Low Isles is a small coral cay off the coast of Port Douglas.
Lying on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, it’s a fabulous spot for snorkeling and diving, thronged with hard and soft corals, tropical fish, reef sharks and turtles.
Cruises come out to Low Isles from Port Douglas for a conveniently close taste of the reef. There are no facilities on the island, just a lighthouse, but the surrounding shallow lagoon is an idyllic place for a swim or snorkel while your cruise vessel is moored offshore.
This was by far the highlight of our trip to Australia. We came to Port Douglas to dive and snorkel and this package gave us that ability. We left in the morning and returned about 5pm each day. We were able to customize our package to the areas we wanted to go, this worked great for us. A very professional company. Their gear from masks to snorkels was in great condition and great quality. My 12 year old son was the first in the water and last one out each site, he enjoyed it so much. I also had questions before the trip and they answered my E-mails promptly.
Review by Phillip H, February 2013
Doing what: Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
This was a very enjoyable cruise.Brett is a very capable skipper, but the two girls, Jackie and Courtney were awesome. This cruise, Friday 08/02 had mostly Chinese who had no English capability, This made things difficult for the girls but they handled situations with dignity and a lot of patience.
Everything about the cruise was fantastic - the staff, the food, the scenery - the highlight of of Port Douglas trip!
Made up of Low Island and the mangrove-topped Woody Island, Low Isles is 15 km (9.5 miles) north-east of Port Douglas. The trip to Low Isles from Port Douglas takes around 1.5 hours one way.