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ABC Snorkel Charters Port Douglas

ABC Snorkel Charters love the Great Barrier Reef. A natural asset of incalculable value to the world, for its beauty and diversity of marine life.

We deeply respect the Reef and its needs, which is why we like to do things differently. We keep our numbers small. We keep our itinerary flexible and we visit different reef sites all the time, letting the marine life and corals ‘rest’ between visits.

Our hand-picked staff are our most valuable asset, and they work hard to ensure your day on the Great Barrier Reef is a special part of your holiday. Our fundamental idea and purpose is to provide low environmental impact, and genuine small group tours, to the Reef.

We’re passionate in achieving that purpose and grateful for the chance to showcase the Great Barrier Reef.


LOVE your reef visit with ABC

ABC is Port Douglas’ highest rated snorkel boat on TripAdvisor, from 2011 to date. We’re dedicated to customer service and know that our concept of small numbers and tiny groups, is a winner. Having a comfortable boat and accessing untouched reef locations has proven very popular. Thousands of happy customers, including film crews, families from around the world, celebrities and even a world trade leader, have experienced the Reef with ABC Snorkel Charters. We’re proud to show off all of our reef sites and we truly believe “a picture is worth a 1,000 words”! You can find hundreds of our marine photos with Facebook gallery and Instagram photography moments.


Our biggest point of difference is our small passenger numbers, but there’s more to it and we’ve prepared a table for comparison.

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We’re pleased to provide a range of resources that may prove helpful, when planning and preparing for your Reef trip.

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ABC Snorkel Charters just do snorkel trips. We have the lowest passenger numbers and the highest crew to guest ratio.

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A full list of all of ABC Snorkel Charters’ terms and conditions, including the latest COVID-19 social distancing rules.

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At ABC Snorkel Charters Port Douglas, it is of paramount importance to us that we leave no environmental footprint.

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Small Group, Low Impact Reef Tours

At ABC Snorkel Charters Port Douglas, it is of paramount importance to us that we leave no environmental footprint. We are able to do this with careful management and taking only small groups, a maximum 12 passengers. We don’t just talk about ecotourism and low impact, we practice it!

In Port Douglas most other reef operators can take more than 80 passengers (the largest up to 434 passengers) per trip, visiting the same sites on a daily basis. We believe the reef is negatively impacted by exposure to such large amounts of divers and snorkelers to the same reef locations every day.

Seeing the Reef, the ABC Snorkel Charters Way

It was realised early on with our first boat Sweetlips, that small was best. We continued in the extremely small group idea to our newer, faster current vessels.

True to our low impact philosophy, and the very fundamental idea of reef protection, we frequently change our snorkel locations and only ever visit them with a handful of people. Thus the fragile and diverse ecosystems of our sites remain intact, offering our customers the stunning wildlife encounters and amazing coral experience that they are expecting from the Great Barrier Reef.

We choose the best sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef every day, considering tidal and wind conditions to suit our guests’ activities and experience.

Voted Port Douglas' Best Reef Tour

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