Port Douglas we arrive at 7am and depart at 4 pm.
Airlie beach we arrive at 10am and depart at 8pm.
These times are pretty inconvieniant from what I have researched so far as I think we will have to tender in as well. So that limits us for time.
I have my heart set on Snorkelling the GBR but all the tours seem to leave either to early for us in Airlie and return to late for us in Port Douglas. This could be a cunning ploy so we purchase the ships tour of the reef.
The ship offers trips out to the reef from both Airlie and Port Douglas. Both tours take you to the outer reef. Is one place better to see GBR from or are they both about the same? Also if we go out to the reef in Port Douglas will we be able to catch a water taxi out to an island on the day we are in Airlie beach given that we aren't arriving on shore till about 11am?
Are there little tour operators that we could perhaps get a group together for and organise to go out at 11am and return at 5pm?
Thanks any info would be much appreciated.