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Address: Reef Fleet Terminal 1 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4031 1588
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Reef Magic Cruises is an experience second to none. Large 2 story platform...

Reef Magic Cruises is an experience second to none. Large 2 story platform suitable for guests of all ages. Key Selling Points: Cairns' only locally owned & operated company; 5 full hours at Marine World; lowest passenger numbers to a 2 story platform in Cairns / Port Douglas area & Cairns' most affordable option.

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Reef Magic well named

We recently took a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns on one of the Reef Magic cruisers. It was terrific. The staff were especially good at their jobs of welcoming... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We recently took a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns on one of the Reef Magic cruisers. It was terrific. The staff were especially good at their jobs of welcoming, helping , advising and supervising activities. Once on the Reef, there are lots of activities ... snorkeling, glass bottomed boat and an underwater viewing area are all... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a great day out on the reef. The staff were friendly, helpful and gave us lots of information. We swam with thousands of fish including Wally. The coral is amazing, is it a magical underwater garden. Simply beautiful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an excellent family run, local company to use for a trip to the outer reef from Cairns. Everything from the moment we boarded to our return around 5:30 in the afternoon was first class. The staff were very welcoming and very helpful. The buffet had something for everyone, was delicious and there was plenty of it. Also tea... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved our Reef Magic experience! The staff was great and pitched in on every aspect of the trip. Food was excellent.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ship / ferry was crowded and on arrival at the reef there were too many people as not enough tables and chairs for people to sit and eat the buffet lunch provided with people pushing and shoving. On return trip people were being sick with staff being kept busy providing them with sick bags. The trip is always very choppy... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a well thought of and easy access to GBR. It is goof for everyone children people w limited physical abilities, elderly, etc. my only criticism is that they emphasize extra activities to a point you feel uncomfortable and also I wonder if they overbook bc the snorkeling entry platform was so crowded and even in the reef people... More 

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Proserpine, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second trip to the Great Barrier Reef, our first with this company. Thoroughly enjoyed our time on reef magic. Vessel was clean and comfortable. Staff friendly and courteous and I enjoyed learning more about our backyard. The buffet was plentiful and delicious. Value for money. Thank you for a great experience!

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yorkshire, uk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

pick ups from local/ beach hotels rakes 20 mins to get to cruise terminal. Quick check in and off to boat. Screens show a loop of pics of the reef plus info about the reef itself. If you are partaking in dives etc per work and safety briefings are done on the way. There were 220 passengers on our trip... More 

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Somerset, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the good fortune to visit the most amazing reef with Reef Magic Cruises. I had only snorkelled once before and did not have a good experience so I was hesitant on doing it again. Under the guidance of a very patient Marine Biologist Nicole, I received awesome instructions, a very informative narrative about the reef and felt very... More 

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Great a Barrier Reef trip with Reef Magic as part of our tour of Australia with Distant Journeys. Have to say it was just about the best part of our whole trip. The trip out to the reef was well organised and optional extras were offered on the boat. We paid for the 30 minute snorkelling training... More 

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