Magnetic Island Activities

Magnetic Island is unique in that it offers the widest variety of activities to suit all types of guests and budgets. Just some of the activities are listed here.

Red Baron Sea Plane
This movie star is now gracing the skies above beautiful Magnetic Island. The historical Grumman Sea-Cat starred in the movie The Phantom and is now being cast in a new adventure. It’s the only two passenger, open cockpit bi-plane on floats in the world. Billy Zane flew in it, Catherine Zeta Jones flew in it, now it’s your turn to fly in the Red Baron for an experience of a lifetime.
This activity now departs from Townsville.
Big Mama Sailing
Big Mama Sailing welcome you into their home. We are owner/ operated and offer an unforgettable & personalised sailing experience for up to 12 guests on board our 60ft(18m) sailing vessel.
We offer:
FULL DAY Adventure Island Sail- Circumnavigate Magnetic Island.
Sail, snorkel, explore bays/beaches only accessible by boat, boom netting, paddle boards & kayaks are available. Many water activities to suit everyone!
Morning/ afternoon teas and a BBQ Lunch is included.
Snorkel gear, UV/ wet suits are supplied. NO Hidden costs. BYO is welcome.
Adult $195 Child $110 Private Charter $2340.00
Sunset Sail-
2 hours of sailing.
Complimentary sparkling wine or non-alcoholic beverage on arrival and antipasto platters at SUNSET.
Adult $85 Child $60 Private Charter $1020.00
BYO is welcome. NO hidden costs.
Visit OR ring Lisa 0437206360 for more information.
Pricing provided by operator and subject to change.
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant
Stage Door Theatre Restaurant is the most unique entertainment venue in North Queensland. Every Friday and Saturday night (check for seasonal changes) professional entertainers Bernadette Smith and the fabulous Phill Stephens play to packed houses in their hilarious comedy cabaret dinner shows.
Champagne Bush Tucker Brunch - Koala Sanctuary
Feast on our bush tucker breakfast featuring outback dusted lamb, lemon myrtle reef fish and other cooked to order favourites such as pancakes, bacon & eggs. Dine with the koalas, crocodiles and other wildlife at this unique attraction.
Tropicana Guided Adventure Co.
Explore beautiful Magnetic Island with Tropicana in the worlds first stretched Jeep. Uninterrupted views of magnificent scenery, on fully interactive tours, guided by Island experts with local knowledge and lots of fun. 3 hr, 5hr, 8hr Tours.
Adrenalin Jet Ski Tour Adrenalin Jet Ski Tours.
Totally circumnavigate, World Heritage listed, Magnetic Island or take the shorter 75 min “Top End” tour. Ride the latest LUXURY Seadoo watercraft, through the waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. NOT just another jetski hire, Adrenalin Jet Ski Tours are designed to showcase all the beauty “Maggie” has to offer.
Tours include; Chance encounters with bird and marine-life (even whales from July – Sept); Amazing scenery; Flexible timetable to suit all budgets; Qualified, LOCAL Tour Guide; Wetsuits, Jackets, Goggles. FAMILIES WELCOME.
Tours depart daily from HORSESHOE BAY, 7 days a week.
Bookings are essential as seats are limited, call in and see Pete or Sharon or phone 07 47785533 or 0407 785533.
Reef Eco Tours
Discover Magnetic Islands best reefs with local marine biologist Dr Andy Lewis. Great for novice snorkellers. Guided snorkelling tours through superb coral gardens. Expert ecological commentary identify fishes, corals, and invertebrates.
Pleasure Divers - Snorkelling and Diving
All PADI courses from Introductory Dives through to Instructor level. Daily certified Island dives; Gear hire and sales; Outer Barrier Reef cruises and trips to the world famous S.S Yongala Australias Number 1 dive site; and snorkel hire.
Golf - Magnetic Island Country Club
At Magnetic Island Golf Club all social golfers are welcome plus there are a number of fun events and competitions in which you can participate. It is a great 9 Hole course for families and playing times are readily available. Open Daily from 8am This activity is also possible for "bucks" excursions prior to or on the morning of the wedding.
Koala Sanctuary
Hold a Crocodile, Snake and Koala. Including guided bushwalk into local habitats with local rangers. 3 Daily Guided Tours.
Magnetic Island Bus Service
World-heritage Magnetic Island offers an unique Great Barrier Reef island experience. There is no better way to enjoy it than with Magnetic Island Bus Service. 3 hour tours daily. 9am and 1pm. The bus service runs regularly from one end of the island to the other from morning till night, meeting each ferry and transporting visitors from one bay to the next. There are regular bus stops all over the island, near to all accommodation points.