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From Bundaberg: Barrier Reef & Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour

4.8 / 5

38 reviews

Activity provider:Lady Musgrave Experience
Water activity

From Bundaberg: Barrier Reef & Lady Musgrave Island Day Tour

Activity provider:Lady Musgrave Experience

From US$ 166.75 per person

Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Lady Musgrave Island on this catamaran cruise from Burnett Heads. Enjoy a local lunch, snorkeling gear, and a guided walk on the island.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Experience pristine clear waters and buzzing coral reefs rich with wildlife
  • Swim and snorkel alongside turtles, colorful corals, and abundant marine life
  • Discover the new Lady Musgrave HQ, a completely wind and solar powered pontoon
  • Enjoy the glass-bottom boat tour, island walk, and underwater observatory
  • Unwind with a gourmet buffet lunch using fresh local produce of Bundaberg
Full description

Visit Lady Musgrave Island in the Southern Great Barrier Reef on this boat trip from Burnett Heads. Enjoy drinks, lunch, access to warm showers, a glass-bottom boat tour, and more. Snorkel in the unique coral lagoon surrounding the island and enjoy a guided island walk.

Taking off from Bundaberg Port Marina, enjoy morning tea as you head to Lady Musgrave HQ, a new advanced eco-certified pontoon with snorkel and dive platforms, an underwater observatory, and a licensed bar.

As you explore the coral reef lagoon, get plenty of opportunities to encounter manta rays, reef sharks, stingrays, turtles, and hundreds of tropical fish swimming in these coral gardens.

Hop in the water to swim or take advantage of the included snorkeling equipment. As an added perk, non-certified introductory dives and certified dives are available if you wish to dive deeper into the coral reef (costs not included).

Non-swimmers will love the three-level pontoon, glass-bottom boat tour, and guided island walk to experience the coral reef and marine life all without getting wet.

After working up an appetite, a buffet lunch is available on board at your leisure, and you can freshen up with a warm shower after your snorkel and dive. On the boat ride back to the marina, enjoy another cup of afternoon tea.

  • Catamaran cruise
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Gourmet buffet lunch with local produce
  • Premium Mares snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Guided island walk
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Access to warm freshwater showers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Non-certified introductory dives and certified dives (available to purchase)
  • Premium upgrade
  • Cheese and sparkling (available to purchase)
  • Wet suit (available to rent)

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Meeting point

Meet at Bundaberg Port Marina. Look for the Lady Musgrave Experience sign at the gravel carpark.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Credit card
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Beachwear
  • Cash
  • Waterproof shoes
  • Motion sickness prevention
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Got to the reef for my 30th Birthday getaway. Rough way out so I dealt with some minor motion sickness getting there, but you’ll get great views of a clear horizon from the front and higher decks. Once at the pontoon it was beautiful. We got straight out on a glass bottom boat to see the island and some reef with a turtle and sting ray coming right up and under. I got out to scuba and snorkel for the first time and it was amazing getting right up the to the reef, fish and turtles. Staff were so helpful and friendly. I organised to go scuba diving while I was on board with no issues. The instructor made me feel very comfortable even with no snorkelling or diving experience. It’s a whole day out, so I was pretty tired but satisfied coming back.

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March 6, 2023

We had an amazing day and the trip was absolutely worth it. The walk on Lady Musgrave Island was more special than we expected it to be and the snorkeling in the area was great. We saw many turtles and even a reefshark. Amazing!! The food on the boat was super tasty and there was enough time to enjoy the day. We would book again. Thanks for an unforgettable day :-)

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February 18, 2023

I had the most amazing day! Best experience ever! I can't swim and have a massive fear of water and Christian (I think) encouraged me to get into the clear beautiful water and he assisted me for some time. I will never forget it. All of the staff are so accommodating.

October 15, 2022

Product ID: 422103