful staff members, delicious food all throughout the day and we thoroughly enjoyed all the included activities; snorkeling, a semi-submersible tour and a glass bottom boat tour. We also enjoyed doing some new activities which were “Snuba” and “Seabob”. We took our 9 month old with us and it was the perfect family friendly place and the staff were very good with our son. Awesome day out! Second time traveling with the crew at reef magic cruises and will be doing all our future trips to the Great Barrier Reef with them.


Erena June Sweeney

I have thoroughly enjoyed my day here at Marine World! The highlight of my day was definitely the Seabob it is a must! The crew are all friendly and made me feel comfortable! fantastic coral and fish. definitely would do this again!


Reef Magic Day Tour

08:00-08:30: Check-in inside Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, at the Reef Magic counter

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