The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living structure on the planet comprised of some 2900 individual reefs. Making up about 10 percent of the entire coral reef ecosystems. It stretches down the coast of Queensland at nearly 2300 km in length, and is so large it can literally be seen from space.
The Reef itself is now understood to be a key part of a much bigger set of ecological systems, the sum of which give us the Wet Tropics, including the Daintree Rainforest and more. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Area in 1981 and one of the natural wonders of the world. The enormous size and diversity of the GBR means it is one of the richest and most complex natural ecosystems on the planet and one of the most significant for biodiversity conservation.
The Great Barrier Reef is home to a stunning array of animals, from microscopic plankton to whales. The reef supports some 1625 species of fish, six of the worlds seven species of marine turtle and 133 species of sharks and ray. There is a dazzling array of biodiversity to experience with ABC Snorkel Charters.
The people of ABC Snorkel Charters Port Douglas are passionate about this natural wonder of the world. Jay and Astrid Wink, the founders of this unique outfit, were drawn here from afar, just like you. They were so impressed with the Reef’s beauty that they relocated to live here in Port Douglas, right on the doorstep of one of the Earth’s great wonders. They are committed to ensuring you have the very best Great Barrier Reef experience with the lowest impact on the environment possible.