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 on board the trip that best suits you and your family.

With a great selection, you can choose from half-day, full-day, and extended stays.

Cairns Marlin Marina is where most Cairns Great Barrer Reef tours depart.

This marina is at 1 Spence Street, Cairns.

The Cairns Esplanade walk is a great route to take to reach the Cairns Marina

Cairns Marina Map


You will find most reef boats on the Marlin Marina’s southern end.

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

While the Cairns Dinner Cruise boards on Finger A on the Marlin Marina.

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.


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.