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“Boat ride itself is a highlight.”
Review of Reef Sprinter

Reef Sprinter
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Owner description: A FAST, FUN EXCITING BOAT RIDE JUST 15 MIN TO THE LOW ISLES REEF! Then one and a half hours of spectacular snorkelling in shallow protected water, followed by the 15 minute boat ride back. All up, this is a 2 and a quarter hour reef trip that will give you half a day to do something else and you won't get sea sick!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Boat ride itself is a highlight.”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had already taken 2 full day tours to Opal Reef and Agincourt Reef during our honeymoon stop in Port Douglas. We needed our snorkeling fix before we leave back home. However we did not want to wake up early and take another full day tour.

Enter the Reef Sprinter (Low Isles).

This was probably one of the most efficient tours ever. 15 min to the reef and back, 1.5 hour snorkeling.

Highlights:
1. Super efficient
2. Won't get seasick
3. The boat ride was bumpy and fun. We sat on the second row.
4 Saw a turtle
5. Excellent staff. Funny guide.

Cons:
1. The water was not clear that day. Visibility was a bummer.
2. Not much fish as compared to Opal & Agincourt. But we did see a turtle
3. Reef - not as exciting as Opal & Agincourt

Overall - the boat ride itself was a fun activity. Too bad the water was not that visible but it could just be the day we went.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great 2 hour fun package”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are looking to squeeze a lot of fun into a small amount of time whilst in Port Douglas, the Reef Sprinter trips are ideal. Snorkelling at the Low Isles Reef was fantastic as was the actual trip in and out on the speedboat. All snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are supplied. Staff are excellent. Boat leaves from the marina so you can enjoy a meal or a cold beer on your return.

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely staff and lots of fun”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

We arrived early and got kitted out in our wetsuits (the water was a bit cool in June) then once the group was ready we started our 15-min ride over to the reef. We saw lots of beautiful fish and even a few giant turtles, which were amazing!! The 2 hour trip was a perfect amount of time to see everything but not get bored/sunburnt/tired. I'd highly recommend it!

Visited June 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“brilliant”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything provided - wetsuits, snorkelling gear. Rob our skipper was fun and informative. The lower isles were beautiful. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
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Hamilton, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Half day outer reef”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went with a party of 8 including 5 teenage kids. The kids & adults loved the speed boat road out to the reef! The 40 minutes flew by with lots of screams and laughter. We didn't take long to get out snorkelling and once we did it was amazing!! The under water reef was spectacular and we saw so many beautiful fish we couldn't count them all! We coral was spectacular lots of colour and so many parts to explore and wonder at. We were fortunate enough to see a beautiful turtle floating around for some time. It was fabulous being out snorkelling with such a small number of people we had our own space and never felt crowded or on top of anyone. Steve was very professional in his approach making sure we were fully ready to snorkel to maximise our experience. Steve's knowledge of the reef and the whole area was superb. We were lucky enough to see a large number of Minke whales on our return trip as well as a quick stop off to view the Low Isles. Overall a fun action packed 4 hours - highly recommended!

Visited June 2014
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