Museum of Underwater Art Snorkel Tour - Great Barrier Reef, Departs Townsville

  • Museum of Underwater Art Snorkel Tour - Great Barrier Reef, Departs Townsville

Immerse yourself in the exciting marine world of the Great Barrier Reef with this full day snorkelling trip that includes a visit to the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA).

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Townsville (Townsville)
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Our Price: $274
$224 child (6 - 12)

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  • Description
    • Take the plunge and spend the day exploring the Great Barrier Reef 
    • Snorkel around the Museum of Underwater Art 
    • Discover the colourful reef and marine life surrounding the museum 

    Immerse yourself in the exciting marine world of the Great Barrier Reef with this full day snorkelling trip that includes a visit to the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA).  

    Departing from Townsville or Magnetic Island in the early morning, you’ll head to the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef on a custom-built day vessel. Before you jump in there will be demonstrations and instructions for snorkelling techniques to help you make the most of your adventure. 

    One of your snorkelling spots is the Museum of Underwater Art, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and a definite bucket-list experience. Located on the John Brewer Reef, the museum is a spectacular site that highlights reef conservation, restoration and education.  

    Dive in and explore the amazing structures like The Coral Greenhouse - a submerged 72 metre building by artist Jason deCaires Taylor which is a flourishing wonderland of marine life, coral gardens and sculptures. 

    Surrounding the Museum of Underwater Art there is plenty more coral reef to explore on your snorkelling adventure. The reef depths range from 1 to 20 metres, making it suitable for everyone from snorkellers to beginner or advanced divers. Look out for colourful reef life like parrot fish, clown fish, Maori wrasse, turtles, stingrays, white tip and black tip reef sharks, and plenty more.  

    From the crew you’ll learn about how the Great Barrier Reef is being managed, what is being done to protect and what you can do to help. Snorkelling the reef and the Museum of Underwater Art is an exhilarating adventure that will leave you in awe, so make sure you tick this Australian wonder off your list. 

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  • Experience Details

    Fitness and Experience

    • Minimum age is six years 
    • Any passengers who may experience motion sickness should take appropriate medication prior to the trip 

    What to Bring/Wear

    • Swimwear and towel 
    • Sunscreen 

    What is Supplied

    • Full day trip to the Great Barrier Reef 
    • Snorkel the world-class Museum of Underwater Art 
    • Learn about the reef eco system 
    • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea 
    • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day 
    • Demonstrations and instructions on snorkelling techniques 
    • All snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and full-length suit) 
    • All EMC’s (Environmental Management Charges), MOUA and Mooring fees 
    • Experienced, professional, fun and safe crew with a passion for the marine environment 

    More Information

    • Trips run on Thursdays
    • Boarding is at 7am and you return at 4.30pm 
    • You can board the vessel from either Townsville or Magnetic Island 
    • Disabled/mobility impaired passengers have been on board the vessel previously, however, due to the nature of the vessel and the dive itself, passengers must contact the supplier prior to booking so they can assess their needs and advise of the suitability for diving. In addition, anybody who cannot stand up with gear should notify the supplier in advance 
    • A certified diver tour is also available for the Museum of Underwater Art with a minimum age of 12 years

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Townsville (Townsville)

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