Although I have no evidence whatsoever to support this next statistic, I still present it with confidence. 99% of people who visit Port Douglas for the first time will visit The Great Barrier Reef. Lex and I were part of that statistic, in fact we visited it twice! The first time we went to the Low Isles on the Wavedancer and were so disappointed with the cattle-herding experience that we decided to book again a few days later. This time we decided to head out to the Outer Reef with a company called The Reef Sprinter. They promise to get you to the Outer Reef quickly but most importantly, in a small group of no more than 14 people. This is completely different to the Wavedancer where we were one of hundreds on board. You can imagine as soon as the boat arrives and the masses of people get off all the fishes will have gone!
The Reef Sprinter was amazing and we’re so glad we gave the Reef another shot. We were taken by the crew to an isolated spot in the Outer Reef and saw some amazing marine life. Our driver even stopped by the Low Isles in the Inner Reef for a little more snorkelling – here we saw a turtle. I never actually realised just how quick turtles are, blink and you’ll miss them. I tried swimming after it, but almost drowned haha. Snorkelling The Great Barrier Reef was a bucket list item and I absolutely LOVED it. Check out some photos below.