The reef adult chat room
I’m staying in Cairns but considering visiting the reef from Port Douglas. You can but it is 160km’s (2 hours) in a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas and return.If you are staying in Cairns or the Northern Beaches of Cairns (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove, Kewarra Beach) we would advise you to travel on a Cairns based boat such as Reef Magic.Our seasonal Whale Watching Tours are conducted in coastal waters closer to Cairns with half day options available. No, all activities can be organised and booked once on board.You may wish to speak to our friendly crew prior to selecting activities so we can suggest activities best suited to your swimming ability (or lack of).Group rates in a sole-use coach are available for bookings of 20 pax or more. The Outer Reef requires a full day to experience properly.Cairns city pick-up commence approximately 8am and Northern Beaches approximately am with exact times notified at time of booking. Take the time to see the best of the reef, you won’t be dissapointed.If you are genuinely sick or have other extenuating circumstances why you can travel just let us know and we’ll work something out for you.
Located approximately 45km’s offshore from Cairns this site is far enough from coastal rivers, streams and sandy beaches to ensure clear ocean waters and maximum underwater visibility in a range of weather conditions. This depends more on the actual reef site visited rather than the departure point.
Tropical cyclones and storms or higher than average summer temperatures can effect the extent of bleaching but are a natural part of the reef life cycle.
Reef Magic Cruises & Marine World are endorsed with Advanced Eco-Accreditation from Eco-Tourism Australia. Fantastic of course – as the slogan says, Queensland beautiful one day perfect the next! Reef Magic Cruises have access to accurate 3 day forecasts provided by the bureau of meteorology as well as real-time weather reports available from our crew stationed on the Marine World platform.
It is your responsibility to contact us at least 3-4 days prior to confirm your actual travel date.
If the booking date on your voucher is in a different rate period to that in which you travel a small extra charge may be payable to cover any rate increase.