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Eye on the Reef – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Eye on the Reef

Our Eye on the Reef monitoring and assessment program enables anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long-term protection by collecting valuable information about reef health, marine animals and incidents that is used to understand the bigger picture and inform how we manage the Reef.

Explore Whitsundays is proud to provide the opportunity for our guest to participate in conducting Eye on the Reef surveys, onboard Southern Cross Langford Reef Day Sail (on selected days).

Training by our experienced guides on how to conduct Eye on the Reef surveys.  The guest will also receive a post-trip report with photos. Guests will also have the option to continue to receive further updates as trips progress.

Anyone with an interest in hands-on experience and want to participate in the understanding of the reef, enabling them to be more informed and to actively promote and disseminate factual information through their networks.

Southern Cross

Using the power of wind allows your trip to be more environmentally friendly. Southern Cross carries small numbers with large deck space to ensure you have plenty of room. The big deck cushions offer extra comfort. The shaded canopy is great for those wanting a break from the sun. Get involved, take the helm, hoist the sails of one of Australia’s most famous racing yachts.

Southern Cross


Langford Reef and Black Island are two of the most beautiful locations in the Whitsundays. This is the reason why we choose to adopt these locations as our survey sites. Nestled between Hayman Island and Hook Island these two tropical wonderlands offer a great day trip for adventurous guests. Take advantage of the full range of activities offered – including paddleboards, sailing, swimming, snorkelling, or enjoy a short stroll up to Langford Lookout, be as active as you like. Or take time to relax and enjoy the area’s natural beauty.