For the non-swimmer
Reef Magic Cruises Marine World Cruise caters for all ages and swimming abilities. Included is a range of activities and facilities for the non-swimmer or those simply wanting to take time out of the water and experience the reef from a different perspective.A key benefit of choosing to travel with Reef Magic Cruises is that you have a full 5 hours at the reef so plenty of time to do it all!
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
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 & Fish Feeding Demonstration
Our underwater reef viewing observatory is open for you to walk through at any time of the day. Watch the Introductory Scuba Divers head off from our moon pool.
At lunch time our Marine Biologist will announce the fish feeding demonstration which starts in front of the observatory windows before moving to the snorkel platform.
The feeding frenzy includes large schools of Red Bass, Trevally and the star of the show, Wally, our resident Giant Maori Wrasse!
For an exhilarating experience grab your snorkelling gear and get amongst it or take a seat on the submersed snorkel platform as the fish bustle in around you looking for a free lunch!
Marine Biologist presentation
En route to Marine World our Marine Biologist conducts an informative slide show presentation, loaded with interesting facts on the Great Barrier Reef and tips on how to make the most of your reef visit. The presentation is conducted in the main saloon and relayed to TV monitors throughout the vessel. Reference books are also available as well as waterproof fish/coral ID cards designed to be taken diving or snorkelling.
Sundeck with sun-lounges
The Marine World platfrom includes a spacious sundeck with comfortable lounges. This is a great place to relax, have a cool drink, enjoy lunch and just soak up the relaxed tropical atmosphere.