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Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area to snorkel. This area of the reef is still alive and full of fish. We had a great experience on the Wavelength charters.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carri T
Reviewed October 30, 2018

In October 2018 the conditions when snorkelling here were very clear water, no current, lots of healthy coral and a wide variety of fish.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank doralei
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Well worth the expense of a day trip to spend a day here! I took a tour with wavelength and it was excellent.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Outdoors_is_great
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We visited Opal Reef with Wavelength Reef Cruises and had an excellent day. We visited 3 sites on Opal Reef, each a little different, and spent an hour snorkeling at each. Lots of colourful coral and fish, and very clear water

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank chrisandpeterCanmore
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We visited this reef as part of our Calypso day trip. The reef, fish and natural wonders of the ocean were fantastic to experience. A must do when in Northern Australia.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Adrian1958
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Opal Reef - is about 8 miles long and is one of the most northerly reefs which is only one of many that make up the Great Barrier Reef. We started at an area called “Beautiful Maureen”, then moved on to another area called “Rayban”....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank annettelaurie
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a gorgeous reef that we had the opportunity to explore. The sea life was amazing and we saw so many new fish we’d never seen on a snorkel trip. Loved this day!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank lanetten
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Great marine life and colourful coral. Well worth a visit on one of the snorkelling trips that go from Port Douglas

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pole2Pole_Images
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Visited on snorkel only Calypso tour boat from Port Douglas. Trip to Opal reef took about 2 hours - luckily in calm seas. Snorkelled at three separate sites over course of the day on Opal reef - with 1 hour of snorkelling at each site...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank HROxon
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Visited the reef today after 15 years and was greatly saddened as to the extensive bleaching , dying of the coral and how the number of fish has dramatically declined due to there loss of habitat. My last visit it was truly a wonderland with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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We went on the Calypso. Very good boat, fair price and what I liked best was it seemed to be one of the smaller boats with fewer people. Other boats I saw were much larger and had a lot more people on board, which we try to... More