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Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from Port Douglas

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    What to Expect
    Sailaway VII is a 25m custom built sailing catamaran, sailing daily to the Great Barrier Reef. An Advanced Eco Tourism Operator & Climate Action Leader and National Sustainability Winner, Sailaway innovates an exciting New Eco Adventure, Full Day Outer Reef Sailing Adventure to Mackay & Undine Coral Cays.

    The adventure starts with an early departure from Port Douglas Marina. Guests can sit back and relax on the beautiful yacht and set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs. Enjoy an authentic sailing experience, following the coastline and views of the Daintree mountains.

    Once at the protected sites at the Coral Cays, nature activities will include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation on a guided snorkel tour. A glass bottom boat coral viewing tour is also on offer. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens, beautiful corals and a wide variety of fish.

    Exploring the white sands of the coral cays will relax the mind. Soak up the sun, peace and tranquility and swim in turquoise clear waters. Small numbers of guests ensure personal interactive communication with our experience guides.

    A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas & coffees, supplied by local plantations, will compliment a day of adventure and relaxation. Expert guiding and 1st class services are all included from helpful, friendly crew.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina or your selected Port Douglas hotel
    Return Details
    Returns to Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at approximately 5pm
    • Great Barrier Reef sailing cruise
    • Morning and afternoon tea, pastries and muffins
    • Gourmet Buffet lunch
    • Use of snorkel equipment and instruction
    • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
    • Glass-bottom boat tour
    • Time to explore the pristine coral cays
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Port Douglas only)
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • 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
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • Underwater Camera's available for hire $55 for the day
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This tour was the best part of our holiday in Port Douglas. We had an amazing day on the reef, saw some amazing marine life and turtles. The crew and guides were amazing! The boat was beautiful and the lunch was lovely and fresh, really enjoyed the prawns. We looked at a lot of
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    I’d been out to the Reef years ago with another company but my partner hadn’t so I knew she was going to love it but she was even more blown away than I expected. The crew were incredible, the food was brilliant and the snorkelling was out of this world. Thanks so much Sailaway!
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    A wonderful day out! The crew really know their stuff. If it’s you first time snorkelling or even an experienced diver there guys are awesome. We have been divers for many years but the variety of coral and fish on this trip is fantastic! Have a really relaxing day and learn
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    What a great day out. The sail boat was clean and not overcrowded with people. The crew could not have been more friendly and helpful. Enjoyed two snorkeling sessions in a nice location and felt safe the whole time. Lunch was good and well organised with line ups managed.
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    We absolutely love catamaran and sailboat excursions and Sailaway did not disappoint!!! The crew was fantastic - warm and inviting - kudos to Jazz, Madie, Aran, Erin & Bart. The two snorkeling stops were spectacular and the breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea were delightful.
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    About the operator
    By: Sailaway
    1,938 reviews
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    Just do it! 🥰
    The crew aboard the Sailaway VI was amazing: easy-going but helpful, polite in their interaction with each other
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    Sydney, Australia
    Loved this experience!
    Such a stunning day for this experience, the boat is lovely, the group size was perfect (12) we weren’t on top of
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    Sydney, Australia
    Must do! Beautiful
    This is a must do in port Douglas! The boat is lovely, the staff are great and the canapés are worth it 🙏🏻
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    Adelaide, Australia
    Amazing Tour and Tour operators!
    This tour was the best part of our holiday in Port Douglas. We had an amazing day on the reef, saw some amazing
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    Exquisite sunset sail
    Our family spent the most delightful evening with Sailaway cruises, the staff were so friendly and attentive. The
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    So many turtles!!
    I’d been out to the Reef years ago with another company but my partner hadn’t so I knew she was going to love it
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    Brisbane, Australia
    Relaxing afternoon adventure and sail.
    Sailaway 5 is a wonderful yacht, crewed by Lissy, Bart and Cptn Rob on the day. They were attentive, informative
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    Jamie p
    Greater Melbourne, Australia
    This is really something very pleasant. All the crew were fantastic and Captain Rick's blue sail is something you
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    Sharon & Jon
    It was wonderful and relaxing. The captain and first mate were fantastic. Would recommend it. Best ever!!
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    Derby, United Kingdom
    Great cruise, just not outer reef
    This trip was really great. A hour or so’s journey via catamaran to a couple of small islands from port Douglas.
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    Sydney, Australia
    Great family day
    Awesome trip with great staff with heaps of knowledge. Perfect trip for our family with some adventurous snd
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    We booked with Sailaway after reading reviews from here and listening to the locals , best decision we ever made
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    Fantastic Day with Alex and Monique
    Incredible day spent sailing to low island, snorkelling under the expert guidance of Monique. Low island walking
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    I'll start by saying, I have never written a review on Trip Advisor before however, I think it's important to
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    Sailaway impressed in every way
    Our positive experience with Sailaway started three years before our outer reef trip. We’d booked a cruise with
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    • Duration: 9h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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