Snorkelling the Mackerel Islands is like snorkelling in your own private tropical aquarium. The sites and areas laid out in the Mackerel Islands Snorkelling Trail lead you on a journey of discovery and you are sure to see examples of the vast variety of corals, coral structures and..
diverse marine life habitats found around the Mackerel Islands. They range from the visually stunning to the environmentally unique.
We are sure that once you have a feel for the layout and the range of amazing snorkelling experiences available around this beautiful island that you will go on to discover your very own secret site!
Thevenard is a sandy cay consisting of loose coral sands, covering the typical low Pilbara coastal vegetation, surrounded by a protective fringe coral bombie reef with other sandstone and coral reef structures nearby. Thevenard Island is a great option for snorkelling on the Mackerel Islands.
Our house reefs, easily located at the front of our beach front cabins offers some great snorkelling for those wishing to explore the sites closer to shore. At low tide, you can even walk out to some of these areas, making it easy for young and old to explore. Friends and family can watch from their beach canin whilst you meander around the reef structure and bump ino a few colourful undersea friends.
The waters surrounding Direction Island offer a spectacular array of colourful reef fish and beautiful coral formations. Snorkellers will find a fringing reef alive with fish and coral.
Snorkelling on the Mackerel Islands is easily accessed by boat. Plaka boats that are available for hire at Thevenard Island are excellent for this and provide a great platform for snorkellers to visit some pristine coral sites within a short distance from the main boat mooring area.
For the more adventurous you may want to find our more about diving on the Mackerel Islands