Snorkelling is one of the most exciting ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef on a Whitsunday Islands trip. The Whitsundays are located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, a natural wonder home to thousands of unique fish and coral species, as well as whales, turtles and Dugongs. The best way to get up close to these incredible animals is to dive below the surface and go snorkelling on your Whitsunday Islands trip.
So what are the best snorkelling locations in the Whitsundays?
Relax on the beach at Langford Island, then dive straight into the water here to meet the turtles of the Great Barrier Reef. You’ll be able to see incredible corals, as well as discover Green Sea and Hawksbill turtles, some of which lay their eggs on the beach here during the Whitsundays summer.
Manta Ray Bay
Manta Ray Bay is a great place to discover the Humphead Wrasse that makes its home in the Great Barrier Reef! There are also scattered bommies throughout the bay.
At the right time of year you can see up to six species of turtles here – just make sure to ask the crew when booking your Whitsunday Islands Trip when the best time of year is to visit.
Whitehaven Beach is an iconic location, thanks to its beautiful crystal blue waters and white silica sands. But dive below the surface here and you might also meet stingrays and clownfish.
Blue Pearl Bay
Blue Pearl Bay is famous for its fringing reef, but you might also meet some Humphead Wrasse here. There are also a large number of bommies, great to explore while snorkelling.
Through July to September, this is a great area to visit if you want to witness the migration of Humpback whales, but there are interesting corals and beautiful fish to be discovered while snorkelling here all year round on your Whitsunday Islands trip.
Butterfly Bay is a magical place thanks to the colonies of butterflies that inhabit the area, but it’s also magical here beneath the surface of the water where you can find fringing corals and bommies.
Book a Whitsunday Islands trip with Wings and talk to your crew about finding the best sites to go snorkelling and discover the best of the Great Barrier Reef.