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Magnetic Island Explorer Tour

Magnetic Island Explorer Tour

Discover the natural beauty of Magnetic Islands most scenic bays, beaches, reefs and headlands. Your guide has lived on the Island for over 35 years and loves sharing their Island home with guests.  Come along and they will show you what they know and love!  

This tour will connect you with Magnetic Island where you will snorkel, fish, explore, have wildlife interactions, hear local stories and history. No long travel times, just fun!

Access secluded spots around the Island, in a shallow drafted boat, allowing you to get right onto the beach and very close to your snorkeling locations. The boat has a shady deck with easy access stairs in and out of the water.  

For those that aren’t confident in the water, not to worry! Your guide is also a surf life saver and has equipment available for you to use to aid flotation and comfort in the water, including pool noodles and glass bottom boogie boards. Viewers are available for those who are not confident swimmers or snorkelers.   

You might even be lucky enough to see whales and waterfalls on this tour, both are seasonal.   

This tour is ideal for individuals, groups, functions and parties.

Bookings essential. 

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Important Information

Boat is accessible for those with limited mobility.  Please advise at time of booking. 

Catch the 11.30am ferry to Magnetic Island.

Weekday Tours Available


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  • Booking Interests: 4233
  • Product Code: Magnetic Island Discover Tour – Afternoon
  • Availability: In Stock
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Tour Information

Days Operates Saturday and Sunday
Start Time 9.30am (0930)
End Time 2.45pm (1445)
Departs Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, Magnetic Island  
Duration 5 Hours
Price Per Person • Adult $159  
• Child $105 (3-14 years)
• Infant free (2 years and under)
• Private charter available (maximum 20 people)

Inclusions • Lunch and refreshments 
• Snorkeling equipment and tuition 
• Fishing equipment  
• Pool noodles for aided flotation and comfort in the water
• Stand Up Paddle Board
• Glass Bottom Boogie Board
• UV Stinger Suits (seasonal)
• Wet Suits in the cooler months (June – September)
• Toilet facilities/change room 
• Knowledgeable local tour guide 
What To Bring • Water 
• Hat
• Sun screen
• Towel 
• Swimwear  

Tags: Adventure, ite Seeing, Nature and Wildlife, Swimming, Relaxing, Watersports, Snorkeling

Just some of our happy adventurers
"Had the best time on our trip to Townsville. Alicia was extremely helpful to us in organising our trip to magnetic island, booking a tour and snorkel gear for us, AND very affordable!
Highly recommend her!! "
- Stephanie Cooper
"Alicia was just superb. Her knowledge and friendliness was exceptional. She went out of her way to make sure my friends and I had the most amazing day. Highly recommended"
- Danielle Mather
"I was staying at the rambutan hostel which North Queensland tours is located in front of. We could had booked through Rambutan reception but alicia at NQ tours alot more helpful and friendly! She took the time to explore all the different tours and accommodation at airlie beach and booked for us. Nothing was too much hassle even helping us with things that was nothing to do with travel. She really went the extra mile and i would recommend to anyone!"
- Megan O'Donnell
"This was the best travel agency I have ever been to! Alicia was the most friendly and awesome person I've ever met. She was so dedicated that I (as a solo traveller) would have a good time. I was just going to get a zoo ticket and ended up with a full day at Magnetic Island with a koala tour and got to hold a koala, she even drove me to the ferry so I would make it. The best service I ever experienced. If u are going to book with an agency please choose Alicia! She wants the best for you, and not just making money or selling u stuff like other agencies often do (like Peter Pan for example)"
- Felicia Hällgren
"Alicia boasts intricate knowledge of townsville, its surrounds, and activities, and it really does show! I'm particularly disorganised with planning trips, but when I had a roadtrip scheduled down the east coast, she made it so painless for me to arrange the 'Ocean Rafting' tour in Airlie that I was interested in, which went on to be the most amazing experience. I can recommend to anyone in the Townsville area to come and speak to Alicia, I don't expect that you'll find any other tour guides in Townsville as friendly and helpful as her. Definitely will be returning next time I'm in Townsville.
Thanks Alicia!"
- Rowan O'Hara
"North Queensland tour is the best image you can have of a strong woman who run things with passion. I asked Alicia to plan my trip to Magnetic Island coz I was too busy working to look after that. She perfectly understood what I was looking for and for once, I could feel that this is an agency who fit with what you want and not a pre-made tour who doesn't match with your expectations. Doesn't matter if you are a traveler, a tourist or a local from Queensland, in each case, she will find something for you !! :)"
- Cléme Cln
"We went through North Queensland Tours to book a jet ski tour in Airlie beach, they made to so much easier! They have a massive range of adventures to do, it’s exactly what Townsville needs! I highly recommend them!!"
- Ash Blanco
"Alicia went above and beyond to help us and not only with booking a tour, Amazing customer service, Thank you for all your help"
- Kylie Fry
"Alicia is THE BOMB!! We arrived with no plans and ended up having the greatest time exploring and adventuring all over beautiful Magnetic Island. 10/10 would definitely recommend!!"
- Haylea Fitzsimmons
"I booked a rainforest tour in cairns through Alicia. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience booking a tour. She took her time and we talked about what I was looking for and in the end found an amazing tour for a great price, the whole process was extremely simple thanks to her."
- Iain Cunningham
"Highly recommended! Fantastic customer service with lots of amazing tours on offer!"
- Rodney Jones
"Thanks to Alicia we had an amazing trip to the Billabong Sanctuary. And she organized our transport even though the her shop was already closed. Amazing customer service!"
- Mira He
"Thanks so much Alicia for organizing the Ravenswood trip for me and my husband. We had a great day."
- Sue Wilson
"Alicia was very friendly and informative. We were given the correct information and our day trip to Magnetic Island was amazing. We booked a bus trip with Neil from Magnetic Island Best Bus Tours through Alicia and he was an excellent guide. He was very knowledgeable and made the trip fun. We visited places you would not normally see.
I would highly recommend both Alicia and Neil."
- Helen Moegan
"Thank you Alicia, for your great help to find the beautiful Tour for me!!"
- Anika Heinrich
"Alicia was Superb, helped me on various occasions when I needed it and was very nice. I couldn't do it without her...I have only good thing to say.
I highly recommended"
- Tal Noy