Museum Of Underwater Art And Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Day Trip

Fitness level moderate
Intensity level moderate
5.01 review

Highlights & inclusions

Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
Purpose built vessel
Museum Of Underwater Art (MOUA)
Experienced and professional crew
All snorkelling equipment included
Environmental education

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Fri, Jul 19, 2024

What you can expect

Hop aboard a comfortable vessel and head out to the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef for some of the best snorkelling in QLD on this full day tour from Townsville with one of the state's high standard tour operators! Head out from your choice of departure points - Townsville or Magnetic Island - as we set sail towards the pristine outer regions of the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) for an amazing snorkelling adventure. As the first of its kind in the Southern hemisphere, MOUA will act to highlight reef conservation, restoration, and education on a global scale. The Coral Greenhouse – first submerged building design by world-class artist Jason deCaires Taylor is a bucket list trip no one should miss! Surrounding the Museum of Underwater Art is an amazing coral reef bursting with a plethora of marine life. The bright and beautiful colours are the perfect backdrop for the museum and the location provides the perfect blend of man-made and natures art.

With plenty of reef nearby to explore and depths ranging from 1 to 20 metres, it is ideal for snorkellers and beginner divers. Discover how the Great Barrier Reef is managed and what work is being done to protect it.

Once arrived, you'll be able to don your snorkelling gear and get a firsthand, up-close look at the huge array of amazing marine life on offer - this part of the Great Barrier Reef includes the likes of turtles, stingrays, and numerous kinds of colourful fish, all in some of the clearest water with the best visibility in the region. With some great snorkelling opportunities combined with an array of great value inclusions - such as beverages, floating devices, all snorkelling equipment, and instruction - you'll have everything you need for the Townsville and Magnetic Island region's best snorkelling tour - so be sure to book online today!


What you need to know

  • Full day Outer Great Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise
  • A visit to world-class Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA)
  • Morning tea, cold buffet style lunch and afternoon tea
  • Cold water, cordial, tea and coffee
  • All snorkelling equipment including long length protection suit
  • MOUA and Mooring fees
  • Full demonstration and instruction on snorkelling techniques
  • Environmental education
  • Hotel transfers
  • Minimum child age is 6 years old
  • Snorkel some of the best sites of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit the world-class Museum Of Underwater Art (MOUA)
  • Be surrounded by a company of colourful reef fist, turtles, stingrays and more
  • Tours depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Departs from Breakwater Ferry Terminal, Townsville at approx. 7am
  • Departs Nelly Bay Marina, Magnetic Island at 7.50am
  • Please allow a full day for this experience
What To Bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Light jacket during winter months
Additional Information
  • Minimum age of 6 years
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the tour
  • Vessel is subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements
  • We recommend you reconfirm your booking at least 48 hours prior to arrival
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher


  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Vision Impaired friendly
  • Hearing Impaired friendly
  • Hidden disability friendly
  • High sensory experience - aspects can be noisy, bumpy, crowded, dazzling or new smells introduced

Recent reviews

51 review

Amazing crew and location! I got an upgrade to discover scuba diving on board.

The trip is long and a bit uncomfortable, the see is really rough and lots of people got seasick but the snorkeling was amazing, the reef is so close and packed with sea life. The scuba diving was also amazing, you can learn the basics and see the MOUA.

Leticia Lucindo almost 3 years ago