Standard Exclusions for Boat Tours and Charters

To help conserve and protect important natural and cultural areas, including seabird and turtle nesting areas, and to provide a range of recreational opportunities for private visitors, there are some locations that boat tour and charter operations may not be permitted to visit. The list below details the usual exclusions for each Management Area of the Marine Park:

Please read your permit to check the specific exclusions that apply to your operation. The permit condition will generally read 'The Permittee must not access the following areas during the periods specified, unless otherwise endorsed on this permit.'

There are also standard exclusions for motorised water sports

Far Northern Management Area

Reef No. Area Period
14-063 Intertidal areas adjacent to Combe Island (Howick Island Group) All Year
14-054 Intertidal areas adjacent to Stapleton Island (Howick Island Group) All Year
13-107 Intertidal areas adjacent to Pelican Island (Claremont Isles Group) All Year
13-081 Intertidal areas adjacent to Fife Island (Claremont Isles Group) All Year
13-061c Intertidal areas adjacent to Sandbank No 7 All Year
13-056 Intertidal areas adjacent to Sandbank No 8 All Year
12-027 Intertidal areas adjacent to Quoin Island All Year
11-174 Intertidal areas adjacent to Magra Islet (Saunders Islands) 1 Sep - 31 Mar
11-165 Intertidal areas adjacent to Saunders Islet (Saunders Islands) 1 Sep - 31 Mar
11-138 Intertidal areas adjacent to Macarthur Islands (Saunders Islands) 1 Sep - 31 Mar
11-138 Intertidal areas adjacent to Bushy Islets (2 islands) (Saunders Islands) 1 Sep - 31 Mar
11-055 Intertidal areas adjacent to Wallace Islet (Denham Island Group) All Year
11-055 Intertidal areas adjacent to Cholmondeley Islet (Denham Island Group) All Year
11-035 Intertidal areas adjacent to Milman Island (Denham Island Group) All Year
11-010 Intertidal areas adjacent to Cairncross Islet (Denham Island Group) 1 Sep - 31 Mar

Cairns/Cooktown Management Area

Reef No. Area Period
N/A All State Marine Park rivers, streams and inlets All Year
17-051 Waters adjacent to Beaver Reef All Year
N/A Intertidal areas adjacent to Cape Tribulation Bay All Year
14-118 Intertidal areas adjacent to Eagle Islet 1 Sep - 31 Mar
14-132 Intertidal areas adjacent to Rocky Islets 1 Sep - 31 Mar
14-116d Intertidal areas adjacent to Seabird Islet (Lizard Island Group) All Year
17-046 Intertidal areas adjacent to Sisters Island (South Barnards Islands) 1 Sep - 31 Mar
17-046 Intertidal areas adjacent to Stephens Island (South Barnards Islands) 1 Sep - 31 Mar
15-005 Intertidal areas adjacent to Three Islands All Year
15-064 Intertidal areas adjacent to West Hope Island 1 Sep - 31 Mar

Townsville/Whitsunday Management Area

Reef No. Area Period
N/A All State Marine Park rivers and streams between Edgecumbe Bay (Adelaide Point) and Midge Point All Year
18-008 Intertidal areas adjacent to the Brook Islands All Year
19-009g Waters adjacent to Lovers Bay (Magnetic Island) All Year
19-009g Waters adjacent to Wilson Bay (Magnetic Island) All Year
18-014 Intertidal areas at Agnes Beach (Hinchinbrook Island) All Year
20-022 Intertidal areas adjacent to Armit Island (South Beach only) 1 Oct - 31 March
20-019b Intertidal areas adjacent to Bird Island All Year
20-017 Intertidal areas adjacent to Black Island All Year
20-024 Intertidal areas adjacent to Double Cone Island (West Island only) 1 Oct - 31 March
20-054 Intertidal areas adjacent to East Rock All Year
20-012 Intertidal areas adjacent to Eshelby Island All Year
18-013b Intertidal areas adjacent to Eva Island 1 Oct - 31 March
20-026 Intertidal areas adjacent to Edwin Rock All Year
20-030 Intertidal areas to Grassy Island (South Beach only) 1 Oct - 31 March
19-103 Intertidal areas adjacent to Holbourne Island 1 Oct - 31 March
20-023 Intertidal areas adjacent to Little Armit Island 1 Oct - 31 March

Intertidal areas adjacent to Little Eshelby Island All Year
17-053a Intertidal areas adjacent to Mound (Purtaboi) Island 1 Oct - 31 March
20-021 Intertidal areas adjacent to Olden Rock (South East of Olden Island) 1 Oct - 31 March
18-001b Intertidal areas adjacent to Pee Rahm Ah Island 1 Oct - 31 March
17-053c Intertidal areas adjacent to Woln-Garin Island 1 Oct - 31 March
20-210 Intertidal areas adjacent to South Repulse Island (West Beach only, excluding campsite) 1 Oct - 31 March
20-102 Intertidal areas adjacent to Shaw Island (Burning Point beach only) 1 Oct - 31 March

Mackay/Capricorn Management Area

Reef No. Area Period
21-435 Waters adjacent to Bell Cay All Year
21-511 Waters adjacent to Frigate Cay All Year
21-556 Waters adjacent to Gannet Cay All Year
21-518 Waters adjacent to Price Cay All Year
21-172 Waters adjacent to Riptide Cay All Year
21-467 Waters adjacent to Thomas (Twin Cay) All Year
20-310 Waters adjacent to Bushy Island 1 Oct - 31 March
23-081 Waters adjacent to East Fairfax Island 1 Oct - 31 March
23-080 Waters adjacent to East Hoskyn Island 1 Oct - 31 March
23-068 Waters adjacent to Erskine Island 1 Oct - 31 March
20-310 Waters adjacent to Redbill Island 1 Oct - 31 March
23-081 Waters adjacent to West Fairfax Island 1 Oct - 31 March
23-080 Waters adjacent to West Hoskyn Island 1 Oct - 31 March
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