Reef Magic operates day trips direct from Cairns to the Reef Magic activity pontoon located on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Our pontoon is the newest and most technologically advanced pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef.
Explore your own backyard!
Are you dreaming of a hassle-free getaway that combines excitement, education, and pure natural beauty? Look no further than Reef Magic in Cairns, right here in Australia’s tropical backyard.
Explore an unforgettable domestic holiday that’s perfect for families of all sizes, offering hassle-free adventures and memories that will last a lifetime.
Experience Our Outer Reef Pontoon!
Our pontoon is the newest and most technologically advanced pontoon on the great Barrier Reef.
Reef Magic operates day trips from Cairns to the brand new Reef Magic Pontoon located on the outer Great Barrier Reef.
The all-weather Reef Magic Pontoon is designed and built for a sustainable future. At over 1003sqm, with a capacity of 450 guests, with numbers kept to a maximum of 250, our guests can escape the crowd and enjoy the reef.
With loads of activities for all ages, you can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join our Marine Biologists on a Guided Snorkel Safari, try Scuba Diving or even Sea Trek Helmet Diving.
Sit Back, Relax & Enjoy!
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 Australian owned, Cairns based crew who bring the friendly inclusive atmosphere for which we are renowned for.
Our Complimentary Inclusions
All snorkelling equipment including personal flotation devices in adult/child sizes
Wetsuit & lycra suit use
Wetsuits are 5mm with short arms/legs. Lycra suits provide fantastic sun protection and in season are useful in reducing the risk of jelly fish stings.
On board Marine Biology presentation en-route to the reef.
Cultural Guides & Activities
Our Guides blend education and entertainment with interactive cultural demonstrations and story telling throughout the day.
Morning & Afternoon tea
Seasonal Tropical Fruit Platters with Fresh Coconut Shavings / Raspberry and Banana Muffins or Assorted Danish Pastries / Cake and Slice Selection.
Tea, coffee and drinking water will be available free of charge throughout the day. Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks can be purchased on board.
Gourmet Buffet Lunch
Enjoy a full hot/cold buffet lunch freshly prepared by the highly awarded & renowned Ochre Restaurant & Catering.
Use of Sundeck, Fresh Water Showers and Changing Rooms.
Air-conditioned Underwater Observatory, semi-submersible and glass bottom boat tours with interactive commentary.
Proudly Australian Owned & Operated
Reef Magic is steered by a small team of local experts with unmatched professionalism and knowledge of the reef. It is owned by Experience Co Limited (EXP), an Australian owned company specialising in adventure and leisure tourism.
The combination of localised management and large-scale ownership allows us to share our dreamy cruises with more people, and continue expanding our efforts in ecotourism and reef preservation.
Passionate About Ecotourism, Adventure & Sustainability
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.Chris
Great day out with Reef Magic. The crew were excellent - very friendly and knowledgeable about the reef. Highly recommended.Patricia
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!Ben
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.Rhys
Amazing cruise and friendly customer service. Definitely recommend it to my friends and family.Daniel
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 youJenette
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.Maryam
Committed to Sustainability
The ECO Certification logo is a globally recognized brand which assists travellers to choose and experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction, cruise or accommodation that is environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Our state of the art pontoon is sustainably powered by three wind turbines and 12 solar panels.
Book Additional Activities Online or Enquire on the Day
Optional activities may be pre-booked online at checkout, or on the day. Otherwise, if you wish to speak with our crew who can suggest recommendations or the best activities to suit your ability, you may prefer to wait until the day of the cruise to purchase them in person.Book Now