Swim With Turtles Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Experience offers you the ability to snorkel with resident Green, Loggerhead and Hawksbill turtles all within the protected waters of the reef lagoon all year round!

It is a fantastic opportunity to swim with these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat and to be able to witness them in such a unique and natural environment is truly an experience you will never forget.

Our in water guides will take you to the turtle cleaning stations where you can witness the turtles being cleaned by smaller fish. You commence your snorkel tour directly off the boat along Turtle Alley and don’t be surprised if you are greeted at the back of the boat by our curious and resident turtles!

From October, the breeding season begins and the waters are full of activity as more turtles are returning to mate and start to lay their clutches of eggs on Lady Musgrave Island which is home to a moderate sized Green turtle rookery plus a small but stable Loggerhead turtle rookery. Between October and March, female turtles come ashore at night to nest. Hatchlings emerge 8-12 weeks later in December-May, using the lightest area of the night sky to make their way into the sea.

Our overnight experience, Sleep on the Reef, is another truly amazing way to witness this natural phenomenon plus you get to swim with them during the day!