As a certified Clean Marina Level III, Coral Sea Marina is focused on sustainable business operations and protecting the environment in which we live and work. The protection of our environment, the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, is close to the heart of every local and visitor alike.
The Whitsunday Islands form part of the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and as a business we are focused on reducing our impact on the environment, encouraging the long term health of the reef and preserving the biodiversity of the National Parks which surround us.
There are many ways in which our superyacht crew and guests can assist in environmental initiatives that support sustainability and the health of the natural environment.
Your Superyacht Concierge can assist in organising volunteering expeditions, educational experiences and the opportunity to learn more about our incredible region.
Similarly, one of the key elements of our Environmental Policy is to educate visitors on environmental initiatives which we support. By providing our networks with up to date information on topics such as sustainable boating, marine pests, fishing practices and more so that we are able to spread the sustainability message further. You can read further on our environmental initiatives as a business here.
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Master Reef Guide
Your Superyacht Concierge can organise a private Master Reef Guide to join you on an expedition around the Whitsunday Islands or Great Barrier Reef.
Master Reef Guides are recognised as the world's leading reef guides and story tellers, sharing the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
As reef ambassadors, they provide information on the reef itself, share stories of the area and explain to you what you can do to make a difference.
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Eco Barge Clean Seas
Eco Barge Clean Seas is a non-for-important organization designed to engage the local community and visitors to the area with and encourage the protection of the local marine life and aquatic environment of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Their marine debris removal program is open to anyone wishing to volunteer, whereby the Whitsunday coastline and islands are continuously monitored and marine debris removed from accessible beaches. On average, 300 kilograms of marine debris is removed each trip by approximately 10 volunteers. To date, this program has removed over 200,000 kilograms of marine debris from the Whitsunday region.
Other programs include Count and Sort, where debris is documented meticulously and sent to the Australian Marine Debris Initiative (AMDI) Database, as well as the launch of the Ocean Trash Recycle Shack, where the marine debris collected is then recycled on site and used to create innovate products or creations such as surfboard handplanes, jewellery or art.
Should you like to register to volunteer, speak with your Superyacht Concierge.
- The Living ReefThe Living Reef
The Living Reef
The Living Reef, on Daydream Island, is a coral lagoon that wraps 200m around the central building on on the island and is home to over 100 species of local marine life including fish, small sharks, rays and other reef dwelling creatures.
This man-made reef system offers a range of ways you can get up close to our resident marine animals, as well as learn more about the wildlife and coral reef from the resident marine biologists in the Education Centre.
Learn more about the Great Barrier Reef from the passionate team there and find out more about sustainability and what you can do to protect and preserve this natural wonder.
- Turtle Rescue CentreTurtle Rescue Centre
Turtle Rescue Centre
Staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers, the centre has five quarantine tanks and to date has provided care for over 100 turtles. Should you wish to visit the centre, or volunteer to help these creatures, please contact your Superyacht Concierge.
If you ever see a sick or injured marine turtle please contact stranding hotline on 1300 130 372