Reef Magic Cruises

from $119 AUD

Pontoon Operation - Outer Great Barrier Reef

A full Cairns Great Barrier Reef day tour, which visits an outer reef pontoon. Reef Magic is a fantastic Cairns day tour option for certified divers travelling with their families and/or non-diving companions. The pontoon, Marine World, provides a stable platform from which you can snorkel, take a semi-submersible or glass bottom boat tour, visit the underwater observatory and watch the fish feeding. All included in the tour price. There’s a large resident Maori Wrasse which is always a highlight, for snorkelers and divers of all experience levels. Transfers to and from Cairns to the Marine World pontoon are provided on a large, comfortable and stable catamaran, which has an air-conditioned interior and exterior sundecks. The boat departs from Cairns around 9am and returns to Cairns around 5pm. Guests have up to five (5) hours at the outer reef pontoon. All equipment is included in the tour price, as is morning and afternoon tea and a hot and cold buffet lunch.


  • Day dive trips to Cairns’ outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Fast catamaran, up to 5 hours at a reef pontoon
  • Certified divers can book up to 3 dives
  • Guided diving only, with experienced dive masters


  • All dive / snorkel equipment
  • Buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea
  • Tea, coffee and chilled water
  • Reef talk presentation and much more

Diving Details

Although Reef Magic visits an outer reef pontoon, the scuba dives are conducted on various outer reef locations, which are accessed by a tender from the pontoon. Certified divers can book up to 3 dives and all dives are guided. For people who want to try scuba diving for the first time, introductory diving is also available. This is provided from underneath the pontoon. Introductory divers can comfortably walk into the water via a staircase and instructors provide all training and equipment, as well as taking you on your dive. Helmet diving is also available.

Optional Extras

  • Photo purchases
  • Scuba Diving
  • Scenic Reef Flights
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Coach Transfers


Option Price
Adult $239
Child $119
Family $597
Introductory Dive (1st Dive) $129
Introductory Dive (2nd Dive) $79
Certified Dive (1st Dive) $79
Certified Dive (2nd & 3rd Dives * Free if pre-booked) $49
Certified Dive - 2 Dive Package (2nd & 3rd Dives * Free if pre-booked) $318
Helmet Dive $129
Snuba Dive $129
Snuba Doo $129

Full Itinerary

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

09:15 – Extras such as diving, helicopter flights and lockers available for purchase. See here more more info

10:30 – Arrive at Marine World on the Outer Great Barrier Reef – Reef duration: 5 hours

12:00 – Enjoy a tropical hot and cold buffet lunch15:30 – Depart Marine World

17:00 – Arrive back in Cairns

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