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Cruises visiting Stanley Island & all Stanley Island cruises for  2019-2020

Currently we have no major cruise ships visiting Stanley Island in the 2019-2021 seasons.

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Stanley Island, first declared a national Park as early as 1939, lies in Bathurst Bay, and is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at the tip of Cape Melville, Queensland. It is an integral part of the mythological complex of the Flinders Group. Interestingly, the islands are administered by local Aborigines in conjunction with Queensland Parks and Wildlife. Visitors are sure to go either snorkelling or scuba diving on the magnificent reef, while the Marine Naturalist conducts tours of the mangrove forests and introduces visitors to an amazing array of marine life, as well as the opportunity to sample edible native plants.

There are several spectacular art sites on Stanley Island, the best known being the huge Yintayin or “Ship” rock shelter, which is a panorama of Aboriginal rock art of a great variety of ships from a variety of countries, and subsequently of great historical interest. The art is painted in red and white ochre on red sandstone. Some regard the images of European vessels with high sterns to be Portuguese from the 16th or 17th century, well before Cook’s HMS Endeavour in 1770. Images include an Macassan prau, European lugger towing a dinghy, a steam ship and a dugout canoe.

Stanley Island is just 8 km off the mainland, and is part of the Flinders Group National Park, jointly managed by the Queensland Government and an Aboriginal Corporation. The island group is covered in woodland, grassland, mangrove forest, and a fringing reef with seagrass meadows, plus a variety of birds. It is a popular yachting destination with fine anchorages. The other nearby islands also contain rock art that is of international significance. Watch out for stinging jellyfish in the warmer months.