Orpheus Island Snorkeling

The 23rd most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

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South of Cairns off the north coast of Townsville, the snorkelling off Orpheus Island offers plentiful giant clams in waters sheltered by a fringing coral reef. There are over 1,100 species of fish and over 340 species of hard corals to be found around Orpheus Island. During Orpheus Island snorkeling, you may encounter green sea turtles, manta rays, bull rays and an occasional reef shark. The best Orpheus Island snorkeling is on the lee side of the island north of the resort.

Orpheus Island is located roughly 80km north of the coast from Townsville. There is regular seaplane service from Townsville to the resort on the island.

Overall, Orpheus Island is the 23rd most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Orpheus Island including Norman Reef, Heron Island, Hamilton Island, Lady Elliot Island, Agincourt Reef and Langford Reef.


Local Contact(s):  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park + 61 7 4750 0700; Pro Dive Cairns +61 7 4031 5255.

Recommended Book:  "Great Barrier Reef" from Lonely Planet

Best Season:  Jun-Oct

Luxury Loding:  Orpheus Island Resort +61 (0)7 4777 7377

Reference Source:  click here http://www.orpheus.com.au/

Article Source:   Best Orpheus Island Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24705

GPS:  -18.612086, 146.485553

Date Published:  12/24/2011

Date Updated:  7/11/2016

ID:  24705

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