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.