Snorkelling and sunset cruising along the Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef
Calm seas, purple skies and heavens opening. This trip out to the Great Barrier Reef was definitely a good one to end my trip on.
Clear skies aboard a stunning catamaran in the sunshine leaving Port Douglas for the open seas… not a bad way to spend an afternoon.
No seasickness this time (unlike the last snorkel at Upolu Reef) instead the water was crystal clear, glimmering like lights on a sheet of blue.
I made the most of the snorkelling and had my trusty GoPro on an extended arm this time (recommend watching the videos in HD), slowly getting better with video, but also made it more fun to follow some of the stunning fish along the Great Barrier Reef.
Video of me following some Butterfly fish:
The coral was still a mix of colour, hard and bleached coral, but I still managed to spot the odd starfish and clam amongst it all. The fish were much easier to spot this time in the clear waters too!
Video amongst the coral:
Post-snorkel there was time to have a short beach walk across the low isles to the lighthouse and enjoy the island before hopping back on the catamaran to Port Douglas.
The group of people on the catamaran were a mix of older Americans and younger tourists. I fell somewhere in-between so pretty much enjoyed the odd chat and the scenery. The canapés on board were delightful and a great addition to the afternoon trip out and sunset trip back into Port Douglas.
This ends my posts from my time at Great Barrier Reef, thanks for everyone who’s followed along. If you’ve missed any, I’ve popped a few links to the other posts below. Enjoy!
- Warning: Cute Animals – A day at Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas »
- Daintree Rainforest and Cassowary Falls, Day trip from Port Douglas »
- Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia »
- Kuranda, Queensland’s Village in the Rainforest »
- Scenic Flight over Great Barrier Reef »
- Snorkelling in Upolu Reef, Great Barrier Reef »
- Cairns, North Queensland, Australia »