Explore the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA)
MANBARRA SEA COUNTRY
Learn about the local marine ecosystems and their cultural significance for traditional owners and custodians of the sea country as you explore John Brewer Reef, a naturally formed coral cove and home to the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) and the Ocean Sentinel Snorkel Trail, all of which are located on the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
John Brewer showcases some of the Great Barrier Reef's most pristine and healthy coral reefs, as well as marine life such as green turtles, giant clams, and clown fish. Not only that, here you can also discover the Museum of Underwater Art's Coral Greenhouse, the first-ever underwater building designed by Artist Jason DeCaires Taylor and filled with 20 reef guardian sculptures that propagate coral and spread the message of reef conservation.
In addition to MOUA’s Coral Greenhouse this site features eight Ocean Sentinel sculptures, these sculptures form a snorkel trail positioned in the sandy ocean bottom, fringed by the beautiful corals of the reef and are located at a shallow depth making them perfect for snorkellers. The human hybrid form figures are modelled from notable local and international marine scientists, conservationists, and traditional owners, who have contributed and dedicated their life to the Great Barrier Reef to reflect them as being protectors of the Reef.
This unique tour is a brilliant blend of art, science, culture and conservation providing you with a one of a kind experience on the Great Barrier Reef.
SeaLink's popular Orpheus Island Day Tour, Whale Watching, Charter Tours, and Outer Reef Experiences which incorporates the world-first Museum of Underwater Art, are Ecotourism Certified by Ecotourism Australia.