Spirit of 1770 Lady Musgrave Island

Spirit of 1770 will not be in operation until further notice
Lady Musgrave Island & Lagoon is a true coral cay with a pristine 1000 acre coral lagoon which is without a doubt the most unique coral cay & lagoon on the entire Great Barrier Reef. Lady Musgrave Island is commonly known as the "Jewel in the Crown of the Great Barrier Reef." Lady Musgrave Island is only 32 nautical miles from the Town of 1770 and is the second southern most Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Lady Musgrave Island (coral cay) is an unspoiled island paradise abundant in pisonia forests and bird life. The island covers an area of 14 hectares and rests on the edge of a sparkling coral lagoon. Home to over 1300 varieties of brilliantly coloured marine fish and 350 species of both hard and soft corals.

The "Spirit of 1770" enters the calm waters of the coral lagoon and moors along side "Reef Sanctuary" our floating pontoon, only 300 metres from the island. Step off the Spirit of 1770 & on to the pontoon, step off the pontoon & on the island, step off the pontoon and into the protected pristine waters of the coral lagoon to explore the wonders of a living reef eco-system and the colorful Marine life - all in one great Day.

Itinerary Options

Reef Fishing
Scuba Diving (certified & introductory)

The above options are payable direct on the day


  • Glass bottom boat viewing
  • Swim with turtles
  • 5 hours to explore the island and lagoon
  • Possible whale sightings during whale season


  • Semi Submarine
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Guided Island Walk
  • Fish Feeding
  • Snorkelling equipment, floatation vests, sunscreen
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Tea, coffee & chilled water
  • 5 Hours on the Outer Barrier Reef


Departs: 8.30am daily (excluding Fridays). Departs daily including Fridays during Queensland School Holidays.
Boarding from 8.00am at Town of 1770, 1770 Marina, Captain Cook Drive
Returns: 5.15pm approximately

Additional Info

Children: 4 - 14 years are charged at the child rate
Number of Passengers: 135
Note: $10 Environmental Marine Charge per person is payable direct on check in
What to Bring: Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, swimmers & towel, camera/video camera, comfortable shoes, thongs, jacket/jumper
Operated By: 1770 Great Barrier Reef Cruises