Snorkelling Lady Musgrave Island

Whether you’re a first time snorkeller or a well travelled underwater enthusiast. You will have an unforgettable experience snorkeling the Southern Great Barrier Reef with 1770 Reef.

We have written this article to give you more information about what to expect during your snorkel on our full day tour to Lady Musgrave Island.

Do I have to be a good swimmer to snorkel?

You do not have to be a great swimmer to go snorkelling. The unique Lady Musgrave Lagoon offers year round calm water perfect for the first time snorkeller. Our friendly crew will provide a snorkel briefing that explains how to use the equipment and safety information. We have floatation vest and noodles available for use and a stationery resting station where you can practice your technique before exploring the extensive reef. Our crew are there to help if you are still feeling nervous please talk to us. We are always happy to jump in the water with you.

Do you supply equipment

All your snorkelling equipment is provided, this includes:

  • Snorkel
  • Mask
  • Flippers
  • Floatation vest
  • Noodles

We have equipment for children, including children sizes snorkels, flippers, vests etc. Wetsuits are available to hire for $10 these can be arranged on board.

If you have your own equipment please feel free to bring it along.

How long will we be snorkeling for?

If you wish to partake in all of the activities for the day you will be snorkelling for around 1.5 – 2 hours. For the super keen snorkellers for maximum snorkelling time you can opt out of the other activities, ask the crew to hold your lunch till the trip home and you can be snorkelling for up to 5 hours!

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

What won’t you see is the question. The opportunities are endless. The first thing you will notice as you submerge is the colourful array of reef fish dancing around naturally beautiful coral formations.  If you take your time, spotting anemones and the famous anemone fish is quite easy. Reef sharks are very common and pose no threat to snorkellers. Lady Musgrave is a turtle hot spot making daily turtle encounters basically a given. And for the lucky ones you may get to swim with a manta ray, sea snake, moray eel or giant cod.