Townsville & Magnetic Island Half Day Snorkelling Tour - RM

Tour Code: 806

Departing: Townsville city

Townsville - Magnetic Half Day Tour
  • Sail from Townsville and explore beautiful Magnetic Island on a snorkelling tour of the Great Barrier Reef on a half day tour.
  • This is the perfect yacht for a small intimate group of 8 guests for a half day of fun swimming and snorkelling.
  • Our ex-racing yacht is based in Townsville and we sail over to Magnetic Island to pick up island guests and take them to Five Beach Bay for snorkelling on the fringing coral reefs.
  • We visit secluded bays around Magnetic Island that are inaccessible to land lubbers land do some snorkelling and meet some of the local marine life on the fringing reefs.

Included In Price

  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Paddleboards
  • We do not provide catering. Please 'Bring Your Own' beverages & snacks in a small cooler bag or esky.

Join us on a wonderful half day sailing tour from Townsville to Magnetic Island for some snorkelling on the fringing reefs that are teeming with marine life. Our yacht has a pedigree in ocean racing and she gets us to where we need to be in the shortest amount of time.

What to Expect

Depart from our home port on an enchanting half-day sailing and snorkelling tour from Townsville to Magnetic Island, where you'll have the chance to explore the island's pristine fringing reefs. Our half day snorkelling tour is designed for a cozy group of up to 8 guests, ensuring a personalised experience. Aboard the Ragamuffin III, a yacht with a rich history in ocean racing, you'll reach your destination swiftly and comfortably. Experience the unique blend of natural beauty and historical intrigue that Magnetic Island offers.

Features and Highlights

Luxurious and Fast Sailing

  • Yacht: Sail aboard the Ragamuffin III, an ocean-racing yacht known for its speed and comfort.
  • Capacity: With a maximum of 12 passengers, enjoy a more intimate and personalised sailing and half day snorkelling experience.

Exploration of Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island is 8 kilometres or 5.0 mile offshore from Townsville and offers visitors 5184 hectares of mountainous island which is 70% World Heritage listed National Park with 24 kilometres of bushwalking tracks and 23 beach bays some only accessible on a boat.

  • Natural Beauty: Magnetic Island boasts 70% World Heritage-listed National Park, featuring lush pine forests and rugged coastlines.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Keep an eye out for native wildlife such as koalas, rock wallabies, echidnas, and an array of bird species.
  • Historical Sites: Discover relics from World War II, ancient shipwrecks, and explore 24 kilometres of scenic bushwalking tracks.

Magnetic Island Snorkelling Tour

  • Location: Anchor at Five Beach Bay, a serene spot perfect for snorkelling.
  • Marine Life: Snorkelling among vibrant coral gardens teeming with friendly marine life in crystal-clear waters.
  • Equipment: All snorkelling gear is provided, ensuring you have everything you need to explore the underwater wonders.

Personalised and Flexible Tour Options

  • Customisation: Ask about private charter yacht options for special occasions or a more tailored sailing experience.
  • Convenience: Guests are welcome to bring their own beverages and nibbles in a small cooler bag or esky.
  • Cruise Ship Passengers: This is a perfect option for cruise ship passengers spending a short amount of time in Townsville. 

Half Day Sailing & Snorkelling Tour

  • Duration: Depart at 9 AM and return by 1:30 PM, making it a perfect choice for those looking to maximize their day.
  • Activities: Alongside sailing and snorkelling, enjoy paddleboarding and the chance to relax or swim at exclusive beach locations.
  • Accessibility: This tour is ideal for both locals and cruise ship passengers looking for a unique shore excursion.

Relaxation and Entertainment

  • Morning Tea: Enjoy a delightful morning tea on board as you float on the serene waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Scenic Views: Absorb stunning vistas of the coastline and the turquoise waters that make this area a tropical paradise.

This half-day sailing and snorkelling tour from Townsville to Magnetic Island offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty, making it an ideal getaway to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and its surrounding ecosystems.

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Departs From

Townsville city

Departure Time

9:00am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:30pm

Departure Instructions

Departs from Townsville or Magnetic Island

  • Magnetic Island
  • Nelly Bay
  • Five Beach Bay
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Closed Christmas Day
During February - March this tour is available for private charters only depending on weather


Half Day Sail and Snorkel Tour

  • BYO alcohol
  • Towel
  • Hat sunscreen
  • Sun shirt

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:

  • More than 7 days full refund
  • 1-7 days 50% refund
  • Less than 24 hours no refund

Townsville & Magnetic Island Half Day Snorkelling Tour - RM

Tour Code: 806

Departing: Townsville city

Townsville - Magnetic Half Day Tour



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

Child: au$130.00
Family: au$590.00

Tour Code: 806



13 yrs & over

6 - 12 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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