Category Archives: Snorkeling

Boat Hire in Port Douglas

boat hire

Boat Hire from Port Douglas At Port Douglas Reef Charters we often get customers inquiring about boat hire options from Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef. A lot of people assume that Port Douglas is like the Whitsundays where you can skipper your own boat if you hire one. In Port Douglas the only […]

The Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef Clown Fish

The Great Barrier Reef Port Douglas is blessed to be the closest town and departure point on the coast to the Great Barrier Reef. Most reef tour boats take about 1.5 hours to steam the 32 or so nautical miles to the outer reef. Most of the reef is located off the mainland of Queensland. […]

Great Barrier Reef Tours

Great Barrier Reef tours

How to pick the best weather for Great Barrier Reef tours It is not an easy thing to do, but here are some tips on how to choose the best conditions for Great Barrier Reef tours. All the Great Barrier Reef tours in Port Douglas will endeavor to give you a fantastic experience on the […]

Stingers – Box Jellyfish

Stingers Box jellyfish

Box jellies, also called sea wasps and marine stingers, live primarily in coastal waters off Northern Australia and throughout the Indo-Pacific. They are pale blue and transparent in color and get their name from the cube-like shape of their bell. Up to 15 tentacles grow from each corner of the bell and can reach 10 feet (3 meters) in length. Each tentacle has about 5,000 stinging cells, which are triggered not by touch but by the presence of a chemical on the outer layer of its prey.