Pristine Water of Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island lagoon has the most beautiful pristine blue water.

How smooth is the water

Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon is surrounded by a Coral Wall to form a lagoon to snorkel in.  This provides  calm swimming pool like water to snorkel in which makes it great for all ages and competency levels.  The Coral wall protects the Lagoon from waves creating the calm waters with little disturbance from the outer waves.

Clarity

At Lady Musgrave Lagoon we have good visibility  at all times because of the protection from the outer waves.  As you can see in this photo that was taken on the vessel Emelie how clear the water is, the turtle decided to do a photo bomb and be in it also.  You will sigh of gratitude of how gorgeous the waters are alone without getting in and being with the Marine Life that makes the experience even more magical.

 

 

Seafood festival plus Reef Tour

Have a weekend away in July, enjoy the 1770 Fresh Seafood Festival on July 28th and then a Tour to the Southern Great Barrier Reef at Lady Musgrave Island on Sunday the 29th July.

1770 Fresh Seafood Festival

The 1770 Fresh Seafood Festival will be held on the 28th July 2018 from 10am The 1770 Fresh Seafood Festival will have a range of stalls to choose your favorite way of having your seafood cooked or prepared listening to some local performers and the band Banana Benders.

1770 Fresh Seafood Festival is a gold coin donation to your local Community Group.  Pick ups will be organised from your accommodation place at certain times and also returns with the local 1770 Shuttle Service.

1770reef

Sunday after a day out at the Seafood Festival why not come to the reef and make the most of your weekend away.  We offer a full day tour with all gear provided.  Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Hot beverages are all fully provided to ensure you have plenty of energy to Snorkel with the turtles/ Manta Ray and other Marine Life to explore as well as a Glass Bottom Boat Viewing and Guided Island Walk.  This will make a unforgettably fantastic weekend away to enjoy with your loved ones and friends.

Cost

Seafood Festival Gold Coin Donation and 1770reef as per our website. Adults $200, Senior $188, Children $99, Family Package $558 Children under 4 free. https://www.1770reef.com.au/day-tours/

Seafood Festival + Reef Tour

Have a weekend away in July, enjoy the 1770 Fresh Seafood Festival on July 28th and then a Tour to the Southern Great Barrier Reef on Sunday the 29th July.

1770 Fresh Seafood Festival

The 1770 Fresh Seafood Festival will be held on the 28th July 2018 from 10am The 1770 Fresh Seafood Festival will have a range of stalls to choose your favorite way of having your seafood cooked or prepared listening to some local performers and the band Banana Benders.

1770 Fresh Seafood Festival is a gold coin donation to your local Community Group.  Pick ups will be organised from your accommodation place at certain times and also returns with the local 1770 Shuttle Service.

1770reef

Sunday after a day out at the Seafood Festival why not come to the reef and make the most of your weekend away.  We offer a full day tour with all gear provided.  Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Hot beverages are all fully provided to ensure you have plenty of energy to Snorkel with the turtles/ Manta Ray and other Marine Life to explore as well as a Glass Bottom Boat Viewing and Guided Island Walk.  This will make a unforgettably fantastic weekend away to enjoy with your loved ones and friends.

Cost

Seafood Festival Gold Coin Donation and 1770reef as per our website. Adults $200, Senior $188, Children $99, Family Package $558 Children under 4 free. https://www.1770reef.com.au/day-tours/

Departure times to Lady Musgrave Island

Tour Times

1770reef times are available from the office daily.  Departures and Arrivals are from the 1770 Marina Jetty.  Your check in time will be emailed to you when your booking is confirmed, this is allows you time to let the staff know that you have arrived and to complete your pre- departure paperwork.  Your pre-departure paperwork is necessary to tell us if you have any medical conditions, or if you are need of any swimming aids.  We have a variety of swimming aids of the vessel from Life vests, noodles.

 

Departure Times

Departure times are from the Jetty at 1770 Marina, they may vary from day to day but always available from the office and will be on your confirmation email sent.

 

Arrival Times

Arrival Times back from Lady Musgrave may also vary from day to day as we work with the tide these times may change but always still a full day tour.  Tours depart and arrive from the 1770 Marina Jetty 535 Captain Cook Dr, 1770 Qld.

If we leave early we are back early, if we leave late we are back later.  So it all works out.

Turtle Rescue

Turtle Rescue

Turtle Rescue, Our Island guide Marcus Webber taught our passengers aboard how the correct way is to recuse a Upturned Turtle on the bank.

Our beautiful old Turtle was found upturned way up the bank of Lady Musgrave Island today, she had been there for quiet a while when the higher than normal tides had reseeded.  Please watch this link that a passenger Gillian Thomas had taken it is truly amazing and great to see everyone wanting to do what they can to help.

A lady had heard a noise in the bush on our Island walk, and when Marcus went to investigate they had found a large upturned Turtle. That then was rescued from the hot sun and back out to sea at Lady Musgrave Island, below are the fellow rescuers.

 

Snorkel the Southern Great Barrier Reef

You will have an unforgettable experience snorkeling the Southern Great Barrier Reef at Lady Musgrave Island with 177 Reef, departing from the Town of 1770. We are the closest access point to Lady Musgrave Island and the outer great barrier reef.

We have written this article to give you more information about what you can expect on our full day tour to the island, aboard our brand new vessel Emelie, a 68passenger catamaran.

Do I have to be a good swimmer to snorkel?

When coming to snorkel Lady Musgrave Island aboard 1770 Reef, you don’t need to be able to swim. We have flotation vests as well as noodles. There are also resting stations throughout the lagoons. The resting stations are floating ‘noodle like’ pipes where you can rest and relax.

Do you supply equipment

All equipment is supplied aboard. We have enough for all passengers.

We supply:

  • Snorkels
  • Flippers
  • Floatation vests
  • Noodles
  • Sunscreen

We also have equipment for children, including children sizes snorkels, flippers, vests etc.

You don’t need to bring your own equipment unless you prefer to do so.

How long will we be snorkeling for?

The tour includes snorkeling, glass bottom boat viewing and a guided island walk. You can choose to just snorkel or skip one of the other part of the tour to spend more time in the water.

If you decided to do the snorkeling, the glass bottom boat tour and the island tours you will be snorkeling for approximately 1 to 2 hours.

What are we going to see when snorkeling at Lady Musgrave Island?

You have the opportunity to see a variety of turtles, manta rays, a variety of reef fish and corals.

The coral at Lady Musgrave Island hasn’t been affected by the coral bleaching. It has different colours in different areas. You will be able to see shades of pink, purple, beige and blue.

 

Key Facts about Sun, Turtles, and Reef at Lady Musgrave Island

Sun, Turtles, Reef

Lady Musgrave Island is located a short distance off the Town of Seventeen Seventy, in Australia.

Temperature

The Temperature at Seventeen Seventy and Lady Musgrave Island is usually between 20 – 35 degrees a very comfortable climate, that makes Snorkeling an all year round activity.

Turtles

At Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon we have turtles coming up to lay their eggs on an average night there can be as many as 175 Turtles coming to shore, from late November to January. Nesting usually occurs at high tide during the night. Then they begin to hatch usually Mid January to March they can be seen scattering to the waters edges.  Lady Musgrave Island is home for Loggerhead, Green Turtles as well as the Hawksbill Turtle.

Snorkeling you can experience the Turtles frolicking next to you. A truly amazing experience and much loved and remembered for a lifetime.

Reef

The Southern Great Barrier Reef will leave you in awe gently floating above the array of corals, clam, and beautiful reef fish including Moray Wrasse, Manta Rays and more.

 

 

 

Christmas at the Great Barrier Reef

Christmas School Holidays

Christmas School holidays in Seventeen Seventy is like holidays in Paradise.

Activities

There are various activities in the Town of Seventeen Seventy / Agnes Water to do on your Christmas Holiday. One of major things to do is to go to the Reef we have this right at our door step just a short 1.5hr approx to Lady Musgrave Island a part of the Southern Great Barrier Reef, here you can Snorkel with the Turtles, Manta Rays and various other Marine life also available on the tour is Glass Bottom Boat Viewing and Guided Island Walk.Once you have been to explore the Reef you can; go on a LARC! Tour to see the Bustard Head Light House, Have a day out with our local Fishing Charters, Kayak, Stand up Paddle Board, Hire a Tinnie, Bush Walks, Beach Walks, Surf, Relax and Swim either way there is plenty to keep you busy in 1770.