Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef’s “Secret” Spots

Snorkel The Great Barrier Reef’s “Secret” Spots


Attracting nearly 2 million visitors a year, you’re quite likely to see a fair few other tour groups when on a Great Barrier Reef day trip. But what if you went on a tour with an operator who could show you something different, away from the crowds, a place where you could snorkel uninterrupted whilst fish dance around the coral in the crystal blue waters?

Great Barrier Reef Day Trips from Airlie Beach

The gateway to the Whitsundays, you’ll find quite a few tours departing from Airlie Beach. Setting off from here means you can explore the reefs that fringe the Whitsunday Islands. The most popular islands to visit in the Whitsundays are Hamilton Island and of course Whitsunday Island itself, but explore further afield and you’ll skip the crowds.

This Great Barrier Reef snorkelling day trip is one of the few that buck the trend and take you off the beaten track. Heading to locations such as Border Island and Dumbell Island makes for some excellent snorkelling where you can see kaleidoscopic marine life in the form of tropical fish, clams, coral, eagle rays and sea turtles.  

Another incredible location to visit whilst on Great Barrier Reef day trips or Whitsundays Day Trips is the world famous Whitehaven Beach and the iconic Hill Inlet where you’ll see sweeping white sands and bright turquoise waters.

Tours to Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach, on Whitsunday Island, is famed for its pristine white sands and stretches for 7km of pure silica sand. It is one of the purest, unspoilt beaches on earth and a couple of hours lazing around on its silky soft sands is a must whilst on any Whitsundays tours. A bushwalk to Hill Inlet Lookout will give you paradise views of Hill Inlet and its swirly coastline formed magically by the tide – giving you the perfect photo opp. Just be sure to take in what you’re seeing and commit it to memory as views like this are often a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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