Reef Magic

  • 140 - Pax
  • 5 - Hours
  • 3 - Dives

Note: Prices shown are PEAK season prices. For OFF PEAK reduce trip price by $30.

27th April – 21st June 2024
12th October – 20th December
18th January – 31st March 2025

Reef Magic operates daily

Reef Magic is a 22m catamaran catering for up to 140 passengers. At the Reef, it moors up against a 45 X 12m double deck pontoon -“Marine World”. The pontoon offers stability and a firm base to enjoy a number of activities such as diving, snorkelling, underwater observation area, a helicopter pad for scenic flights, or transfers as well as much more. Great for families and with a dedicated children’s swimming area, it’s a great option.

Reef Magic cater to both certified divers and introductory divers, and fantastic for those of you just wanting to snorkel, or relax on the Sun Deck. A large stable pontoon is ideal for families or those who want to experience the reef but don’t desire to get wet!

With loads of activities for all ages, you can snorkel in the sheltered coral lagoon, join a Marine Biologists on a Guided Snorkel Safari, try Scuba Diving or even Sea Trek Helmet Diving.

Depart direct from Cairns on a fast, stable catamaran providing a smoother ride and reduced travel time, leaving more of your day to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef. Unique to Reef Magic Cruises, our modern fast catamarans are never filled to capacity ensuring unmatched space, comfort & attentive service.

Reef Magic Cruises offers attentive small boat service with welcome big boat comfort. Reef Magic limits daily passenger numbers to 190 while offering comfortable seating for over 300. This ensures over 100 empty seats even on a “full” day. When combined with the multilingual crew (German & French daily) and a crew-to-passenger ratio of 1:11 guests receive personalised attention.

Unlimited Snorkelling with equipment and instruction, Semi Sub Tours, Underwater Observatory, and plenty of time to relax on the upper sun deck or shaded lower deck. Helipad for those wanting to try scenic flights.

Not a confident swimmer? then stay dry and view the reef from the semi-submersible reef viewer, glass bottom boat or underwater observatory, try a Helmet Dive for a scuba-style experience without getting your hair wet, or soar above it all on a spectacular Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight. With 5 hours at the reef, there is time to do it all.

If simply relaxing & soaking up the tropical warmth is more your style then take time out on our spacious sundeck where you will also find the region’s only reef-based massage therapist.


8:30 am Check in at the Reef Magic check-in desk, located in the Reef Fleet Terminal (Cairns & Northern beaches transfers are available for a small fee)

9:00 am On board complimentary tea and coffee then depart for the reef

10:30 am Arrive at “Marine World” on the Outer Barrier Reef. Enjoy morning tea or coffee served with cakes. 5 hours at the Reef.
Participate in many of the activities available onboard or just sunbake & relax!

12:30 pm Tropical smorgasbord lunch.
More activities or just sunbake & relax!

3:00 pm Enjoy afternoon tea including cheese & fruit platters

3:30 pm Depart the Reef back to Cairns

5:15 pm Arrive back in Cairns

Reef Magic - Rates + Bookings

Adult snorkelling $330.00
Child (4-14 yrs) $179.00
Family snorkelling* $839.00
Introductory Dive 1st dive (extra cost) $129.00
Introductory Dive 2nd dive (extra cost) $89.00
Certified Diver 1st dive (extra cost) $119.00
Certified Diver 2nd dive (extra cost) $79.00
Helmet Diving $129.00
10min helicoprer ride + trip (adult) $479.00
Fly / Cruise or Cruise / Fly (Adult) $705.00
Fly / Fly (Adult) $1,067.00
Date of Travel

Prices valid until 31st March 2025 and are PEAK Season prices.

* Family is 2 adults and 2 children (3-11 years of age). contact us for Family or Child rates.

Diving booked on board is an extra $20 on prices shown



  • Reef Tax $7 per person
  • Wet or lycra suit
  • Complimentary tea & coffee upon boarding
  • 5 full hours at “Marine World” on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Briefing including GBR presentation by the onboard Marine Naturalist
  • Full morning & afternoon tea
  • All snorkelling equipment with lessons & instruction
  • Coral viewing vessel tours with fun & informative commentary
  • Underwater fish & coral viewing observatory with daily fish-feeds
  • Hot & cold tropical smorgasbord lunch including seafood and vegetarian options
  • Dedicated children’s swimming area


  • Guided Marine Snorkel Tour (35 mins) $40
  • Guided Marine Snorkel Safari’s with a marine naturalist (50mins) $70
  • Scenic Helicopter transfers and flights (minimum numbers apply)
  • Return accommodation coach transfers from Cairns ($30) & Northern Beaches ($40)
  • On board photographer provides surface and underwater shots