Cruising the Whitsundays is the Hot Topic at the Coral Sea Academy

Date: 13 May 2022

For Immediate Release

As the tropical winter months approach, Coral Sea Marina’s Coral Sea Academy offers a range of events designed to educate and inspire locals, visitors and the influx of boaties cruising our stunning Queensland coast. The focus of the next of these events is on the stunning natural beauty and rich cultural diversity the Whitsunday islands and the Great Barrier Reef.

‘Cruising the Whitsundays’ will take place Saturday 21 May, from 10am, at Coral Sea Marina’s Lookout Lounge.

Guest speakers include Robert Congoo, Cultural Educator at Giya Ngaro Cultural Services, Fiona Broadbent from Queensland Parks and Wildlife, Jessanie Johnsen – Australia’s only Master Reef Guide and Savannah Guide, and Master Reef Guide Crystal Lacey on behalf of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

This event is suitable for anyone visiting the region for the first time, those returning to enjoy a winter in paradise, or for people who simply have not had the opportunity to get out and explore the islands and reef in quite some time. Local educators, tour operators, community groups and those passionate about our pristine island environment are encouraged to attend as the guest speakers will be shining a light on the Whitsunday Islands, local marine life, the health of the reef and what to expect when out cruising the Whitsundays.

“Introducing people to the wonders of the Whitsundays is what we do here at Coral Sea Marina.

For our visitors, providing them with as much information as possible about the stunning natural beauty and cultural history of our islands and reef engages them more with the region and in our experience results in a fulfilling holiday experience and a higher chance of repeat visitation,“  Joscelyn O’Keefe, Marketing, Sales & Service Manager at Coral Sea Marina explains.

‘’Even as locals, there is always something fresh to learn about this amazing place in which we live, so I would encourage the community to come and join in this free event – you might learn something new!.”

All are welcome to attend this event and a light morning tea will be provided. To register visit

This event follows the success of Coral Sea Academy’s Environmental Week held at the beginning of May in which the marina hosted a range of events for boat owners, visitors and the local community on how they can take action to affect positive environmental change and work towards ensuring cleaner oceans.

Environmental Week included a sustainability information session with leading industry professionals in the environmental sector, who presented on current initiatives in place at the marina and across the region. From Tangaroa Blue’s ReefClean program to energy and waste reduction advice from EcoBiz and the Whitsunday Climate Change Innovation Hub on their dedication to decarbonising tourism in the region.

Discover more about the Coral Sea Academy and other upcoming events HERE

About Coral Sea Marina Resort

Coral Sea Marina is an award-winning 520 wet berth marina located in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. As the first 5 Gold Anchor Platinum accredited marina in Queensland, Coral Sea Marina offers premium marina facilities and a range of concierge services for vessels up to 80m.

Coral Sea Marina is part of Coral Sea Marina Resort, a tourist destination that also includes a 77-room waterfront boutique resort, two vibrant marina villages, an inspiring calendar of events and is home to 80% of the region’s on-water tourism products, making Coral Sea Marina Resort the ultimate place to stay, play, explore the Whitsundays.

Media Enquiries: Joscelyn O’Keefe, Coral Sea Marina – 0488 049 807 |   

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