Coral Garden Explorer – Hook Passage and Nara Inlet


Start 0900 – Finish approx. 1600 hrs

Meeting Point for this excursion is normally at Shute harbour (Meeting Point No 2), or Abell Point Marina (Meeting Point No1) during light winds or Northerlies. Your vessel, Paradise Explorer, will depart at around 9am after a safety briefing and travel across the Whitsunday Passage to Hook Passage direct or via “Unsafe Passage” by Daydream Island. We will then have a snorkelling stop at the Coral gardens in Hook Passage followed by a bit of an explore out through to the Coral Sea to view some other islands and return for lunch on your own private beach on either Whitsunday or Hook Island. We then depart for a visit to the beautiful Nara Inlet which includes a walk up to the Aboriginal Caves that were once used by the Naru people before returning to Airlie Beach (Abell Point Marina).

Limitations - Wind & Tide conditions for crossing Whitsunday Passage; Snorkelling only available to competent persons

Trip includes:

  • Gourmet lunch pack and refreshments (Alcohol not supplied but you may bring your own)
  • Spray jackets & leggings extra towels, Ice, bottled water and Eski (Cooler) also provided.
  • Courtesy bus transfer from Abell Point Marina back to Shute Harbour for collection of vehicles if required (Whitsunday Transit – regular service and timetable)

Snorkel equipment (Mask, snorkel & fins available) @ $15.00 pp, but must be ordered prior to trip.

Stinger / wetsuits also available during recommended season @ $10.00 pp. (or $5.00 extra per person if getting snorkelling gear as well). Trip may be reversed in Northerly conditions.

What you need to bring:

  • Lightweight walking shoes that don’t mind getting wet
  • Sunglasses, quick dry clothing (you will probably get wet)
  • Bathers, if you wish to have a swim or snorkel
  • A sense of adventure and good humour

Family rates available on request.

Coral Garden Explorer – Hook Passage and Nara Inlet
Whitsunday Paradise ExplorerCoral Garden Explorer – Hook Passage and Nara Inlet
Whitsunday Paradise Explorer