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Port Douglas Low Impact Reef Tours

ABC is committed to ensuring you have the best Great Barrier Reef experience, with the lowest possible impact on the environment.

We are deeply respectful of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s an amazing place and we want to preserve it for future generations. That’s why we limit our numbers, use modern vessels, vary our Reef sites and destinations, and always strive to provide very low impact tours.

We’ll show you how to protect the Reef during your visit. You’ll explore stunning coral gardens, teeming with abundant marine life. Learn more about the environment with enthusiastic marine interpretation and presentations, by our crew.

The Great Barrier Reef is an international and tourism icon. See it with us, a small local business and Eco Certified operation.


The ABC Snorkel Charters promise to you

We protect the Great Barrier Reef at ABC Snorkel Charters Port Douglas. It’s at the core of our operation and all that we do. Why? Apart from the incalculable intrinsic value, we are very directly reliant on a healthy Reef for our existence as a company. We understand the Reef is a fragile ecosystem, subject to numerous threats. We are committed to protecting the reef and the environment in general. We are thrilled to be in a position to conduct a minimal impact Reef operation. At ABC Snorkel Charters we provide small number Reef trips, big on experience.


Taking a maximum of 10 passengers to the Outer Great Barrier Reef Port Douglas.


We’re a very small local business, deeply committed to the protection of the reef.


Our highly valued local crew, share stories and information gained over decades of living and working on the Reef.


A true outer reef experience! We’ll visit the best locations on the day, pending conditions.


Enthusiastic marine interpretation for anyone curious to learn more about the Reef.


Our vessels are modern and environmentally efficient. Extremely versatile snorkel vessels, ensuring minimal impact.

Our Low Impact Port Douglas Reef Tours

  • We protect the reef by promoting a strict “Take only photos, leave only bubbles” policy.
  • Educate our customers about reef ecology with informative marine talks and teaching reef conservation courses (Project Aware).
  • Use very fuel efficient and economical vessels, with modern diesel engines.
  • Choose live boat snorkeling wherever possible, over physical attachment options like anchoring. If anchoring is unavoidable, then hand guided placement is used for tight spots.
  • Use “green” and recyclable materials where appropriate. In line with our ECO certification.
  • Explore new sites regularly, which helps to avoid sites becoming “over-used”.

Head For The Incredible with ABC Snorkel Charters

Our freedom from obligation to use permanent moorings, means we head for the merely incredible. Should we find something spectacular on the way, we jump in and have a look. If it blows us away, we stay and play. 
Our ability to cruise and explore, enables us to provide fantastic, old school, totally exploratory days.

ABC Snorkel Charters will get you to parts of the Reef, rarely seen by others. Adventures that are nothing short of world class. Snorkelling these pristine, un-visited environments is a rare thrill. It’s certainly not the standard experience of other visitors to the Reef. ABC is visiting the Reef, the way it should be done.

Voted Port Douglas' Best Reef Tour

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