Full Day Outer Reef Snorkel Tour
Your day with Wavelength begins with a courtesy transfer from your accommodation to our shop at the Reef Marina. You’re greeted there for check-in at 8.00am, then board the vessel where tea or coffee is available. Our crew will then introduce the itinerary and provide a safety briefing.
Wavelength then departs on the 90-minute trip to the edge of the continental shelf, passing Low Isles en route. On the way 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.
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.
After morning tea (and some time to reflect on the wierdness 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 integrety of the reef.
A Deli-style Lunch
The delicious deli-style lunch includes a range of salads, chicken, beef, falafels, cheese, eggs and rolls. Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea are also available. Wavelength can cater for different dietary requirements including vegetarian and gluten free. The rear deck allows passengers to mingle with other guests and crew, while those wanting some quiet time can find a private spot on Wavelength’s bow or top deck.
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.
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.
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.