Experience everything the beautiful, pristine Lady Musgrave Lagoon has to offer on the Lady Musgrave Experience day tour. Access our new world-class pontoon, Lady Musgrave HQ which is completely wind and solar powered with snorkel and dive platforms, an underwater observatory and amazing reef views to enjoy your buffet lunch. Ideal for all ages to come and explore the famous Great Barrier Reef with a variety of activities offered.
The day starts at check in where guests are greeted by our friendly crew who will assign passengers into groups to ensure everyone has the opportunity to participate in the offered day activities. Approaching Reef Empress, our 35m luxury catamaran, it is hard not to notice the vessel is built for comfort and safety. As guests board, our crew will welcome and assist every guest on board for a personal experience that makes for an amazing day out to the reef.
Once all the guests have checked in, sit back and relax as the captain’s announcement introduces guests to Reef Empress, a brief weather report, traveling speeds and time of arrival to the lagoon. For the comfort and safety of our passengers, Reef Empress travels at 24 knots with travel time of just over two hours to the Lady Musgrave lagoon.
During the transit our friendly crew will introduce themselves, answer any questions and provide assistance to ensure the comfort and enjoyment of all on board Reef Empress. Enjoy a selection of fresh baked goods and fruit for morning tea along with a complimentary tea or coffee as you watch in house entertainment on our plasma screens, scan the horizon for jumping manta rays, dolphins riding the bowe or birds gliding along Reef Empress.
Before arriving into the lagoon listen to an engaging, educational reef presentation given by one of our crew members who will enthuse and excite you about the day to come. Once in the lagoon each group will move to the designated area for snorkel or island briefings.
Each passenger will have the opportunity to visit the island for a forty five minute guided tour, where one of our knowledgeable island guides will captivate guests through an informative tour on the island. Learn about the formation and history of Lady Musgrave that attribute to the island status as World Heritage due to the culture, scientific and educational significance. Along the guided tour meet some of the breeding birds that travel long distances that will delight even the noviest bird watcher.
Great Blue, our thirty-six seat, fully shaded glass bottom boat transports guests to the island. The glass bottom boat tour will reveal parts of the lagoon outside the snorkeling area and offer guests a full reef experience without getting wet. Look down as our Glass Bottom Boat Skipper excites and educates guests on everything from coral, fish, echinoderms, rays, turtles and sharks found in the lagoon.