Silversea Luxury Cruises A Heron Island

Heron Island is a natural coral cay just 89 kms off the coast of Queensland on the Great Barrier Reef. This is one of the best places to experience the underwater wonder of the reef, with a myriad of colourful coral and reef fish right off the beach. From October to March, Heron Island has a resident population of around 4,000 turtles and many can be seen here throughout the year. Heron Island is also a breeding and nesting sanctuary for a huge variety of birds. View more

The biggest populations are the Black Noddies, Wedge-tailed Shearwaters and Eastern Reef Egrets. In certain months, up to 100,000 birds flock to the island. Other birds found breeding and living on the island are Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrikes, Buff-banded Rails, Capricorn Silvereyes, Sacred Kingfishers, Silver Gulls and White-bellied Sea Eagles. The University of Queensland has a world class marine research facility on the island, not only researching and monitoring but also teaching.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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