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Reef Magic Marine World - Outer Barrier Reef Tour

Destination: Outer Great Barrier Reef, Moore Reef
Duration: Full Day Tour

Departs: Cairns Daily 9.00am Marlin Jetty
Returns: Cairns Daily 5.15pm

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  • Reef Magic Marine World - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Reef Magic Marine World - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Reef Magic Marine World - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Reef Magic Marine World - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Reef Magic Marine World - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
  • Reef Magic Marine World - Outer Barrier Reef Tour
The Cruise

Marine World is a newly established Outer Reef platform and is located on the Eastern end of Moore Reef. Marine World is a purpose-built two-story pontoon featuring a spacious lower deck with ample undercover seating, an upper sundeck with sun lounges, underwater observatory, children’s safety swimming enclosure, easy access to the water for snorkellers, as well ease of access for divers, not to forget fresh water shower facilities!

Travelling time (to and from) Marine World on the Outer Barrier Reef is approximately one and a half hours each way from the port of Cairns. Guests are offered 5 full hours on the pontoon to experience unlimited snorkeling. All snorkelling equipment and instruction is provided, interactive coral viewing semi-submersible submarine tours with interactive commentary are also include as well as all the facilities Marine World has to offer.

After your morning activities a full hot and cold buffet lunch is served. Complimentary morning & afternoon tea, coffee and cakes are also included. A fully licensed bar will keep you refreshed at all times and soft drinks, ice creams, snacks and a selection of souvenirs are available for purchase.

This tour is a good option for families and the nervous first time snorkeller. Marine World offers all of the facilities of a pontoon tour, with smaller passenger numbers and more time on the Great Barrier Reef!

Snorkelling

Upon arrival at 'Marine World', you will be provided with quality snorkel equipment, complete with instruction. Friendly crew will assist you and free snorkel lessons are available. Then join our Marine Naturalist for a personalised and informative guided tour of the reef (optional extra activity). Snorkel sites are supervised and swimming aids and flotation devices are available allowing all to experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef.

Semi-submersible Submarine Coral Viewing Vessel with Interactive Commentary

Through large viewing windows our air conditioned Semi Submersible provides a divers perspective of the reef without getting wet. 
Sitting 1m below the waterline we take you on a 30 minute guided tour of the reef with commentary from our Marine Naturalist.

Glide through coral gardens & along the edge of coral drop off’s while spotting colourful reef fish, schools of larger Trevally, Red Bass, Hump Headed Parrot Fish and maybe even a turtle or friendly reef shark. Highlights have included the spotting of Minke Whales through the windows of the Semi-Submersible so you never know what we’ll find!

A white board on Marine World indicates the tour times so you can organise it around your other activities our ask our crew to sort out a schedule for you. This is a free & inclusive activity which you can do more than once if you wish.
Glass Bottom Boat Tours with Interactive Commentary Similar to the experience of snorkelling the open-air Glass Bottom Boat is smaller and more maneuverable than the Semi-Submersible allowing your guide to hover over beautiful coral gardens, giant clams, schools of colourful reef fish and more!

Tours last around 30 minutes and include a running commentary.

Underwater Observatory

See the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without getting your feet wet! The Fish and Coral Viewing Observatory, located underwater (on the lower level of 'Marine World') is open all day and is a great, interactive way of learning about the Reef and its inhabitants in all weather!

Introductory Diving

An introductory dive requires no experience; friendly instructors will give first time divers an underwater experience they will never forget. There is no better way to experience the Great Barrier Reef. All equipment is provided and a highly trained instructor will be by your side throughout the dive. Introductory dives are subject to medical history - medical declaration to be completed onboard vessel. Also provided, is an onboard photographer who will capture for you all those magical memories and first time experiences on the Great Barrier Reef

Certified Diving

Certified divers can expect to see some of the best dive sites the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. Experience spectacular wall and drift dives away from the platform. Modern high quality dive gear with computers is available for hire onboard, or you may bring your own. All dives are guided by one of our highly trained and professional Dive Controllers

Includes
  • Return Catamaran transfers from Cairns
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Informative reef presentation by Marine Naturalist
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch with hot & cold buffet selection, prawns, garden salads, tropical fruits & breadrolls
  • All snorkelling equipment provided including stinger suits & wetsuits (from 01st of April 16)
  • Qualified snorkelling safety offices on hand
  • Underwater Observatory fish feeding and coral viewing
  • Glass bottom boat tours with full commentary 
  • Semi-submersible Submarine coral viewing tours with Interactive Commentary
  • Dedicated Children’s Swimming Enclosure

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of October 2021 *** Summer Special Rates ***Ex Wharf - Based on Self Check-in at Reef Fleet Terminal - Cairns Marinas

  • Adult AU$198.37
  • Child (4-15 years of age) AU$98.77
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 – 15 years of age) AU$495.50


Infants Aged under 4 years of age travel free of charge
Family Package rates are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children aged between 4 – 15 years of age

**** Please Note that this tour is operating on the Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday each week with an additional Friday departure in School Holidays from 02nd of June to the 09th of July *** 

Rates - Valid 01st of November 2021 to 31st of March 2022

Ex Wharf - Based on Self-Check-in at The Reef Fleet Terminal - Cairns Marinas

  • Adult AU$239.00
  • Child (4 – 14 years of age) AU$119.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 –14 years of age) AU$597.00


Ex Cairns City Accommodation - With Return Coach Transfers From Cairns City Accommodation

  • Adult AU$261.00
  • Child (4 – 14 years of age) AU$130.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 –14 years of age) AU$652.00


Ex Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation - With Return Coach Transfers From Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation

  • Adult AU$266.00
  • Child (4 – 14 years of age) AU$132.50
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children 4 –14 years of age) AU$664.50


Infants Aged under 4 years of age travel free of charge
Family Package rates are based on 2 Adults & 2 Children aged between 4 – 14 years of age

Important Booking Notes:  On making a reservation please indicate in 'Comments Box' if requiring return coach transfers from Cairns or Cairns Northern Beaches accommodation or making own way to check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal - as well as indicating if any optional activities are required on top of standard package.

Government Reef Tax: Cruise Fares & charges are inclusive of GST, Environmental Management Charges & Port Taxes

**** Please Note that this tour is operating on the Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday each week with an additional Friday departure in School Holidays from 02nd of June to the 09th of July *** 
 

Optional ActivitiesIntroductory Diving - With Full Gear Hire, Instruction & GuideNo experience necessary. All equipment supplied including wetsuit & fully led by professional Dive Instructors. The Marine World platform provides a safe, controlled environment perfect for the novice diver. Stairs lead into a sheltered 'moon-pool' where you will spend time practicing some basic scuba skills before heading off on your dive.

Group size is kept small with a maximum of 4 divers per instructor (less if nervous divers) so you know you are in safe hands. Your first dive will be in the coral lagoon, a shallow sheltered area with dense coral cover and teaming with fish life.

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

  • 1st Introductory Dive (All equipment, instruction & guide provided) AU$139.00
  • 2nd Introductory Dive (All equipment, instruction & guide provided) AU$89.00

Certified Diving - With Full Gear HireReef Magic Cruises are renowned for offering some of the best certified diving on the Great Barrier Reef. With Marine World as your base, a dedicated dive tender takes you to a selection of drift, wall & channel dives including swim through, small caves, ledges & drop off’s. These are private locations only accessible to Marine World's Certified Divers and so you are ensured a unique dive experience

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

  • 1 Certified Dive (All equipment provided and including guide) AU$89.00
  • 2nd Certified Dive (All equipment provided and including guide) AU$59.00

Trip + 2 Certified Dive Package - Pre Booked with 2 Certified DivesPre-book your trip and 2 Certified Dive Package and receive your 2nd dive Free of Charge! 

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

  • Adult - Includes Trip + 2 Certified Dives with all equipment provided & including guide AU$328.00
  • Child (aged 12 - 14 years of age) - Includes Trip + 2 Certified Dives with all equipment provided & including guide) AU$208.00

Optional Guided Snorkel Tours - Easy to Beginner Level Perfect for the beginner snorkeller. Join a Marine Naturalist - in small groups and learn more about the reef - 30 minutes duration. Explore the sheltered coral lagoon side of the reef with expert snorkelling assistance and instruction available at all times - Suits novices snorkelers, including complete beginners and younger children (bouyancy vests are included)

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

  • Adult AU$40.00
  • Child (4 -14 years of age): AU$30.00

Optional Guided Snorkel Safaris - Moderate to Advanced LevelAdventure Marine Snorkel Tour guided by a Marine Naturalist - 40 to 50 minutes duration - travel by dive tender, away from the pontoon and drift snorkel back to the pontoon! See huge schools of fish and coral formations along the Outer Barrier Reef's windward wall - Suits moderate to adanced swimmers who are confident in the water (bouyancy vests are included)

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

  • Adult AU$50.00
  • Child (4 - 14 years of age) : AU$40.00

Helmet Diving - With Full Gear Hire & GuideExperience the thrill of Scuba Diving without getting your hair wet. Perfect for the non-swimmer.

Rates - Valid 01 Apr 2021 to 31 Mar 2022

  • Helmet Dive - 1st Dive AU$139.00
  • Helmet Dive - 2nd Dive AU$89.00


Important Diving Conditions:
By law, the minimum age to dive is 12 years. Anyone under 18 years will need a parent or guardian's signed permission. All Diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire as certain medical conditions i.e. asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, high blood pressure or being under the care of your GP for an ongoing medical condition, may preclude individuals from participation.

Certified Divers must produce their certification card or diver's log book as evidence of qualification. Please check when booking or email us with any questions or concerns.
Helicopter Scenic Flights - From Outer Barrier Reef Pontoon

Short Scenic Flights from Pontoon
For a different and spectacular perspective of the jewel like Outer Barrier Reef, scenic helicopter flights are available from the pontoon moored out at Moore Reef

Rates Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022

  • Vertical Magic Heli Adventure (10 minutes) AU$199.00

Marine World Outer Barrier Reef Tour + Pre Booked 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight

Enjoy all of the activities that the standard Marine World Outer Barrier Reef Tour has to offer, combined with a pre booked stunning 10 minute scenic helicopter flight, departing from the pontoon and returning to the pontoon!

Enjoy the sensation of vertical take off as you fly from the pontoon, out over the Outer Barrier Reef to see stunning reef formations and marine life from the air! Your Marine World Outer Barrier Reef Tour + Pre Booked 10 Minute Reef Scenic Helicopter Flight will show you the best of the reef from both above and below, as well as allowing you to save a bit of money, as the two activities combined and pre booked will offer a saving!

Rates Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022

  • Adult AU$398.00
  • Child (4 – 14 years of age) AU$278.00
  • Family Package (2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years of age) AU$1273.00

Optional Helicopter Tours to Outer Barrier Reef from Cairns 

Fly from Cairns out to the Marine World's Moore Reef Pontoon via a stunning Great Barrier Reef scenic helicopter transfer. These options offer passengers the perfect way to shorten cruise vessel travelling time and enjoy seeing the amazingly spectacular Great Barrier Reef from the air.

Options include one way scenic helicopter transfer with luxury fast catamaran transfer e.g. Fly out to the pontoon and Cruise back from the reef by Catamaran - or - in the Reverse Order, Cruise out to the pontoon in the morning and Fly back from the pontoon in the afternoon!

For those who want to do a deluxe option, there's the opportunity to Fly out to the pontoon and Fly back from the pontooon, eliminating boat travel time altogether - Fly both ways, out and back and increase stunning scenic flying time with 2 flights over the Great Barrier Reef!

All Helicopter Tours to Outer Barrier Reef include return coach transfers from Cairns & Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation.


Rates Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022

  • Fly & Cruise - Helicopter flight one way from Cairns Heliport out to Reef Magic Cruises Marine World Pontoon & cruise back from the pontoon by fast Catamaran - AU$499.00 - per person

  • Cruise & Fly  - Cruise from Cairns Marinas to Reef Magic Cruises Marine World Pontoon and fly back from the pontoon over the Great Barrier Reef tour Cairns via Helicopter - AU$499.00 - per person

  • Fly & Fly - Fly out to the Reef Magic Marine World Pontoon & Fly back from the Great Barrier at the end of the day - No boat travel time and double the scenic flying time! - AU$898.00 - per person 


Please Note: The operator can carry up to 6 participants from the one group, dependant of passenger weights and helicopter availability. Please ensure that you indicate a close estimation of your individual weight details in lbs or kgs in the Booking Form's Comments Box if making a reservation.

Important Notes for Helicopter Tours

Passenger Weight Policy
Due to Aviation Weight Restrictions a client’s body and luggage weight must be advised prior to the reservation being confirmed. Should a client advise a weight variance of more than 10%, the right is reserved to charge a 100% cancellation fee.

Child’s Rate Policy
One (1) infant under their 3rd birthday may travel free of charge if seated on a guardian’s lap. A maximum of one infant per helicopter may travel as per CASA regulations. Children 3 years and above pay full fare.

Insurance
The helicopter operator carries full insurance including Public Liability Insurance of $50,000,000.00.

Minimum and maximum passenger numbers
Minimum passenger numbers may apply. Groups larger than 6 passengers may require private charter. Please liaise with Cairns Visitor Centre at time of booking.

Fuel Surcharge
With fluctuations in world oil prices, it may be necessary to apply a fuel surcharge to the ticket price. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.

Cancellation Policy
Booking deposit non refundable. Cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to the flight to receive a full 100% refund.


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