As one of the most endangered regions on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef is under continual threat, not only from climate change and pollution but also from tourism itself. Here, we take a look at why you should tour responsibly when visiting the Great Barrier Reef…
Some of the most beautiful regions on earth are in fact the most fragile and the Great Barrier Reef is no exception to this. From coral bleaching to sea plastic, and diminishing fish populations, seeing the Great Barrier Reef may not be an option for future generations. The Reef still remains one of the most incredible places to see a myriad of marine life and presents an unforgettable experience for anyone booking snorkelling tours to see the hustle and bustle of all its inhabitants below the surface.
Best Eco Great Barrier Reef Tours
Albeit a protected area, it’s important when booking Great Barrier Reef snorkelling tours, that you check your tour operator is eco-tourism approved. An ECO Certification for your chosen tour operator means that this particular company strives to have little to no impact on the eco-systems and environments which they visit.
Why choose an Eco Great Barrier Reef tour?
In an age where we are waking up to the harsh realities of the impact of human existence on the earth – and in particular – to the oceans, there is little reason not to choose an eco friendly tour whilst on your travels. The Great Barrier Reef is home to some of the world’s most rare marine life such as six of the world’s seven sea turtle varieties, dugongs, whales and of course hundreds of species of fish, coral and other ocean dwelling creatures.
Tours such as this Great Barrier Reef day trip from Cape Tribulation offer a fun day out to explore the Mackay and Undine Reefs where you can witness the diverse coral species as well as tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, starfish and sea turtles all whilst respectfully having no impact on the health of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Find out more at www.oceansafari.com.au