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Explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day sailing catamaran cruise to Low Isles. Snorkel straight from the beach on this beautiful coral cay known for its resident population of green sea turtles. View coral gardens and tropical marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour, explore the tropical on a guided nature walk and relax on the pristine, sandy beaches. The fun-filled day at sea includes a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and hotel pickup and drop-off from Port Douglas.


  • 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

Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailling Cruise

Surrounded by 55 acres (22 hectares) of reef, the low-lying coral key of Low Isles provides an excellent base for exploring the famous coral formations and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. After pickup at your Port Douglas hotel, climb aboard a luxurious 98-foot (30-meter) sailing catamaran with room for up to 200 passengers. Relax in an air-conditioned cabins or lounge on the sun decks while cruising across the beautiful aquatic landscape of the Coral Sea. Learn about the marine life you can expect to see with an onboard presentation by a marine biologist.

After arriving at Low Isles, don provided equipment and snorkel straight off the beach to begin exploring the reef. Swim in designated areas on your own, or join a guided tour to learn more about the coral gardens and creatures you see, including giant clams, tropical fish and green sea turtles. You can also experience the reef from the dry cabin of a glass-bottom boat and explore the white sand beaches and tropical forest of the island on a guided nature walk.

Recharge your energy with a tropical buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea. If you prefer something stronger, treat yourself to a cocktail from the catamaran’s fully licensed bar (own expense). After several hours of adventure and relaxation, enjoy the luxurious return cruise to Port Douglas, where your full-day tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel.

Note: Book early to secure your spot, and enjoy a flexible reservations policy that allows you to change the date of your tour at no additional charge once you arrive in Port Douglas. 

Customer Reviews

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016


Keith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This was an excellent trip and the crew were great.

We decided to do the glass bottom boat trip first,
then return to the catarmaran for lunch before
venturing onto Low Isles in the afternoon.

Would definitely recommend hiring one of the
all-over lycra suits for 8AUS as this stopped us getting
sunburnt, and allowed us to still swim in the water around
the isle, even as we did not paticipate in the snorkelling.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

it was great. staff are very helpful. lunch was ideal.

William O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Superb location and well organised throughout.

Daphi K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Beautiful tour! Everything was lovely, the weather, the onboard lunch and the staff on board! Perfect location for snorkelling too
I recommend everyone to go on this amazing tour!

Ivor F D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

we got changed from the low isles tor the outer barrier reef trip becuase if lack of numbers to the low isles biut the change was well worth We were upgraded withoout any extra cost good weathr and a gra day


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

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.

Kathryn N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

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!

linda maureen h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Great trip

Graham K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

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.

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