Cairns Marina The Marlin Marina

Cairns Marina is the departure point for most reef tours.  Here you will be able to explore one of the seven natural wonders of the World.

Coral Reefs are teeming with marine life in more colours than you ever knew existed.  We are excited to help you.

Plan to see this incredible destination.

The Marlin Marina, also known as the Marlin Jetty, is an upmarket marina surrounded by five-star hotels and restaurants.

This marina is a hive of activity from daybreak visitors board vessels to take them to the Great Barrier Reef.

There are many fantastic Great Barrier Reef tours and tours to tropical islands.   We aim to get you onboard the trip that best suits you and your family.

You can choose from half-day, full-day, and extended stays with a great selection.

Cairns Marlin Marina is where most of the Cairns reef boats depart.    This marina is at 100 Spence Street, Cairns.


On the southern end of the Marlin Marina, you will find most reef boats.

Check-in for Reef Encounter and Reef Experience is on Finger A, and visitors check in on the boat.

Other reef operators have a check-in desk inside the Reef Fleet Terminal.

Fishing trips also depart from this marina, providing adventure and the best table fish in the World.


Reef Fleet Terminal


Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal sits between the Pier Shopping Centre and Cairns Harbour lights at the Marlin Marina.


Inside the Reef Fleet Terminal, several reef operators have a desk where visitors check-in.


Great Adventures  Reef Pontoon

Green Island Ferry

Fitzroy Island Ferry

Silverswift Outer Barrier Reef Tours

Ocean Spirit Sailing tours to Michaelmas Cay

From this Marine precinct, you can visit the following reef locations.

  • Breaking Patches
  • Flynn  Reef
  • Hastings Reef
  • Michaelmas Cay and Reef
  • Miln Reef
  • Moore Reef
  • Norman Reef
  • Saxon Reef
  • Thetford Reef
  • Upolu Cay and Reef


Next, let’s find the reef tour that suits you best and show you how spectacular the Great Barrier Reef is.