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watersportsAre you interested in a leisurely yatch cruise or an action adventure thrill? A spot of fishing, a snorkel trail, a remote beach for a swim or a jet ski ride?

Here are a few Magnetic Island water sport suggestions to get you started.

Horseshoe Bay beach offers:
• Jet Skiing
• Kayaking
• Kneeboarding
• Fishing onshore
• Boat ramp
• Moorings
• Wakeboarding
• Waterskiing
• Tube rides
• Swimming: Stinger net and life guard on duty

Picnic Bay beach offers:
• Boat ramp
• Fishing from the jetty

• Swimming: Stinger net and life guard on duty

Alma Bay beach offers:
• Swimming: Stinger net and life guard on duty

Geoffrey Bay beach offers:
Geoffrey Bay Snorkel Trail with Moltke wreck and WWII propellor

Nelly Bay Beach
• Boat ramp in the harbour
• Kitesurfing/windsurfing area
near the old hellipad and near the nature reserve
Nelly Bay Snorkel Trail (just before Base Backpackers)

Remote beaches:
Cockle Bay and West Point offer:
• Fishing onshore

Beaches accessible by 4WD:
Arthur Bay, Florence Bay and Radical Bays
• Snorkelling
Limited fishing zones

Beaches only accessible by boat:
Rollingston Bay, Huntingfield Bay, Wilson Bay, Joyce Bay, Maud Bay, Lover's Bay and Gowrie Bay:
Limited fishing zones

Charters & Tours
(Departing either from Nelly Bay Harbour or from Townsville):
• Adventure Tours
• Boomnetting
• Eco Tours
• Fishing
• Sailing
• Scuba Diving
• Snorkeling

For more information on the best fishing, snorkeling, diving and boating spots, simply download the Magnetic Island Fishing & Boating PDF: mi_fishingboating.pdf

Find out more about individual boating operators.
To find the above locations go to our Maps page.
To find about beach facilities such as free BBQ's and public toilets go to our Services and Facilities page.

Alternatively pick up a FREE copy of the Magnetic Island Guide and the Magnetic Island Visitors Guide at any retail outlet.