Whether you're into snorkelling, marine life, being on the water, fishing, soaking up the sunshine, taking in gorgeous tropical sceneries or just being surrounded by good company, Aquascene is just for you!
Located just a short 20 minute ferry ride from the port of Townsville, your meeting place will be out the front of Peppers Blue on Blue Resort where you will be greeted by your guide for the day, Adam. Adam is a warm, down to earth person who is very passionate about his island home and loves showing locals and visitors what makes Magnetic Island so great!
Your morning will be started off with a brief safety talk and what the plans will be for the day. Adam takes high priority in the wellbeing of his guests and is very accomodating for those who need a helping hand during the day. If weather conditions are looking choppy he will be sure to take the route which will provide the most comfort.
Along the coast of Magnetic Island you will see gorgeous examples of rock formations and take in the beautiful colours of the bays. If the water conditions are suitable, Adam will happily anchor his boat to give you the opportunity for a snorkel and to meet the local marine life. Swimming isn't your thing? No worries! You also have the opportunity to lounge on the beach or go for a walk.
In my opinion Magnetic Island has some of the best snorkel spots found in far North Queensland thanks to their sheltered bays. Not only will you find an abundance of coral, but you will also come across plenty of tropical fish and if you're lucky you may even come across stingrays or even a reef shark! Not to worry though, reef sharks are quite harmless and trust me, they are more afraid of you then you are of them!
For those who aren't too confident in the water and snorkelling unaided, Adam has plenty of floatation devices to assist you in the water and he even has a floatation board with a see through window so children also get the opportunity to see the wonderful world below!
If water conditions are suitable, fishing is also on the cards. Fishing is for fun and Aquascene promote catch and release. There is something so fulfilling about catching a fish, i've been lucky enough to catch a couple while out with Aquascene and it gives you such a thrill! While out on the water you may even be lucky enough to spot a dolphin and, given the season, even whales! Morning tea is provided for those on board and includes freshly cut fruit, biscuits and lamingtons (an Aussie favourite!)
No two days are ever the same with Aquascene which makes every adventure that bit more exciting! I've been on the water with Aquascene a handful of times now and I always come across something new!
Adults - $110
Children (3-14 years) - $75
Children under 2 years - free of charge
Your 5 hour tour includes:
- visiting many of the secluded bays and beautiful beaches of Magnetic Island.
- snorkelling gorgeous fringing reefs.
- a spot of fishing promoting catch and release.
- a delicious morning tea served in a special spot.
- meet some local marine and wildlife friends.
- quality snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins).
- wet suits and UV stinger suits.
- refreshments (water, soft drinks, tea and coffee).
- learn about the history of Magnetic Island.