One-Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling Trip
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This trip is aboard Wavelength 4, a 58 foot Mono Hull with a maximum of 30 divers. It is for 1 day.
Departure is from Wavelength Jetty (by the Coast Guard), Port Douglas at 8:15 AM every day, return time 4:30 PM.
From our conversations with the owners of the company it is apparent that they have designed their trip with snorkelers in mind. All aspects of the trip, from the layout of the boat to the reef sites visited, are aimed at providing a great snorkeling experience.
The Wavelength is a great trip for those who want to learn more about the reef. Along with visiting three different dive sites, the marine biologists on board give presentations on reef ecology, lead snorkeling tours, and are available to answer your questions.
On this trip you will visit three different sites, chosen from moorings at St. Crispins, Tongue, and Opal Reefs. The boat will only take 30 passengers, and visits their own exclusive sites, assuring you of a small group experience. We like the fact that Wavelength focuses on providing solely for snorkelers, whose needs differ from divers. They are the only company currently operating in the area with such a specialty.
Wavelength 4 is a new 19-metre boat, and capable of making the trip out to the reef at speeds up to 29 knots, and can hold up to 46 snorkelers. The boat is well maintained and really comfortable, and perfectly suited to take small groups of snorkelers to the ideal snorkeling location in speed and comfort.
guided snorkelling tour
mask, Snorkel, Fins
Environmental Management Charge
celi style gourmet lunch
reef ecology talk
Morning and afternoon tea and snacks
transfers: Port Douglas
Wavelength is a family owned and operated company, and has been in operation since 1986. Both the current owners (John and Jenny Edmondson ) are marine biologists, and their interest and passion are reflected in the operations of their vessel.
The company is a snorkeling specialist, the main focus is on giving snorkelers the best reef experience possible, and their captain is adept at selecting the best sites for snorkeling based on the day's conditions.
The company has earned advanced accreditation from the Australian Ecotourism Association, in recognition for their commitment to the environment of the reef. This level of recognition is not easily earned, and acknowledges an extensive commitment to protecting the reef environment.