Dunk Island

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  • Mission Beach: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive Cruise

    1. Mission Beach: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive Cruise

    Begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef by boarding the Island Spirit between 8:30 AM and 9:00 AM. You will need to wear your swimmers to walk from the beach through water up to your knees. Take a quick 10-minute transfer to the beautiful Dunk Island and there you will board the MV Reef Goddess.  At 9:30 AM, have an introduction and safety briefing from your captain, then depart Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the East at 16 knots. Reach your first reef location in under 1.5 hours. In the water at your first Outer Great Barrier Reef location, you will have 1 hour to explore the untouched reefs with your crew on hand to assist with your gear and get going. A snorkel or dive briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef as well as the protection of the reef.  At 12:00 PM, depart the reef and take a 30-minute cruise to t...

    I was lucky enough to go diving in Mission Beach, with the family run mission Beach Dive, Nancy organised it for me, and my beautiful dive instructor was Matika(spelling?) she had a fabulous eye, finding huge white tip sharks to box fish and nudibranches, the reef was pristine, I was impressed with Matika, a lovely lunch was provided, and the rest of the crew were very safety conscious and fun to talk to, all in all an excellent experience

  • Mission Beach to Dunk Island Water Taxi Transfer

    2. Mission Beach to Dunk Island Water Taxi Transfer

    Ride in the custom designed 10-meter long water taxi to Dunk Island. This day trip is all made easier by the great team on board who are friendly and always ready to help out. Dunk Island’s lush rainforest, its dense flora and fauna, offers a variety of wildlife like the blue Ulysses butterfly, mammals and about 150 species of birds, including rare and vulnerable seabirds. The spectacular island also offers a large variety of marine life in the reefs, including crabs, shellfish, sea turtles, fish, dugongs and colorful corals. As well as magical walking tracks and secluded beaches, Dunk Island also offers toilet and shower amenities on the spit and fantastic campgrounds with BBQ facilities, so upon finishing your walks, you can unpack the picnic in the day use area and spend the rest of the day relaxing under the shade of the palm trees.

    Scary start with the bumpy waves and high jumps (with no warning, seatbelts or life jackets) but the rest of the journey was great.

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What people are saying about Dunk Island

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

I was lucky enough to go diving in Mission Beach, with the family run mission Beach Dive, Nancy organised it for me, and my beautiful dive instructor was Matika(spelling?) she had a fabulous eye, finding huge white tip sharks to box fish and nudibranches, the reef was pristine, I was impressed with Matika, a lovely lunch was provided, and the rest of the crew were very safety conscious and fun to talk to, all in all an excellent experience

Great trip, staff were super friendly and knew there stuff :) Even though the weather wasn’t great we still managed to have an awesome time :) The lunch was pretty tasty too!!

Scary start with the bumpy waves and high jumps (with no warning, seatbelts or life jackets) but the rest of the journey was great.

Quick and easy to book lovely staff . A fast 10 min ferry ride with beautiful views in all directions.

Excellent friendly crew, reefs visited and food. Even got king prawns.