Tours and Tickets

Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive provided by Magnetic Island BEST Bus Tours

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive

Save
Share
Support this operator:Times are tough for the travel community right now. To show your support, consider leaving a review or posting photos of tours and experiences you have taken. Your support will go a long way in helping tour operators worldwide get back on their feet down the road
View all photos (57)
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$46.25
Date
2 adults
Options
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Overview
You’ll have free time to linger at Horseshoe Bay Beach and see other points of interest during this tour of Magnetic Island. Your guide shares firsthand knowledge of island history, geology, and wildlife during this entertaining jaunt via scenic roads and byways. Pickup and drop-off is available from your island accommodation or the ferry terminal at Nelly Bay.
Itinerary
+
You'll start at
Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1
Or, you can also get picked up
See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Magnetic Island Marina
    Stop: 5 minutes -
    See details
  • 2
    Magnetic Island History and Craft Centre
    Stop: 15 minutes -
    See details
  • 3
    Picnic Bay Jetty, Magnetic Island
    Stop: 15 minutes -
    See details
  • 4
    Magnetic Island Marina
    Stop: 10 minutes -
    See details
  • 5
    Geoffrey Bay
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    See details
  • 6
    Horseshoe Bay Beach
    Stop: 60 minutes -
    See details
  • 7
    Aquasearch
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
You'll end at
Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1
Nelly Bay QLD 4819, AustraliaIn the courtesy vehicle pick up point. Behind the public bus stops.
See address & details
Highlights
  • Magnetic Island tour from Nelly Bay, limited to 17 travelers
  • Guided commentary on wildlife, geology, history, and folklore
  • Stop for a swim or lunch (own expense) at Horseshoe Bay
  • Ferry terminal located just 20 minutes from Townsville
Important Information
Departure Point
Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal Stop 1, Nelly Bay QLD 4819, Australia
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel / Accommodation pick-up on Magnetic Island
Exclusions
  • Ferry tickets to and from Magnetic Island.
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Aquasearch Aquarium entrance fees (AUD3 cash only for over 5's)
  • Hotel / Accommodation pick-up on the mainland
  • Entry/Admission - Aquasearch
Show More
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
59Reviews
2Q&A
Traveller rating
  • 54
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Kym P wrote a review Mar 2020
Canberra, Australia116 contributions60 helpful votes
Great way to see magnetic island. Takes around 5 hours and Neil fits it in with the ferry timetable perfectly (take the 9.30am ferry over and the 3pm back). This is the only way you will get to know ‘behind the scenes” on Maggie island and you get plenty of time for lunch in
Read more
Helpful
Share
Mel wrote a review Feb 2020
Townsville, Australia1 contribution
We were met at the Ferry terminal by the tour operator Neil with a clean, refreshingly cold air conditioned bus. With plenty of stops of very informative information, an Aussie take of the history of Magnetic Island. Neil really tailored our tour to suit all those aboard the
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Hugh R wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Really nice bloke, who told us all the history and information about everyhere we went and saw, and about the island itself. Cheers
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Sandra M wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
We took a bus tour on Magnetic Island. Very good tour with plenty of opportunities to stop and/it ask questions. Driver went out if his way to find the best views, eg while we were at lunch he went to see if he could locate a koala bear in the area. Well he did and took us
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
Cathy T wrote a review Feb 2020
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
+1
Neil gave us a wonderful tour of the island, sharing cool facts about the history of the island as well as the present day inhabitants. He went out of his way to ensure that we saw birds, insects, wallabies, fish and koala. We made many interesting discoveries and had an
Read more
Date of experience: February 2020
Helpful
Share
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Magnetic Island BEST Bus Tours
T7467RJruthp
00
Magnetic Island Best bus tours
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Neil in his air con seater bus, his knowledge of the island history, trees, animal
Read more
JamesH300
00
Great tour!
The tour of some of the top sites on “Maggie” was delivered with lots of humour and information from our guide. He
Read more
DiannePP
00
Excellent Highly Recommend
Neil, our tour guide was extremely informative with history, flora , fauna and his local knowledge of the island in
Read more
F614ZSlindah
00
Best Bus Tour
Excellent trip around island Neil was informative, enthusiastic, entertaining & took us to some wonderful places. W
Read more
LYNNEK649
00
Best bus tour
Neil is awesome, had an awesome day, Neil went out of his way to make us feel at home on his bus, drove around the
Read more
KristaH660
00
Definitely worth it! Its a must to do.
We had one full day in townsville so on the spur of the moment booked this tour as we wanted to see wildlife and le
Read more
Michellep3678
00
Excellent and Informant Tour
We were a party of 4 who took the Sunday tour and it was absolutely marvellous. Neil was an wonderful speaker with
Read more
Leeanne J
00
Our visit.
Great day out. Smooth travelling all day. Great commentary from Neil, great knowledge and interesting points all da
Read more
Mrskit
00
Island Tour
A very pleasant day spent with our knowledgeable guide, Neil. His enthusiasm for the local flora, fauna and marine
Read more
Phil P
00
Ok
Mainly suited to internal travelers who haven’t seen a koala, wallaby, a fish or butterfly. No other options really
Read more
huguesl2018
00
MI Best Bus Tour
Highly recommended bus tour. Best way to get familiar with the island and a few of its well kept secrets. Neil is a
Read more
Grant W
00
Highly Recommended Fantastic Trip
Neil is an excellent tour and shows a real enthusiasm and knowledge about Magnetic Island. The group tour is ideal
Read more
Judestravels04
00
Best Bus tour lives up to it's name
Went on the Best Bus tour, owned & run by Neil who has a love of & wealth of knowledge about Magnetic Island. A tru
Read more
tIshAustralia
00
Great way to get familiar with Magnetic Island
We had a great day. The tour guide Brett was so knowledgeable about the island and the flora and fauna. It was a re
Read more
john h
00
Magnetic Island Best Bus Tour
The name of the tour tells it all..we had the best day..Neil was extremely well informed about all aspects of the I
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+44 12 2492 8241
Frequently Asked Questions about Magnetic Island Tour: Maggie Comprehensive