Australia’s best snorkel Tours


Snorkeling and dive tours are the best way to explore the Great Barrier Reef. In fact, many say snorkeling is actually the best way to explore the reef for many reasons. Snorkeling is great for people who have no prior diving experience or have no desire to scuba dive. In order to take snorkel tours, you only need to know how to swim. Plus, as you’re closer to the surface of the water, the colors of the marine life and coral gardens are more vibrant as the sun reflects better. You’ll still see an abundance of marine life even when you’re not diving to deep depths because many fish and marine creatures enjoy the warmer water.


No matter if you’re looking for short snorkel tours or want to spend a couple of days snorkeling the reef, there are a number of tour options– each offering many snorkeling sites. You’re able to take guided or non-guided snorkeling tours, depending on your preference. When taking a snorkeling tour, each snorkel site is evaluated daily to ensure ideal dive conditions and water clarity for the best experience possible.


While taking snorkeling tours, you have the chance to visit Hastings Reef. Hastings Reef offers nearly perfect snorkeling conditions throughout the year. Popular sites within Hastings Reef to explore include the fish bowl, compass mooring and coral gardens.


Saxon Reef is an excellent snorkeling location with abundant marine activity. You’ll see white tip reef sharks and even migrating humpback whales depending on the time of year you visit. With sandy shallow areas, you’ll have excellent snorkeling opportunities, including visiting turtle bommie, twin peaks and magic mooring.


Breaking Patches is another popular site to find adventure, especially in the afternoon. The small reef is just outside of Michaelmas Cay, a sandy little island that’s protected for sea turtle breeding. The patch reef is home to giant clams, sting rays and much more.


The furthest location for snorkeling tours is Norman Reef. Here, you may spot dolphins, but even if you don’t you’ll still see an amazing diversity of marine life playing in the coral gardens.


Dive tours and snorkel tours are the absolute best way to explore the Great Barrier Reef. When snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll have a memorable time finding adventure in the largest living reef system in the world.