Category Archives: Conservation

Whales in Port Douglas


Whales in winter You know it is winter in Port Douglas when the whales arrive. Of course our “winter” is very mild with daytime temperatures rarely getting below 23 degrees Celsius. The two major groups of whales that visit Port Douglas are Humpback Whales and Dwarf Minke whales. Dwarf Minkes arrive in Port Douglas usually in […]

Fin Fish Closures

Port Douglas Fin Fish Closures

What are Coral Reef Fin Fish Closures? Coral Reef Fin fish closures occur twice a year on the Great Barrier Reef and the  closure dates coincide with the new moon when key coral reef fin fish species aggregate to spawn.The closures are in place in order to protect certain fish species during times when their […]

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. […]