Magnetic Island Snorkelling Tour | Half Day Sailing

Tour Code: 535

Departing: Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Half Day Snorkelling
  • An unforgettable sail around the coral gardens and stunning shores of Magnetic Island, with the most personable and friendly service imaginable!
  • You’ll be sailing in a timeless way on the balmy breezes during this half day or full day snorkel tour, so why not immerse yourself in the whole sailing experience by taking a turn at the helm?
  • Magnetic Island is simply a jewel in the crown of Australia's Great Barrier Reef and a place not to be missed on your visit to Townsville.
  • Choose from a half day morning tour at 9.00am to 1.30pm or a full day snorkel tour from 9.00am to 4.30pm. We of course prefer you join for a full day tour and see so much more of Magnetic Island. 

Included In Price

  • Small Group
  • Morning/Afternoon Tea - Bring Your Own beverages & extra snacks is welcome in a small esky or cooler bag.
  • Activities include sailing, snorkelling, exploring, paddleboards & boomnetting.

Our big beautiful yacht is based on Magnetic Island and takes guests on a scenic snorkelling tour around the bays and islands of the reef with only a small group of 12 guests onboard.

There are so many things that makes this Great Barrier Reef snorkelling and sailing tour an extra special option for a half day sail around Magnetic Island.

Flexibility, friendliness, fun; just to name a few.

Aboard timeless luxury from the pristine shores of Magnetic Island, you’ll find this family operated adventure full of welcoming highlights.

You’ll meet your hosts Stu, Lisa, Fletcher and Coco the dog, who will enhance your day with their local knowledge of the best destinations, mouthwatering fare, and the personal freedom to select whichever kind of Great Barrier Reef tour on Magnetic Island that you’d like.

Enjoy a half day snorkelling tour and snorkel among coral gardens and see an outstanding abundance of marine life.

And with a rare roaming permit, your sail boat tour hosts are able to take you to reefs and destinations that others can’t go!

For sailing enthusiasts, you’re more than welcome to pick up a few cruising tips and even take your turn at the boats helm!

You’ll be picked up from Picnic Bay on Magnetic Island bright and early to begin your tailor-made voyage.

Half Day Snorkelling & Sailing Tour

  • Depart 9:00am & return 1:30pm.
  • Morning tea (tropical fruit platter and sweet platter, tea and coffee) is supplied.
  • BYO beverages are welcome in a small cooler bag or esky.
  • Activities include sailing, snorkelling, exploring, paddleboards & boom netting.

See all half day tours and full day tours on Magnetic Island.

Personal Touch on Tropical Magnetic Island

The paradise shores of Magnetic Island are located a stone’s throw from Townsville, and offer the epitome of tropical adventure.

Your friendly boat crew, Lisa, Stu, Fletcher and their dog Coco, are knowledgeable locals who will enhance your Great Barrier Reef tour with a multitude of activity at breathtaking (and secret) sites.

They live aboard this luxurious cruising vessel, and will welcome you into their home with highlighted sailing, sumptuous meals, and the kind of service that makes you feel as though you’re not just another tourist!

Your spacious sailboat for the day will spirit you along the reef, above stunning coral gardens and a startling abundance of marine life.

Drawing upon the balmy breeze, your sail boat utilises wind, rather than an engine when possible, creating a low impact on the environment.

You might even want to try your hand hoisting the sails and take a turn at the helm!

Magnetic Island - Half Day Sail

You may very well find yourself spoiled for choice on this magic and personable Great Barrier Reef tour.

After your sail boat collects you from Magnetic Island, you’ll begin a voyage around the dazzling shores.

The pure, exhilaration of sailing the high seas is an unforgettable experience, with the opportunity to wind the winches and take the wheel!

Your friendly guides will also share some snorkelling tips and advice, before they suit you up with your snorkel and mask equipment.

They’ll be on hand to guide you through mesmerizing coral gardens and a magnificent array of marine life; so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for rays and sea turtles!

Private Charter Boat - Whale Watching

The reefs surrounding Magnetic Island off the Townsville coast hold magic in the dazzling waters, coral gardens and fantastical marine life.

Any day of the year, you’ll find a plentitude of rainbow reef fish, sea-turtles and manta-rays in the island shores.

Yet as the cooler climes visit the tropics (still balmy and warm in winter) nature delivers a phenomenon in these parts.

Migrating from Antarctica, this time of the year sees the appearance of dolphins and magnificent Humpback whales!

By booking a private charter boat for a whale-spotting tour you’re inviting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these magnificent mammals at play on the Great Barrier Reef.

Little compares to gazing across the sapphire ocean in expectation, only to see a mighty Humpback leap the surface in a crystalline wave!

And on this astonishing and rare voyage, it might even be your lucky day for a Migaloo sighting; Australia’s iconic resident white whale!

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Magnetic Island

Departure Instructions

Please make your own way to Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island (on the beach in front of Marlin Bar/public bus stop area)

  • Magnetic Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

April - January

Days of Operation


Does not operate Christmas Day
During February - March this tour is available for private charters only depending on weather


Half Day Tour

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium


Guests must be able to swim if partaking in water activities

  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Camera
  • Change of clothing
  • BYO Alcohol welcome

Child price applies to children age 4 to 12

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:

  • Cancellations that take place before 7 days prior to tour permits a full refund. Cancellations within 1-7 days will incur in 50% loss of refund. Cancellations within 24 hours incur 100% loss of deposit.

Magnetic Island Snorkelling Tour | Half Day Sailing

Tour Code: 535

Departing: Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island Half Day Snorkelling



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

Child: au$140.00
Family: au$640.00

Tour Code: 535



13 yrs & over

4 - 12 yrs

0 - 3 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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