Great Barrier Reef Excursions
Orpheus Island Diving & Snorkeling. Orpheus Island is encircled by fringing reef, with world-class dive and snorkeling sites an easy boat or dinghy ride away. Orpheus Island resort can arrange half-day dive and snorkeling trips around the neighboring Palm Islands, and full-day charter dive and snorkeling excursions to the Outer Barrier Reef. Costs depend on passenger numbers and inclusions; booking ahead is essential. Resort guests can also preorder a gourmet picnic hamper and use one of the resort's motorized dinghies to visit secluded, boulder-strewn coves and snorkeling spots on the island's fringing reef. Often, you can snorkel directly off the beach into fish-filled coral gardens. Orpheus Island Resort jetty, Orpheus Island, QLD, 4810. 07/4777–7377. www.orpheus.com.au.