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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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Sail to the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles during a relaxing, afternoon cruise aboard a luxury catamaran. Moor at a secluded island with pristine white-sand beaches where you can admire colorful fish, coral and sea turtles while snorkeling or taking an included glass-bottom boat tour. You even get to catch the sunset during the return to Port Douglas. This premium reef experience is limited to a smaller group of up to 33 adult passengers. Refreshments and afternoon tea are included, along with all snorkeling gear plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
You'll start at
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
Or, you can also get picked up
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    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    After pickup at your hotel in Port Douglas, head to the Reef Marina where you are welcomed aboard the deluxe catamaran, one of the only boat operators permitted to visit the coral cays of the Low Isles. Start your afternoon adults-only cruise with tea, coffee and light lunch while your expert crew prepares to set sail for the Low Isles. As you glide along, enjoy the tropical breeze and scenery from the catamaran’s large outdoor decks or spacious interior cabin. When you arrive at the Low Isles, have several hours to do as much or as little as you like. From the beach, you can easily hop into the water and snorkel around the sheltered lagoon’s coral gardens. Beginning snorkelers and people who do not feel comfortable in the ocean can enjoy snorkeling here knowing that you are just steps away from shore. Learn more about the iridescent fish and colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef during a guided snorkeling tour led by a marine biologist. You also get an excellent underwater viewing experience with expert commentary on the glass-bottom boat tour, a perfect option for those who prefer to stay dry. Throughout the day, the attentive crew ensures that you experience a safe and enjoyable excursion. Refuel with afternoon tea, or a glass of wine or beer and canapes served on board the catamaran before returning to Port Douglas. On the return journey, have your camera ready to snap photos of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea. Your premium sailing experience ends when you are returned to your hotel after a magical afternoon sail to the Low Isles.
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You'll return to the starting point
  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef with an afternoon cruise around the Low Isles
  • Take a guided snorkeling tour or go at your own pace to explore the reef
  • Enjoy on-board commentary from your guide about the local wildlife
  • Soak up the scenery from the boat and the glass-bottom boat tour
What to Expect
Begin with a hotel pickup before joining your boat tour at the Reef Marina. Begin the cruise from Port Douglas to the Low Isles with an afternoon tea on this adults-only cruise.Take in the scenic views and the tropical breeze from the luxury catamaran as you head to the isles. Once you arrive, you are free to sunbathe on the beach or snorkel around the sheltered lagoon to discover some of the marine life. Take a guided snorkel tour and learn about the underwater creatures and corals of the Great Barrier Reef. If you prefer to stay dry, hop aboard the glass-bottom boat tour and explore the underwater sea life with informative commentary. Enjoy an afternoon tea with canapes and a glass of wine or beer as you admire the sunset over the Coral Sea. Head back to Port Douglas where a shuttle service will bring you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact Sailaway for your pick up time (available from Port Douglas hotels).
Departure Time
1:00 PM
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Tea, coffee and light lunch on arrival
  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary beverages (soft & Alcoholic), and canapes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sailaway
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC) AU$6.50 payable on check-in on the day of travel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is an adults-only cruise
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. A light jacket is recommended for cooler evenings
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
This was the best day Sun was shining, the boat was immaculate and the crew was warm friendly and knowledgable. We were only 7 people on the boat instead of the 33 that it can hold. We set sail to a private island that was about an hour away They had plenty of good food for
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This trip was awesome from the moment we booked to the minute we landed back on shore. We forgot towels, they sold them in the shop. They waited on us all with warm smiles and great attitudes. Hannah, Liz and our skipper Argo were wonderful. The Catamaran was awesome. It was
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We went on the SailAway Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise on January 27, 2020. The crew of Blake, Kate, and Hannah made this a fantastic excursion. They made sure that everyone was doing well and had everything that they needed. We had mentioned that I can get
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We have been snorkeling many times out from Port Douglas and this one on Sailaway didn't disappoint on this trip. The snorkeling took in 2 locations one from the shore at Low Isles and one a little further off shore from the stern of the boat both good sites. On both swims saw
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Great crew nothing too much for them great food and reef was amazing would really recommend Cattermoran was lovely really clean
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Response from SailawayPortDouglas, Owner at Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your sensational review, pleased we could exceed your expectations and our stunning reef sites leave lasting memories.
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About the operator
By: Sailaway
Elmira, New York
Great day with a fantastic crew!
My daughter and I had a memorable trip on the sail-away Catamaran. The boat, the crew and the food they served for
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Outi V
Perfect day in Low Isles
Whole day in Low Isles, snorkling etc. Super perfect experience. We were so lucky, there was only 8 guests on the
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Deborah F
A must do for an incredible experience
This was an outstanding excursion. The staff was wonderful. Very friendly, and seemed to really care about the
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Melbourne, Australia
My husband and I did this cruise as a Birthday gift for him. We could not have asked for a more perfect time.
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Karla H
Gorgeous day on the Reef
The staff and crew at Sailaway provided an excellent experience for our fist sail and snorkel to the Reef! We
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Susan H
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Sail with Captain Richard and Hannah On Sailaway cruises
This was the best day Sun was shining, the boat was immaculate and the crew was warm friendly and knowledgable.
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Santiago, Chile
Wonderful snorkeling, place and service!
Fantastic experience in a beautiful great barrier eeef island and not so distant from mainland. Managed to see
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Paul J
Perfect day Perfect hosts
I would not say you should come to Australia for this trip but you will have really missed out if you go home
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Leighann Z
Suffern, New York
Wonderful day with a first class crew
We had a wonderful day with the Sailaway crew. From the moment we checked in to the end of the day we were
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Leigh B
Low Isles and Outer reef cruises
OMG! Started with the Low Isles cruise, had such a great experience, we went back a few days later and did the
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  • Duration: 5h 30m
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