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Lizard island day trip

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Lizard island day trip

We are thinking of doing the day trip to Lizard Island (which is pricey) but we really want good snorkeling. If we do this is it a shorter trip from Port Douglas than Cairns? Also are there better snorkel trips? We will be there in late October of 2017 (Arr 23rd; leave 28th).

Thanks.

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1. Re: Lizard island day trip

To do a day trip to Lizard Island, as far as I know, you have to fly - so leave from Cairns airport

Trooper...
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2. Re: Lizard island day trip

Thanks,I'll keep that in mind if we decide to go.

MJ

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3. Re: Lizard island day trip

Plenty of good snorkelling tours operating from Port Douglas which would be heaps cheaper than flying to Lizard Island.

Trooper...
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4. Re: Lizard island day trip

Thanks. Can you see giant clams on any of them? I was on a tour in 1987 and saw one while snorkeling. Is that a possibility?

Thanks again, MJ

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5. Re: Lizard island day trip

Daintree Air do the day trip:

http://www.daintreeair.com.au/

Trooper...
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6. Re: Lizard island day trip

I'll check them out. Thanks.

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7. Re: Lizard island day trip

Check out coral bleaching and cyclone damage near shore at Lizard. I am under the impression a lot of the great stuff we saw in 2014 got zapped. Lizard has a lot of cachet but I would not go there now. Check current reports these are older but still once algae takes over it is not coming back quickly.

abc.net.au/news/…8273710

cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns/lizard-island-…

http://lirrf.org/author/david/

For that money you could go on Wavelength twice. Just sayin'. Clams are all over.

Trooper...
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8. Re: Lizard island day trip

Thank you tons for this info. Think we will skip LIzard island. Any recommendations for snorkeling trips? We dive but my asthma has been bad so not sure if I can.

Thanks again!

MJ

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9. Re: Lizard island day trip

Wavelength gets great reviews, have not been on them but they do go to great places and are snorkelers only so divers have not messed up things. They go from Port Douglas. I would post another question asking for recommendations.

Trooper...
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10. Re: Lizard island day trip

Thank you so much!