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Relaxing and intimate

For a couple, this was a lovely day out. We didn't have nice weather but still had a great day... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
lara-jade5
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Gosford, Australia
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Turtles and a shark!

We didn’t have the best day in terms of weather, but we still had a great time. I saw more kinds of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhsant
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Vancouver, BC
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Luxury ‘Lagoon 500’ catamaran based in Cape Tribulation is an Advanced Eco Tourism Operator, offering a sailing & snorkelling day trip to Mackay Cay, on the Outer Barrier Reef. Guests can explore the white sands of the coral cay, soak up the...more
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| Kulki Daintree National Park Car Park, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

For a couple, this was a lovely day out. We didn't have nice weather but still had a great day. Lots of fish to see. Vasko, Maddie and skipper Glen were very accomodating and knowledgable in regards to the reef! We swam with two turtles...More

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SailawayPortDouglas, Owner at Sailaway Cape Tribulation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Lara and Jason for your review and sharing your great experience with Sailaway. We look forward to welcoming you back soon on any or our relaxing and intimate Sailaway tours, also from Port Douglas. I recommend to try our Afternoon and Sunset combination...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn’t have the best day in terms of weather, but we still had a great time. I saw more kinds of fish than I’ve ever seen snorkelling in Philippines or Hawaii. It was also my first time to see turtles and a shark. The...More

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SailawayPortDouglas, Owner at Sailaway Cape Tribulation, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and great recomednation. We hope to see you onboard any or our premium Sailaway experiences in the future. Happy safe travels!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful boat and heavenly trip out to the reef with excellent snorkelling at 2 spots off the low isles. The snorkel tour was great and really informative. Lunch was good and crew great. I wouldn’t call it first class service at all. Too many...More

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Sailaway Cape Tribulation reef cruise was absolutely amazing. We were warmly greeted by Vasco in the morning at the car park by the beach, we then were taken out to the catamaran and welcomed aboard by Maddie and our captain. The crew were all...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

Had a pretty perfect day on the reef. It takes about 90 minutes to get there, but on an epic catamaran, you almost wish it would take longer. Despite bleaching, the reef was still pretty spectacular. Highly recommended.

Thank underhilln
Reviewed May 26, 2018

We booked the Sailaway Cape Tribulation all-day trip and it was a highlight of our three week holiday. We sailed out to the Mackay Reef and spent happy hours snorkelling and sunning ourselves on deck. Perfect weather (it was forever cloudy in Daintree) and as...More

Thank Anne E
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

This is the chance to see the beautiful Cape Tribulation beach from a different perspective!so cool and I could tick this off from my bucketlist.you get picked up right from the beach. To sail to the beautiful sandy cay it's just 1 1/2 hour on...More

Thank Nicks_Stef
Reviewed May 2, 2018

After a good experience on the Great Barrier Reef the day before with one of the bigger companies on Opal Reef (out of Port Douglas) we had an amazing day with Sailaway (from Cape Tribulation). Everything was perfect. The great weather and fantastic bunch of...More

Thank JamieHondo
SailawayPortDouglas, Owner at Sailaway Cape Tribulation, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thank you for sharing your "Best Day Ever1" experience and sharing your sharp observations when sailing to the spectacular Mackay Coral Cay. We will pass onto our wonderful crew. We hope to see you onboard Sailaway again soon or a great trip from Port Douglas.

Reviewed April 27, 2018

I absolutely loved Sailaway Cape Tribulation. It really is the most amazing way to see the reef and spend a full day exploring and relaxing on their magnificent cat. We had the opportunity to explore both Undine and Mackay reef and they did not dissappoint....More

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SailawayPortDouglas, Owner at Sailaway Cape Tribulation, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

We all appreciate your wonderful feedback as this is a very unique experience on the Great Barrier Reef. Operating locally from Port Douglas since 1985 now 2nd season in Cape Trib and only recently have this TripAdvisor page set to welcome feedback and show this...More

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 5 loved this day out on the reef. We’ve done quite a bit of snorkeling and we wanted to spend lots of time in the water and this trip ticked the boxes. Sailing on the catamaran out to Undine & Mackay reefs...More

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Hi, Enjoy spectacular Mackay Coral Cay with Sailaway IV based from Cape Tribulation Bay, pick up from Kulki Boardwalk and Cape Trib Beach House with custom landing craft (no wading) for Full day experience, glass bottom... More
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