Glass Bottom Boat with Lady Musgrave Experience

Great Barrier Reef Glass Bottom Boat Tours

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Watch as hundreds of tropical fish pass under the clear center panel of Great Blue. Colour parrotfish can be seen munching on coral, bright yellow butterfly fish dancing with each other or a school of blue to green chromis shimmer in the sunlight. Travel over untouched parts of the reef outside the snorkel area as you search for the rich, velvet blue of a blue linckia starfish amongst the hard and soft corals. Try to spy a giant clam in between the reef and the hypnotic blue, purple, yellow, orange and green colours of the flesh tucked away in the safety of the clam’s mantle.

Be mesmerized as green and hawksbill turtles swim under the panel or come up for a breath of air next to the glass bottom boat. Our Glass Bottom Boat Skipper will take guests to a turtle cleaning station where you can watch and learn how turtles maintain such a clean carapace (turtle shell) in the Lady Musgrave lagoon.

As you approach the island for your guided island tour look down and see starfish and sea cucumbers as they play an important role in the lagoon as vacuum cleaners filter the bottom of the lagoon floor. Try find the iridescent blue dots that belong to the Blue spotted lagoon ray who are notorious for bathing in the warm, sheltered water edge around the island.

The Glass Bottom Boat tour is an experience suited for families, groups, partners and individuals.There is something for everyone to see as our staff share their stories, facts and passion for the reef.


What our clients say about Lady Musgrave Experience

Experience of a lifetime

Other than having children this was absolutely one of the highlights of my life. I can’t even put into words how incredible this day trip was. Always a dream of mine to see the Great Barrier Reef and snorkel…I was not disappointed.

The small Island tour was beautiful and the Reef guardian tour guide was lovely and very informative. The glass bottom boat was incredible and again the tour guide was amazing.
The snorkeling was out of this world!! We took our 6 year old son and he was so excited to see all the sea life… it literally made me cry. We also took our 20 year old son who was blown away with what we saw. We snorkeled for hours and it was absolutely incredible.
All the staff on this trip were amazing and I just can’t speak highly of them enough.
We would all highly recommend this day trip.
PS these photos don’t do it any justice.

Visiting Lady Musgrave

We visited Lady Musgrave Island, starting with a walk around the island led by Natalie, a very knowledgeable guide, who also expressed a commitment to the environment and First Nations people in a gentle but convincing way. This was followed by a glass-bottom boat view of the reef with Danny, a lively and knowledgeable guide with deliberately corney jokes. The lunch was inviting, varied and plentiful. After lunch the snorkelling was relaxed and well monitored. It was impossible not to see fascinating sights. I was lucky enough to slowly follow a laid-back green turtle for 10 minutes. It can’t be guaranteed every trip but we were entertained by 3 humpback whales, who decided to perform a range of tricks for us for 15 enthralling minutes on the trip back home. An exhilarating day with a team of knowledgeable and environmentally committed friendly people. The day was made easy with the punctual pick-up and accurate drop off – a slight exaggeration, which is a private joke between Danny and us!!

Fantastic well-organised trip

The organisers have put together a program that is extremely well thought-out. Even when numbers are larger they break up snorkelling, island trip, and glass bottom boat tour into segments so it never feels crowded. The people are both enthusiastic and knowledgeable and provide excellent commentary. Even their administration is excellent – I made several date and number of changes and it was all handled very smoothly by Val and Kim. Finally Bundaberg deserves more prominence as it is in the less spoilt part of the Great Barrier Reef. An experience not to be missed for someone in the area


We are a family of four and we had the most awesome day thanks to Lady Musgrave Experience and their crew.
We only have positive thing to report:
– Well organized tour and great guidances
– Friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful crew
– Tasteful and healthy food buffets
– High safety standards

The southern Great Barrier Reef is amazing and we high recommend anyone to experience it with Lady Masgrave Experience.

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Prices valid until – 1st April 2021