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Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef — Port Douglas, QLD

Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef — Port Douglas, QLD

Of all the things we’ve always dreamed about doing in Australia, nothing came close to snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. We’ve snorkeled in Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and the Florida Keys, and we expected the grandaddy of all reefs would blow them all away. Boy did it ever.

You can add up all the coral we’ve ever seen in our lives and it would pale in comparison to one glance at the GBR. It really was beyond anything we could have pictured, with seemingly endless shapes and colors stretching out in every direction. And of course the colorful fish.

We wish that video could capture the experience, but watching the footage back made clear that this was one of those times that nothing can do justice to real life.

We made a carefully researched decision to book with Wavelength Cruises and were not disappointed in any way. Their new boat, Wavelength 4, was the perfect size and configuration: large enough to make the 90 minute trip to the outer reef in comfort, even in rough water; small enough to avoid the throngs of people that jam the bigger boats; and easy in and out for snorkelers.

We also stayed at our very first Australian RV park, Tropic Breeze Caravan Park in Port Douglas. It was the perfect choice: walking distance to town, the ocean and the harbor, plus great facilities and super friendly staff.

Follow our entire Australia Campervan trip here:  https://www.thervgeeks.com/Australia


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Kerensa

Monday 4th of April 2016

The reef looks truly amazing! I think we may have to use your trip as a blueprint someday with a few more diving trips thrown in.

TheRVgeeks

Tuesday 5th of April 2016

You two would rock it here! The diving opportunities are supposedly endless. And the food is surprisingly fantastic.

TheRVgeeks

Sunday 3rd of April 2016

You would SO love it down here. Oz should be on everyone's bucket list! It's exceeding our expectations by a mile.

Clay Smith

Saturday 26th of March 2016

Thank you for taking us to Ft. Douglas. Those were some big bats!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 26th of March 2016

Oh yes they were! It was like being buzzed by a fleet of small aircraft. LOL

Nikki

Saturday 26th of March 2016

Looks incredible! I can't wait till we make it there ourselves and hopefully, we can convince you to come stay with us!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 26th of March 2016

Done! That was some pretty easy arm-twisting, wasn't it? ??

JoAnn Miltner

Saturday 26th of March 2016

I LOVE watching you two tripping around Down Under! It's so nice to be traveling with you through video. Thanks so much for sharing!

TheRVgeeks

Saturday 26th of March 2016

Thanks JoAnn. Nice to have you with us!

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