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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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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.
  • 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
7h 30m
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Sailaway
Chris S
Awesome snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef
This was an awesome day of snorkeling on the reef! Our crew was fun and hardworking, and they were able to tell us
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Ben Maddern
Sydney, Australia
Wellness Review: Sailaway Reef & Island Tours | Great Barrier Reef
As the Founder of Atlas Wellness I make wellness a priority and have wanted to experience one of the seven natural
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Captain Blake, Kate and Lizzy!
Great day on the water with Sailaway. Beautiful boat, great staff. Couldnt have asked for anything more.
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Melbourne, Australia
Must do in Port Douglas
What a fabulous day out! We did the afternoon sunset low isles snorkeling tour. The team of Blake, Kate & Lizzie
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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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Key Details
  • Sailaway
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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