Whales and dolphins frequent the waters of the Whitsundays, some as full time residents and others as visitors only. Dolphins can be seen all year around on the reefs, while whales migrate during winter only, coming to the Whitsundays to calve and nurse their young. Both are a beautiful sight, with tours getting to see them regularly - just ask your tour guide the best way to spot them!
There are thousands of individual species that live in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. From birds to mammals, fish and corals, there is a huge variety of what can be found above and below the water. Below we have listed some exciting things you can expect to see when snorkelling in particular.
Green turtles are one the largest turtle that visits the Whitsundays. The aboriginals knew that when you cooked a green turtle their fat turned an unusual bright green. This is how the name was derived.