Great Barrier Reef Eco Tours from Agnes Water 1770
No visit to Agnes Water 1770 beach would be complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and a full day tour on board 1770 Reefs’ luxury catamaran Emelie is a must do.
Departing at 8.30 daily this tour allows you to experience the reef in all its glory from Lady Musgrave Island. This coral cay is truly unique with the island set on 30000 acres of living reef surrounded by a protected lagoon. The average depth of the lagoon is between 6 and 8 metres and its sandy bottom which is scattered with coral Bommie’s is teaming with marine life. A day trip with 1770 Reef offers visitors a range of activities including guided nature and eco tours, glass bottom boat viewing, swimming with the turtles, snorkeling and the option of scuba diving. An underwater oasis awaits with a range of marine animals calling this pristine reef habitat home.
Visit during November to March and you may be lucky enough to see turtles laying their clutches of eggs with their hatchlings emerge from their nests during January and March or spot migrating humpback whales between June and October. Bird lovers will be in their element with an enormous number of bird varieties calling Lady Musgrave home and the island recognised as a significant bird breeding island. White capped noddy terns, pied and sooty oyster catchers, Capricorn silvereyes, bar tailed godwit and white and grey phases of the eastern reef egret are just a few. Plan a visit between September and March to view migratory birds.
This great day tour includes morning tea and a buffet lunch as well as afternoon tea and fresh tea and coffee. All you will need to pack for this fantastic day out on the reef is a towel, tops, sun protection, camera and good footwear for the island walks. Don’t forget to bring your certified diver credentials if you are wanting to scuba dive on the reef.
A visit to Lady Musgrave Island is a great holiday activity for all the family with Agnes Water and 1770 an ideal holiday destination for both Australian and international tourists. Book your Agnes Water holiday accommodation directly with us to pay the best rate guaranteed.