5 star rating: Highly Recommended 25 Reviews

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

Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Ride to the Low Isles on this Great Barrier Reef sailing and snorkeling cruise from Port Douglas. You'll enjoy a full day relaxing on white-sand beaches, snorkeling and sailing the reef in a glass-bottom boat. With an expert marine biologist as your guide, explore pristine tropical waters filled with marine life. You're served a buffet lunch by an attentive crew aboard a luxury catamaran, limited to 33 passengers. 


  • Intimate Great Barrier Reef snorkeling cruise from Port Douglas to the Low Isles
  • Enjoy five hours to snorkel and relax on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Cruise aboard a luxury catamaran
  • Dine on a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea
  • Take a glass-bottom boat tour with a marine biologist
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction included
  • Numbers limited to 33 passengers

What You Can Expect

Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise

Your Port Douglas sightseeing cruise to the Great Barrier Reef begins with hotel pickup. You'll board a luxury catamaran to the Low Isles in the quieter morning hours, before most visitors arrive. Enjoy professional service by the attentive crew on the smaller 33-passenger vessel.

On arrival, you'll have 5 hours to spend at your leisure; slip on the provided snorkel gear and explore the undersea coral gardens of a sheltered lagoon just offshore, stroll to the historic 19th-century lighthouse, or simply relax under the shade of tropical palm trees on the white-sand beach. If you'd prefer a snorkeling tour led by a marine biologist, explore the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with your guide.

There’s more eco-education aboard a glass-bottom boat tour, with expert commentary and stunning views of iridescent fish and fluorescent coral.

After a seafood buffet lunch on board the catamaran, soak up the sun on the deck or return to the water for a final snorkel before cruising back to Port Douglas in the afternoon.

Customer Reviews

Mouhieddin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

First class all the way. The service was impeccable and the sites visited were outstanding. The skipper was very professional and friendly. Great sailing on the day of our visit to low isles. Our guide was very knowledgable and took the time lead the group to grant snorkelling sites. Overall an outstanding day


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

What a day!!! Having been on the larger tours to the outer reefs in the past, ignore them and go on this one. Much better to be on a luxury smaller Catamaran, with an excellent skipper two great guides in and out of the water and superb lunch onboard afterwards. To see Turtles in their natural environment, a stunning coral reef, fish and blacktop reef sharks made the day one to remember for ever.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent trip and the staff were so helpful. Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend

Simon B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic tour. We loved every minute of it. The crew were very friendly and experienced. Would definitely do it again.

Jeffrey F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

David W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent trip to inner isles. Saw turtles and swam with black tipped sharks which was interesting!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Both Syd Tammy did a great job! Loved the snorkelling at Low Isles the trip there back was fun, despite the somewhat rough weather.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

Karen W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Fab day and well organised! Picked up from hotel which was good as we were outside if Port Douglas just ring them to ask for pick up should do it! Megan, Greg and Steve on board were great and very knowledgable. Snorkelling was great with chance to do more after lunch!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great trip, weather not great so reef was not as colourful as can be when we were snorkelling, 3 or 4 reef sharks came in on us but were more interested in the small fish on the reef who kept jumping right out of the water trying to get away from the sharks, we were also lucking enough to see quite a few big turtles, great to see. The lunch on the boat was excellent and plentiful for all tastes followed by a tour round the reefs in a glassed bottomed boat especially for those who couldn't swim, this tour is a must do for all.

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