ACTIVITIES & TOURS - What to do on Magnetic Island

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AQUASCENE CRUISES

Departs Magnetic Marina

NELLY BAY

PRICE RANGE: $$

Small personalised tours full of stunning scenery, stories and special places. Our awesome boat was designed to take you to places you never thought possible, which means we get you closer to all the special places we love. ​Sunset and Shipwreck Tour, Discovery Tour, and Circumnavigation Explorer Tour.

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BUNGALOW BAY WILDLIFE TOURS

40 Horseshoe Bay Road

HORSESHOE BAY
PRICE RANGE: $ - $$

Eco Accredited. Learn and get up close and personal with our unique native Australian wildlife. Daily tours conducted with onsite rangers offer local stories and a personal experience. Two tours depart daily at 10:30am and 12:30pm. We also do a breakfast with the koalas!

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ISLAND TIME CRUISES
DAY CRUISE

Departs: Horseshoe Bay foreshore

HORSESHOE BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

Day Cruise: Hop on board for a 4 hour tour and discover Magnetic island by sea. Small groups. Snorkel the fringing reefs, walk on stunning secluded beaches and fishing - we'll fillet and bag your catch, and we also always carry soy, wasabi and of course chop sticks onboard for the Sashimi lovers. Private charter also.

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LOUVER GALLERY

Corner of Dorothy and Jean Streets

NELLY BAY
OPEN: 10am to 2pm Friday to Sunday

Exhibiting works of art by local artists. Visit our Facebook page for current exhibition and artist details.
OPEN: 10am to 2pm Fri to Sun

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PETER LAWSON FINE ART
STUDIO & GALLERY

16 Marine Parade

ARCADIA

OPEN: Times vary, please call us.

Peter Lawson is principally a painter of Australian outback scenes, island landscapes and historical subjects in oil and watercolour. He has exhibited around the world, and has illustrated several books, including a book of poems by his great uncle, Henry Lawson.

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PRO DIVE MAGNETIC ISLAND

40 Sooning Street

NELLY BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

Pro Dive Magnetic Island are the ONLY dive shop on Magnetic Island offering the full diving experience! We offer scuba diving and snorkeling tours to the Great Barrier Reef, the SS Yongala, the Museum of Underwater Art, and teach courses from beginner to instructor level.

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THE BEACH CLUB

Departs: Various locations

ALL BAYS
PRICE RANGE: $$ - $$$

The ultimate combination of exclusive beach relaxation and top-quality local produce, offering chauffeured boat transfers for couples to access a secluded beach on Magnetic Island for a gourmet picnic.

0424 296 406

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BEST BUS TOURS

Departs: Ferry Terminal

NELLY BAY

PRICE RANGE: $$

Our local guides will take you on a journey to discover Magnetic Island's stories by air conditioned bus. Experience first-hand why so many have been drawn to her charms. This tour departs in the morning, and includes one hour free time at Horseshoe Bay for lunch, and return you to the ferry terminal.

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GET AROUND BOAT TOURS

Departs: Horseshoe Bay foreshore

HORSESHOE BAY
PRICE RANGE: $ - $$

Great prices! See all of the Island's stunning coastline on a full day tour.

Discover stunning beaches you can't access by walking or by car, snorkel over amazing reefs, swim in secret coves, try your luck at fishing, and see a spectacular sunset.

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ISLAND TIME CRUISES
SUNSET CRUISE

Departs: Horseshoe Bay foreshore

HORSESHOE BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

Sunset Cruise: Take a scenic sunset cruise through stunning Horseshoe Bay, along Orchard Rock and the secluded beaches of Balding and Radical Bays. An entertaining and informative commentary about the Island and its secrets is also included with a glass of bubbles. BYO. Private charter also.

0499 996 653

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MAGNETIC ISLAND COUNTRY (GOLF) CLUB

Cnr Yule & Hirst Streets

PICNIC BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

The Golf Club is set in a back drop of rugged hills strewn with boulders and lush vegetation, and backs onto National Park. Open 7 days a week.

Hire clubs, electric cart and pull buggies. Function facilities and a full bar is available. Check with the Clubhouse for weekly events.

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PILGRIM SAILING

Departs: Magnetic Harbour

NELLY BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

One of Magnetic Island's premium experience providers offering all inclusive sailing cruises and rrivate charters on a luxury 58-foot yacht. 
Forget about the real world for a while. Soak in the views of the stunning Magnetic Island coastline while you experience the magic of sailing and enjoy the best locally sourced food and wine. 

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SEA SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL

146 Sooning Street

NELLY BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

We can train you for boat and jetski licenses, marine radio, shipboard safety, GPH deckhand, coxswains, master near coastal, and marine engine driver. Minimum age 16 years old.

0422 392 159

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UTOPIA FISHING CHARTERS

Departs: Magnetic Harbour

NELLY BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$ - $$$

Fish, cruise and discover the reef on a luxury 50 foot Riviera. Snorkelling, scuba and sport fishing, light and heavy tackle game fishing, local island fishing trips, reef adventures, day or extended liveaboard trips. Cruising for up to 22 people for corporate team building, functions, weddings and sunset and whale watching.

0476 663 362

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BIG MAMA SAILING

Departs: Magnetic Marina

NELLY BAY

PRICE RANGE: $$

Big Mama Sailing offers Eco Tourism certified sailing tours with friendly, experienced and passionate crew, exploring the best of Magnetic Island and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Pick up/drop off from either Townsville or Magnetic Island.

Horseshoe Bay Watersports Fishing Charters

HORSESHOE BAY WATERSPORTS FISHING CHARTERS

7-10 Pacific Drive

HORSESHOE BAY
PRICE RANGE: $ - $$

Fishing charters, sightseeing and whale watching* tours. Half or full day around Magnetic Island and beyond. Groups of up to 5 people welcome. *Seasonal.

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JET SKI HIRE MAGNETIC ISLAND

Departs: Horseshoe Bay foreshore

HORSESHOE BAY
PRICE RANGE: $$

Located right next to the boat ramp in Horseshoe Bay, we're home to the largest hire area on the East Coast of Australia, and we'll teach you everything you need to know about driving one of our Seadoo GTI130 skis. 30 minute or 60 minute hires are available, with or without a Go Pro Hero 10. Book early to reserve your jetski!

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MAGNETIC MUSEUM & CRAFT SHOP

11-15 Granite Street

PICNIC BAY
PRICE RANGE: $0

OPEN: Easter to January 26th 10am-2pm

CLOSED: Tuesdays

The heritage-listed Picnic Bay Schoolhouse, on the grounds, is used as a Craft Centre, selling quality local craft and historical publications. The Museum itself is housed in the historic Butler Hut, named after the original pioneering family of the island.

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PLEASURE DIVERS

10 Marine Parade

ARCADIA
PRICE RANGE: $$

Boasting the only purpose built dive training pool on Magnetic Island, easy access dive sites and world class instructors, it's a great place to learn to dive, improve your skills or become a dive professional. The number one stop for all your snorkel hire and tour needs.

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STAGE DOOR THEATRE RESTAURANT

5 Hayles Avenue
ARCADIA

PRICE RANGE: $$ OPEN: Fri and Sat

North Queensland’s No. 1 Theatre Restaurant. Book yourself in for a night of music and laughs, with beautiful live singing, hilarious impersonations, dazzling costumes, orchestral backing tracks and a three-course meal.

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TIDE TIMES

Whether you're wanting low tides for snorkeling or finding shipwrecks, or the best tide times to throw a line off the jetty, your boat or the foreshore, view the 2022 tide times.