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Experience

Company Profile

Australian owned and operated family business offering day cruises to Lady Musgrave
Island Reef from 1770 for over 16 years. We strive to offer our visitors a variety of activities to
enjoy all that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer and provide an informative, value for
money, & memorable experience for all age groups.

Lady Musgrave Island Reef

Lady Musgrave Island and Lagoon is a true coral cay situated only 32 nautical miles from
the Town of 1770. The island is set on 3000 acres of living reef with a 1000 acre coral lagoon
that is unique to the entire Great Barrier Reef. It's the only coral island & navigable lagoon of
its kind on the Great Barrier Reef. A vast, calm, turquoise lagoon with white sandy beaches
and native Pisonia forests completes the picture of Lady Musgrave Island and Coral Lagoon.
The lagoon is home to over 1300 varieties of tropical fish and 350 species of colourful hard
and soft coral. The lagoon is a protected Green Zone and has never been fished and
therefore offers an abundance of large & rare marine life throughout the lagoon & around our
pontoon. Swim with turtles, snorkel, walk on the white coral sands and explore the tropical
Pisonia forest, abundant with bird life.

Southern Great Barrier Reef - Lady Musgrave Island & Lagoon is situated at the Southern
tip of the reef and offers some of the most colourful coral on the reef. The Southern Great
Barrier Reef is free from stingers so one can swim & snorkel all year round without stinger
suits in this unique, protected lagoon – a protected pool full of coral, fish & turtles which is ideal for
all age groups to explore one of the seven wonders of the world..
 
 
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Town of 1770 – Where the Surf meets the Reef.

Town of 1770 is the closest point by sea to Lady Musgrave Island and therefore the ideal destination from which to access the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. Passengers enjoy less time traveling by sea and spend more relaxed time exploring the wonders of a true coral cay. 

An ideal holiday destination - which offers the last most northern 5km surf beach. Unspoilt, serenity, pristine estuary, rocky headlands, magnificent panoramic ocean views. A laid back village atmosphere that beach lovers seek. It’s surrounded by two National Parks and is named after the year in which Captain Cook first stepped ashore in Queensland – his 2nd landing in Australia back in 1770. Local accommodation ranges from campgrounds and backpackers, seaside homes with million dollar views and a variety of 3, and 4 star resorts.

Access to 1770

The Town of 1770 is situated 5.5 hours drive north of Brisbane, 1.25 hour’s drive north of Bundaberg (all bitumen roads), 1.5 hours drive south of Gladstone and 45mins drive east of Miriam Vale off the Bruce Highway. Greyhound Coach Lines offer a daily service to 1770 northbound & southbound. Queensland Rail stops in Bundaberg & Miriam Vale daily north & southbound. Lady Musgrave Connections Bus Service is available from Bundaberg to 1770 return on a daily basis for 21 persons to connect with the day cruise. Go by coach, train or self-drive.

1770 Great Barrier Reef Day Cruises – Departing from the Town of 1770 daily

Lady Musgrave Cruises offers all activities and provides equipment for visitors to “Experience all that the Great Barrier Reef Has to Offer”:

‘Spirit of 1770’ is a purpose built 22 meter high speed Catamaran, and is 1770’s premier day cruise vessel which takes approximately 90 minutes by sea to the Island in air-conditioned comfort, with capacity of 140 people.

‘Reef Sanctuary’ is a 20metre floating pontoon Reef Sanctuary, it has a carrying capacity of 150 people & is located with-in Lady Musgrave lagoon, only 350m from Lady Musgrave Island. Offers showers, dressing rooms, two water-line snorkeling dive platforms, snorkel gear, floatation vests, wetsuit fitting areas, underwater observatory, and undercover seating/tables from which to enjoy a buffet lunch in the lagoon on the Reef !!! Best place in town.

‘Coral Explorers’ and ‘Bob’ are our two glass-bottom boats that offer coral viewing from the pontoon through the lagoon to access the island. Easy access gang plank onto the island is provided.

‘Graham S- Semi-submersible’ - offers a unique underwater coral viewing experience with informative commentary. Come face to face and learn about the underwater world without getting your feet wet. 

‘Dive Musgrave’ a fast purpose built dive vessel offers Optional scuba divers access to world class dive sites on the outer edge of the reef. Introductory dives are also available from the pontoon.

‘Reef Fisher’ is high speed 38 foot purpose built reef fishing vessel to offer visitors an Optional Spot of Reef Fishing on the outer reef wall with all equipment provided – for your own catch. Full day reef fishing is available for groups upon request.

Lady Musgrave Cruises offers a number of all Day Activities for all age groups to Experience all that the Great Barrier Reef Has to Offer - snorkeling, island walks, semisub coral viewing, fish feeding with Optional Diving & Reef Fishing. All meals & Equipment provided
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Lady Musgrave Camping Transfers – Departing from the Town of 1770 daily

Camp Right On The Reef at Lady Musgrave Island and Experience all that the Great Barrier Reef Has to offer in more than one day! 

As Lady Musgrave Island is a National Park – camping is allowed for up to 40 people at anyone time to ensure an exclusive camping ground for visitors. The cost is only $5.75/person/night. Composting toilets and an emergency radio tower is all that is found on this unspoilt island paradise. Campers must be completely self-sufficient with camp equipment & fresh water. Lady Musgrave Cruises transfers campers to & from the island on a daily basis. Further information is available upon request.

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