Cruises from Stanley Island
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.