Magnetic Island Charter Boat - Gourmet Picnic - PIL

Tour Code: 1117

Departing: Magnetic Island

Secluded Beach Picnic
  • An intimate Great Barrier Reef tour exploring the beautiful bays and beaches of Magnetic Island for two to four guests.
  • We take care of everything so you don't have to worry.
  • This is your day... on day of travel your skipper will talk to you about what can be done depending on the weather conditions such as circumnavigate around Magnetic Island, add an extra stop, visit iconic locations (SS City of Adelaide, Waterfalls...)
  • A four hour private charter boat tour with gourmet picnic lunch, beverages and boat driver to look after your every need for the day.

Included In Price

  • Private charter boat tour - min 2 guests max 4 guests
  • Four hour experience including a private charter boat ride and beach time
  • Approximately two hours to relax on the beach
  • Delicious gourmet lunch
  • Your choice of a bottle of wine or six-pack of beer
  • Picnic set up: hamper, rug, cabana, cushions, beach games & reef friendly sunscreen
  • Lycra sun suit during summer season

Come and join us for an amazing private charter boat tour around Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef. With only 2 to 4 guests cruising to remote locations only accessible by boats included a gourmet picnic.

Book your own private charter boat and boat driver to explore Magnetic Island and her secert bays and beaches.

With yourself and up to three other guests can now enjoy a picnic on a selcuded beach departing from Magnetic Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Combining a fabulous picnic and 2 hours beach time this half day experience is a must do whilst on Magnetic Island. 

From the moment your start your private charter tour from Nelly Bay you will be taken care of by our experienced and dedicated boat driver.

This is also a perfect option for cruise ship passengers visiting Townsville as a shore tour. Nelly Bay is easily accessible from Townsville by ferry, only 20 minute trip, and we depart from Magnetic Island Marina 

Come and travel with us on the amazing waters surrounding Magnetic Island; along the way relax, sit back an enjoy the amzing coastline views.

This is a once in a lifetime experience.

Private Charter Boat Itinerary

Meet at Magnetic Island Marina (please arrive 15 minutes before departure to safety briefing)  

Once onboard the charter boat we will run though a quick safety briefing before departing the marina.

When we arrive at our secluded location (30 to 45 minutes) you will be transfered to the beach and your picnic will be set up for you; we take care of everything so you don't have to do anything except relax and enjoy your time.

We also include some beach games for you to enjoy during your time on your secluded beach (2 hours approx.) before returning to Magnetic Island Marina.

Maggnetic Island Beach Picnic

The catering we offer is nothing but the best.

We source our produce locally so you get a taste of Tropical Noth Queensland.

We offer local cheeses, cold meats, loally caught prawns, seasonal fruits, olives chutney, crackers and more and of course frshly baked baguettes.

Choose from two types of gourmet sandwiches/wraps:

  • Chicken, brie, cranberry & rocket sandwich
  • Ham, wholegrain mustard & spinach sandwich
  • Smoked salmon, cream cheese and rocket on wholemeal bread
  • Chicken with adobo chilli mayo, avo, red cabbage and lime wrap
  • Mexican corn (corn, cheese & mayo with lime & coriander) wrap

You also get a choice of beverages:

  • Bottle of Tamburlaine Organic Wine  - Sparkling White, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Rose or Riesling
  • Six pack of Townsville Brewery Beer - Legends Lager or Tropical Coast Pale Ale

Why not spoil yourselves and upgrade to a bottle of Champagne ($55 supplement)

We cater for most dietary requirements such as gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and no seafood. Please advise at the time of booking.

Private Charter Boat Inclusions

We are here to make this experience one you will remember for the rest of your life so if you have any special requests, please let us know at time of booking and we will endeavour to accommodate you.

This charter boat is a unique four-hour experience where you get to see the beautiful sites of Magnetic Island from the ocean.

All together your trip will take 4 hours including 2 hours on a secluded beach (often as the only people on the beach).

While on your charter boat you will get the opprotunity to admire some of Magnetic Island hidden coves and beaches.

Once we reach our destination you will be taken ashore where we will setup your picnic location including hamper, picnic rug, cabana, cushions and some beach games for some fun.

We care greatly for our environment so we supply you with reef-friendly sunscreen.

Your package includes your choice of drinks so we really have everything covered.

Note: during summer season (October to end of April) we include lycra sun suits.

Special Requests

If you have any specific requests, please let us know at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate.

See all tour departures from Townsville and all Magnetic Island tours.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Magnetic Island

Departure Time

Boarding 10.15am - Returns 2.15pm (approx)

Departure Instructions
  • Meet at Magnetic Island Marina (please arrive 15 mins before departure)
  • The deck is situated outside the restaurant at the Peppers resort, if you see chairs, tables and umbrellas you're in the right spot.
  • Safety briefing 10 minutes

Magnetic Island

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



4 hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Champagne Upgrade $55
  • Additional Hour $100
  • Special Occasions Chocolates $9.50
  • Snorkel Gear Hire: $20
  • Return Ferry Transfers from Townsville: $35
Fitness Level Required


Additional Information
  • Minimum 2, Maximum 4 guests
  • Children travel at the price as adults
  • Dietary requirements can be accommodated if requested at the time of booking.
  • Weather Consideration: please note this experience may need to be adjusted in times of strong winds or swell to ensure the safety of you, the crew and the vessel. We will be in touch to discuss any changes we need to make to the experience if we have concerns with the weather.
  • Our produce is sourced locally or homemade, wherever possible. All menus are subject to change based on availability and seasons. When a listed item is unavailable, a similar item is substituted.
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Flat white soled shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Het
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

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

Operators policy:

Private Charters:

  • Cancellations up to 7 days before the cruise will incur a 10% cancellation fee, which is deducted from your deposit.
  • Cancellations within 7 days of event will incur a full payment of account unless due to extreme weather exceptions as declared by the captain on the day of the charter.
  • Reschedule requests will be considered but are entirely at the discretion of Pilgrim Sailing and charges may occur.

Public holiday surchage applies and will be added to your charter rate.

Magnetic Island Charter Boat - Gourmet Picnic - PIL

Tour Code: 1117

Departing: Magnetic Island

Secluded Beach Picnic



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

Child: au$329.00
Family: au$1,316.00

Tour Code: 1117



15 yrs & over

1 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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