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.
Several vessels in the Whitsundays have specifically fitted underwater blue Led lights to attract dolphins. The most common dolphins to be seen all year round in the Whitsundays is the easily recognizable Bottlenose Dolphin. These intelligent animals are playful, family-oriented animals that never fail to delight the young and old alike. At night you can even witness feeding as dolphins have a sweet tooth for squid and it's quite common to see mother and baby feeding around your boat where the food is lit up by the boat's lights. Although it is unlikely to see one jump through a hoop while balancing a beach ball on his nose!
Extending over an area of 2,000km, and covering 348,000km squared, the Great Barrier Reef is the most extensive coral reef system in the world and possesses the richest biological diversity seen on Earth.
Tropical parrot fish are many beautiful colors of the rainbow. Parrot fish are very common on our reefs and add a spectacular show of colour and life. Their name comes from the colours and the beak-like mouth used to scrape coral for food.