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

Highlights

  • Intimate Great Barrier Reef snorkeling cruise from Port Douglas to the Low Isles
  • Enjoy 4.5 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 4.5 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

Jayne F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Couldnt have asked for anything better. Great day!

Gillian C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent but know that it is the inner reef. Saw and swam alongside a turtle which was my highlight. The food provided during the day was amazing and plentiful.

vicki_macas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had a great time, the crew was amazing. The food was outstanding. A bit disappointed with the snorkel area. I've done a tour before with another company and saw more vibrant fish and turtles, baby sharks. Overall it was great.

Deborah C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We had a great time on this tour, all the tour's we did where as small as possible. The mates where very good and fun! Very organized and went over the safety procedures with us.
Enjoyed the snorkeling although the water was not to clear this particular day. Overall, a lot of fun! Good fins and snorkel's, nice skin's to wear. Good Day!
Debbi

Glenn T K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was very professional and enjoyable. Every detail was well managed and taken care of from safety to enjoyment.

Geoff H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This tour was one of the best we have been on.
The crew were very helpful and knowledgable and the catamaran we sailed on was only 3 years old and in superb condition, with a capacity of only about 30 guests which is good if you like a more personal trip.
Very often on trips such as this the buffet lunch is a disappointment, this was certainly not the case here, with a good selection of cold meats, salads and fruit. Undoubtedly this was probably the best buffet lunch we have experienced on the many trips we have undertaken around the world.
The Low Isles are a good choice if you want to sail part way to the main barrier reef.
Snorkelling was good with options for experienced snorkelling or inexperienced snorkelling.
A short guided walk explains the history of the island, on which there is a lighthouse on which ospreys are nesting.
All things considered this trip rates as one of the best we have undertaken.

VMUA United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We booked the Sailing and Snorkelling Tour to Low Isles. This was our first adventure when in Port Douglas and certainly one I would recommend.
The crew were very customer focussed and couldn't have taken better care of everyone. They were very knowledgeable and keen to offer everyone a fantastic experience, even spending one to one time helping those who had never snorkelled before and were a bit apprehensive.
The catering was first class and they didn't skimp. We had a full buffet lunch with a great choice that would suit everyone and tea with a plentiful supply of muffins, cakes and pastries.
I would highly recommend the tour.

VMUA United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We booked the Sailing and Snorkelling Tour to Low Isles. This was our first adventure when in Port Douglas and certainly one I would recommend.
The crew were very customer focussed and couldn't have taken better care of everyone. They were very knowledgeable and keen to offer everyone a fantastic experience, even spending one to one time helping those who had never snorkelled before and were a bit apprehensive.
The catering was first class and they didn't skimp. We had a full buffet lunch with a great choice that would suit everyone and tea with a plentiful supply of muffins, cakes and pastries.
I would highly recommend the tour.

Kirsty K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A fantastic day. Beautiful boat, excellent crew and superb snorkelling and delicious food. A winning combination. We wouldn't change a thing.

Kathryn C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

So happy we went with a smaller company! Crew was amazing, boat was beautiful and only about 18 people on charter so didn't have to deal with large crowds other tours herd on their cargo loads. Beautiful lunch on board and again can't rave about crew enough. So nice, had I had more time in Port Douglas, would have booked this for a second day. Sailed home from lower island - amazing trip!!

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