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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation

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  • Full-day tour to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns
  • Enjoy a fast trip to the Marine World platform on the outer reef
  • Learn about the diverse marine life of Australia
  • See a colorful variety of fish, corals, and other aquatic life
  • Choose from activities such as snorkeling, a glass-bottom boat tour, and semi-submersible tour
  • Includes buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon tea
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise from Cairns Including Snorkeling and Marine Biologist Presentation
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Discover the underwater beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day tour from Cairns. Glide across the Coral Sea on a catamaran ride to a premium outer reef location with diverse marine life. Spend five hours at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef with exclusive access to an activity platform staffed by marine biologist guides. Snorkel, scuba dive, or opt to take a glass-bottom boat tour.
What to Expect
Leave Cairns in the morning and travel to the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic ride aboard a fast catamaran with spacious interior and exterior seating areas.
Upon arrival at the all-weather Marine World platform, enjoy your choice of activities. The complex and diverse barrier reef ecosystem is home to more than 1,500 species of tropical fish and 400 different types of coral. See some of them while snorkeling in the sheltered coral lagoon, scuba diving (no experience necessary), or taking a guided snorkel safari with a marine biologist (own expense).
If you prefer to stay dry, you can view the reef from a semi-submersible boat, an underwater observatory, or take a glass-bottom boat tour or Helmet Dive (own expense). Take a scenic helicopter flight (own expense) to get another perspective on the coral reef from above. The spacious sundeck provides plenty of room for soaking up the tropical warmth, and you can even purchase a session with the massage therapist.
The range of activities make this tour suitable for people of all ages and level of swimming ability. Spend less time traveling with the speedy catamaran transfer from the mainland, which allows more time at the reef itself.
Your tour includes a hot and cold buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea, the use of snorkeling equipment, a glass-bottom boat tour, semi-submersible tour, and access to the underwater reef viewing observatory.
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was my first time ever snorkeling and this was also my first time ever seeing a snuba machine. At first, I was terrified since I am normally terrified of going into the ocean. I am also terrified of machines that I don’t know how...More

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Chris K, Manager at Reef Magic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the wonderful feedback about Reef Magic and Snuba Sarah. We appreciate your recommendation Regards, Chris

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our 30th Wedding Anniversary trip to Australia/New Zealand. My wife's bucket list item was to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. I squeezed a visit to Cairns into our itinerary. I had read a lot of reviews and chose Reef Magic because it...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Chris K, Manager at Reef Magic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great feedback Mark and congratulations on your 30th wedding anniversary ! Regards, Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Time to reef was excellent, we did an introductory dive and then a second dive in the afternoon. Andy, our instructor and guide was perfect. He made sure we knew what to do, we were safe and most of all had an outstanding dive experience.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked ahead and found the online experience and communication straightforward and responsive. We checked in at the reef wharf on the morning of our tour with no issue. While mingled before boarding, there were plenty of staff to chat up and...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Pattington22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the Reef Magic Cruises to the Great Barrier Reef. Crew was helpful, attentive, accommodating, knowledgeable. Good food, too! My anxious first try at Snuba made memorable by diving instructor, Jenny. Look for her. She's just great!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sandy L
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28 February 2019|
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Response from lrogers27 | Reviewed this property |
YES snuba was $100 . not sure on scuba. then you have the professional photos to buy. as they have 2 scuba photographers in the water all day. And somehow, they manage to get to everyone. :) but well worth the... More
19 November 2018|
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Response from Chste | Reviewed this property |
Well if you have the budget these guys do an option for a helicopter flight back to Cairns from the reef which should allow you to get that flight. Best to call them for details.
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28 October 2018|
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Response from Frithmagic6 | Reviewed this property |
Helmet dive for deep diving. Scooba doo ideal for kids or not strong swimmer's. Depends on confidence and experience.
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