Snorkel or Dive The Best of the Great Barrier Reef - Townsville

Come and explore the Central Section of the Great Barrier reef with great coral cover and fish life. Depths range from 1m to 20 m making it ideal for snorkelers, beginner and experienced divers.


  • Some of the best sites of the whole Great Barrier Reef
  • Colourful coral walls occupied by innumerable marine animals in crystal clear water
  • Big schools of trevally and bait fish
  • Large coral bommies with white coral sand sea floors
  • Colourful reef fish including Parrot fish, Maori wrasse, Clown fish, Angel fish, Turtles, Stingrays, White tip and Black tip reef sharks

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres. Located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia. The reef supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981.

A visit to this picturesque Reef is the ideal way to enjoy snorkelling, introductory scuba dives or certified dives. Lodestone offers spectacular marine life which will exhilarate and impress both snorkelers and divers.

Imagine witnessing all the stunning colours of coral and marine animals in the tropical crystal clear water, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

You can choose to board the vessel from either Townsville or Magnetic Island.

Adult Snorkel $259.00
Child Snorkel $209.00 (Aged 6 - 12 years)

What's included

  • Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Wetsuit/Stinger suit for snorkelers
  • Tea, Coffee, chilled Water and Cordial
  • Briefings and care from our friendly crew


  • Allow approximately 9 hours for the whole experience


  • Departure:

  • Townsville Boarding Point: The Townsville Breakwater Marina at 7:00am. The boat departs Townsville at 7:30am. Returns to Townsville at approximately 5:15pm.

  • Magnetic Island Boarding Point: Please meet at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal at 7:50am.


  • Minimum age: 6
  • Capable swimming ability.

    Minimum age to join as a snorkeler is 6 years old and 12 years old for discover scuba diving.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.



Available Bookings from June 22 to June 28

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  • Adult Snorkel$207.20 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child Snorkel$209.00

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Derrick from Australia wrote on 08 February 2021

Good Dive Site, Friendly Staff

Joined a day trip out to the Lodestone Reef, took 2 hr to get to the dive site, but the day was perfect for snorkelling and diving, staff was kind and helpful, although they need more organisation skills in the bag, most of the staff are quite new to the company, so give them some credit. Otherwise not a bad day out in the sea.

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leahc from Australia wrote on 19 December 2018

Totally worth it

It was very helpful that’s we were picked up from magnetic island. The boat was small, which meant you got to know other people onboard and weren’t just another passenger number to the crew. This is definitely a great day trip out to the reef. There was plenty of time to be in the water to explore, swim, snorkel, jumping off the boat etc. The reef was incredible, the sun was hot and water was warm!

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Ken.T from Australia wrote on 08 November 2018

Great experience

Staff where friendly and professional, food was good all round great experience.

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