Day cruise passengers will travel in Airconditioned Comfort
onboard our 17 metre Jetboat MV Discovereef
Scuba Diving, Afternoon Reef Fishing and Camping Transfers are currently unavailable.


Day Cruise to Lady Musgrave Island and Lagoon departing from the Town of 1770

Day Cruise Includes


  • 90 mins from Roundhill Head to Lady Musgrave Island (dependent on weather conditions varies) 
  • Enjoy 5 hours on the outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkeling all day in the protected lagoon
  • Semi submarine tour with interpretive commentary (under maintenance)
  • Two glass bottom boats with 6 metres of coral viewing area
  • Guided island walk
  • Spacious floating pontoon with underwater observatory, undercover seating, waterline snorkel & dive platforms, dressing rooms & shower
  • Feed the tropical fish - in abundance around the pontoon
  • Swim with the turtles all year round
  • Spot whales in season
  • Quality snorkeling equipment, flotation vests and sunscreen
  • Tropical buffet luncheon with prawns, morning & afternoon teas with cake
  • Tea, coffee and chilled water throughout the day
  • Plus friendly personalised service

Optional Extras

  • Reef Fishing - Enjoy an afternoon’s fishing for your own catch aboard ‘Reef Fisher’ (11.5m purpose built vessel moored at Lady Musgrave Island). Equipment supplied. Bookings essential - $40pp (weather permitting). (Back Soon) Fishing at Skippers decision on day.
  • Scuba Diving - Guided dives with 1770 Aqua Scuba.
  • Certified Dives at world class dive sites on the outer reef wall aboard ‘Dive Musgrave’ (11m purpose built vessel) and/or lagoon dives - $60 (incl. equipment) (Back Soon)
  • Introductory Dives from the pontoon in the protected lagoon - $95
  • All gear supplied. *Conditional on medical questionnaire.  
  • For Hire - Optical Masks $10 Wetsuits $10.  Please bring a towel to dry off 
  • Gladstone also available.
  • Sub and other vessels subject to maintenance and safety reasons  operate with skipper to decided use at lagoon 
  • Onboard Kiosk - provides Standard/Flash disposable underwater cameras, drinks, confectionary & sunscreen.
  • All schedules, activities and prices listed may be amended without notice. Price includes 10% GST.Please re confirm your booking one day prior as with all Great Barrier Reef cruises departures are subject to weather conditions – especially passengers driving from out of town on morning of departure. Cancellation Policy: 18 Hour 100% Cancellation Policy for individuals, that is, full refund applies if notification of cancellation is made by 4.30pm the day prior to cruise. In the event that your cruise is cancelled due to weather 100% refundable or transferable. Special conditions apply for group bookings between 10 to 20 persons (48hrs notice cancellation policy). Above 20 person groups (7 days notice cancellation policy). Extra fee of $10/Ad/Conc & $5/Ch applicable on some Public Holidays - please check at time of Booking.

  • Prices effective as of 1/5/2018. All pricing in any form previous to this date is invalid


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Freecall: 1800 63 1770      

Phone: 07 4974 9077        

Fax: 07 4974 7005

Email: [email protected]

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Cruise Departures

Departs 8:30am Returns approx 5pm, 8:00am check in & boarding at Lady Musgrave Cruises booking office located at the Town of 1770 Marina (Please call day prior to departure to re confirm vessel, weather conditions and departure times as they can vary slightly).  1770 Marina Coffee Shop open for coffee, drinks, meals and snacks. Environmental  Management & Island departure fee of $10 per person is included in our prices

Departing Daily from the town of 1770

Lady Musgrave Island and Lagoon is the largest true coral cay on the outer Southern Great Barrier Reef situated only 32 nautical miles off shore from the Town of 1770.  Travel in comfort aboard “Spirit of 1770” our modern 22 metre high-speed catamaran with the capacity of 150 passengers, (we operate several vessels according to demand). The island is set on 3000 acres of living reef with a 1000 acre calm coral lagoon that is unique to the entire Great Barrier Reef.  It is the only coral island and navigable lagoon of its kind on the outer Great Barrier Reef, and is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.    

A vast, calm, turquoise lagoon like one big swimming pool with white sandy coral beaches and native Pisonia forests completes the picture of Lady Musgrave Island and Coral Lagoon.  The lagoon is home to over 1300 varieties of tropical fish and 350 species of colourful hard and soft coral.  The lagoon is a protected Green Zone and has never been fished and therefore offers an abundance of large and rare marine life.   Swim with turtles all year round, snorkel all year round without stinger suits in this unique, protected lagoon.  The lagoon wall is exposed 2½ metres at low tide with one entrance, as there is no current or swell, the branching Staghorn grow exceptionally high and the more delicate soft corals are protected.

What to bring

To ensure you have the best possible time on your day trip there are a few things to consider while packing your bag. Below are a few suggestions to make your day pleasant, comfortable and unforgettable:

  • Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
  • Swimmers and towel 
  • Camera/Video camera: if you are considering snorkeling an underwater camera will help you capture the unique and colourful marine life
  • Comfortable sand shoes or thongs for walking on the island (may get wet)
  • Jacket/Jumper
  • Motion sickness medication is recommended for all days of travel, regardless of weather conditions

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