Museum Of Underwater Art & Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

Museum Of Underwater Art & Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

From US$ 195.61 per person

Discover a world below the surface and visit the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip from Townsville or Magnetic Island. Be inspired by the wonder of the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) and explore the colorful Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 9 hours
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Pickup included
Townsville passengers meet at the Townsville Breakwater Marina, located on the fuelling wharf at the end of Mariners Drive at 7:00 AM. Magnetic Island passengers board from Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal at 7:50 AM.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Spend a full day snorkeling or scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Discover the incredible Museum Of Underwater Art
  • See colorful marine life
  • Learn how the Great Barrier Reef is managed and what work is being done to protect it
Full description
Begin your journey from the Townsville Breakwater Marina, or from Nelly Bay, Magnetic Island. Sail to the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef on a custom-built day vessel. First, visit the Museum Of Underwater Art (MOUA) located offshore on the John Brewer Reef. Surrounded by the beautiful and colorful coral reefs, explore this underwater site which is the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Learn more about conservation, restoration, and education about the issues affecting the reefs, with a strong emphasis placed on indigenous culture and history. See The Coral Greenhouse, the first submerged building design by artist Jason deCaires Taylor. After exploring the MOUA, explore other sections of the reef with dives ranging from a depth of 1 to 20 meters suitable for snorkelers, beginner, and experienced divers. See schools of baitfish as well as an abundance of colorful reef fish including Parrotfish, Maori wrasse, Clownfish, Angelfish. Keep a lookout for turtles, stingrays, White Tip Reef Sharks, and Black Tip Reef Sharks which can often be spotted. Discover how the Great Barrier Reef is managed and what work is being done to protect it. With a friendly crew, learn more about how you protect the reef and its creatures for future generations to come. After the dives, be returned by boat to Nelly Bay, or Townsville Breakwater Marina.
  • Full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit to Museum Of Underwater Art
  • Iced water, cordial, tea, and coffee
  • Demonstrations and instructions on snorkeling techniques
  • All snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and full-length suit)
  • MOUA and mooring fees
  • Experienced, professional crew
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Non-swimmers
  • Divers without certification
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Packed lunch
  • Diving certification

Know before you go

  • Please remember to bring some lunch, as food is not provided on the day trip
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Product ID: 398938