Day 10: The Great Barrier Reef, an Uninhabited Island, Beach Time, & Dinner out on the Town!
Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef is no longer just a dream.... we did it! This morning started with breakfast at the hotel, then. Bus transfer to a boat that would take us to an uninhabited island in the Great Barrier Reef National Reserve to snorkel the reef and interact with the wildlife. To get there we took a scenic cruise down a river:
Next we spent about 2 hours snorkeling the reef and observing the corals, fish, and turtles from our goggles and also the windows of a semi-submarine boat.... soooo amazing! We don’t have photos from the actual snorkeling experience because of logistics, but it is an experience that always stay with us.
Then we followed our snorkeling with a couple hours of free time and lunch on the beach:
We also took an optional island tour with a certified marine biologist to learn about the island and the critters and sea life that live on it:
Then we returned home, mostly worn out from a long day in the sun and we enjoyed free time and dinner in Cairns:
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