Swim With Turtles, Lady Musgrave Experience

Great Barrier Reef Swim With Turtles Tours

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From October, the breeding season begins and the waters are full of activity as more turtles are returning to the beach where they were born to mate and start their own clutch of eggs on Lady Musgrave Island. Between October and March, female turtles come ashore at night to nest, leaving behind turtle tracks for visitors to discover on the island walk.

Hatchlings emerge 8-12 weeks later in December-May, using the lightest area of the night sky to make their way into the sea. The island is home to a moderate sized Green turtle rookery plus a small but stable Loggerhead turtle rookery.

Reef Empress is positioned in the Lady Musgrave lagoon for a comfortable and safe snorkel for guests to explore the snorkel site for turtles and other marine life. The turtles in the Lady Musgrave lagoon are wild marine animals so to ensure the likelihood of swimming with a turtle our crew will  provide a briefing highlighting the location of our marked turtle cleaning station.

To assist further, our in water snorkel guides and crew on lookout will point out any passing turtles while ensuring guests are comfortable and safe in the water.

Being in the presence of a turtle is something everyone needs to experience. Our Lady Musgrave Experience snorkelling tours is the perfect opportunity to tick this experience off the bucket list. Ready to take the plunge?


What our clients say about Lady Musgrave Experience

Amazing to swim with turtles

The pièce de résistance was the snorkelling; where our kids found a turtle at the cleaning station that subsequently took off for a swim, so they had a good time videoing and following the turtle along. A bucket list item; to swim with wild turtles in their homeground.

Swimming with turtles

This was absolutely amazing and i would recommend to everyone.
The crew are really nice, informative and approachable.
You get split up in groups to how your day is organised.
You get to snorkel, you get a briefing before you go in on how to put your goggles and snorkel on. The water was amazing, colour and temp. We saw lots of fish and coral the first time then we had time at end of day to snorkel again and saw 5 turtles! Amazing!
You get lunch and a island your of Lady Musgrave Island. Very informative and the island is so untouched.
Also get to go on glass bottom boat, staffed explained coral and marine life. Saw lots including turtles, sting rays, fish and massive coral all while learning some information about it all.

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Prices valid until – 1st April 2021