Pinnacle Reef Part Of The Great Barrier Reef

Pinnacle Reef is a part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and also  World heritage listed for its outstanding natural values and diversity. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem. It’s home to an abundance of marine life, including 600 types of hard and soft corals, over 1,500 species of fish and six of the world’s seven marine turtle species.

In fact, turtles are abundant at Pinnacle Reef due to its proximity to Green Island and its beds of sea grass. We often see Green and Hawksbill Turtles from the deck of Ocean Free and our guests enjoy swimming with them in the crystal-clear blue waters.

Other natural features of Pinnacle Reef include large beds of staghorn corals, interspersed with sandy beds and gutters which are scattered with colourful, giant clams and sometimes home to resting reef sharks. This underwater world, awaits your discovery.

“We acknowledge the Gunggandji as the Traditional Owners of the land, seas, and waterways in which we operate.  We pay respect to their Elders both past, present and emerging.”

Snorkelling Pinnacle Reef

Ocean Free’s guests can snorkel Pinnacle Reef, by stepping directly off the boat. We provide guided snorkel tours each day, but you also have the freedom to jump in and explore the reef whenever you want. All snorkelling equipment is provided and the day is your own.

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Diving the Great Barrier Reef

Pinnacle Reef is a great place to scuba dive, for those wanting to try diving for the first time or certified divers. Its relatively shallow waters are protected by the reef, making this a comfortable dive experience. Lots of coral gardens and walls home to an abundance of marine life.

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Explore the Great Barrier Reef ~ With Ocean Free

Exclusive Reef Tour – 25 Guests

Ocean Free takes just 25 guests per day and we have an exclusive mooring at Pinnacle Reef. By choosing us, you really will escape the crowds and have a personal experience on the Great Barrier Reef.

Abundant Marine Life

Pinnacle Reef is home to a diverse array of fish, corals and other critters. We regularly see giant trevally, anemonefish, giant clams, starfish and shy reef sharks. Be mesmerised by the complexity of the reef.

Easy Reef Access From Boat

Step straight off the boat, it’s that easy. We provide guests with buoyancy devices if required and there’s steps which are lowered into the water, providing easy egress to the boat.

Reef Talk by Marine Interpreter

Our marine interpreters will provide you with an informative introduction to the Great Barrier Reef. They’re available throughout the day, to answer any of your questions.

Private Tuition & Guides

Our friendly crew really do make the difference. They’re on hand to provide you with private tuition on snorkelling and diving, as well as guiding you around the reef.

Finding Nemo

Yes you can! This is a highlight for many of our guests and we’re pleased to report that there’s several species of anemonefish to be found on Pinnacle Reef.

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