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Horseshoe Bay is the home of watersports on Magnetic Island, offering activities for the entire family. For endless fun, here is Your Guide to Horseshoe Bay.

Whether your jam is swimming or sailing, or you prefer fishing, kayaking, jet-skiing, or paddle-boarding, you will be able to do it at Horseshoe Bay. The bay also has one of two stinger nets on the island – perfect for year-round swimming for all ages. You’ll also enjoy magnificent views and great weather.

A guide to Horseshoe Bay

There are so many activities to enjoy at Horseshoe Bay and surroundings, you won’t know where to start.

Magnetic Island Online - Your Guide to Horseshoe Bay

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Big Mama’s Sailing

The ocean waters at Horseshoe Bay are clear and sparkling blue. There are plenty of opportunities to sail and take in the incredible views. Big Mama’s Sailing offers unforgettable and personalised sailing experiences for up to 12 guests. Tours are available on two vessels – Big Mama and Ragamuffin III – and include an Adventure Island Sail (circumnavigating Magnetic Island), a Half Day Adventure Sail and Sunset Sail.

Magnetic Jeep Tours

Experience Horseshoe Bay and the rest of Magnetic Island in the bright yellow, unique and iconic 4×4 stretched Jeep. Relax in comfort and feel the tropical breezes through the open-air windows, as you visit popular bays and locations. You’ll learn history, see pristine beaches and incredible landscapes. You might even get to interact with some animals. The options include three-hour to full-day tours.

Magnetic Island Jetski Hire

Located right in Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Jetski Hire is an exhilarating and fun way to explore. Oftentimes, you will be able to spot turtles, stingrays, dugongs and even dolphins, whilst enjoying the freedom to explore the 2km hire area. Horseshoe Bay is mostly protected from strong winds and rough swells, so it’s an ideal place for first-timers or freestylers to enjoy the riding the Seadoo’s.

Horseshoe Bay Water Sports

If you’re looking for some fun or relaxation, Horseshoe Bay Water Sports offers tube rides and catamaran hires. Tube rides are available for 2, 3 or 4 people individually, or you can try out the tirade and triple tubes.

Horseshoe Bay to Radical Bay

If your love walking and hiking, the Horseshoe to Radical walk is for you. The track begins at the end of the beach past the Marlin Bar in Horseshoe Bay. The track climbs up through the eucalypt forest and down into the stunning Radical Bay where you can admire the beach without anything to obstruct your views.


There is so much variety and plenty of activities to keep you and your family occupied at Horseshoe Bay and surroundings. Check out the Magnetic Island Online directory for everything you need to plan your fun-filled holiday.

Author: WMAadmin