The fabulous Whitsunday Islands are known for incomparable white sand and coral beaches, glittering aquamarine seas, and a magical underwater world of reef gardens home to thousands of unique fish and coral species. One of the highlights of your Whitsunday holiday will be the time you spend on your vessel, with your friends or family surrounded by natural beauty, glimmering water and marine life.
Snorkelling in the Whitsundays
The best way to explore the underwater world of the Whitsundays is by donning snorkel, mask, and fins, and catching a glimpse of some of the resplendent corals and vibrant tropical fish. The water temperatures in the Whitsundays remain a welcoming 25 degrees celcius most of the year.
Your snorkel gear is provided for you at no extra cost and is obtained through Aquadive, the dive shop below our office at Coral Sea Marina Resort. On the first day of your charter your briefer will introduce you to the friendly staff at Aquadive who will fit you out with the correct size. All stinger suits are hired through Aquadive, and these are also handy in winter for extended snorkelling and sun protection. If you plan to begin your charter from Hamilton Island we will need your shoe size for the fins and your height and weight for stinger suits.
These are a few of our favourite snorkelling sites and visibility will be better in different conditions.
Stinger Suits: Marine stingers do not restrict their movement to any particular area and while stinger season is generally between October to May they can be found all year round. Queensland Yacht Charters recommends stinger suits be worn whenever entering the water, particularly during stinger season .
Click on the link for more information on our Whitsunday Marine Life