Written by Missy Johnston

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. The best way to explore the coral reefs, along with the 600 continental islands and 300 coral cays, is on a private yacht charter vacation. Whether you’re an experienced diver looking to explore the depths of the water or a novice snorkeler who wants to swim along the surface, a private yacht charter trip to the Great Barrier Reef allows your entire group to enjoy this marine ecosystem any which way you please.

Australia Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef receives protection as a natural park in Australia, so your private yacht charter captain will organize a permit in advance for your charter in order to explore the diversity that abounds here. One never knows what you might see given the variety of marine life. In addition to living coral, there are more than 1,500 varieties of tropical fish, six different types of sea turtles, along with dolphins and whales. View these beautiful sea creatures from the deck of your luxury charter yacht or swim right alongside this extensive underwater sealife. Dive or snorkel in the gorgeous waters and get up close and personal.

Aerial view of Heart Reef in the Great Barrier Reef far north Queensland Australia

Aerial View of the Great Barrier Reef

Not sure which Great Barrier Reef islands to explore? Check out this resource to read about some of the top locations. We have personally visited many of the terrific locations here and cruised in the Coral Sea. Let us put our intimate knowledge to work and help you plan a never-to-be-forgotten yacht charter cruise filled with all of the wonder the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. We are available to chat with you today!