Reef Magic Pontoon from Cairns

Duration | 8 hours
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Reef Magic guests have exclusive access to the new, sustainable activity platform located on a premium section of beautiful Moore Reef.  Enjoy a fun filled 5 hours at the Great Barrier Reef including a semi submersible tour, all snorkeling equipment, a Marine Biologist presentation, glass bottom boat tour, underwater observatory and a delicious buffet lunch.

Reef Magic's pontoon on the Outer Reef offers a full range of facilities and activities on-board.  The pontoon is the largest on the reef with extensive undercover and seating areas. 

Tour Features

  • 5 hours on the Reef Pontton
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling gear for the day (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Wet suit or Lycra Suit 
  • Semi submarine coral viewing tours 
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing tours
  • Underwater reef viewing observatory
  • Fish feeding and identification with Marine Biologist
  • Spacious Sundeck with lounges and shaded areas. 
  • Kids safety swimming enclosure
  • Change rooms and fresh water rinse showers
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Filtered drinking water
  • FREE Wi-Fi on-board Reef Magic
  • Wheelchair accessible

Your Day with Reef Magic

08:15: Check-in onboard the Reef Magic vessel located at Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence Street.
09:00: Depart Cairns Marlin Jetty, fast 90 minute vessel transfer direct to the Outer Reef.
10:30: Arrive at the Reef Magic Outer Reef activity platform. 5 hours activity time at the reef.
15:30: Depart the reef and return to Cairns.
17:00: Return back to Cairns Marlin Jetty.

Optional Scuba Diving
All diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire.  Certain medical conditions (ie: asthma) and some medications may exclude individuals from diving. The minimum legal age for diving is 12 years. All divers under 18 years of age must have parent/guardian consent. Certified divers must produce a Certification Card. Please note, it is recommended to leave at least 12-24 hours between diving & flying with the time period depending on depth, duration and number of dives.

Guided Snorkel Experience
Approx. 30 minutes. Perfect for the beginner snorkeler. Join the Marine Biologist in small groups and learn more about the reef.  Explore the sheltered coral lagoon with expert snorkelling assistance and instruction available at all times.

Introductory Diving 
No experience necessary.  All equipment provided. 

Certified Diving
Professional dive guide, All equipment, wet suit & use of dedicated dive tender vessel.  Up to 3 uniquely different dives in a day.

SeaTrek Helmet Diving
No experience necessary.  All equipment provided. 



Mark Ludlow

Very enjoyable day


Kim Cooper

Loved the glass bottom boat, as a poor sea swimmer it was the highlight of my trip to the GBR. Definitely recommend it.


Erika Cook

Staff were friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful day!


Marcus Schultz

Great experience with Reef Magic, definitely try SNUBA diving, say hello to Wally & enjoy!


Jan Outram

We had a great day on Reef Magic with plenty of choice of activities on offer. All staff were friendly and helpful- one of the best days of our holiday!


Charline Harb

Great family day out and was a lovely way to discover the reef.

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