Lady Musgrave Experience & COVID-19

Great Barrier Reef Health & Safety

Last Friday 20th March & Saturday 21st March we conducted two remarkable Great Barrier Reef Tours out of Bundaberg on Lady Musgrave Experience. On Sunday March 22nd, the Australian Federal Government has requested the suspension of non-essential gatherings for an initial 4 weeks to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) and to give both businesses and people time to fully understand social distancing requirements.

In accordance with the Federal Government directive we have suspended Lady Musgrave Experience Day Tours to the Great Barrier Reef until May 1st 2020.” 

We will closely monitor further advice from Australian & Queensland Governments post the May 1st 2020 period and will comply with any direction accordingly. 

We are currently accepting forward bookings post May 1st 2020 – there still remains a high level of interest in our Day Tours – The Best Experience on the Great Barrier Reef. 

As soon as we are able to re-commence Lady Musgrave Experience Day Tours we will be operational to the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Lady Musgrave Experience – High Sanitization Standards 

The health and safety of our passengers and crew have always been Lady Musgrave Experiences’ top priority, well prior to the emergence of the recent novel coronavirus (COVID-19) developments.

We take this opportunity to reinforce the high standards we have always maintained on our Day Tours to the Great Barrier Reef. 

We have the strongest ongoing commitment to maintaining the cleanliness of our vessel. We wanted to assure our guests that we are strictly vigilant and seek to share our standard protocols for your peace of mind and travel comfort.

  • All bathrooms fitted with soap and sanitizer dispensers
  • Hand sanitizer dispenser available on main deck & water fountains available to refill personal water bottles 
  • Mask, snorkels and regulators soaked and washed immediately upon return with hospital grade sanitizer 
  • Wetsuits washed with sanitiser and wetsuit conditioner 
  • All meal preparations are done with crew wearing disposable gloves. Different coloured gloves used for meal preparation than other duties
  • All plates, cups and cutlery washed in commercial dishwasher then stored in covered trays 
  • The entire Vessel is washed daily 
  • All hard surfaces, tables and floors cleaned daily with sanitizer
  • Strict daily cleaning procedures with accountable checklists 

In addition to our strict vessel operational standards we continue to adhere to the recommendations of the World Health Organisation (WHO) as well as the Australian Government and medical authorities regarding precautions that are needed to minimise the spread of viruses.  

Effective immediately, we have implemented a number of additional, proactive health and safety measures on-board to ensure we can continue to provide you with the best and safest experience on the Great Barrier Reef.. 

  • A thorough pre-screening before boarding ensures all passengers have not travelled out of Australia in the past 14 days, have been in contact with anyone with the virus and do not show any symptoms. Prior to boarding a staff member will take each passengers temperature using a infrared thermometer 
  • Additional staff training in sanitation practices 
  • Policies have been put in place that ensure no LME staff who are showing any signs of sickness will attend the workplace. 
  • All Government regulations and recommendations are being followed and monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure we are at the forefront of protecting crew and visitors.
  • In line with Government recommendations, LME monitors visitor numbers and ensures they don’t exceed 100 people at any one time.

As we continue to closely monitor the situation and act on the advice of health authorities we appreciate your patience and compliance.

We hope to see you on-board very soon for the Best Experience on the Great Barrier Reef – Lady Musgrave Experience.