Next for us at Seventeen Seventy was a day at Lady Musgrave Island.
The only way you can get there, if you don’t own a tinnie or boat yourself, is to go on one of the cruise boats that go out to the island each day.
There are two main companies that run out to Lady Musgrave Island, these are listed at the bottom of the page.
There will be a few points for you to consider when making a choice on which company to pick to go out to see the Great Barrier Reef.
You won’t realise one of them until you are actually on the boat, as I/we did.
These points are:
If you are staying in Seventeen Seventy, you don’t want to drive to Bundaberg to catch a boat to then come back up to Seventeen Seventy to go out to the island.
Also, reverse that, if you live in the Bundaberg area, you don’t want to drive up to (you still could though) Seventeen Seventy to catch a boat to the island, spend a day out at the island, and then drive home.
Another point in regards to leaving from Bundaberg is the travel time in the boat.
If you read what happened to us below, and you don’t have any sea legs, you will want to minimise the time travelling to Lady Musgrave Island in the boat to cut down on sea sickness.
One of the companies (Lady Musgrave Cruises) also has a pontoon, although it was out of action when we went, it is still a bonus rather than staying on the boat.