Arriving on Magnetic Island
Where to Snorkel
Nelly Bay offers the first snorkel spot near the beach at Base Backpackers.
The second snorkel spot is in the nearby village of Arcadia and offers excellent snorkel trails straight from the beach at Geoffrey Bay.
For a $5 donation you can pick up a handy Snorkel Card from many retail outlets on the island.
Snorkelling equipment can be hired from Pleasure Divers in Arcadia.
Snorkelling at Geoffrey Bay
Giant Clams & Moltke Shipwreck
Giant Clams are the largest clam in the world! They can live up to 120 years old and grow up to 2 metres in length!
The Moltke Shipwreck Sunk in 1913 and is now a popular dive site on the island!
WW2 Aeroplane Propeller
This is definitely not easy to find, but if you are a good swimmer and enjoy a challenge, it is worth searching for.
It took us almost an hour of searching to find this unique work of art, we were extremely pleased as not many people can actually find it!
Snorkelling at Nelly Bay
The first marker is roughly 100 metres from the beach, so it’s much easier if you are not so confident in the water.
Although it’s not as exciting as Geoffrey Bay, it’s still a beautiful place to visit, with many different species of fish, coral and various marine life.