Reef Empress Video Introduction

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Upstairs from the main deck we have the upper deck which hosts the Captains Premium lounge. Our VIP area boasts 40 business class style leather reclining seats for maximum personal comfort during travel and floor to ceiling windows for maximum viewing of the ocean during the journey which is brilliant for dolphin, sea bird and whale spotting en route to the Lady Musgrave lagoon. VIP guests enjoy the benefits of a private upstairs bathroom, substantial flat screen televisions displaying Great Barrier Reef documentaries and smaller screens displaying the electronic chart plotter with the vessel’s course and speed. To the aft side of the Captains Lounge VIP seating we have shaded seating to take in the magnificent ocean views to the rear.

To soak in the beauty of our journey during travel or basking in sunshine once moored at the Lady Musgrave lagoon we have a superb open air sundeck on the 3rd level of the REEF EMPRESS. Stunning 360 degree views with a foredeck that seats up to 36 guests providing premium views of the coastline on departure and islands on arrival, you really are spoilt for choice on where to spend your time on the REEF EMPRESS.

Our world class catamaran has a Bauer Mariner compressor and 4 banks which ensure all diving cylinder refills are easily met to maximise guests time diving vs waiting for equipment. A desalinator makes up to 180 litres of fresh water and hour and supplies the three aft side warm showers after your snorkelling or diving experience. Our custom built rear of the vessel allows for excellent in water access via the duckboards and large in water steps for ease of access for all range of guest abilities.

We look forward to introducing you to the ‘Reef Empress’ – the Queen of the Sea on your next visit with Lady Musgrave Experience.

REEF EMPRESS Vessel Specifications

  • Overall Length: 34.638m

  • Waterline Length: 34.638m


  • Draft (PROP TIP): 1.65m

  • Passengers Internal: 220

  • Passengers External: 18

  • Crew: 6

  • Hull: Aluminium

  • SuperStructure: Aluminium

  • Fuel Oil: 2 x 3000 Litres

  • Water: 2 x 1000 Litres

  • Propulsion: Propellers

  • Engines: 1400hp

  • Gensets: TBA


What our clients say about Lady Musgrave Experience

Best experience of the great barrier reef

My family and I spent the first day of 2020 with lady Musgrave experience, absolutely cracking way to bring in the new year with crystal clear water an abundance of sea life. friendly turtles that were more than happy to let you up close and personal while snorkeling in the aqua lagoon. Super friendly, organized and informative crew with a gourmet buffet lunch included 12/10 recommend to go out with the crew of the lady Musgrave experience you won’t be disappointed!

Very professional and an amazing trip

This was an amazing trip. We would thoroughly recommend this tour. The boat is extremely well maintained, spotlessly clean inside and out. The staff are extremely professional and help out with anything you need. The food was lovely and a great variety to choose from. The island tour was informative and the snorkelling was incredible. Well done.

Best snorkelling ever! Great boat and crew

A trip to Lady Musgrave to see the sea bird colony on the island and to snorkel in the coral lagoon is amazing bucket list stuff. Despite being a bit choppy out side the coral cay, conditions in the lagoon were perfect and the water clarity was amazing. You could see about 30 metres. The variety, number and colours of the fish were staggering and the coral formations were fantastic. The catamaran, snorkelling equipment, crew and catering were all high quality. Definitely recommend the Lady Musgrave Experience trip.

Best day ever!

If you do one thing while in Queensland this has to be it! There is not one thing to fault about this experience, it is worth every cent!
Fantastic big clean boat, excellent staff that go above and beyond and a really well run organisation!
The most beautiful clear blue waters with lots to see!! We can’t wait to go

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