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Snorkel the Outer Great Barrier Reef is only available on our Private Reef Sail or on our Overnight Charters.

The Great Barrier Reef


*The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world.


*It is found in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia.


*The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure.


*It is made up of around 2900 individual reefs and 900 islands.


*The Great Barrier Reef is around 2600 kilometres (1616 miles) in length.


*Astronauts can see the Great Barrier Reef from space.


*Marine animals called coral play an important role in the formation of the Great Barrier Reef.


*Coral create calcium carbonate which forms a hard, shell-like skeleton.


*The Great Barrier Reef is home to a wide range of life, including fish, sea turtles, giant clam, seahorse, sea snakes, nudibranch, sea turtles, stingray, sharks and many more.


*Over 1500 different species of fish live in the Great Barrier Reef, including clownfish, star of the animated film Finding Nemo.


*Whales, dolphins and dugong can also be seen in the Great Barrier Reef.


*Climate change is perhaps the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef.


*Warmer ocean temperatures put stress on coral and lead to coral bleaching.


*The Great Barrier Reef is a popular tourist destination with around 2 million visitors every year.