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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

By: Sailaway
  • 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
Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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.

Reviews (112)
1 - 5 of 40 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Day trip to the low isles

The catamaran was a beautiful boat, lots of room for everybody and very comfortable. The crew person crew were excellent, very helpful, friendly and informative. The food provided throughout the day was excellent, and chilled fresh water is provided for drinking with the option for...More

Thank KatieB3787
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful day trip!

My family spent a wonderful day today on board the Sailaway catamaran. The 3-person, all-female crew did a terrific job sailing the boat and the small water taxi, serving delicious snacks and lunch, outfitting us with snorkels, masks and wetsuits, and teaching us about the...More

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Very good and excellent food with good care of all the people whose expertise in snockelling was carefully catered for

All, whatever age had a great time and saw many wonders of the reef in a good way..Great food variety to cater for all tastes

1  Thank Harry V
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile
Great sail to Low Isles

This was a good small group experience. We had 17 people when typically the tour is around 33. We sailed to the Low Isles (not outer barrier). Had sufficient time to snorkel before and after lunch. The description said we would have a guided tour...More

1  Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 8 September 2018
Small group, terrific experience

It was such a beautiful day. Glorious weather, friendly hosts, delicious lunch, informative guided snorkel and island tour, just a delightful way to taste the inner reefs. We even saw reef sharks! Highly recommended.

Thank Kate M
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4 August 2018|
Response from AV0767 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am not a Sailaway employee so unfortunately can’t answer your question. We had to be at the dock by 8.00am, for an 8.30am departure. I suggest you contact the very helpful Sailaway staff on 61-7-4099-4200.
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