Me and my girlfriend are on a 6 week trip in Australia, and wanted to find the best place to snorkel and see the Great Barrier Reef. We where recommend this company by the receptionist at our hostel. Apparently they where some of the only companies that went to the best place to snorkel in the east coast - Lizard Island. Ask anyone at the east coast if they have heard about Lizard Island and they will tell you it's the best. The reason is that its pretty far away so the regular boattrips don't go out there, and therefor the reef is in perfect condition and best of all, NO people :)
We had the best trip out there with Daintree Air Services. They picked us up at our hostel and drove us to the airport. From there we flew in a smal airplane with 6 other people and the pilot. The trip out there was amazing. We flew in close over the rainforest and the pilot guided us through the different sights. When we came to the island we started at the blue lagoon, which is apparently one of the best remote beaches in the world. It was amazing. Afterwards we went to the beach for snorkling. It was amazing. You can reach it straight from the beach and just float over it, the water is very shallow so your get really close to the fish. We also saw turtles and stingray, and the famous clam gardens. The biggest clams you have ever seen. Simply amazing. Lunch was great and on the trip home we flew over the reef for some amazing views.
To summarise, you wont find better snorkling anywhere and it was very private and relaxed. The tour comes well recommended from here its really good value. It's the first place i will visit when i come back to Australia again.
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