1770 Reef Great Barrier Reef Eco Tours offer full day tours to Lady Musgrave Island to explore the Coral Lagoon and Island. Enjoy Snorkelling, Glass Bottom Boat Viewing, and Guided Island Walk. All morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea is provided as well as all snorkeling gear.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef is the official start of one of the world’s great wonders. The Southern Great Barrier Reef provides a pristine and picture perfect getaway to experience what the reef has to offer.
Lady Musgrave Island
This island is the only single cay situated on the Leeward reef flat. In 1803 Captain Eber Bunker of the whaling ship Albion was the first European to discover the region and gave his name to the Southern group.
Lady Musgrave Island has Pisonia (Pisonia grandis) trees that are the primary vegetation with She-Oaks and Pandanus tectorius trees forming most of the remaining.
The island includes an enormous number of birds. White capped noddy terns, Bridled Terns, black-naped terns, and Silver Gulls. From September to March, migratory shorebirds like ruddy turnstone, gray-tailed tattler, wandering tattler, bar-tailed godwit, Pacific golden plover and lesser sand plover, Buff-banded rails, white and gray phases of the eastern reef egret, pied oystercatchers, sooty oystercatchers and Capricorn silvereyes are resident on the island all year round.
Green and Loggerhead Turtles
Lady Musgrave Island is a nesting place for Green and Loggerhead turtles. Green and leatherback turtles can be spotted resting on coral bommies, and the Coral Lagoon is a haven for a multitude of fish and Coral species, and a spectacular destination for anyone snorkeling.
Small whitetip reef sharks and leopard sharks can often be found hunting in the shallows around the island. These species are not dangerous to humans and are fascinating to watch.
FULL DAY TOURS
Your tour includes:
- Boat Cruise to Lady Musgrave Island in a luxurious catamaran
- Morning tea, buffet lunch, and afternoon tea
- Snorkelling on the Southern Great Barrier Reef
- Guided Island nature walks
- Glass bottom boat tours
We depart 8:30 am and return by 5:00 pm daily. Times vary due to tidal conditions and will be advised at time of booking. Enjoy Breakfast before your departure or a latte and cake after at 1770 Marina Cafe
Phone us direct on 07 49 727 222 or book at Agnes Water Visitor Information Centre