Waga Waga Snorkeling
Join us for a half-day snorkeling experience 25 minutes across the bay from Alotau at Waga Waga (Discovery) Bay. See the wreck of the Muscoota from WW2. We offer morning and afternoon sessions to clients, departing from the Alotau Waterfront Lodge (5 minutes walk from the Cruise Terminal). Please turn left, enter the gate to the Lodge, and walk straight down to the jetty.
Morning: 8:30/9:00 AM - 11:00/11:30 AM
Afternoon: 1:00/1:30 PM - 3:00/3:30 PM
AUD $80 per person (extra A$20 for lunch)
max 10 persons per trip (2 kids = 1 adult).
Please indicate the following via email:
- Date of arrival in Alotau.
- Ship name.
- Number of persons and their names.
- Morning or Afternoon session.
- With or without lunch (we recommend you get lunch directly from the Waterfront Lodge to avoid menu unavailability issues on the day. It is also much more pleasant to eat at the Lodge compared to a moving speedboat, and you have access to the full menu and some live local entertainment there).
For practical purposes, sizing, and hygiene, etc,
please bring your own snorkeling sets
or hire from the ship, thanks.
If you order a packed lunch, the Alotau Waterfront Lodge requires at least 24 hours notice to prepare your food and beverages, but meals can be prepared in 15-20 minutes for last-minute bookings. Please click here for a menu from the Lodge. Each person is capped at A$20 for food and beverages but you can mix and match off the menu options to fulfil this. Or you can pay for the snorkeling separately and have the freedom of a full menu and comfortable dining directly at the Lodge. We recommend that you have your meals at the Lodge so you have access to the full menu (food and bevies), a more pleasant dining environment, and some live local music, too.
The Muscoota is a 2668-ton four-masted barque originally launched by Queen Victoria in 1888 as the Buckingham. It was later towed from Australia to Milne Bay and used as a coal hulk for American ships in World War II. After the war, it was deemed uneconomical to tow her back to Australia, and she was left in her final resting place at Waga Waga (Discovery) Bay.
You can read articles about the Muscoota here and here. Download a PDF file of her long and colourful history, compiled by Susan Abel right here.
Please email for more information, and share your experiences, photos/videos, and reviews with us! 🙂