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  • Address: Low Island

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.

Practical Info

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.

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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, null
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 32 Reviews

Set sail from Port Douglas for a day of snorkeling and relaxing on the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles. The sheltered white sands are surrounded by tropical ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $178.93
Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Sailing Trips
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Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Reviews

Not a confident swimmer, but want to experience the Great Barrier Reef? At Low Isles you can snorkel straight off the beach, enjoy coral viewing on a glass ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $157.23
Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Snorkeling
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Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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Experience a peaceful, tranquil sunset during a sailing cruise from Port Douglas. After being welcomed aboard a luxury catamaran with a complimentary drink of ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $45.68
Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove, Palm Cove, Night Cruises
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Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove

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Not a confident swimmer, but want to experience the Great Barrier Reef? At Low Isles you can snorkel straight off the beach, enjoy coral viewing on a glass ...  Read more

Location: Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 10 - 11 hours

From USD $169.41
Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Scuba Diving
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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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Sail to the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles during a relaxing, afternoon cruise aboard a luxury catamaran. Moor at a secluded island with pristine white-sand ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $178.93
Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass, Cairns & the Tropical North, Sailing Trips
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Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise Pass

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For the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience, grab an Ultimate 3-Day Great Barrier Reef Pass. Save money and see the reef from every angle on three cruises ...  Read more

Location: Cairns and Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $376.51
Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, ... 
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Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

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Not a confident swimmer, but want to experience the Great Barrier Reef? At Low Isles you can snorkel straight off the beach, enjoy coral viewing on a glass ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 10 - 11 hours

From USD $169.41

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