The Great Barrier Reef

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef is a MUST on your to-do List

Most people have heard of the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef; that it is a world accessible reef, offering outstanding nature, swimming, diving and snorkeling opportunities. And snorkeling is so popular because the only requirement needed is really an ability to swim and to be relatively fit because it can be strenuous.

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef means exciting day trips to places of beauty your eyes will not likely see again; it is these places where you can either enjoy snorkeling from off the boat or if you prefer; enjoy a trip to the island or the sandy cays where you walk into the sea from the beach and just start snorkeling. If neither of these sounds the way to go for you, there are some snorkeling companies which offer visitors float-coats that you put on, providing you with buoyancy and security, giving any beginner to snorkeling the opportunity to spend more time gazing at the spectacular colors, vivid marine life and natural beauty of the Great  Barrier Reef.

Once you start snorkeling, you always want to snorkel
Snorkeling is something you don’t have to worry about that you have not snorkeled before. A lot of the sites that form part of the Great Barrier Reef are shallow to practice in and it won’t be long before you are totally enraptured by your snorkeling experience and what you see in the sparkling blue waters below you. Millions consider snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef their bucket list dream; the ideal place to start snorkeling for the first time. Millions become enraptured and keep on coming back for more; once the bug bites you, you are hooked!

If you are an adventurous snorkeler and more experienced, you will love the experience of going out on the motorized catamaran tours. These boats take visitors right out to some of the most extraordinary parts of the Great Barrier Reef; experienced divers and lovers of snorkeling love Cairns or Port Douglas; the diving and snorkeling vibe is abuzz with adventure and fun, let alone fantastic ranges of accommodation at many different rates. From these places, it’s great to take the snorkel-only boats; whisking you away to sometimes as much as 3 different locations to do snorkeling. Sometimes first-time snorkelers find breathing through their snorkel a bit uncomfortable and strange in the beginning, so the instructors always recommend you try it out in shallow water first. That’s why the Cairns island pontoon or cay snorkel tours work so well for the first-time snorkeler. This gives first-timers the opportunity of getting comfy with the shallow water before being taken out to explore the magnificent reefs.

Snorkeling broadens your horizons
Apart from being the world’s biggest coral reef eco-system, and apart from the phantasmagoria of tropical fish, whales, turtles, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, and bird life, this World Heritage Site continues to attract the people of the world like a magnet to its glorious shores and reefs. Therefore it has a highly-developed tourist infrastructure with a number of the islands sporting their own magnificent resorts, whilst others will offer you little more than your tent or a hammock.

Sound like the adventure of a lifetime? It is – better get on over there for your piece of the pie because if you don’t there will always be that piece of the jigsaw puzzle that is missing – you will regret it until you fit that piece!

Best Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tours