Wavelength’s Day

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Full Day Outer Reef Snorkel Tour

Welcome Aboard

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.

The Journey

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.

Let’s Snorkel

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.

Second Site

giant-clamAfter 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.

Reef 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.

Third Site

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.

Opal Reef

The jewel of the Great Barrier Reef....

Snorkeling on Opal Reef is undoubtably the highlight of any outer reef trip. Wavelength has access to a number of exclusive sites along this pristine stretch of reef.

Find out more about our sites and see exactly where Opal Reef is located below.

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St Crispin Reef

Vast coral vistas and clouds of reef fish.

This wonderful reef offers extensive coral gardens to be explored while swimming with a variety of marine life. Only a small handful of operators have access to this beautiful reef.


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Tongue Reef

Snorkel with Turtles...In Style.

This fantastic site is where you can experience the Great Barrier Reef’s megafauna in action, including turtles, sharks, lagoon rays and schools of paddletail snappers and parrotfish.

A Wavelength exclusive site that’s one our favourites!

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