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“Fabulous excursion and delightful, professional staff” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sailaway Reef and Island Tours

Sailaway Reef and Island Tours
Shop 18 The Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 4200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Sailaway Local and Visitors favorite, the original and authentic Low Isles and Sunset experiences since 1985. Sailaway sisters IV & V luxury 'Lagoon' Catamarans sailed from France offer luxury reef and island day trips at 8.30am and 1.00pm, only 1 hour sail to the protected Coral Cay Great Barrier Reef Island. Relax on the white sandy beaches, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Take a trip on the glass bottom boat, enjoy a superb buffet lunch, before pure sailing back to Port Douglas. NEW Afternoon Cruise; Sail, island, snorkel and sunset combined, adults only. Absolutely the most relaxing experience on Great Barrier Reef 3 departures daily to suit you perfectly. Go Sailaway! SAILAWAY #1 SUNSET SAILING "MUST DO' $60 New Hot/Cold Canapes menu, complementary drink and fully licensed bar. Highly recommended for Adults, amazing value and ambiance
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Fabulous excursion and delightful, professional staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The sunset cruise was a highlight of my 2 weeks in Port Douglas. Everything was so professional, from the checking in, shoes in crate, free drink, happy and professional staff and wind in my hair!
The weather was great and the coast just lovely to sail past. Just loved it! Must do!

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“Wow ... what a day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Despite the threat of a cyclone all week ... our trip to Low Isles was flawless ... picture perfect day ... low wind & calm seas .... great snorkelling at Low Isles and even better swim with the reef sharks ... thanks girls for feeding them before we entered the water!! ... then sailed home .... truly a wonderful day

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“Great service, great value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

For $50 each with a complimentary high quality beer, Corona or wine with canapés this is a must, it might only last 1.5 hours but the views you get are worth it. Plus you can buy more drinks for $6 each, I don't know eyer you can buy a Corona for that much anywhere. The staff were awesome and we got to meet some very nice people from all over the world. As a first time on a sailing vessel we enjoyed it very much, even the seaspray in our faces.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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“Turtle-ly great day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Sorry for the bad pun above, but had a great day out at Low Isles, seeing several turtles at very close range. Managed to see both Green and Hawksbill Turtles swim up from the bottom to breath at the surface almost within touching range. Also managed to see some nice Angelfish, Wrasse, Nemo, Triggerfish (Titan), as well as Black-tipped Reef Shark. Was pleased that as a competent snorkler was given a bit of freedom to explore as I wanted. Boat and lunch was good. Attentive service and interpretation by Jane was particularly noteworthy. Thank you for a memorable day.

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“Omg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Best way to visit Barrier reef ever, they pick u up drop u back ect but whats so amazing is staff, Syd and Jane so nice. Loved it.

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