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Experience Reef Magic

Experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef with us. Your Reef Magic cruise lasts around 90 minutes and will take you to our exclusive pontoon on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Our Cairns reef tour gives you 5 hours at the pontoon to explore the wonders of the reef, both above and below the water.

Reef Magic Pontoon

Reef Magic operates cruise day trips direct from Cairns to the Reef Magic activity pontoon located on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

The all-weather Reef Magic pontoon caters for all activity levels, and is the newest pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join our Marine Biologist on a Guided Snorkel Safari, try Scuba Diving or even Sea Trek Helmet Diving.

If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck. Best of all when traveling with Reef Magic you benefit from the expert local knowledge of an Australian owned, Cairns based crew who bring the friendly inclusive atmosphere for which we are renowned for.

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Your Day at a Glance


Boarding commences at 8.15am with final boarding at 8.45am from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal



Depart Marlin Jetty Cairns – Travel time is only 90 minutes direct from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran


Arrive at the Reef Magic pontoon on the Outer Great Barrier Reef – Reef duration: 5 hours



Start your day on the pontoon with a Glass Bottom Boat tour, this is included in the cost of your ticket! Our Glass Bottom Boat tours run at a variety of times throughout the day, make sure you check the onboard screens to find out the departure times.


A delicious buffet lunch freshly prepared by the highly awarded & renowned Ochre Restaurant & Tropic Spirit Catering is served on the pontoon. See the full menu here


Check out the Underwater Observatory and our timeline of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is home to an abundance of marine life, take a seat and watch the underwater world float by.


Join us for an intro or certified dive, take a walk in a Sea Trek helmet or take part in a guided snorkel tour with our experienced Marine Biologists. Check out all of our option activities here.


Depart Reef Magic Pontoon


Arrive back in Cairns


  • 5 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • All snorkelling equipment and instruction included
  • Enjoy a delicious tropical buffet lunch overlooking the reef
  • Reef Magic Pontoon – A floating reef activity platform
  • Glass bottom boat & semi-sub tours included


15+ years

From $299


4 – 14 years

From $149


0 – 3 years



2 Adults + 2 Children

From $747

Pricing is based on Off Peak rates

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What Our Customers Have to Say

Absolutely brilliant day with the crew today. Every single person on the staff was kind, patient and happy to answer any and all questions. Had a good chat with the engineer Warren who was super friendly and Dusty absolutely nailed it as the semi-submerged tour guide. But yeah every single crew member were absolute legends! 100% recommend! Especially if you have younger kids.


Great day out with Reef Magic. The crew were excellent - very friendly and knowledgeable about the reef. Highly recommended.


What a fantastic day! Managed to see sharks, turtles, a manta ray and plenty of fish and coral. Snorkel safari worth the extra. Marine biologist on board was very informative and lovely. Great crew. Food surprisingly good. Highly recommended!


Great way to see the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory. Staff were very polite and helpful. The cruise ships were also very tidy and served some delicious food. There is eftpos and internet on the boats. Definitely a great day out with the family, no matter what the conditions. Tons of fun and will be back to experience the reef again soon.


Amazing cruise and friendly customer service. Definitely recommend it to my friends and family.


We went out with my elderly grandparents, both in their 90's and use walking frames. The wonderful staff made this 1 to remember they could of not provided any more help and where so friendly and safe Well done all of you


Had an awesome day with these guys, it was a particularly rough day on the water and the crew went above and beyond to make us and our toddler comfortable. Super lovely, friendly and accommodating. The lunch was really tasty! Great experience.


A Must See Location

The Reef Magic Pontoon is moored 45kms east of Cairns, at Moore Reef.
With depths ranging from 1 – 25m there is a variety of coral and marine life,
making it the perfect Cairns reef tour & location for snorkelling, scuba diving and sea trek helmet diving.

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What to Bring

Extra cash or a credit card

For any onboard purchases including optional activities, souvenirs, professional onboard photos and bar items (Visa, MasterCard – surcharges apply).

Things For The Trip Home

Hat, sunglasses, sun screen and a dry change of clothes.

Sea Sickness Tablets

If you are prone to motion sickness it is recommended to take preventative measures around 30 minutes prior to the boat departing. Natural Ginger tablets and medicated Travel-Calm are available on board.

What’s Included In Your Day

Optional Extras

Available at additional cost, optional activities may be pre-booked or you may prefer to wait until the day and speak with our crew who can suggest the best activities to suit your swimming ability.

Includes “try before you buy” intro dive!

Scuba Diving

Reef Magic offers visitors an incredible variety of world class dive options to suit all skill levels.

From $129

Guided Snorkelling Tours

Guided Snorkelling

The Reef Magic site is without doubt one of the most beautiful reef locations available anywhere in Australia and perfect for snorkellers.

From $60

Unique perspective of this stunning World Heritage Listed location

Scenic Reef Flights

Experience the magic of a breathtaking, uninterrupted birds eye view of the reef.

From $199

Ask about exclusive VIP experience with Reef Magic

Coach Transfers & More

Take the stress out of your holiday by adding a hotel transfer or lockers!

Price on Request

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