HOW CRUISE WHITSUNDAYS
CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
We love the Whitsundays, the majestic Great Barrier Reef that lines the coast, the pristine beaches and tropical forests that blanket the islands. We also care deeply for the marine and mammal life that call this area home. We know that it is our responsibility to set a standard for protecting this fragile environment.
Below are some of our environmental practices.
DID YOU KNOW...
Cruise Whitsundays sometimes has a visitor to their Reef site, the turtle. Here are some interesting facts about turtles in the Whitsundays:
- Sea Turtles tend to only nest every 2 - 5 years and they return to the beach where they hatched to nest.
- They may travel thousands of kilometres to reach their nesting grounds from their feeding grounds
- Unlike most land turtles, sea turtles can not retract their heads into their shell for safety
- Hatchling gender is determined by sand temperature. Cooler sands mean more males.
- If turtles are disturbed during nesting they will most likely abandon their eggs, so stay away from turtles coming up the beach and avoid making loud noise. If it is dark, please don't shine lights on them!
- For more turtle facts visit www.seaturtlefoundation.org