marine bio experience
MARINE BIO EXPERIENCE EDUCATIONAL TOURS
Lady Musgrave Island
Love fish, turtles and corals? Want to learn more about the Great Barrier Reef?
If you’ve always wanted to be a Marine Biologist, or have a younger one with a burning aspiration, then step aboard the Lady Musgrave Experience and become a citizen scientist for the day! Be greeted by a Marine Biologist, who will share everything you need to know about all the beautiful creatures you’ll discover, why they are important and why your role is important in their protection.
Suitable for all ages, you will be enthused and educated on key reef species and their importance. On arrival at the lagoon, you’ll visit the island and have a sneak peek of the reef ecosystem before jumping in the water for a private, guided 30min session in water session. The valuable data collected is submitted via apps to an online database used by experts such as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to make management decisions. Not only is the experience a great deal of fun, it’s also highly memorable and meaningful. You’ll leave the reef with a wealth of knowledge and memories to cherish and share.
We work closely with our local indigenous groups, who have cared for the land and sea country for tens of thousands of years. Their connections are a big reason why we can enjoy and experience this gorgeous marine ecosystem and we look forward to having you become a part of our community dedicated to ensuring the reef stays healthy both now and into the future.
$55 per person as an additional add on to the day tour
Mum and Dad took me to the great barrier reef on the weekend and I got to do the Marine Biologist For The Day. I had heaps of fun and learned a lot and I got to share all the things I learned about the reef with my friends at school.
When I went to Lady Musgrave Island I got to see all of the sea creatures that lived there. I even got to be a Marine Biologist For The Day and help save animals on the Great Barrier Reef.
Part of being a citizen scientist is entering the data collected, so on the way home, you’ll have the chance to take part in a debrief, question and answer and data entry session where we will log our survey data. You’ll receive a certificate and eco-friendly goodie bag to continue practicing being a citizen scientist from wherever you may be in the world.
Is the reef dead?
This is one of the most common questions we get asked, and by becoming a Marine Biologist for a day, you can have all of your questions answered (and more!).
Are you ready to immerse yourself fully in the best southern reef experience by becoming a Marine Biologist Experience? You will learn about reef health, iconic and important species and collect valuable information as a citizen scientist. The data you collect will be submitted to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority via their Sightings App, and can be used in important marine park decision making!
Always wanted to be a Marine Biologist?
Now is your chance! No matter your age, enhance your reef experience with this exclusive add-on, where you’ll spend time with our Marine Biologists both above and below the surface.
We work closely with our local indigenous traditional owner groups to monitor and protect the reef. You too can be part of our dedicated team by getting involved as a citizen scientist.
Is there any age limit for the Marine Biologist Experience?
The experience is educational and participative. We recommend a minimum age of 6 years, and there is no maximum! The experience will be adapted to your age level, experience, background and snorkelling ability. Adults can get just as much out of it as kids can!
Can I put my children in the Marine Biologist Experience while I enjoy my day?
The Marine Biologist Experience allows participants to spend the day with their family or friends and includes a private guided 45 minute snorkelling tour for all paying participants. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times, besides the guided snorkel tour. If you would like to experience the snorkelling option with your children, no problem! We have family add-ons available.