Dunk Island

Dunk Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mission Beach: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive Cruise

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

Experience a day on board 'Reef Goddess' to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Begin your adventure at Clump Point Boat Ramp where you'll board MV Reef Goddess. After an introduction and safety briefing from your captain, depart Clump Point and head off to the East sitting on 17 knots reaching your first reef location in under 1 1/2 hours. In the water at the first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions), you'll have an hour exploring untouched reefs with the crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going. A free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef. Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to the second snorkel location and lunch preparation. Arrive at the second location where your friendly crew will serve lunch with cold cuts, fresh prawns, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. After your well-earned lunch, jump in for another hour of learning, exploring, and experiencing one of the world's natural wonders. After more snorkeling or diving, your crew will 'up anchor' and head for home back to beautiful Mission Beach.

Beaver Reef Snorkel & Dunk Island | Mission Beach Day Return

2. Beaver Reef Snorkel & Dunk Island | Mission Beach Day Return

Embark on an enchanting journey to Dunk Island, a tropical paradise that beckons with lush trails, serene beaches, and breathtaking vistas from Mount Kootaloo. Take a stroll along Muggy Muggy Beach, where the tranquil waves invite you to bask in the serenity of nature. Discover the hidden treasures beneath the surface as you snorkel in crystal-clear waters, unlocking the vibrant marine life that inhabits the underwater realm. Venture further into the marine wonderland at Beaver Reef, a diver's paradise boasting a kaleidoscope of colors in its vibrant coral gardens. Brace yourself for an adrenaline rush in Shark Alley, where encounters with these majestic creatures add a thrilling dimension to your underwater exploration. Beaver Cay unveils a world of wonder with its stunning corals, graceful turtles, and graceful stingrays gracefully gliding through the water. As you traverse these aquatic realms, be captivated by the intricate dance of marine life and the harmony beneath the ocean's surface. Each moment is a testament to the beauty and fragility of these ecosystems, urging us to appreciate and preserve the wonders that nature has bestowed upon us. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, an avid diver, or someone seeking tranquility, Dunk Island and Beaver Reef offer an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary. Embrace the allure of these pristine destinations, where the land and sea converge to create a symphony of beauty that lingers in the hearts of those fortunate enough to explore their depths.

Dunk Island Day Tour | Mission Beach Day Return

3. Dunk Island Day Tour | Mission Beach Day Return

Discover Dunk Island, a pristine tropical escape boasting natural wonders and breathtaking landscapes. This paradise, predominantly a national park, invites exploration through captivating trails and palm-lined shores. The allure of Mount Kootaloo beckons adventurers, offering a challenging 7km-return hike through ancient fern forests and remnants of a World War II radar station. At the summit, indulge in panoramic vistas of the Family Group of Islands—an awe-inspiring reward for the trek. For a more relaxed stroll, the circuit track provides a 3-4 hour journey through the heart of the island, showcasing the enchanting Palm Valley and culminating at Coconut Beach. Pallon Beach offers an easier alternative, guiding visitors to Coconut Beach via a scenic lookout and an old farm, creating a delightful path for those seeking a tranquil walk. Embrace the azure allure of Muggy Muggy Beach, where the track leads for a refreshing dip and snorkeling adventures. Alternatively, the beach directly accessible from the jetty provides a perfect spot for seaside bliss, accommodating all tides. Dunk Island, with its diverse landscapes, promises an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and beach lovers alike. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this tropical haven, where every step reveals a new facet of its captivating beauty.

Dunk Island Day Tour | Cairns Day Return

4. Dunk Island Day Tour | Cairns Day Return

Nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Dunk Island invites adventurers to discover a paradise brimming with natural wonders. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the island's lush trails, a symphony of vibrant flora and fauna beckoning you into a world untouched. For those seeking awe-inspiring vistas, ascend the heights of Mount Kootaloo. From its summit, panoramic views unfold, revealing the azure expanse of the Coral Sea and the lush canopy of the island below. A stroll from Palm Valley to Coconut Beach unveils the serene beauty of Dunk Island. Palm Valley, a haven of tranquility, boasts swaying palms and a gentle breeze, setting the stage for a rejuvenating walk. As you meander towards Coconut Beach, the rhythmic lull of the waves becomes your soundtrack, inviting you to savor the moment and appreciate the untouched beauty that surrounds you. For underwater enthusiasts, Muggy Muggy is a snorkeler's haven. Crystal-clear waters reveal a vibrant world beneath the surface, teeming with colorful coral formations and a kaleidoscope of marine life. Slip into the water, and you'll find yourself immersed in a living tapestry of underwater wonders. Muggy Muggy's snorkeling spots are a testament to the diversity and vitality of the Great Barrier Reef, providing an unforgettable experience for both novice and experienced snorkelers alike. Dunk Island is not merely a destination; it's a sanctuary for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With each step along its trails, every ascent of Mount Kootaloo, and every moment spent on the shores of Coconut Beach, the island's charm captivates and rejuvenates. Whether you're drawn to exploring dense rainforests, the thrill of conquering a summit, the serenity of a palm-fringed valley, or the vibrant marine life beneath the surface, Dunk Island offers a myriad of experiences to create lasting memories. Embrace the allure of this tropical haven, where the wonders of the natural world unfold in a mesmerizing tapestry of beauty and adventure.

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Dunk Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

Mission Beach: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive Cruise

Mission Beach: Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive Cruise

Experience a day on board 'Reef Goddess' to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Begin your adventure at Clump Point Boat Ramp where you'll board MV Reef Goddess. After an introduction and safety briefing from your captain, depart Clump Point and head off to the East sitting on 17 knots reaching your first reef location in under 1 1/2 hours. In the water at the first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions), you'll have an hour exploring untouched reefs with the crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going. A free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef. Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to the second snorkel location and lunch preparation. Arrive at the second location where your friendly crew will serve lunch with cold cuts, fresh prawns, salads, and fresh tropical fruit. After your well-earned lunch, jump in for another hour of learning, exploring, and experiencing one of the world's natural wonders. After more snorkeling or diving, your crew will 'up anchor' and head for home back to beautiful Mission Beach.

Beaver Reef Snorkel & Dunk Island | Mission Beach Day Return

Beaver Reef Snorkel & Dunk Island | Mission Beach Day Return

Embark on an enchanting journey to Dunk Island, a tropical paradise that beckons with lush trails, serene beaches, and breathtaking vistas from Mount Kootaloo. Take a stroll along Muggy Muggy Beach, where the tranquil waves invite you to bask in the serenity of nature. Discover the hidden treasures beneath the surface as you snorkel in crystal-clear waters, unlocking the vibrant marine life that inhabits the underwater realm. Venture further into the marine wonderland at Beaver Reef, a diver's paradise boasting a kaleidoscope of colors in its vibrant coral gardens. Brace yourself for an adrenaline rush in Shark Alley, where encounters with these majestic creatures add a thrilling dimension to your underwater exploration. Beaver Cay unveils a world of wonder with its stunning corals, graceful turtles, and graceful stingrays gracefully gliding through the water. As you traverse these aquatic realms, be captivated by the intricate dance of marine life and the harmony beneath the ocean's surface. Each moment is a testament to the beauty and fragility of these ecosystems, urging us to appreciate and preserve the wonders that nature has bestowed upon us. Whether you are a nature enthusiast, an avid diver, or someone seeking tranquility, Dunk Island and Beaver Reef offer an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary. Embrace the allure of these pristine destinations, where the land and sea converge to create a symphony of beauty that lingers in the hearts of those fortunate enough to explore their depths.

Dunk Island Day Tour | Mission Beach Day Return

Dunk Island Day Tour | Mission Beach Day Return

Discover Dunk Island, a pristine tropical escape boasting natural wonders and breathtaking landscapes. This paradise, predominantly a national park, invites exploration through captivating trails and palm-lined shores. The allure of Mount Kootaloo beckons adventurers, offering a challenging 7km-return hike through ancient fern forests and remnants of a World War II radar station. At the summit, indulge in panoramic vistas of the Family Group of Islands—an awe-inspiring reward for the trek. For a more relaxed stroll, the circuit track provides a 3-4 hour journey through the heart of the island, showcasing the enchanting Palm Valley and culminating at Coconut Beach. Pallon Beach offers an easier alternative, guiding visitors to Coconut Beach via a scenic lookout and an old farm, creating a delightful path for those seeking a tranquil walk. Embrace the azure allure of Muggy Muggy Beach, where the track leads for a refreshing dip and snorkeling adventures. Alternatively, the beach directly accessible from the jetty provides a perfect spot for seaside bliss, accommodating all tides. Dunk Island, with its diverse landscapes, promises an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts, history buffs, and beach lovers alike. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this tropical haven, where every step reveals a new facet of its captivating beauty.

Dunk Island Day Tour | Cairns Day Return

Dunk Island Day Tour | Cairns Day Return

Nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Dunk Island invites adventurers to discover a paradise brimming with natural wonders. Lace up your hiking boots and explore the island's lush trails, a symphony of vibrant flora and fauna beckoning you into a world untouched. For those seeking awe-inspiring vistas, ascend the heights of Mount Kootaloo. From its summit, panoramic views unfold, revealing the azure expanse of the Coral Sea and the lush canopy of the island below. A stroll from Palm Valley to Coconut Beach unveils the serene beauty of Dunk Island. Palm Valley, a haven of tranquility, boasts swaying palms and a gentle breeze, setting the stage for a rejuvenating walk. As you meander towards Coconut Beach, the rhythmic lull of the waves becomes your soundtrack, inviting you to savor the moment and appreciate the untouched beauty that surrounds you. For underwater enthusiasts, Muggy Muggy is a snorkeler's haven. Crystal-clear waters reveal a vibrant world beneath the surface, teeming with colorful coral formations and a kaleidoscope of marine life. Slip into the water, and you'll find yourself immersed in a living tapestry of underwater wonders. Muggy Muggy's snorkeling spots are a testament to the diversity and vitality of the Great Barrier Reef, providing an unforgettable experience for both novice and experienced snorkelers alike. Dunk Island is not merely a destination; it's a sanctuary for nature lovers and adventure seekers. With each step along its trails, every ascent of Mount Kootaloo, and every moment spent on the shores of Coconut Beach, the island's charm captivates and rejuvenates. Whether you're drawn to exploring dense rainforests, the thrill of conquering a summit, the serenity of a palm-fringed valley, or the vibrant marine life beneath the surface, Dunk Island offers a myriad of experiences to create lasting memories. Embrace the allure of this tropical haven, where the wonders of the natural world unfold in a mesmerizing tapestry of beauty and adventure.

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Overall rating

4.9
(49 reviews)

We had an amazing time. The ships crew were very well organised and helpful, the food was brilliant and, most of all, our trip snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef was brilliant. We were the only boat there, we had the whole place to ourselves. Unique and incredible. Five stars.

The best reef experience I've ever had. Kind, caring and considerate staff. Unforgettable viewing of a healthy reef with thousands of fish. And the gear we used was in great condition too. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to do this.

Nothing could improve Fantastic day with very helpful crew members which made the experience all the better. Would thorough recommend. Food was also great and lots available throughout the trip

Such an amazing day even though the weather wasn’t playing ball! All of the guys on the boat were lovely, so chatty and friendly! They made our experience!

Fantastic day- great food, excellent snorkel spot and lovely staff.