Great Barrier Reef, Most of the Coast Sydney to Cairns

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Great Barrier Reef, Most of the Coast Sydney to Cairns

Postby xmx89 » Wed May 29, 2013 4:22 pm

What happened to the Great Barrier Reef as part of this trip? I booked it when it was on day 13 and now it looks as though it's been replaced by days on beaches and dancing?
Is this right?
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Re: Great Barrier Reef, Most of the Coast Sydney to Cairns

Postby kcupp95 » Wed May 29, 2013 5:53 pm

DAY 11-12 WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS SAILING (2B,1L,2D)
After a traditional Outback-style breakfast, transfer to the town of Mackay and embark on a maxi yacht which will be our home for the next three days. Set sail to a secluded cove in the Whitsunday Islands and enjoy some snorkelling before the anchor drops for the night. We are the only company to sail from south to north through the islands instead of backtracking while starting and finishing in the same point.

Take advantage of the included snorkel gear, throw on a mask and see what lives in the Great Barrier Reef. (Note that fins are not provided in order to adhere with local coral conservation efforts.) The sailing route on Day 12 allows us to follow part of Captain Cook's route up through the Whitsunday Islands, stopping for swims and beach visits along the way. Options to SCUBA dive are available also. Again we drop anchor in a secluded bay for the night.

The Whitsunday Islands are in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef, so you'll spend Day 11-13 out there and it looks like have the option for snorkeling/diving on days 11-12.
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