Australia "Reef & Rock" Eclipse Tour 2012
9 day tour with viewing on Green Island

9 day tour option: $3770 per person double occupancy
5 day tour option: $2450 per person double occupancy

Registration for this tour is now CLOSED

Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 1,600 miles over an area of approximately 133,000 sq miles.

The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. This reef supports a wide diversity of life, and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981 and widely considered one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

125 species of shark, stingray, skates or chimera live on the reef. Close to 5,000 species of mollusk have been recorded on the reef, including the giant clam and various nudibranchs and cone snails. 215 species of birds (including 22 species of seabirds and 32 species of shorebirds. The islands of the Great Barrier Reef also support 2,195 known plant species; three of these are endemic. Seventeen species of sea snake live on the Great Barrier Reef in warm waters up to 50 metres (164 ft) deep. More than 1,500 fish species live on the reef, including the clownfish, red bass, red-throat emperor, and several species of snapper and coral trout. There are at least 330 species of ascidians on the reef system, Four hundred coral species and between 300-500 species of bryozoans live on the reef.

Outer Reef Day-trip
Our ferry takes you to Agincourt Reef, at the very outer edge of the Barrier Reef. Here, special reefs known as ‘ribbons’ run parallel to the Continental Shelf. Adjacent to the Coral Sea trench, these ribbon reefs are recognised as the most pristine eco-systems in the reef’s environment. Clear water provides the best possible underwater visibility, encourages rich coral growth and supports spectacular marine life. As the region’s outer reef pioneer, we chose the best location. Entering the dramatic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary experience. It’s a day that engages all your senses, lifts your spirit and takes you into another realm. Sharing the wonder of the world’s largest living entity, realising its breathtaking colour and majesty, seeing nature at its most perfect is an awakening and, quite simply, the memory of a lifetime. Choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry and explore the stunning reef from the comfort of a semi-submarine, just one metre underwater. Watch the fish feeding from an underwater viewing platform and underwater observatory, or fly in a helicopter over the reef.