Lady Musgrave Island Tour | 1770 Snorkel Tours

Tour Code: 851

Departing: Seventeen Seventy

Lady Musgrave Island Tour
  • Snorkel the Southern Great Barrier Reef at Lady Musgrave Island departing from 1770 next to Agnes Water
  • Lady Musgrave Island has it's own protected lagoon for you to snorkel the almost 10 kilometres of coral reef walll that is teaming with brilliant marine life
  • Enjoy a guided walk on Lady Musgrave Island and learn all about her history and wildlife attractions
  • At different times of the year you will see the Great Eight of the Great Barrier Reef. Whales, Manta Rays, Clown fish, Sharks, Giant clams, Potato Cod, Maori Wrasse and Turtles on our Lady Musgrave tours  
  • Enjoy a glass bottom boat tour around the Lady Musgrave Island lagoon and see the colourful marine life and corals

Included In Price

  • Boat cruise to Lady Musgrave Island
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Tea & Coffee available all day
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided Island Nature Walks
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Lady Musgrave Island tours depart from Seventeen Seventy daily for snorkel tours of the magnificent and safe 10 kilometre coral walled lagoon around the island that is simply teeming with a huge variety of marine life.

The Southern Great Barrier Reef region is the official start of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from Bundaberg and covers approximately 2300 kilometres of the Queensland coastline up to The Wild North of Cape York and Torres Straits Islands.

The waters of the Southern Great Barrier Reef are known as some of the most brilliant places to see the Great Eight iconic marine animals of the reef due to the purity of the waters and the thriving eco system in this location.

Guests can now go on a Lady Musgrave Island tour from the resort town of 1770 (Seventeen Seventy) next to Agnes Water on our snorkel tour to see the following marine life at various times of the year.

The only place in the World that all of the great 8 can be seen in season.

1. Whales

2. Manta Rays

3. Clown Fish

4. Sharks

5. Giant Clams

6. Potato Cod

7. Maori Wrasse

8. Turtles


? Only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a Unique Navigable Lagoon & Island.

? Pristine 2950 acre coral lagoon abundant in 1300 varieties of tropical fish and 350 species of hard and soft corals.

? World-class diving and snorkelling. Special dive trails including other islands.

? Nature and Eco tours - Swim with the turtles and see manta rays all year round.

? Spot migrating humpback whales in season.

? See Loggerhead and Green Sea turtles breeding in October to December - turtles hatch January to April.

? Glass bottom boat viewing and Island walks.

? Coral Island - White Coral Sands - fauna & flora - birds nesting October to December.

? Island camping - true lost ‘castaway’ experience.

? The Southern Great Barrier Reef is part of one of the seven wonders of the world

We depart Seventeen Seventy, the boat cruise to Lady Musgrave Island is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Guests staying in Agnes Water have just a few minutes drive to the 1770 marina. 

What Are The Activities On This Tour To Lady Musgrave Island?

Whilst at Lady Musgrave Island guests may choose to spend all of their time in the water snorkeling the 10 kilometer coral lagoon walls or joining in on a fascinating glass bottom boat tour and an eco-island walk to see the birds and wildlife and learn all about the history of the island and the Great Barrier Reef. 

This area of the Great Barrier Reef is famous for the sighting of squadrons of Mantaray and people come from far and wide to see them as they perform underwater ballet.

The size of the Mantaray is impressive as is the way they gently glide through the water feeding on large quantities of zooplankton and small fish.

A fascinating fact for you is each Manatray is identifiable by its unique underbelly marking and no two are the same.

Everyone loves sea turtles and we have plenty of them here at Lady Musgrave Island for you to snorkel alongside.

Guests are always impressed with the huge variety of marine life, health and the colours of the corals surrounding Lady Musgrave Island.

See some of the other "Great Eight" Great Barrier Reef living icons can be seen in an article here for your reading pleasure.

During our Great Barrier Reef tour guests will enjoy morning and afternoon tea and a buffet luncheon.

See more tours and attractions in Seventeen Seventy or 1770 and Agnes Waters.

Take a look at our private charter boat tours in Agnes Water

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Seventeen Seventy

Departure Time
  • Departure from 6:00am to 9:00am depending on tides
  • Return from 5.00pm
Departure Instructions
  • This trip departs from 1770 Marina located 535 Captain Cook Drv, Seventeen Seventy (Town of 1770).
  • Guests staying in Agnes Water drive to Seventeen Seventy marina just a few minutes down the road. Plenty of parking.
  • Lady Musgrave Island
  • Agnes Waters is just next door
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Departure times depends on tides, times may vary


8.5 Hours

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Additional Information
  • Self Drive: Six hours drive north of Brisbane and eight hours drive south of the Whitsundays travelling on the Bruce Highway. Turn east at Miriam Vale and then follow the signs to Seventeen Seventy (Town of 1770) and Agnes Water.
  • By Train: Queensland Rail train services operate to Miriam Vale with coach connections available to the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water prior arrangement.
  • By Plane: Virgin Australia and QantasLink operate regular scheduled services from Brisbane to Bundaberg, Gladstone and Rockhampton. Qantas operates regular services from Sydney direct to Gladstone.
  • Hire vehicles available at Bundaberg, Gladstone and Rockhampton airports and coach connections available by prior arrangement.
  • By Bus: Greyhound coaches operate daily from both north and south into the Town of 1770 and Agnes Water.
  • Camera (charged)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Good footwear for Island Walks
  • Money if you require drinks or snacks

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Please note the reef levy of $15 is applicable to ALL travellers including infants below 4 years of age

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.


  • All schedules, activities and prices listed may be amended without notice. Price includes 10% GST. Please re-confirm your booking one day prior as with all Great Barrier Reef cruises departures are subject to weather and tide conditions – especially passengers driving from out of town on morning of departure. Cancellation Policy: Less than 48 Hours 100% cancellation fee, greater than 48 hours cancellation 90%refund to cover bank fees and handling Policy . In the event that your cruise is cancelled due to weather 100% refundable or transferable. Special conditions apply for group bookings over 10 persons (48 hrs cancellation policy) please call us for details. Extra fee may be applicable on some Public Holidays - please check at time of Booking. Once entering the Lady Musgrave Lagoon no refunds available.
  • Please note a $15 EMC/QPWS/admin Fee is automatically added for each adult & child aged 4yrs & over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area.
  • This tour is weather dependent, you will need to reconfirm your tour booking the day prior to travel

Lady Musgrave Island Tour | 1770 Snorkel Tours

Tour Code: 851

Departing: Seventeen Seventy

Lady Musgrave Island Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$120.00
Family: au$599.00

Tour Code: 851



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1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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