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Best Island to snorkel off the beach

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Best Island to snorkel off the beach


I have a family of 5 and would like somewhere that I can snorkel straight off the beach. I would like to be able to find comfortable accomodation at a reasonable price


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1. Re: Best Island to snorkel off the beach

We recently went to Fitzroy Island (an hour boat ride off Cairns) and the snorkelling off the beach was quite good, but not something that can be compared to snorkelling on the outer reef. There was certainly plenty of colourful fish and lots of soft corals. The island itself is beautiful - a stunning landscape with the huge granite boulders and rainforest. See my review of the resort: tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g255077-d258…

For the best off the beach snorkelling the southern GBR islands are probably better - Heron Island http://www.heronisland.com (reached from Gladstone) and Lady Elliot Island http://www.ladyelliot.com.au (reached from Bundaberg) both have resorts on them.

My review of Heron is quite old and the resort has since been taken over by another company. The snorkelling was great. tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g255081-r111…

Edited: 30 October 2012, 22:06
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