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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

Patricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Amazing day out not to be missed xxx

jozef F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Brilliant experience. Would highly recommend this trip. Expert advise on hand and very well looked after

Tania C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Incredible! Fantastic fun-filled day! Staff were amazing, informative and friendly. We saw green sea turtles, reef sharks, clams and an amazing array of fish. Snorkel or cruise the reef in a glass-bottom boat, or just laze on the beach. Great day all round. Good for any fitness level and for kids. Do as much or as little as you like.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Superb boat trip and view of the reef and fish at The Low Isles. Quicksilver catamaran was very comfortable and whole trip well organised. We were I initially aprehensile about snorkeling but did not use the glass bottom boat and snorkeled all the time. Good lunch provided too. Thoroughly recommend this trip.

claud0301 United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Cut foot Too many people, Not even a seat left to sit on while going and coming from Isle Not Happy. Supposed to go to outer barrier but now have an infected foot.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really recommend this day trip. The staff were excellent as they took care of a few people suffering from sea sickness. They do offer sea sick pills to those who are unsure how they will be. My wife found it hard going on the way out but was fine going back. Even so it is a wonderful experience with plenty to see and do. The island is lovely and we enjoyed seeing all the sea life including reef sharks coming close to the boat.

Kerry G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very well organised. The staff were really helpful and made sure we got the most out of our trip. Perfect for beginners like us. We got to swim with turtles, sharks and lots of different fish. Amazing experience!

Julia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an amazing day brilliant team, everything so well organised. The marine biologist was so informative loved going snorkelling with him and doing the beach walk. Buffett lunch was also great and time on the glass bottom boat.

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.

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