Shaolin Port Douglas
Shaolin Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours
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Shaolin Port Douglas offers relaxing sailing tours from Port Douglas come aboard and explore the tropical coast with views to the distant islands and picturesque mountain, learn the intriguing history of this unique and rare vessel, while you relax on the teak deck or inside the comfortable saloon area. Our iconic Sunset sail is simply the best way to enjoy the tropical ambience on the water. The local Captain delivers informative commentary while the crew are on lookout for local wildlife including the elusive saltwater crocodile and waterbirds and if you are lucky dolphins. Included in your sail is a complimentary beverage and snacks, cooked on board its a must do experience! Or spoil yourself on a Private charter to the stunning blue lagoon of Low Isles reef and avoid the crowds, design your own day in paradise. The Shaolin is also the perfect venue for Birthday Parties and Dinner Charters we can custom design a menu and theme to suit.
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Mark R
Adelaide127 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
If you are going to the Low Isles this is the only way to go. You will comfortably cruise in an authentic Chinese Junk on a relaxing ride to the Low Isles. The captain and crew are fantastic and make the whole day more enjoyable as they crack jokes and give you the inside scoop on what happens in Pt Douglas. The diving on the reef is jutsbas good as the outer reef and a better experience than you would get with a larger boat. Small group of 12 makes it more enjoyable. On our dive we saw amazing coral formations, loads of different fish, a turtle and some black tip reefies. Dive was led by the crew and even novices that had never dove before managed well. After the dive the lads put on a bloody good spread with local caught prawns. 10/10 would do again. One of the best tours I've been on.
Written October 12, 2020
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Travellersal
Marcus Beach, Australia28 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
We had a great day out on the Shaolin Chinese junk skippered by Rob and ably assisted by Floyd.
Very comfortable boat, doesn’t take very many people which suited us, there were 11 on our trip. Food , water bottles, and a drink with lunch supplied with the ability to purchase more if needed. The food was excellent quality and feeding the prawn shells to the reef sharks was a treat to see.
We were given the snorkeling gear and stinger suits with clear instructions on use. Floyd was in the water with us pointing out and explaining various corals and fish, and occasionally making sure we were all ok.
Rob walked us round points of interest on the island and explained lots of interesting tips of the coral at low tide.
Overall we had a great day full of fun and facts, learnt so much.
A big thanks to Rob for his expert captaincy and knowledge imparted so effortlessly, and to Floyd for all his help and knowledge.
We would definitely recommend this trip.
Written October 15, 2021
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Thank you for your review and kind words. We are trilled you had a great day out on board "Shaolin" I will be sure to pass on your feed back to the crew. Many thanks :)
Written November 17, 2021
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Oz G
Brisbane, Australia21 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
We were looking for a relaxing sunset cruise off Port Douglas and found it with Shaolin. Smaller boat, friendly crew, good music. A fun way to see the sun go down before dinner and take in Port Douglas and the surrounding area from the water. Good for couples and small groups. Would do it again next time! We were a family of 3, including a teenage daughter. We all enjoyed it. A nice change from the big boat experience.
Written December 23, 2020
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Donna S
Perth, Australia27 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
My friend and I did the lunch time cruise.
If you are in Port Douglas and want to try new things, do this.
An hour and a half cruise along the river includes 2 of the most delicious spring rolls, one crocodile and one barramundi and an Asian slaw.
You then receive 8 enormous fresh tiger prawns with lemon, cocktail sauce and a piece of sourdough bread.
Flynn and Floyd are your skipper and decky.
Honestly, for $65 you can't go past this cruise.
As Molly Meldrum used to say "Do yourselves a favour".
You won't be disappointed.
Written December 28, 2022
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Thank you for your review and feedback on our Seafood Lunch Sail, many thanks. Its great you enjoyed our Chinese Junk for the seafood experience. You will have to try the Low Isles snorkeling tour for a different dynamic of the Shaolin next time.
Written December 30, 2022
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Jim G
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
I went on a Sunset Cruise with this mob. I was with 5 other adults and 4 kids 5 and under. We were in the Cabin. 90 minutes of horror trying to avoid the kids getting overboard or falling 10 feet into the bottom of this Junk. Zero safety for kids and or adults. Doors either side where anyone could have fallen through into a shark infested sea. No safety precautions on the stairs to the hold. At least a 10’ foot drop. How that Vessel is allowed to put children at risk like that is beyond me. Pure horror show.
Written October 17, 2022
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Edward F
Australia13 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
My wife and I really enjoyed this trip around port Douglas. Unfortunately due to the weather we did not get to see any sort of sunset, but that did not detract from a very enjoyable and informative cruise around the stunning Port Douglas. The boat is beautiful and the crew were good fun and made the trip for me. Would recommend this for anyone looking for something a little bit different.
Written September 14, 2020
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K&E
Bargara, Australia134 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Went this evening for a sunset cruise and highly recommend it. The junk itself is beautiful and flynn the owner is relaxed, informative and fun as well as his offsider. You end up making friends with the other guests and relaxing with some drinks. I would definitely do this again. Support a local business and book your tour and see the beautiful waterways of Port Douglas.
Written September 14, 2020
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muzzandshell
Brisbane43 contributions
Oct 2021
Our day cruise to the Low Isles was the best boat trip and snorkel I have been on to date! Lovely boat and Rob and Floyd were amazing hosts – professional, friendly, informative and heaps of fun. All the fellow guests seemed as happy and relaxed as me and my husband, and were all talking about how good a day it had been when we were on our way back.

If you want something a bit different and quirky than what the other tour operators provide to the Low Isles, the Shaolin tour is the one for you and you wont be disappointed.

We will be back next year :)
Written October 20, 2021
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Thank you for your feed back and review of you Low Isles Adventure. Happy to hear you had a relaxing and fun filled day. Next time you visit Port Douglas be sure to come out on our River Cruise on board "Lady Douglas"
Written November 17, 2021
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Alison261193
Melbourne, Australia26 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Overcast, windy but still a fabulous experience on board this beautiful boat. Sailing out of the marina into the open waters off Port Douglas is something not to be missed. Weather can’t be controlled so disappointed not to see a clear sunset but still a wonderful way to end the day. Food, drinks etc all good, staff lovely.
Written June 27, 2021
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If only we could control the weather! We are so glad you enjoyed your time out with us - thank you!
Written August 9, 2021
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Robyn P
Ingham, Australia13 contributions
Nov 2021
Awesome day and Taylor and Rob were excellent with knowledge of the history and environmental issues. The food and cruise out was excellent. We have not seen such amazing coral , fish life and turtles in any of our adventures on the Great Barrier Reef.
We will recommend this day in The Shaolin to all our family and friends . Thank you for a very memorable day.
Written November 7, 2021
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Thank you Robin for your review, great to hear you love the Great Barrier Reef as much as we do. I will be sure to pass on your feedback to the crew. Next time you're in Port Douglas be sure to book a trip on our sister vessel 'Lady Douglas" 😊
Written November 17, 2021
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