Declared a national park in 1939 the pristine Snapper Island,
with its magnificent coral and fish viewing, is just 27 km
north of Port Douglas and 4 km from the mouth of Daintree
River. The surrounding waters are rich in nutrients and
support a wide variety of marine life.
The corals around
the island are particularly beautiful lying within crystal
clear shallow waters. Boat owners should only anchor in sand
and avoid dragging their boats across the corals or
anchoring within them.
No regular cruise boats visit the
island however boat charters are available from Port
Douglas. Camping is by permit only at West Point camp area.
Please book in advance as numbers are limited.