Day Tours with Lady Musgrave Experience

Great Barrier Reef Day Tours

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A delicious buffet lunch will be served to cater for any dietary needs with cold meats, prawns, salads, pasta, rice dishes and fresh breads. A chilled, filter water dispenser is on board and soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and additional tea or coffee can be purchased on board from the bar. Icecream, chocolates, nuts, chips are available throughout the day to satisfy any craving or a cheese board can be prepared for a gourmet experience. Or have a cheese board and complimentary beverage taken up to you in the captains lounge for the Lady Musgrave VIP experience. Our crew will take morning tea and coffee up to a designated area just for our VIP guests as you sit back in style on leather, retractable lounge chairs and have all private briefings and bathroom facilities all to yourself on the mid deck.

Discover a new world underwater as you immerse yourself in the clear, tropical water of the lagoon for a snorkel. Look at the famous Great Barrier Reef corals, starfish and turtles in their natural habitat. Swim with turtles and visit a turtle cleaning station marked in the snorkel site to witness a turtle getting cleaned by small fish in the lagoon. Be mesmerized as surgeonfish, butterflyfish, anemonefish, damselfish, parrotfish and wrasses dart in between the vivid coral as you float along the coral wall in the snorkel site.

Our staff will provide a snorkel briefing highlighting safety, equipment and some of the bright and charismatic species that can be found in the Lady Musgrave lagoon. Masks, snorkel and fins are all provided and additional floating aids such as pool noodles, snorkel vests and wetsuits are available. For any guests who wear glasses we have prescription masks available for hire behind the bar. Our crew will be on lookout for your safety and an in water guide available to assist guests with swimming aid, equipment or direction in the water.

If looking at beautiful fish isn’t enough why not become one and try diving for the first time? For anyone over twelve (12) and interested in trying diving, the sheltered lagoon is the perfect place to experience what it’s like to breathe underwater. Our introductory dive will slowly guide you through the knowledge and skills to make your first diving experience memorable, no experience or certifications required. For certified divers a single or double lagoon dive will allow divers to get close and personal with the  coral and marine life in the Lady Musgrave lagoon on a guided dive with one of our Dive Masters. Want to see larger fauna species? Why not explore the outer reefs with the chance to dive with a manta ray, reef shark or a barracuda. Spend the day on Sea Cat, our eight (8) seater dive boat exploring the outer reef of Lady Musgrave.

After our guests have explored the lagoon, island and meet some of Lady Musgraves marine life it is time to travel back to Bundaberg port. After a quick head count, afternoon tea will be served with another complimentary hot beverage and a piece of fruit cake. The journey to port is approximately two and a half hours. Enjoy the in house entertainment on the plasma screens, watch out to the horizon, chat to one of our crew or catch a nap after the full, action packed day at the Lady Musgrave Lagoon.

The Lady Musgrave Experience is an eco-certified tourism operating business with three years running of Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. The Lady Musgrave Experience team prides themself on providing a safe, personal experience for all guests. A perfect day out for family, couples, senors or individuals looking for the best experience on the Great Barrier Reef.

Barrier Reef Day Tours Itinerary

  • Check In

    Arrive at Bundaberg Port Marina and check in at 6:50am for your day tour adventure with Lady Musgrave Experience. Get ready to experience a day on the Southern Great Barrier Reef on one of Queensland’s most luxurious vessels visiting the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

    Finding us is easy, simply Click Here to view the Google Maps page. We are well known in Bundaberg, so you won’t having any trouble finding us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

  • Meet The Crew & Come Aboard

    Meet the crew and get ready for an awesome day out on the reef with Lady Musgrave Experience, Lady Musgrave Islands premier day tour adventures. Our crew have a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Marine Animals and more to share with you throughout the day.

    If you have any questions, our Crew are more than happy to assist you with your questions, no matter what they are.

    Simply board the vessel, REEF EMPRESS and get started on the Southern Great Barrier Reef Tour of a lifetime!

    Meet The Crew & Come Aboard

  • Cruise Away / Departure

    We commence our adventure and get on our way to a day of fun and exciting times on the Great Barrier Reef. Don’t forget to keep your eye on the water, you never know what you will see on the way out to Lady Musgrave Island.

    If you spot some of the Great 8, share the experience with others around you and let them know where to look. The Great 8 are unique to the Great Barrier Reef and seeing these amazing marine animals is truly an amazing feeling.

  • Look At The Great 8 As You Cruise

    The Great 8 are well known around the world for being exclusive to the Great Barrier Reef. See if you can spot all The Great Eight on your day out on the reef with us.

    You can learn more about The Great Eight by browsing our website. We add more info from time to time as new discoveries about these animals are found. So check back from time to time, to find out what’s happening in the lives of the Great Eight, Southern Great Barrier Reef.

    Look At The Great 8 As You Cruise

  • Be a Marine Biologist For The Day!

    Learn how to record reef health observations, the abundance of iconic reef creatures, and the important roles they play as part of this mesmerising and resilient World Heritage listed marine protected area.

    Your participation will support conservation of the reef and contributing valuable information to the management of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Learn how to collect data using the Eye on the Reef and CoralWatch citizen science methods.

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  • Morning Tea

    Enjoy a scrumptious morning tea aboard Lady Musgrave Experience with a selection of Fresh Fruit, Baked Items with Tea and Coffee while enjoying the surrounding beauty of the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

    What else could be better than enjoying morning tea cruising out to the great barrier reef for a day of fun!

    Morning Tea

  • Lunch On The Reef

    Enjoy a relaxing and tasty lunch on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Soak up the sun with a Fresh buffet including Salad’s Seafood, Cold Meats, Fresh Fruits and more.

  • Activities On The Reef

    Lady Musgrave Experience offer a range of activities both in and out of the water. Enjoy Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Guided Island Walks and so much more.

    Activities On The Reef

  • Cruise Home

    Cruise home and relax after a big day out on the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Share stories about your day and ask questions about marine animals and things you saw throughout the day.

  • Arrive At Bundaberg Port

    Arrive back at Bundaberg Port Marina at about 5:00pm. Thank you for being a part of the Lady Musgrave Experience day tours to Lady Musgrave Island on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.

    Arrive At Bundaberg Port


What our clients say about Lady Musgrave Experience

Highlight of our Queensland trip

Totally recommend Lady Musgrave Experience from Bundaberg. It started when we missed our connecting flight to Bundaberg and they were more than happy to reschedule our trip (4 adults and 9yr old boy). We finally departed on Aug 29th, shoes off on the boat, comfy seats and table booths (we chose the table). Morning tea of scones and cream, souvenir coffee cup for $10 with unlimited drinks or complimentary tea/coffee/water.

My friends grandson stood on the top deck and come down excited to see whales. We all went up and saw many blows in the distance and the occasional breach. Then a whale came right beside the boat and waved his long fin at us before showing his big tail. Awesome!!! Apparently now is the time of the humpback whale migration.

We were split into three groups to do the island walk, glass bottom boat and snorkelling. We did the island walk and glass bottom boat in the morning and then had a buffet lunch (meat, prawns, salad, buns etc). The snorkelling after lunch was our highlight. My partner has type 1 diabetes and the staff were very vigilant after asking us to disclose any health issues. We swam with turtles and saw beautiful fish, coral etc. Most coral is brown (natural) and the coral here is very healthy, despite the media saying otherwise.

Afternoon tea, a thorough head count and the trip home, exhausted but happy. The Lady Musgrave team we’re friendly and helpful.

We will be looking forward to doing this trip again.

What an Experience

Thank you so much Lady Musgrave Experience crew! We had the most fantastic day! The staff were so friendly and cheerful. Such a great atmosphere all day! The water was fantastic and it was illuminating to snorkel amongst the colourful sea life. We enjoyed the interesting facts about the Island and the birds. More highlights were mating turtles and a majestic show watching large manta rays swimming next to the vessel. This was an unforgettable experience. Thank you again.

Such an excellent trip

Our experience was amazing. The staff were all super friendly. Our day started with us arriving 10 minutes late but thankful the staff rang us and as we were not far away they waited. So thankful for that as we misjudged how long it would take us to get there. From the start the staff were all very welcoming. Once out on the water we had a reef chat where Natalie was very informative on what we would see. Even our 5 year old daughter was intrigued. During the information session we came upon a small pod of humpback whales and the captain slowed down and took us for a closer look. It was such an incredible experience. Once we arrived at Lady Musgrave we were taken over to the island and given a small tour. It would be fun to be able to explore the island a little more but it would probably not fit into the day as well. We then got the pleasure of the glass bottom boat tour with Phil. I learned so many interesting facts about the reef and we even got to see turtles mating which isn’t usually something you see in September. After arriving back at the boat we had a nice lunch. I absolutely loved the salads. Then it was time to snorkel. My daughter absolutely loved the experience and thanks to Leila for escorting her around on the orange tube and for finding “nemo” for her. As we were leaving we even had the pleasure of seeing a few manta rays. Our family had an amazing time and we plan on coming again. Thanks to all the amazing staff.

Incredible opportunity

The Lady Musgrave Experience was the experience of a lifetime! Snorkeling the Southern Great Barrier Reef was out of this world beautiful and fun. The glass-bottom boat and island tours were very educational and enjoyable. Onboard, the food was great, the vessel was pristine and comfortable, and the entire crew was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I would give this experience 10 stars if I could!

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