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“Definitely the best choice for reef and snorkeling.”

Aquarius - Sail & Snorkel
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Owner description: Aquarius Sail & Snorkel offers luxury day cruises to the calm waters of Low Isles. Departing Port Douglas daily, this brand new 62ft sailing catamaran carries a maximum of 23 guests, each spoilt with amazing corals, snorkel sites, glass bottom boat, guided island walks and high levels of customer service. Want a day on the reef, relaxing like a celebity? Aquarius is for you!
Ramona, California
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201 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Definitely the best choice for reef and snorkeling.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Low Isles was our destination, to acquaint the newbies with snorkeling and get everybody up to speed with a lot of patience and care. During the "lesson" from the island, we saw oysters the size of small sofas, and I followed a sea turtle in the water with my camera! There was a lot to see just off the island underwater, and on the island we were taken on a tour that explained the habitat of many birds and the history of the Low Isles. Following that, we had a gourmet lunch on board the Aquarius and "chummed" the black and white tip sharks along with some batfish and a remora or two. Then we went back in the water!! That was quite an accomplishment for a chicken like me, and I lasted five minutes or so. Many snorkeled their way back to the island, seeing more colorful fish and bright coral. The sail back was perfect. It was truly one of those experiences that you wish would never end.

Visited March 2013
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East Fremantle, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Look no further-by far the best day trip.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Drew, Melina and Andy literally brought the reef to life.SO much knowledge! It really helped when snorkelling to know some of the 'inside stuff' and as for shells?!After Drew's land tour of the low isles I now have a new passion and respect for shells.Best things about Aquarius?Everything.
I did a lot of research and after hours of perusing brochures the things that sold it initially were:
1) Small people numbers 2)No children under 14 3) Having an Island tour. 4) STUNNING boat.
Things that made this the best tour yet?
1) Drew, Melina & Andy 2) The Food . Both veggie so had our own platter each 3)All of the above.
Thank you for an amazing trip Aquarius.

Visited April 2013
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The best snorkling experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Every thing was fantastic about Aquarius! Staff were exceptional - being guided in a small group was fantastic - learnt so much. We saw a whale and baby on the way back! Saw 2 turtles! Would never go on a large group tour again.

Visited September 2012
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Peakhurst, New South Wales, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

If you go to Port Douglas go on the Aquarius. The crew were so lovely and we had the best day snorkelling. They provided everything for a great day on the Reef. Just perfect!

Visited March 2013
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Invercargill
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Sunset Cruise.Great way to finish a evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We took the option of a sunset cruise on wednesday night. Great way to finish a busy day in Port Douglas.The boat holds 23 persons so quiet a good number to get to meet other people.The skipper (Drew and crew Melena ) did a great job taking care of everyone.Even though the weather had been rough the previous day our trip was fun with 15 to 26 knots of wind.Got some great pictures of the sun setting .When we returned to come home we did have a rough patch of rain but at least you could go inside this boat for shelter, not like the competition. Having done this cruise twice now I would still recommend it to everyone and do it once again.
Next trip back here we will try a day cruise as we are told this is great value.

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