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 bottom boat, take a leisurely guided walk around the island or simply relax on the sandy beach. Do as much or as little as you like!
- Full-day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef island of Low Isles from Port Douglas
- Swim and snorkel from the beach with instructors on hand to help
- Guided snorkel tour led by a marine biologist
- Glass bottom boat coral viewing
- Guided beach walk around Low Isles
- Tropical buffet lunch
- Cruise on a luxury catamaran accommodating up to 200 passengers
- Hotel pickup and drop off at Port Douglas hotels
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What You Can Expect
Situated nine miles (15 kilometers) north-east of Port Douglas, Low Isles is a coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. The sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Low Isles is well-known for its population of green turtles, keep an eye on the surface as they regularly pop up for air. Occasionally dugongs can be seen grazing on sea grass and large rays may glide by.
During the cruise to Low Isles, a Marine Biologist will conduct an informative talk on the fish and corals you will see, as well as providing details on the activities available throughout the day. The 30 meter luxury sailing catamaran offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort. Relax in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun under the sails on the expansive deck.
On arrival a shuttle will take you from the boat to the island, or you can dive straight in and swim to the beach!
You'll have the opportunity to join an organized snorkel tour led by a marine biologist, or take to the water independently and explore at your leisure. Snorkeling equipment is provided and the friendly crew are on hand to help you get started.
You don't have to get wet to enjoy a day at Low Isles. You can join a glass bottom boat tour over the soft coral gardens that surround Low Isles. Your guide will point out giant clams, a variety of fish and corals, and of course be on the lookout for turtles. On land you may like to join a guided beach walk around the small island. Learn about the flora and fauna of the island along with the history of Low Isles as an important place of marine research.
Port Douglas a place I could live fantastic catamaran the food was delicious and plentiful the crew were very professional, really interesting tour of the low isles by the marine biologist a whole day and worth every penny.
This was the highlight of all the activities I persued in Port Douglas. Having never snorkeled before I found the the crew were extremely helpful. The onboard Marine Biologist helped us identify different species of coral and marine life. The snorkeling off the Low Isles was amazing. The lunch on board was excellent. The crew very welcoming and friendly (even remembering my name!) Can't wait to go back!
A very good excursion with plenty of time given to enjoy all it had to offer. Excellent staff on board and an enjoyable educational aspect on the island. Great food provided too. Highly recommended.
The Great Barrier Reef is definitely a must see !!!!!
Beautiful trip out to the reef on a comfortable boat. Water was crystal clear with gorgeous colorful fish in the water. Had a great complimentary lunch aboard with ample time to snorkel or spend time on the beach.
Don't forget camera for fotos of the reef ...something you will never forget !
Highly recommend this tour !!!
This was a fantastic trip which we would thoroughly recommend. The staff were relaxed and knowledgable and even made a small detour so we could see a whale and her calf. We snorkelled with turtles and the wonders of the reef and saw lemon sharks and dolphins too. The only downside was that we paid $90 more through viator than we would have if we'd booked direct and had no response from the company when this was queried.
A great way to spend the day. Picked up at hotel and driven to the boat. Once on board the staff very friendly attentative and helpful. A marine biologist gave a talk on the area and the local wildlife. Safety run through was give for those snorkelling. The access to the water was fabulous for all ages and fitness levels and and the water was perfect. Take or hire a underwater camera. It is well worth it.
Even though the sea was choppy, this was an amazing trip. I had a dream come true, which was to snorkel on the Barrier Reef. What more could you ask for?
Got upgrade to high Isles and had a truly magical day.
The cruise and snorkelling were incredible - the best experience I have ever had. All of the staff were friendly and approachable and they made sure everyone was well looked after.
I would go back and do the cruise again tomorrow - fantastic!!!