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Camp on a island, ferry?

Sligo, Ireland
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Camp on a island, ferry?

Hi,

I'm looking to camp for maybe 3 or 4 nights on a island that has good snorkelling. We are a couple and will be moving up the coast from agnes water in march and I think this would be cool to do.

What island do you recommend?

What ferry and how much?

Cheaper the better but open to quality ideas.

Thanks

Aidan

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11. Re: Camp on a island, ferry?

It has been some years since we camped at Joes Beach, back then you had to carry all your gear and water and food enough for a day or two extra in case of bad weather for pick up return. Open fires may now be banned. While Joes was fantastic in terms of location and sunsets etc, the snorkelling was limited at low tide.

I would probably look at one of the Hook island campsites next time.

Contact a local operator and see what they suggest in regard to ferry drop off times.

tourismwhitsundays.com.au/visitor-informatio…

Considered Whitehaven?- not for snorkelling but beautiful beach and swimming.

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12. Re: Camp on a island, ferry?

Thanks.

Ya we are hoping to do Whitehaven as part of a cruise. Looking at 2 day 2 night cruises. Not sure which boat yet though. On ice seems decent. Any recommendations there?

Thanks

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13. Re: Camp on a island, ferry?

Hi, the only way to get to the camping spots on the islands without your own boat is by Scamper - the Whitsunday Islands Camping Connection barge. Check it out here: http://www.whitsundaycamping.com.au/

Hope that helps,

TW

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14. Re: Camp on a island, ferry?

That's great thank you!

Expensive for a ride out and back. Probably go with a cheap one. Sandy bay has snorkelling it seems. Perhaps.

Thanks

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