Tips to make the most of your snorkelling Whitsunday reef tour

When you book a holiday to the Whitsunday Islands, the first thing you’ll want to do is book a Whitsunday reef tour to get up close with the incredible aquatic wildlife of the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a must-see on any bucket list. On a Whitsunday reef tour, you can pull on your snorkel gear and dive below the water to discover the magic of this incredible location.

So how can you make the most of your snorkeling Whitsunday reef tour?

1. Do your research

You’re already ahead of the curve with this one! The Whitsunday Islands are made for reef going adventures, so there’s no problem just rocking up and having a good time, but you can make the most of your Whitsunday reef tour by doing a bit of research first. Some questions to ask yourself include: What sort of tour are you after? Do you want an overnight adventure or day trip? Have you been snorkeling before or will you need some guidance? What time of the year is best to go snorkeling and see the best sights of the Whitsunday Islands?

2. Have the right gear

Some Whitsunday reef tours will provide your snorkeling gear for you, but some won’t. So it’s best to find out in advance if you need to bring your own. Bringing your own snorkel gear can also improve comfort as you explore the Great Barrier Reef, but make sure you have quality gear that is going to help you make the most of this once in a lifetime experience.

3. Choose the best locations

Do you have any particular locations in mind for your snorkeling Whitsunday reef tour? The Great Barrier Reef is huge (large enough to be seen from space!), but some sites make for better snorkeling locations than others. Don’t have any idea where you want to go? If you travel with a good tour company, they will take you to the best locations in the Great Barrier Reef, without you having to plan a thing.

4. Travel with an experienced tour company

Always make sure your Whitsunday reef tour company is experienced. An experienced tour company will always take you to the best snorkeling locations, make sure you have the right snorkel gear, and do all the hard research for you! Wings is an experienced tour company that offers two day, two night snorkeling tours with friendly and knowledgeable staff who will help you get the most of your Whitsunday reef tour.

5. Have fun

The most important thing is to have fun. Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef is an experience you will never forget, so relax and enjoy yourself!

About Wings Whitsunday Adventures

Wings operates sailing tours around the Whitsundays. Travel to Whitehaven Beach and explore the beautiful white sands, swim amongst the aquatic wildlife, sail across Australia's magnificent blue waters.