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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

By: Sailaway
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
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$193.20
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$193.21
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.

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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1 - 5 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
A relaxing and enjoyable day

We enjoyed our full day trip out to the Low Isles. The crew were friendly and helpful, the boat was beautiful, and comfortable. Food was delicious. Snorkelling equipment was in excellent condition. The snorkelling was better than I expected, having been to the outer reef...More

Thank trish H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Unforgettable!

Unforgettable experience on a state-of-the art luxury catamaran. We were not experienced snorkelers but got the hang of it pretty quickly. The reef was badly bleached, however, seeing it is amazing. Spotted numerous fish and a couple of turtles too. A couple of sharks cruised...More

1  Thank mvprofit
Reviewed 15 May 2018
Excellent service

We did both the day trip snorkeling to Low Isles and the sunset cruise. The snorkeling was everything that I hoped for. The inner reef may not be as breath-taking, but for only a 1-hour trip I was more than satisfied by the variety of...More

2  Thank Laura41671
Reviewed 3 April 2018
The best cruise we have been on!

We loved this cruise as it was fun and relaxing at the same time. The team - Louisa, Maddy and Blake (I hope I have the names right) were great, very knowledgable and helpful which made the cruise even more enjoyable. We saw turtles, sharks...More

3  Thank supreetkaur91
Reviewed 1 April 2018
Mixed Review

Beautiful boat, nice crew/staff. Unfortunately, we experienced a crying baby on and off the whole day on and mediocre food. Prior to the tour, we had requested vegetarian options. For lunch, there were 2 vegetarian options so we ate when lunch was announced. After finishing...More

Thank Michael T
SailawayPortDouglas, Owner at Sailaway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Thank you for your positive comments, sorry we can not control a baby crying on and off, although we do have time off the boat on Low Isles and offer an Adult only trip for an Afternoon/ Sunset Itinerary and Sunset Sailing. A vegetarian meal...More

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Jane P
9 April 2018|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you would have to contact the cruise line and see what their policy is. The boat is very well equipped with a lovely sitting area at the stern of the boat and a dining area inside so they would be protected areas to... More
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