Tour ID: 10034991

This is one of the best tours to the reef. We take you to Marine World where you have 5  hours to enjoy all the activities available. Included are 2 certified dives to see the wonders below the surface. It is our backyard so let us take you there.

  • 5 hours on the reef
  • 2 certified dives
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • A presentation by a marine biologist
  • Semi-submersible & glass bottom boat tours
  • Underwater observatory
  • Fish feeding & identification session
  • Morning & afternoon tea & lunch


"MARINE WORLD" is the latest Outer Barrier Reef base, offering a huge range of exciting reef activities. Our purpose-built 45 x 12 metre, 2 storey platform features *an underwater observatory *upper sundeck with shade sails *children's swimming enclosure *sheltered seating area *fresh water showers *spacious deck area *easy access to the water *smaller passenger numbers (MAX 190) *personalised service. We depart Cairns-Marlin Wharf at 9am and return at 5pm allowing 5 magical hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Taking you diving for the first time is Reef Magic Cruises specialty. An introductory dive requires no experience- our friendly, highly qualified instructors will give first time divers an underwater experience they will never forget. There is no better way to experience the Great Barrier Reef!
(minimum age restriction 12 years. Certain medical conditions (e.g Asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure) may exclude people from diving. Please check when booking. A medical questionnaire must be completed onboard.)

Enjoy certified scuba diving from our Dedicated Dive Tender at exclusive sites such as spectacular drift and wall dives and colourful coral gardens suitable for divers of all levels. All certified dives are guided by one of our professional dive team to ensure the best, safest and relaxed Outer Barrier Reef underwater experience.

Join our Marine Naturalist/Biologist for a personalised and informative guided tour of the reef. A fun, educational and interactive tour, suitable for all ages and swimming capabilitites.

1. Introductory Scenic Helicopter Flights:-
A bird’s eye view of the breathtaking sights of the Great Barrier Reef. Scenic helicopter flights available throughout the day. 5 minutes flying time from Marine World.

2. Vertical Magic Heli Adventure:-
Experience the limits!! An adrenaline rushing climb to 3000ft , viewing the islands, cays and the magnificent drop-offs of the Outer Barrier Reef as you slowly spiral downward. 10 minutes flying time from Marine World.

3. 30 Minute Reef Scenic Heli Flight:-
Plenty of time to marvel at the kaleidoscope of colour, coral and sheer diversity of the Great Barrier Reef. 30 minutes flying time from Marine World.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Included in your day:
    5 full hours at MARINE WORLD on the Outer Great Barrier Reef,
    Unlimited snorkelling...all equipment, wetsuit/lycra suit and instruction supplied,
    Floatation devices to assist with snorkelling supplied,
    Informative reef presentation with Marine Naturalist,
    Underwater and coral viewing,
    Semi-Sub tours with interactive commentary,
    Sumptuous hot & cold tropical smorgasbord lunch including fresh local prawns and vegetarian dish,
    Morning & afternoon tea,
    Friendly, personalised and professional service.
    Environmental Management Charge.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    OPTIONAL EXTRAS: (additional to cruise rate and can be prebooked, or purchased on board)
    Guided Snorkel Tours
    Adventure Snorkel Safaris
    SEABOB Snorkel Tours
    Introductory & Helmet Scuba Diving (all equipment and instruction supplied)
    Certified Scuba Diving
    5 or 10 minute Scenic Heli Flights

    *Licensed bar and souvenirs available onboard
    *Onboard photographer

  • Duration:

    8 Hours

  • Departure:

    9:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    5 pm

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Reef Magic Cruises departs daily at 09:00am
    Check-in required By 08:30am within:

    Reef Fleet Terminal (Marlin Wharf)
    1 Spence Street

    Return hotel-coach transfers are available upon request as an optional add-on.

  • What to bring:

    Sun protection (SPF 30+ and water resistant),
    Hat (wide brimmed),
    Sunglasses (polarised),
    Cash/Credit Card for onboard purchases,
    Certification Card/Scuba License if "certified diving".

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Children: 4-14 years (under 4 years free)
    Introductory scuba diving minimum age restriction 12 years

  • Additional Information:

    Return hotel-coach transfers:

    All trips are subject to weather/tidal conditions. Trips may be cancelled at the discretion of Reef Magic Cruises Pty Ltd.

    Heli Magic:
    Minimum numbers may apply. All helicopter flights are subject to the pilot's discretion, weather, air traffic control and availability.

    Scuba Diving:
    Certain medical conditions (e.g Asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure) may exclude people from diving. Please check when booking. A medical questionnaire must be completed onboard.

  • Destinations:

    Great Barrier Reef, Outer Barrier Reef and Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon

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