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Address: Inlet Street, Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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+61 7 4099 4070

Sail the Great Barrier Reef aboard the historic 91ft vessel...

Sail the Great Barrier Reef aboard the historic 91ft vessel "Tallarook". Sail Tallarook is the only company offering two half day trips from beautiful Port Douglas to Low Isles, on the Great Barrier Reef.With the wind behind her Tallarook is one of Port Douglas’ most eco friendly vessels. Fuel consumption is kept to a minimum ensuring you can make a trip to the reef with the knowledge that your carbon footprint has been kept to a minimum. And with a maximum of only 21 guests, you will enjoy a very personal service and an unforgettable experience.Low Isles is an unspoilt inner patch reef composed of small coral cay and is located 15km north of Port Douglas. Comprising 150 species of hard corals, 15 species of soft corals and a large variety of fish as well as green turtles, it is idyllic for snorkelling.

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Absolute bliss! This is the perfect sailing trip to the reef!

We sailed on the Tallarook to the low isles today, and it was the most perfect day. We were blessed with perfect weather in June and lovely warm water. We had a guided snorkel... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2012

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Reviewed June 9, 2012

We sailed on the Tallarook to the low isles today, and it was the most perfect day. We were blessed with perfect weather in June and lovely warm water. We had a guided snorkel tour over the beautiful coral and swam with the fish. We were all equiped with snorkel gear and noodle floaties to make it more relaxing. We... More 

Thank AlexandraRobinson
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed May 7, 2012

With the lone diver in our group off on an expedition to the outer reef, the remaining 6 members of our party looked for a half-day snorkel expedition and after scouting around for a bit, found the Tallarook. We were very glad we did. The other reviewers have detailed the trip well, ours was equally fabulous. The boat was beautiful... More 

Thank sr890
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed May 2, 2012

we went out on the tallarook for a half day sail/snorkel experience to the Low ilses off Port douglas. The operation is a very personal experience with only a small group of people onboard with the skipper and his wife taking the reins and sharing the sailing. The skipper gave a fabulous talk on the way out about the georaphy... More 

Thank jane m
Scarborough ONtario
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

We did the all day catamaran trip out from Cairns to the outer Barrier reef on our second day in Queensland. As snorkellers we wonder if these trips are mostly for scuba divers. We had pretty rough weather going out and worse on the way back. Did not bother the SCUBA folks a bit. Can't blame anyone for than and... More 

Thank Lorne R
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed April 25, 2012

Well, after what seemed like a rude answer to our early phone call to ensure we could get on board on that day, the rest of service made up for their early morning rudeness. With all due respect they were probably interrupted from preparing the ship for the morning's outing, which would also lead me to the safety rundown. The... More 

Thank Arianrhod10
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Enjoyed a fantastic half day trip to the reef this week - was the highlight of our stay in Port Douglas. Beautiful boat, lovely and informed hosts, stunning snorkelling, TURTLES - all in all excellent value for money and a fabulous way to spend a sunny morning.

Thank KO80
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed April 4, 2012

Great trip, money worth!!! I'm from Italy and I went snorkeling with my australian relatives and it was just amazing. It was my second time on the Reef, but it was the best one. The service is very personal and environmental friendly. We spend an unforgettable morning on the Reef with a prepared and funny guide who explained us all... More 

Thank Giulia T
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

We spent an amazing afternoon on board the tallarook! The husband and wife team were so friendly, welcoming and informative. The half day experience was perfect and really good value for money. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!

Thank Sianiii
Sunshine, Australia
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

We had a great time listening to our (husband & wife) hosts fill us with intersting things about the the reef, the Low Isles and Port Douglas region. They were very informative, environmentally switched on and very passionate about what they do. My wife and I were only in Port Doglas for four nights, so the half day cruise was... More 

Thank Dean F
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 11, 2012

Don't be put off by the half-day time limit. That's all you need. The full day tours just involve more time on a boat and more time hanging around waiting for other people. The Tallarook excursion is all you need. The lecture on the marine life and surrounding area was excellent and boat itself is fabulous. My only nit pick... More 

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