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Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from Port Douglas provided by Sailaway

Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from Port Douglas

Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from Port Douglas
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from RM 927.07 per adult
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Last updated: 1 Jul 2020
A note from Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure 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.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5654P7
Call +60 392125427
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Drinks (available for purchase on board) • Environmental Management Charge (AU$6.50 per person payable on check-in on the day of travel)
Duration
9h
Departure details
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
Drinks (available for purchase on board) • Environmental Management Charge (AU$6.50 per person payable on check-in on the day of travel)
Departure details
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    See address & details
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    Sailaway
    Stop: 9 hours
    The adventure starts with an early departure from Port Douglas Marina. Sit back and relax as we 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. Explore the white sands of the coral cays, soak up the sun and swim in turquoise clear waters. A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas & coffees, supplied by local plantations, will compliment a day of adventure and relaxation.
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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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Lee_Erossynis
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Awesome experience
May 2021 • Couples
Absolutely awesome experience. The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable. If we had more time we would have done a few of their Sailaway tours. If you haven’t been to the reef before this is a great way to see it!
Written 13 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kenny M
Brisbane, Australia15 contributions
A Must Do Experience
Apr 2021
What an amazing trip to beautiful Mackay reef. The reef is in fantastic condition and it is so great to see that conservation and eco-tourism are foremost in the minds of Sailaway. The crew (Ces, Maddi, James and Zak) are awesome and made sure our day was fantastic. They are all extremely friendly and willing to help with anything. We had the best day and couldn't recommend it enough. Do yourself a favour............. Thanks guys for a fantastic day! Jo and Kenny.
Written 4 May 2021
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linda258au
Dubai, United Arab Emirates7 contributions
AMAZING
May 2021 • Friends
Crew... snorkelling... and the beautiful catamaran. Also we met the man who owns the business... very impressive attitude towards our world... highly recommend this trip...
Written 3 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dee-Ann
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
Brilliant Day, Great Staff and Food was very good!
One of our favourite activities as a family. The snorkelling was interesting and the sights were amazing. The staff were very informative and friendly. The buffet lunch was really nice and we’re quite picky!

Highly recommend this trip!
Written 2 May 2021
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Grayson M
5 contributions
Amazing day with great staff
Apr 2021 • Couples
Amazing day with a great crew onboard. The crew were super enthusiastic and helpful. Plenty of time on the reef to explore with a little visit to the Coral Cay.

Would definitely recommend for those keen to snorkel and explore the coral. Saw everything you could want to from a turtle to a stingray and plenty of beautiful fish.
Written 2 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kathryn E
Sydney, Australia42 contributions
The best snorkeling!
We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip to the outer reef.

The weather was perfect with extremely calm conditions for sailing and snorkeling.

It was such an amazing experience and the team at Sailaway were awesome. Friendly staff and very knowledgeable.

The highlight of the day was being up close to a turtle - it was magical!

Would highly recommend Sailaway for a unique experience.
Written 27 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brianna
15 contributions
Amazing Outer Reef Tour
Apr 2021 • Couples
Absolutely incredible day.
The team were amazing, super friendly and very welcoming. They made the day run smoothly and exceptional.
Cannot recommend Sailaway and the MACKAY & UNDINE CORAL CAYS (OUTER REEF) tour more.
Written 12 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Anne J
Sydney60 contributions
Amazing - best every,
Apr 2021
One of the best snorkeling days ever! Have done Tahiti and Hawaii and today’s cruise easily equals. The boat was comfortable and the staff 5*, Happy and so obliging.
Written 12 April 2021
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Linda
Sydney, Australia57 contributions
Don’t bother looking elsewhere, just book this cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef
The Sail Away 7 catamaran was smooth sailing and luxurious with a relatively small group of around 45 people. We loved relaxing on the outside on the tarps catching some sun.

We had two stops to snorkel where we saw sharks, giant clams, a sea turtle and a sting ray, as well as so many beautiful fish and coral.
The sting suits and snorkels were provided as well as floating noodles if you felt like relaxing in the ocean and snorkelling.

The glass bottom boat mini trip to the Mackay sand island was wonderful as well as having the opportunity to chill out on the sand island for a bit.

We enjoyed the food, and the fresh prawns especially!

The staff were fantastic with a wealth of knowledge! Shout out to Maddie, Pablo and James, having marine biologists aboard was a definite plus. This crew were dedicated in their love of the ocean & preservation of marine life.

I think if you want a personalised day on a comfortable boat, seeing this amazing barrier reef, go with Sail Away!!
Written 10 April 2021
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Hayley E
4 contributions
Amazing snorkelling trip
Apr 2021 • Couples
We had the best snorkelling trip! We saw turtles, a reef shark, a giant moray eel and beautiful coral and fish. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was delish. Most of the staff are also marine biologists, so they could explain what you were seeing in the reef. Definitely worth the little bit of extra money to be with a smaller group so you got more time snorkelling less time lining up to get your gear. The photo op on the sand island was also really cool.
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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