Great Barrier Reef
Port Douglas tours for your Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel adventure!
Port Douglas is the closest town and departure point to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, with 12 tours departing daily to the outer reef and Low Isles inner reef areas. With a large range of Port Douglas tours to choose from, it’s a matter of deciding whether it is a Great Barrier Reef dive or Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour, or both, that you will be doing that day.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest and most spectacular coral reef system ready for you to explore, whether it’s deep under the surface scuba diving, viewing from above as you snorkel or perhaps from a glass-bottomed boat. There are over 6 600 special of flora and fauna, including 1 500 species of fish, 4 000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral – the tricky bit is counting how many you see! Port Douglas tours to the Great Barrier Reef will get you there quicker and will take you to dive sites of the most pristine parts of the reef including Agincourt, Opal, St. Crispin, Ribbon and Tongue reefs.
Low Isles is a coral island located 15 km (8 nautical miles) off the coast of Port Douglas and is an ideal spot for an inner reef adventure, if you wish to travel only a short distance. Low Isles is a protected coral cay and with strict visitor restrictions, you will enjoy your island paradise with only a small number of other guests. There is an abundance of sea life and coral and is the home of a large population of turtles. Spot them while snorkelling, on a glass bottom boat tour, or from above while on a Stand Up Paddle boarding tour. You can explore Low Island and learn about the island’s history and natural environment. Swim in the lagoon bay and see the active lighthouse – you might even see Low Island’s sole resident caretaker.