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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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Set sail from Port Douglas for a day of snorkeling and relaxing on the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles. The sheltered white sands are surrounded by tropical waters filled with fish, turtles and coral for pristine off-beach snorkeling, just moments away from Low Isles . This smaller cruise is limited to 33 passengers, ensuring good company and helpful assistance from the crew. A buffet lunch is included, along with a reef interpretation sail in a glass-bottom boat with an expert marine biologist as your guide
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a spectacular day going to the Low Isles to snorkel! It was a picture perfect sky and we got to see sharks, sea turtles, giant clams and colorful fish, including Dory! My husband said it's his favorite day ever since we enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Robin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re after a day trip of relaxation, snorkeling and just enjoying the beautiful Great Barrier Reef then this is the cruise you must do. The staff on board were fantastic, friendly and professional especially the skipper Agostino and crew Damo. The lunch was nice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank eisproperty
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well run company with great staff who go the extra mile to ensure that you have a great day. Catering was excellent all day and the cooked prawns at lunch cane in handy when you are trying to attract the ‘locals’ for a bite...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank newty522017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can’t recommend these guys enough. What an exceptional day with great crew who explained everything about the Reef and what we would see. A family run business who clearly take pride in everything they do. Well done guys!!!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic experience with sailaway! Had Roma, Jarred and Jazz take us out. Roma did a fantastic biology talk before the snorkelling which was great so we could spot the animals and coral we had just learnt about while on the reef. Jarred did...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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August 16, 2019|
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Response from Rodney S | Reviewed this property |
It was safe and fun to snorkel. We did not see any sharks while in the water. We did see a quite small black tip shark from the boat later. In my opinion, especially with experienced crew/guides this is a safe outing... More
July 15, 2019|
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Response from Rodney S | Reviewed this property |
We requested vegetarian meals in advance and were accommodated. I don’t recall if the regular main offerings were all seafood or not but there were non-seafood side dishes and fruit.
July 7, 2019|
Response from 105krystlew | Reviewed this property |
Yep they won’t mind. You can sit on the boat or on low island and you’ll be fine.
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  • Duration: 7h 30m
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: French, German
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