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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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A note from Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
The health and safety of our customers and employees is and always has been our highest priority. Our new operating procedures bring together a number of new and existing wellbeing measures to give you peace of mind when you travel with Sailaway.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Explore the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles for a full day on a catamaran cruise from Port Douglas. With a marine biologist as your guide, you’ll have informative commentary to accompany your beach lounging, snorkeling, or glass-bottom boat tour. Enjoy the ability to travel light, as cruises include lunch and snorkeling equipment.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
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    Low Isles
    Stop: 4 hours
    Sail from Port Douglas aboard a luxury catamaran to visit Low Isles in the quieter morning hours, before the majority of visitors arrive. After cruising from the mainland, arrive at Low Isles, where you can spend four and a half hours at Low Isles, a coral cay island where you can relax under palm trees on the white sands and snorkel off-beach in the sheltered lagoon’s undersea coral gardens. Take a walk to Low Isles’ historic lighthouse, dating from 1878, or learn about the Great Barrier Reef’s magical underwater world of iridescent fish and fluorescent coral on a guided snorkel tour led by a marine biologist. There’s more fun eco-education aboard a glass-bottom boat tour, with stunning coral views and expert commentary. After a seafood buffet lunch on board the catamaran, soak up the sun on the deck or return to the water for a final snorkel before returning to Port Douglas by 4pm. Only a select group of operators are permitted to visit the coral cay Low Isles, the only Great Barrier Reef island a short sail from Port Douglas. This cruise combines luxury and eco credentials, for a premium reef experience.
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  • You'll end at
    Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Sail out to the Great Barrier Reef in the early morning before the crowds
  • Leisure time to snorkel, lounge, or stroll lets you spend your time wisely
  • Marine biologist leads informative snorkel and glass-bottom boat tours
  • Travel light—cruises include a seafood buffet lunch and snorkel equipment
  • Port Douglas hotel pickup and drop-off make this tour convenient
What to Expect
Start your day’s adventure in the Great Barrier Reef's Low Isles with convenient hotel pickup in Port Douglas, and then transfer to the marina where you’ll board a luxury catamaran. With an early morning departure, you’ll arrive in the Low Isles before many of the crowds show up. Spend the next four and a half hours at your leisure—go snorkeling using the provided gear, simply lounge on the beach or boat, stroll down to the 19th-century lighthouse, or opt for a snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour. The fact that a marine biologist guide leads these two tours means you'll get in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants, and there is plenty of time to ask questions. Midday, refuel with a seafood-focused lunch on board the boat. Return to Port Douglas and enjoy convenient drop-off back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Duration
7h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Great Barrier Reef sailing cruise
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Guided walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Port Douglas only, please select from Drop Down list only)
Exclusions
  • Drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Environmental Management Charge (AU$6.50 per person payable on check-in on the day of travel)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring towel, swimsuit, sunscreen and hat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Corrine B wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Thanks James, Kate and Argo for a great day. The weather wasn't great but we managed to see turtles and sharks. Thanks for entertaining the kids so well.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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EM C wrote a review Dec 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Thank you Blake, Ben and James for an amazing day. The whole experience was so special and personal and we loved that it wasn't a large group. There was four of us and we had the best day! The boat is stunning, the food was awesome and the boys really made the experience
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Anna M wrote a review Dec 2020
6 contributions4 helpful votes
My husband and I did this tour today and it was incredible. There were turtles absolutely everywhere, three black tip reef sharks, blue spotted lagoon rays, as well as an abundance of fish everywhere we looked. The crew were all lovely and helpful and provided woggles to make
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Felix wrote a review Dec 2020
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Had a great time. The crew were knowledgeable, hospitatable and personal. For people who had never snorkeled, we were made to feel safe and equipped.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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nicnac8668 wrote a review Dec 2020
Queensland, Australia170 contributions26 helpful votes
This tour was outstanding. It was really nice to be on a smaller boat with less people and being on a sailing vessel was very different for us and a wonderful experience. Surprising how fast it goes when heading out to the Low Isles. The boat is very luxurious and from the
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Absolutely brilliant
Absolutely wonderful trip we went out for the afternoon with Argo, Ben and Zak. The boys did an amazing job taking
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Hospoworker25
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Sunset Cruise
I always love doing this when I visit Port Douglas. The staff on the day were so attentive and friendly. They kept
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I8299TZrogers
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Amazing Staff
Best customer service I have experienced in a long time. Booking was easy and onboard Steve, Zac, and Ben were fant
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Jeleton
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Low Isles tour - great fun
Blake and Louisa were an awesome duo. Blake covering all things nautical and Louisa sharing her knowledge of the oc
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K2815MMaf
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A good experience but not what is advertised. Wear swim wear aboard
Better advertising of the trip. We expected a luxury sunset cruise. This was for our anniversary we were dressed re
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annemariet212
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Real sailing!
We did two trips with Sailaway- the afternoon trip snorkelling and the sunset cruise!! We had a great time on both!
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mcb_palafox
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Very long review but must be written.
This is my family's first time snorkelling the outer reef. The magnificent Great Barrier Reef is a sight to behold!
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sarefin88
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Beautiful Sail
My partner & I did the sunset sail and we both thoroughly enjoyed the sail. It was very romantic and we were lucky
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valu_nea
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Moore Reef Experience
Had the best time on here. Was great service, and kids had an amazing time on slide and snorkelling. Boat was big a
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VicDSB
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Full day, Outer Reef experience
Unfortunately for us the tail end of tropical Cyclone Imogen decided to crash our party!!! Our first time on the G
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Brennan M
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Best Boat
The whole experience was exceptional from start to finish, the team are very knowledgeable and welcoming. The small
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Alison C
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New Years Eve trip
No sunset due to weather but didn’t spoil the experience. The crew were friendly, the food and wine were lovely. Gr
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E2360KZsued
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5 Star Afternoon Cruise and Snorkelling
We had a wonderful day travelling on This adults only afternoon cruise from 1pm to 6.30pm from Port Douglas. We wer
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Trudie2211
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Mackay day reef Trip & sunset cruise
Fantastic day on the Mackay and Undine reefs. Overlooked Cape Tribulation, which was certainly a sight to see. The
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Kaylenebrett
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Wedding Anniversary
Excellent staff very friendly cruise was relaxing would highly recommend it. Great atmosphere was value for money
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