Water activity

Port Douglas: Low Isles Snorkel Tour

4.8 / 5

98 reviews

Activity provider: Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Port Douglas: Low Isles Snorkel Tour

Activity provider: Calypso Snorkel & Dive
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From US$ 148.95 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore the picturesque Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef on a relaxing boat trip. Snorkel in the lagoon or join the glass bottom boat tour, keeping your eyes out for local fish, birds and turtles.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Delight in beautiful views and relax on the 30 minute boat ride
  • Make the most of the island when there's no crowds
  • Snorkel in the calm lagoon of the Low Isles, exploring the underwater world
  • Witness spectacular and diverse bird life, and keep an eye out for turtles
Full description
Join a snorkelling experience in the water around a beautiful, secluded island. Enjoy some time aboard a comfortable and spacious vessel as you travel to the Low Isles with only 23 guests. Relax with plenty of space onboard during the journey and enjoy a light refreshment as you spot the Low Isles in the distance. Spend a few hours snorkelling and exploring a picturesque coral bay. Snorkel in the calm lagoon or view the reef from the glass bottom boat. The crew will provide tours for guests to learn and appreciate the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Access to the reef is very easy, either from the back of the vessel or from the beach as the reef hugs close to the island. Explore the coral reef and its inhabitants without the crowds. Walk through the sandy paths and through the vegetation. See first hand the historical lighthouse, the lighthouse keeper's home and the Weather Station where local weather data is collected. 
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Glass bottom boat experience
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Muffins, fruit, tea and coffee
  • Easy access into the water via platform
  • Flotation devices, prescription masks
  • Lycra suits
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the 'Calypso XI' Vessel at the Crystalbrook Marina in Port Douglas 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas, QLD, 4877.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Towel
    • Camera
    • Cash

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Baby strollers
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Please note the vessel takes 23 guests maximum to the Low Isles
    • Infants can travel free. However, if they would like food, a $5 charge is payable directly to the local partner
    • Children younger than 4 years are to be held by a parent/guardian at all times while onboard the vessel and glass-bottom boat
    • It is recommended to have an average level of fitness and mobility as you will be walking, swimming and getting on and off the vessel
    • This tour has received an eco-certified rating. The eco Certification program assures travelers that certified products are backed by a strong, well-managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high-quality nature-based tourism experiences
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 98 reviews

    Review summary

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    The weather wasnt the best, it was choppy & my poor 6 yr old daughter got sick. But besides all of that, the team were great, they were fun & informative. It was also good as we were first of 2 boats to get out there so it wasnt too busy. There is surprisingly lots to see, reef sharks in knee deep water, Very cool. It is a beautiful little island with lots of history.

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    April 12, 2022

    If you only do one trip, do this one. We went on the early morning Calypso boat to Low Isles. Small group of 12 guests and 3 guides. It was my first time snorkelling and the guides were brilliant checking we had the head gear on right and the stretchey wetsuit which is to protect us from the Stingers. We were taken with a guide first out to the barrier reef who showed us the different fish crabs etc in the reef. This was around 40mins and then we had approximately 45mins to snorkel or go for the island walk/tour with the guide. Highly recommend going on the early morning trip and this small group one.

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    March 9, 2022

    This is a great experience for all ages. We did this same tour last year and as we were back at Port Douglas again, we know we wanted to do it again. The pilot is also the tour guide and he was very knowledgeable. Told us lots about the reef including coral, fish and the rest of the marine life. We had a great time snorkelling at our leisure.

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    December 19, 2021

    Product ID: 186840