5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 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

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 waters filled with fish, turtles and coral for pristine off-beach snorkeling, just moments away from Low Isles . This smaller cruise is limited to 33 passengers, ensuring good company and helpful assistance from the crew. A buffet lunch is included, along with a reef interpretation sail in a glass-bottom boat with an expert marine biologist as your guide


  • 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

Sail from Port Douglas aboard a luxury catamaran to visit Low Isles in the quieter morning hours, before the majority of visitors arrive. After cruising from the mainland, arrive at Low Isles, where you can spend five hours relaxing under palm trees on the white sands. Or go off-beach snorkeling in the sheltered lagoon’s undersea coral gardens, just seconds away from the shore.

Take a walk to Low Isles’ historic lighthouse, dating from 1878, or learn about the Great Barrier Reef’s magical underwater world of iridescent fish and fluorescent coral on a guided snorkel tour led by a marine biologist. There’s more fun eco-education aboard a glass-bottom boat tour, with stunning coral views and expert commentary.

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 returning to Port Douglas by 4pm.

Only a select group of operators are permitted to visit the coral cay Low Isles, the only Great Barrier Reef island a short sail from Port Douglas. This cruise combines luxury and eco credentials, for a premium reef experience.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Amazing snorkelling and a great lunch. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Great day fantastic experience for the whole family. Great hosts. Very excited to see turtles and a lively bunch of black tip reef sharks.

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