The journey to Orpheus Island is all part of the experience.
Embark on a 1hr 45 min scenic cruise as you pass through, and learn about, the Palm Island Group. Keep an eye out for the majestic Humpback Whales (mid-July – August) and enjoy a delicious lunch before you arrive at Yanks Jetty.
You’ll have plenty of time to stroll the beach and explore the surrounds, relax by the jetty or take a dip in the clear blue waters.
A paradise for nature lovers and snorkelling enthusiasts alike, Yanks Jetty located at the southern end of Orpheus Island is nestled in a sheltered bay and was originally a degaussing station for American submarines in WWII.
The colourful fish species and large coral bommies that reside in these waters offer some of the region’s most diverse marine wonderlands.
Yanks Jetty, Orpheus Island is everything an island escape should be...rocky headlands, spectacular fringing reefs and unspoilt National Park all situated in a sheltered bay in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Once you arrive
> The afternoon is yours (approx 3-hours) to laze on the beach or jetty, cool off and explore spectacular fringing reefs or take part in some beach fun – BYO beach toys or borrow ours for the day.
> A snorkelling area is defined for your safety & ease of underwater exploration with access from the jetty or beach. Our snorkel crew will provide snorkelling instructions and set you on your way to find some hidden gems beneath the surface.
> The SeaLink vessel remains alongside the jetty and is accessible throughout the day for use of the toilets or a cold drink. Undercover seating is also available on the jetty.
> Yanks Jetty is surrounded by National Park, therefore, there are no facilities on the island. SeaLink has a licensed bar on-board for light snacks & drink purchases (all liquor must be consumed on-board). Complimentary tea & coffee is also available.