Hook Island is the second largest island in the whitsundays group and generally offers great overnight shelter for passing yachts and some of the Whitsundays most outstanding snorkelling locations. The Northern beaches like Maureens Cove are a coral rubble beach, not sand, but offer snorkelling opportunities 2nd to none.
Steens Beach and Crayfish Beach, have excellent snorkelling too, but also offer small sections of sandy beach as well.
People generally camp at Hook Island to experience the underwater world of the region. Large quantities of butterflies are common in these areas after rain during hot weather.