Home > Australia > QueenslandSouthern Great Barrier Reef > Lady Musgrave Island Experience

Lady Musgrave Island Experience

Play Video

Complete Great Barrier Reef Experience

Why we Love Lady Musgrave Island Experience

It is a nature lovers dream. Scuba divers come face to face with manta rays; Snorkellers swim with schools of tropical reef fish and cruising turtles; Naturalists take you on informative island walks; and birdwatchers can enjoy the sight of thousands of seabirds that call Lady Musgrave home.

This tropical island paradise and calm lagoon makes Lady Musgrave Island Experience the perfect choice for families and non-swimmers to experienced scuba divers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Your cruise will include the following highlights;

  • Luxury catamaran, Reef Empress
  • Enjoy 4½ hours at Lady Musgrave Island
  • Snorkel Lady Musgrave’s pristine lagoon
  • Swimming with Sea Turtles
  • Guided Island Walks
  • Bird Watching for enthusiasts

  • Check-in: Bundaberg Port Marina @ 7:00am
  • Returns approx. 5:00pm
  • Bundaberg accommodation pick-ups available at additional cost
What is included:
  • Return Cruise / 4½ hours at Lady Musgrave island
  • Morning Tea: Fresh Fruit and Baked Items
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour
  • Guided island Walks
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)
  • Scuba Divers: All equipment provided
  • Experienced Dive Guides
  • Warm freshwater showers

Optional Add-ons:
  • Certified Scuba Diving (1 or 2 dives)
  • Introductory Scuba Dive
  • Wet Suit Hire $10
  • Bundaberg Accomodation Transfers

What you need:
  • Optional Wet Suit / Lycra Suit
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Certified Scuba Divers: Certification Card
Cruise itinerary:
(This is an example itinerary of a typical day)
  • 7.00am: Check-in at Bundaberg Port Marina.
  • 7.45am: Depart the marina and en-route to the island, meet your friendly, experienced crew, learn more about the reef from a marine biologist and boost your energy levels with a spread fresh fruit, tea and coffee.
  • 9.45am: Anchor in Lady Musgrave’s beautiful lagoon. Your day in paradise has begun. Hop aboard the glass-bottomed boat to see the bustling world below water, slip on snorkel gear to get a closer look or suit up in diving gear to delve deeper. As you explore the tropical waters, you’ll observe schools of colourful fish, dancing corals, molluscs and maybe even reef sharks, turtles and manta rays.
    No visit to Lady Musgrave is complete without setting foot on the island itself. Join your enthusiastic nature guide for an island tour, during which you’ll spot busy seabirds and learn more about the reef’s delicate eco-system.
    Lunch is a delicious locally sourced tropical buffet that includes salad dishes, seafood, cold meats, fresh fruits and more.
  • 3.00pm: Start the journey home and cruise in comfort back to Bundaberg.
  • 5:00pm: Arrive into Bundaberg Port Marina.
Bird Watching

Whatever time of year you decide to visit there will always be plenty of birds to see. October – April is the time when the migrant species arrive from Papua New Guinea.

Lady Musgrave Island is a bird watching haven and perfect photo opportunity as the chicks hatch and grow. Located in great viewing proximity in the trees, all over the island. This unique cycle of life we get to share with our guests and especially the children on our informative walks allow you to get up close and personal and experience the island life with the resident birds of this beautiful coral cay.

Be a Marin Biologist for the day

Marine Biologist for a day, Citizen Scientist for Life!

Have you always wanted to be a marine biologist? Crazy about turtles? Maybe you just love the reef? Make your visit to the reef both memorable and meaningful by taking part in our Marine Biologist for a Day package.

Give your kids the opportunity to delve deeper into the reef ecosystem. Encourage enquiry, inspire them to develop their passion and give them a head-start on their exciting career path.

For millennia, local indigenous populations have maintained close links with ‘sea country;’ the oceans and islands we so greatly depend on for our survival. Sustainability is ingrained into the culture and stories are passed down from generation to generation, because looking after country is looking after ourselves.

Ask us for more information and availability.

Important Information
  • $10pp Marine Park Fees and Port Authority Levies (4 years+)
  • Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)

Scuba Divers Medical Info

You will be required to sign a Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel.

Some medical conditions may prevent you diving. You will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to diving. If you would answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions below you will need to consult a doctor and acquire a medical certificate stating that you’re ‘fit to dive’ prior to your dive trip.

  • Since completing your last dive medical assessment have you suffered any illness or injury that may affect your ability to dive safely?
  • Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?
  • Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?
  • Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?

Flying after diving? We recommend that you do not fly until at least midday the day after your dive trip returns. This will give you 24 hours of surface interval after diving.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is 50% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 48hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
  • Pre-booked scuba divers that fail the onboard medical questionnaire are NOT entitled to a refund.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

Eco-Certification Awards

Ecotourism Australia: Setting Ethical Standards for the Travel IndustryThe following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through the highly respected World Land Trust and their projects.

Saving Rainforest with David Attenborough, World Land Trust's No.1 Supporter and Patron

How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.

☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


Ecotourism Australia-Advanced Ecotourism Certification. This is the highest level of eco certification available.

Check Availability

Cruise Package & Diving Prices

*opens in new tab connecting to live availability
**multiple tour bookings – send us an enquiry below

Get in touch

Our Friendly Team will help plan your trip of a lifetime

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Share with friends, family and colleagues