- Semi Sub & Glass bottom Boat
- 5 full hours on the Reef
|Based on 283 ratings|
Reef Magic Tours
|FROM $178 per adult|
|FROM $250 per adult|
|FROM $262 per adult|
Reef Magic Info
Reef Magic's Marine World pontoon offers a full range of facilities and activities onboard. The pontoon is a large stable structure based at Moore Reef with extensive undercover and seating areas. With 5 full hours at the reef and just 90 minutes travel time, smaller numbers and the best value pontoon operation in Queensland, the current emphasis on personalised, friendly service will continue.
What makes it Great?
- Family Friendly
- Suitable for non-swimmers
- Range of activities included in trip cost
- Excellent snorkelling
- Plenty of room on pontoon
- Wheelchair accessible
- Check in from 8:15am at the Reef Fleet Terminal.
- Daily at 9:00am from the Cairns Marlin Jetty returning at 5:00pm.
- Hotel Transfers are not included, however can be added at an additional fee
Included in your day:
- 5 hours at the Outer Barrier Reef
- FREE Semi Submarine
- FREE Glass Bottom Boat
- Great Barrier Reef presentation
- Underwater Observatory
- Fish feeding
- Unlimited Snorkelling with all snorkelling equipment
- Complimentary tea, coffee and drinking water all day
- Hot/Cold Tropical Smorgasbord Lunch
- Children's Swim Area
- Fresh Water Showers
- Change Rooms
- Upper Sundeck With Lounges
- Sheltered Shade Area Below
- More time at the reef than other pontoon operators
- Fast, 90 Minute Transfer
- Large Pontoon, Small Numbers
- Friendly And Professional Service
- 100% Australian Owned
- German & French Speaking Crew Daily
What to bring:
- Cash/credit for onboard purchases.
- Hotel Transfers
- Introductory or Certified Diving
- Wetsuit or Lycra Suit hire $6
- Guided snorkelling tours
- Heli Flights
- Souvenirs & drinks from the bar
- Fully qualified on board masseuse
- Helmet Dive - Experience the thrill of Scuba Diving without getting your hair wet. Perfect for the non-swimmer.
- Prescription Lenses available for $5 hire ($100 security deposit is required, but is refundable once mask has been returned)
Heli Flights additionally include:
• Spectacular scenic helicopter flight to/from Moore Reef (approx 25 mins)
• Courtesy transfers ex Cairns and Northern Beaches
PLEASE NOTE: A history of asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure or certain medications and other medical conditions may preclude a passenger from diving. 18 hours surface interval is recommended before flying. By law, the minimum age to dive is 12 years. Anyone under 18 years will need a parent or guardians permission
GOOD NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.
Reef Magic Packages
2 Day Package - Option 2
FREE SEMI-SUB & GLASS BOTTOM BOAT TOURS
5 HOURS ON THE REEF
SKYRAIL RAINFOREST CABLEWAY
FREE TIME IN KURANDA VILLAGE
Reef Magic Guest Reviews (94)
Thursday, October 24, 2013
This trip was the highlight of our holiday to Australia - being a qualified diver allowed me to take part in two dives on the Reef. My elderly mother went for a ride in the semi-submersible craft so she could see the underwater world as I do - she had lots of assistance from the staff whenever required. A fantastic day!
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
The sub-marine boat very cramped-up and old. needs an upgrade. Otherwise an excellent tour.
Very helpful and polite crew. Enjoyed the day out with plenty to do and see.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
The staff were were very efficient and prepared to answer all questions put to them.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
We loved our day on reef magic, the only thing that was a little dissointing is that there were fees involoved with most of the extra activities they offerred. We just went with the basic snorkeling and it was amazing. So many fish and even a sea turtle swam by us. The platform was nice to relax on in between snorkeling.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Everyone really enjoyed the day - very well organised and managed...
Thursday, April 18, 2013
An absolutely amazing experience, the staff on board of Reef Magic was marvelous, lunch delicious.I would highly recommend it!!!!
10 out 10 for sure.
Saturday, April 06, 2013
Very good day out for the family. Five hours may sound like a long time on the pontoon (especially when you have little ones) but there are many activities to pass the time, even for non-swimmers. Not too pram friendly as you board on upper level and disembark on lower level, but staff are more than willing to assist. Make sure you take sea-sickness medicine!
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Great and memorable day out! Wonderful supportive and friendly staff. Well organised and well run.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Had a really great trip and thought they had a great range of activities and support for all levels of experience.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The staff on Reef Magic are amazing!! Every moment of the tour was fantastic!
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Plenty of things to do...buffet lunch was yummy and well received after snorkeling and working up an appetite. I really enjoyed afternoon snorkel safari as you could get away from "the crowd"
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Great value for money all the staff were friendly and when they took you on guided tour of the reef may it be snorkelling or by a short reef cruise they were patient and informaitive.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
We- me, my wife, my son, and my parents- had the most exciting day in our lives. My parents, 65 year old, and my son, just 4-year-old, just got thrilled with the absolute beauty of the crystal-clear reef. Do try other activities like scuba-diving and heli-, and they are value for money. Really many thanks!
Friday, November 23, 2012
Must to have photo taken with Wally - the friendly giant fish !
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Would recommend to customers as top attraction
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The day with reef magic was amazing. The staff were helpful and took Care of me and my son who were at first not confident on the water. The food was great, and well organised. We loved the submersible tour and the whole day was memorable, and the resf beautiful. we will be back. Thanks travstar for helping organise a great day !!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
To just snorkel is more than enough fun, dont feel pressured to go on any other add on activities.
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Paid for the extra snorkling tour and it was well worth it.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This was what we came for and we weren\'t let down. What a wonderful day! From arriving at the ticket office to staff lined up on the wharf at the end of the day we wanted for nothing. Thank you all for the memories. My husband and I will never forget our 40th wedding anniversary flying over the Great Barrier Reef in a helicopter.
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This trip was absolutely AWESOME...the extra paid for the helicopter trip was worth while...the view of the Barrier Reef ffrom the air was incredible.
Monday, May 28, 2012
The glass-bottom boat, semi-sub and underwater observatory were a bonus, and it was great to be able to move around the pontoon and not be stuck on a boat for the whole trip (as we have experienced in the past). Our family enjoyed the day and had lovely time.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Absolutely loved the snorkelling on the reef, and was pleased choose reef magic group as the pontoon was great. Lunch plentiful and good.
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
This was just great. I am really happy we picked this tour group.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Had an awesome day with a very helpful bunch of staff!!
Monday, April 23, 2012
The Reef Magic experience is one of the best. Travstar staff suggested this option for my extended family of 15 - we got discounts and had a great day out. Try to change the day if weather not good.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Staff very good but no facility on bus transfer for buggy with infants
Monday, January 30, 2012
Great experience to explore great barrier reef. Only a little bit disappointed about the under water picture quality.
Monday, January 23, 2012
really enjoyable day out with the family, plenty of acitivity for all of us.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Well worth it had a great day.
Monday, January 09, 2012
My family loved the trip. My daughter was seasick but still loved the snorkelling and the entire trip. Great job!
Thursday, December 29, 2011
there should be more warnings on the website about the strong possibility of sea sickness on the website so that we ciuld have taken the tablets earlier! however staff were fantastic at dealing with everyone who was ill and the scuba tours were good.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Excellent trip. Scenery great from glass bottom boat, sumersible and observatory. But even better snorkling, once I got the nerve to do it. - just could have done with a bit of advice - how to do it, and some kind of help getting out as I couldnt get my flippers off with the waves crashing, and having knee and back problems.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Fantastic experience was had by all the family well done
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
This was the first tour we had and could not have imagined not doing it!
The glass bottom boat was not as good as we thought (water was a bit cloudy and the coral was not as colour full) but getting into the snorkling gear and going swimming was an experience we will not forget.
we also did the helmet dive which again was unforgetable.
Thank you for recomending this tour.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
An enjoyable trip to the reef. Granddaughter loved it, as she was out snorkling a lot of the time. Meals adequate, but some organisational issues - lining up for ages waiting to sign back on board. there were several sheets of names which could have been manned by different staff, but one person had all of them, so each person had to wait to be signed in individually. Overall a great experiennce.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
This was the highlight of our trip.
Husband and childrens first time to the reef.
Memories to last a lifetime.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This was our favourite experience on our honeymoon. The day was perfect, we could see up to 20m underwater, the food was yummy with a great selection, staff were awesome, everything you needed was there! Incredible!!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
This was the first time that we tried snorkelling and we were not strong swimmers. However, our snorkelling tour guide was simply terrific and re-assuring. She helped us to overcome our fear and we ended up enjoying ourselves very much that we want to return to the Great Barrier Reef again. Really great value for money.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Staff were helpful and informative, equipment was easily available for all to use, food was delicious, great day on the reef, even saw some whales on the trip
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Will be going back again to the barrier reef with Reef Magic. My family had a fantastic time with Mick and Breadon Scuba diving on the reef for the first time. Loved it! The snorkeling was amazing too, spent about 3 hours in the water watching the resident fish Wally and other beautiful fish. For anyone who is going to Cairns it is a number one thing to do. Go with the guys at Reef Magic to see the Reef.
Friday, July 01, 2011
Great cruise, staff on board very accommodating would recommend to anyone
Thursday, June 16, 2011
will surely recommeend it to friends and family :)
Monday, May 02, 2011
A most memorable day out by all the family. The trip into the Great Barrier reef was an excellent experience made even more special by the Reef Magic team. Nothing was too much trouble and they were all very knowledgeable about the day. We all loved the snorkelling, what a fantastic area of the reef. Lunch and snacks provided were also very good. The day went by much too quickly. Would definitely recommend to all. Thank you for a never to be forgotten experience.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
The customer service I received from Travstar was excellent. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our consultant Shirlee Webb for her wonderful help. She gave me all the necessary information, including weather,and the wind speeds for the day we travelled to the Barrier Reef. She went out of her way to help me with all necessary information.
I would surely book with Travstar for my next holiday and recommend my friends to do so as well.
Thanks once again.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
One of the best holiday experiences ever! The young, friendly cheerful crew made this a really enjoyable day. The choice of additional activities were well organised. We did the adventure snorkel tour and my daughter and I will never forget it. Amazing and FUN!!
Monday, March 14, 2011
A great experience and and excellent day out. The crew of Reef Magic look after you from the minute you get on board until the minute you return to Cairns. Highly recommended, and a must for anyone who visits Cairns.
Friday, February 18, 2011
it was truely magic
i did my first scuba dive with mick
magic is all i can say
many thanks to the whole team
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
the obvious highlight of our trip. Helpful, informative staff whos enthusiasm was plain to see. Snorkelling on the reef will live with us forever. A \\\"must do\\\" if in Cairns.
Friday, November 05, 2010
best day by a mile, the helicopter flight amazing
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Seeing I had three very seasick children who did have travel sick tablets the staff were fantastic in helping me looking after my children both on the boat and throughout the day. I could not thank them enough and ensured that particular staff were acknowledged. Yes we did enjoy the rest of the day, especially the snorkeling.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
excellent service with wheelchair. could not have better staff for my mother. she gave them a big thank you card the next day.
Monday, August 02, 2010
A great trip - the service and facilities were very good. The staff are extremely knowledgeable and professional and were happy to do whatever it took to make the day one to remember.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Facilities on board were plentiful. Thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling, submersible and glass bottom boat. Fish feeding was a highlight. We were dissappointed in the quality of food offered. eg. more cold meats offered or additional seafood.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Despite it being rough on the water we had a very enjoyable day and were able to do things we wanted without getting wet. Enjoyed the optional extra helicopter flight over the reef. Great staff. Excellent Australian company.
Friday, April 30, 2010
It was generally a good day. Again the weather somewhat spoilt the day. We were travellin with young children so I would have liked somewhere on the pontoon which was away from the wind. The staff were excellent and I would recommend the trip to anyone travelling with young kids. Safety was a priority so we felt safe at all times.
Monday, March 15, 2010
They were really helpful & friendly and the day on the reef was just what we hoped for.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Absolutely amazing! I originally was trying to find a half day since we had a 3 year old and a 10 month old, but the time flew. My husband and I rotated turns diving/ snorkeling. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. My only suggestion make sure you plan your time for everything because the day passes quickly, we missed out on the submersible which would be the only downfall for the day. Great staff, great food (including vegetarian) great day!
Monday, January 11, 2010
AWESOME day nothing to fault at all!! Heaps of friendly staff on hand to answer all queries. Lots of options to cover the most inexperienced snorkler to advanced scuba diver! Great selection of food for lunch and additional food on board was probably the cheapest we saw during our whole trip.
Friday, January 08, 2010
Good service and helpful staff; but too many extra charges (wet suit, prescription mask, intro snorkeling tour), which is not the case for another dive tour i joined before. would be nicer if there is some selection of hot food.
Monday, December 14, 2009
It was a very windy day, sea was rough but we enjoyed it! Many on board have \\\"threw out\\\" but the crew have taken good care of the passengers on board. The reef was truly magical. We all love the submarine, the snorkel, the helicopter ride and of course the fish feeding! However, the lunch we thought could be better. Overall, an A for the team!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The best reef experience that all of us enjoyed and the reef was amazing especially up close with \\\"Wally\\\" the big reef fish. The crew were very friendly and made for the best day, highly recommended.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Our trip out to the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Magic was the highlight of our 5-week visit to Australia. It really was magic!!
Sunday, November 08, 2009
Very experienced crews who made this tour educational and adventurous. I strongly recommend this tour to others and shall pass the good words around! The marine biologist Amy was just so friendly and knowledgeable. The introductory snorkelling tour was so educational and informative. As the sea can be rough, it would be good if they can warn passengers to consume sea sick pills much earlier so that the pills can take effect.
Monday, November 02, 2009
The experience was one of a life time. The crew were exceptional and very helpful
Monday, October 19, 2009
This tour was recommended by a Travstar consultant, very happy with the information given to make my selection.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Seem to see more fish than other places on the reef. Food was varied and good. Good choice of drinks and icecream avail was a treat for the kids. Well done Reef Magic.!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Good day out, although I think a little expensive with transfers and additional cost for wet suit, which I thought would be included.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
YES THIS WAS TRULY AN AMAZING DAY WELL ORGANISED AND VERY PROFFESSIONAL GREAT YUMMY BUFFETT LUNCH AND AS MUCH AS ONE COULD POSSIBLY EAT ALSO MORN AND AVO TEA OF COURSE THE REEF DIVING WAS SPECTACULAR SO MUCH TO SEE WE SWAM ALL DAY ONLY STOPPING FOR LUNCH
Sunday, July 12, 2009
A great family day, with a good range of things to see and do.
The staff were helpful too.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Very friendly and helpful staff. Beginners snorkel tour highly recommended for new snorkellers as Eric (the instructor) is fantastic!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Great Experience, Great Service, Great food, Great deal.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This was a great and enjoyable experience for our family.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
A great trip with extremely friendly and knowledgeable crew. Great value for money and a must for anyone visiting Cairns.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I personally think that it was expensive overall per person, but we had a great time and it was a great experience.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Everything ran to schedule and was well organised. All staff were friendly, eager to assist and obliging to every one of our requests. Fully recommend the Heli flight and the Adventure Snorkel tour. Thank you for your part in making our Cairns trip a happy and memorable one.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
was a brilliant day, unfortuantely some of the usual resident creatures werent there on our day but thats no fault of reef magic it was a great experience!!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The crew were informative and helpful and the lunch was incredible. HUGE prawns.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I know why they call it the Reef Magic tour because it was sooo magical, my family and i have never seen such natural beauty. We loved it so much we went on another tour of the reef and was very dissapointed so we only tell our friends about the reef Magic Tour. We will definaltly be back. Thankyou for the wonderful tour.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
This is a general comment which applies to Travstar and both of the tour companies.
We very much enjoyed our vacation in Northern Queensland, thanks in large part to the cordial, helpful and overall excellent service provided by your agent at Travstar in arranging tours with first class tour companies and in selecting a top of the line, conveniently located hotel for our accommodation. We will most certainly recommend your services to our friends without qualification.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Absolutely Fantastic... Very professional, especially great to see Walley... So well done Reef Magic, we have recommended you already :)
Thursday, April 10, 2008
W really enjoyed this trip. It was well paced and well planned. Snorkelling was terrific for a first timer and the lesson was great.
Thursday, February 07, 2008
The activities like Snorkeling, scupa-diving, Viewing the coral reefs in the semi-submersible boat, refreshment on board and the gears provided and the coaching provided are all excellent.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
The tour is fantastic and well-organized. Moreover, staffs are very helpful and friendly.The activities make me got new experience and exciting all day.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Snorkelling in the reef was fantastic. The underwater photographer got a great picture of me and the huge fish named Sarah. We also did the 10 minute helicopter flight and it was amazing! I consider a helicopter ride a must for anyone visiting the reef.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Our group thoroughly enjoyed our reef adventure. The staff and crew of the Reef Magic were knowledgeable, helpful, and fun to be with. I heard no complaints from any in our group. I would do it again, any time!
Friday, November 30, 2007
We had a wonderful time with Reef Magic. Staff went out of their way to make our day memorable.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We were particularly impressed with your care of our VERY seasick pupils - it really went beyond the call of duty!
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
We had a fantastic day with you on the Reef - my 9 year old daughter still tells everyone about the trip - we will be back soon for another great day out
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
This was a very good experience and felt it catered for a variety of peoples needs and abilities. Would highly recommend this tour
Thursday, November 01, 2007
My wife was sea sick and the staff were very responsive.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I have no hesitation in recommending Reef Magic for a friendly, safe, experience of a lifetime. Facilities are second to none, always with a helping hand to guide you. Loved it.
Monday, October 22, 2007
We had an incredible time on the Great Barrier Reef with Reef Magic. The staff were extremely friendly, knowledgable, safety conscious and approachable. I would have to advise anyone wishing to spend 5 wonderful hours on the reef to book with Reef Magic.
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Reef Magic Rates
|All prices shown in Australian Dollars|
|Prices valid from now until 31 March 2014|
|LAST MINUTE ex Reef Fleet Terminal||$178||$84||$442|
|Cruise ex Reef Fleet Terminal||$190||$90||$470|
|Cruise + 1 x Cert Dives||$250||$155||n/a|
|LAST MINUTE- Cruise + 1x Intro Dive||$291||n/a||n/a|
|LAST MINUTE - Cruise + Helmet Dive||$292||$197||n/a|
|LAST MINUTE- Cruise + 5 min Heli Flight||$262||$168||n/a|
|LAST MINUTE - Cruise + 10min Heli flight||$304||$209||$1,019|
|Cruise + 10min Heli flight||$320||$220||$1,019|
|Cruise / Fly||$439||$439||n/a|
|Fly / Cruise||$439||$439||n/a|
|Fly / Fly||$798||$798||n/a|
|Prices valid from now until 31 March 2014|
|1x Intro Dive||$120|
|2x Cert Dives||$90|
|Guided Snorkel Tour, Adult||$35|
|Helmet Dive x1||$120|
|Heli Flight - 10mins||$159|
|Child Age = 4-14 years|
|Family = 2 Adults & 2 Children|
|WE DO NOT CHARGE BOOKING FEES OR CREDIT CARD SURCHARGES|
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Reef Magic News
Thursday, January 24, 2013
There was a buzz down at the Marlin Marina the NEW catamaran Reef Magic III departed full for Marine World platform on its maiden voyage! Reef Magic have always strived on providing a personalised, interactive and unique experience for all passengers on board. This starts by limiting daily cruise numbers to a maximum of 190 passengers. With over 300 seats onboard, there was PLENTY of room for everyone to move around. Reef Magic III has become the new primary reef vessel, so next time you're in Cairns make sure you get onboard!. :)