The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and the playground for millions of locals and tourists annually. They all come to see not only its magnificent beauty but the amazing array of marine life that both migrate to the Great Barrier Reef at various times of the year or are permanent residents. Some of these are the Great Eight, Clownfish, Giant Clams, Manta Rays, Maori Wrasse, Giant Potato Cod, Sharks, 6 types of sea turtles and the mighty Humpback & Minke whales. Guests can snorkel with turtles all over the Great Barrier Reef, you can swim with whales on a dive trip from Cairns, snorkel with Manta Ray at Lady Elliot Island on a day tour, or hang out with the playful Maori Wrasse in the Whitsundays or Cairns. Spinner dolphins are a lot of fun when you see them doing aerial pirouettes beside your boat. Most of the marine life on the Great Barrier Reef is safe you just need ot be aware of your environment. Liveaboard dive trips and overnight yacht charters are the ultimate ways to explore the reef both day and night to see the wonder of this world class destination in Australia.