I did the Lady Musgrave Cruises a fair while ago and would definitely recommend this tour; I personally had a really great day.
It is a little on the pricey side of things however, $190 per adult but for everything you get to do I think it's worth doing. I really loved this tour but I do feel one time on this cruise was enough; the experience was fantastic however staff professionalism and equipment were standard, as well as the 'buffet' lunch.
I had a great time on the Lady Musgrave Island tour and found our tour guide very enthusiastic and friendly. She was a lovely young lady who seemed very involved in preservation and the environment and knew her stuff about the island and conservation.
The glass bottom boat tour is just the trip to and back from lady Musgrave island but it was pretty all the same. We went on a perfect day and were lucky enough to have great weather. The snorkeling was GREAT! We saw great colourful fish, jelly fish, starfish and turtles during our snorkeling experience. Except you are confined to one small area for snorkeling, but we were informed this was due to conserving the area and keeping the reefs safe (yet there were lots of private fisherman out on boats reef fishing in those no-go zones?!)
My partner and I also paid extra for the scuba dive experience activity. It was enjoyable but unfortunately the area for scuba diving was just around the snorkeling area and so the views were the same as that of snorkeling - so I would recommend holding off on this activity and saving to do it else where. Although I am told depending on year and weather there are some better scuba spots, so maybe just check beforehand.
Besides from the boat, there was also very limited seating and undercover facilities. I do understand this as it is a pontoon but just made eating and staying out of the sun difficult when I wanted a quick rest out of the sun. So pack and wear sunscreen!
If you're a member of RACQ, RACV or so one, you could also be entitled to a discount of about $15-18 per person. I would use this to your advantage if you are!
•75 mins from Roundhill Head to Lady Musgrave Island subject to conditions
•Enjoy 5 hours on the outer Great Barrier Reef
•Snorkeling all day in the protected lagoon
•Semi submarine tour with interpretive commentary
•Two glass bottom boats with 6 metres of coral viewing area
•Guided island walk
•Spacious floating pontoon with underwater observatory, undercover seating, waterline snorkel and dive platforms, dressing rooms and shower
•Feed the tropical fish - in abundance around the pontoon
•Swim with the turtles all year round
•Snorkeling equipment, flotation vests and sunscreen
•Tropical buffet luncheon with prawns, morning and afternoon teas with cake
•Tea, coffee and chilled water throughout the day
Adults $190. Senior / Students $180. Children (4-14yrs) $90. Family (2 adults, 2 children) $495. Extra child $65 Children under 4 FREE.
Extra fee surcharge applicable on some public holidays ($10Ad/Con and $5Ch- Check on booking or pay at boarding) DEPARTS 8.30am daily from the 1770 Marina.
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