The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in which the 74 Whitsunday islands are located, provides a pristine and abundant marine conservation area for thousands of marine life. For visitors to the Great Barrier Reef, the range of aquatic experiences which the reef offers are unrivalled. From diving the coral shelves and lagoons of the outer reefs, to deep sea sports fishing, to snorkeling the fringing reefs of the Whitsunday islands, or watching the annual migration of the humpback whales, spending time in the Whitsunday region and home porting at Abell Point Marina provides access to this and much more.
Stretching 2300 kilometres this natural wonder is so vast that it can be seen from space. Within its vast expanse are a range of ecological habitats, species and marine communities. Whilst known primarily for the diverse range of coral reef systems, the Great Barrier Reef also provides home to a huge array of plants and animals. Home to over 600 hard and soft corals, which in turn provides habitat for over 1500 species of fish, 100 types of jellyfish, 133 varieties of sharks and rays and over 30 species of whale and dolphin, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most complex natural ecosystems in the world. One thing is for certain when experiencing the Great Barrier Reef, no two experiences will be the same.
From guided diving tours, to private helicopter flights over the reef or landing a seaplane in a lagoon and snorkeling the coral gardens, visiting the Great Barrier Reef and providing these experiences will be sure to delight owners and guests.
Speak with our friendly concierge about recommended itineraries in the Whitsunday and Great Barrier Reef region.