Mudjimba Island

Snorkel with the Turtles at Mudjimba Island, Sunshine Coast
School holidays and on demand

Snorkelling on the Sunshine Coast

Mudjimba Island

Mudjimba Island (aka Old Woman Island) has beautiful snorkelling opportunities. The reef is only 3-5 meters below the surface, and you can find beautiful hard and soft corals, lots of tropical fish, turtles and crustaceans to name a few.

We offer snorkelling trips to Mudjimba Island during school holiday periods and other times on demand – It is a 25 minute boat ride from our dive shop at Mooloolaba. 

$89 per person includes:

  • Boat trip
  • Tea/coffee/snacks

Snorkeling hire equipment prices:

  • HIRE Mask/Snorkel & Fins package – $10
  • HIRE Wetsuit – $15 (optional) – highly recommended for July through to September

A non-snorkelling participant can book a seat on the boat for $50 – you’ll find this option in the ‘optional extras’ section when you’re making a booking.

Meet at Scuba World, 207 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba 

Snorkeling equipment fitting = 20 minutes

Boat ride = 30 minutes

Snorkelling @ Mudjimba Island = 1 hour

Return boat ride = 30 minutes

Total approximate time for snorkelling experience = 2.5 hours


  • Must be at least 9 years of age
  • Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Must have a reasonable swimming ability
  • Are required to complete a medical and waiver prior to the experience

We require a minimum of 8 people before we run a snorkelling trip. The trip is very weather dependent

  • 16 September 2024
  • 20 September 2024
  • 20 December 2024

Where else to snorkle Sunshine Coast?

Mudjimba Island is the best choice for snorkelling on the Sunshine Coast.

All other reef sites on the Sunshine Coast are too deep (8 – 30 metres) for beginner snorkelling.

The only shore snorkelling Sunshine Coast offers is off rocky headlands: Kings Beach (Caloundra), Point Cartwright (Mooloolaba), Point Arkwright (Coolum), Noosa National Park (Noosa). All these locations are a no go when the swell or wind is up. Snorkelling on rocky headlands can be dangerous.

From $89
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