Wavelength Eco Reef Cruise

Wavelength Eco Reef Cruise

Days
Theme
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$
250
AUD
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250
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1
Theme
Earn Eco-Rewards
250
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From
$
250
AUD

Port Douglas' Ethical Snorkel Experience

Join passionate local marine biologist owners Jenny and John Edmondson for a small group, low-impact, close to nature educational adventure on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

This snorkel only adventure enjoys access to dozens of exclusive reef sites owned by Wavelength Eco Reef Cruise. As one of the longest established local Great Barrier Reef tour operators, Wavelength have the best selection of outer reef sites available for snorkelling.

Wavelength Eco Reef Cruise has been operating for over 30 years and is proud to be one of the very first Advanced Eco-accredited tourism operators in Australia as well as co-founders of the Eye on the Reef program, one of the largest reef monitoring programs in the world.

Covid-19 Info: If there is no availability for your preferred dates online, please call/message us. Additional seats may be available.

Trip code:

PD-WL

Activity:

Snorkelling

Start / Finish:

Group Size:

min 12 / max 48

Age Range:

min.6 yrs

Eco-Certified:

Advanced EcoTourism Certified

Age Range:

min.6 yrs

Fitness Rating:

2
out of 5

Climate Cert:

Climate Action Business

Eco-Certified:

Advanced EcoTourism Certified

Highlights

  • Local family owned and led experience
  • Visit three unique and exclusive reef sites
  • Low passenger numbers and low impact
  • Marine biologist led educational snorkel tours
  • Passionate reef ecology presentation
  • First class eco-friendly designed vessel

Gallery

(slide show)

Experience Video

Inclusions

High quality snorkelling equipment
Snorkelling tuition
Life vests and flotation devices
Wetsuit or lycra-suit use
Marine biologist led snorkel tour
Marine biologist reef talk
Photos of the day - free download
Lunch - Fresh gourmet rolls
Morning tea and afternoon tea
Port Douglas transfers $10 return
Oak Beach transfers $10 return
Thala Beach transfers $10 return
Silky Oaks transfers $25 return

Itinerary

Departure:

Wavelength departs Port Douglas’ Reef Marina taking you on a 90-minute trip to the edge of the continental shelf. Passing Low Isles en route, we often encounter dolphins and in winter may see dwarf minke or humpback whales.

The journey is a good opportunity for our crew to get to know you and answer any questions you have about the day. During this time, you’ll be fitted out with quality snorkelling gear.

Reef Site no.1

On arrival at the outer reef the snorkel advisor conducts a comprehensive gear and safety brief and, if it’s your first time snorkelling, we have plenty of time to help you feel comfortable. Once in the water guests are free to explore the reef under the expert advice of our crew. A difference with Wavelength is that the crew spend more time in the water with you to help you get going and to point things out.

Morning Tea & Reef Site no.2

After morning tea (and some time to reflect on the weirdness of invertebrate life) we move along to another one of our many sites, chosen to suit the conditions on the day. Here, with passengers having mastered their snorkelling skills, we conduct guided snorkel tours.

Our marine biologists help snorkellers discover aspects of the new site that might otherwise be missed, and point out some of the multitude of life forms. On a guided snorkel tour it’s possible to be handed a small number of different creatures, though we have strict guidelines on what can be touched so as to protect the integrity of the reef.

Reef Ecology Talks

During lunch, our marine biologists conduct our interactive reef talk. This is where you can ask questions on anything that you’ve seen through the day or simply sit, relax and learn all about the ecosystem of the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Site no.3

Once everyone’s appetites have been satisfied and all questions answered we head to our final site of the day, where, with a better understanding of the reef, guests are free to adventure further.

Afternoon Tea and Cruise Home

Following afternoon tea we head back with the wonderful view of the sun dropping towards the rainforest clad mountains. Wavelength arrives back in Port at approximately 4.30pm.

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