Wonderful experience! I noticed when we boarded in the morning how full all of the other boats were while our catamaran only had 20 and felt like even less.
The crew--Tara, Ago and Alex were awesome and made us feel safe and right at home.
We went out to the Low Isles where we disembarked the catamaran, got on a glass bottom boat that took us to the shore. Saw some amazing coral and giant clams right off the bat! They took out two groups for an initial snorkel beginner and advanced for about 30 mins. Then we had about an hour to explore on our own or go on a nature walk on the island.
Supposedly you're likely to see turtles here but for us it was Low tide so we didn't see any. We did see some Reef shark, beautiful fish and coral, of course :
Next you have lunch on the boat and WOW I was impressed. I thought we would get gross, cold sandwiches but we had a beautiful spread of prawns, salads, noodles, meats, bread, sauces, and even dessert. So delicious and so fresh!
Afterwards we could go and explore the Reef on our own near the boat.
January is rainy season so the jellies are out. They provide stinger suits so there's no worries on getting stung.
The crew pulled out the sails and we sailed back for a bit and enjoyed some drinks for purchase.
Really great experience. Definitely recommend Sailaway!
If you're wondering how this might be different to the Outer Reef, we did the Outer Reef the day after. We only stopped at one on a 1/2 day tour but Tongue Reef was so grand! Tons of coral and seemed to go on forever. However, the coral was dead in some places whereas Low Isles it was alive and well even though there isn't as much. Outer Reef is just the middle of the ocean, no island to chill out on. Also, more likely to see turtles at the Low Isles. Both are great just different experiences.
Leonidas United States of ...
Fantastic! Highly recommended!
This was an awesome experience. The crew was exceptional and knowledgeable. We saw turtles, sharks, all kinds of fish and corals.
Allen G United States of ...
Fantastic day. This company provided a first class experience from the caring nature of the guides to the commentary on the reef to the first class buffet luncheon.
Inspirational, excellent and well organised! Had a great time at the reef. Saw a shark and turtle. Tara and Alex have been excellent!
Recommend to anyone that wants to see the reef and have a wonderful experience on the water!!!!!!!!!!
Darren Scott Australia
Great day out. It makes you appreciate what Far North Qld's have in our backyard. Great tour for kids too!
Crew was great. Small and intimate. Lunch was amazing. Water was crystal clear.
Amazing day - small group, well looked after by fantastic staff, good guided snorkelling, plenty to see on the reef held sea cucumber, watched giant clam close and swam with turtles - thoroughly recommended!
Fantastic tour. Was a really fun day out exploring the reef. The crew were very friendly and informative. The lunch and nibbles provided were nice. We were able to spend a large amount of time in the water and a good amount of time on the island. It didn't feel like we were rushed at all. Overall, great experience!
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