Port Douglas: Reef & Low Isles Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

4.9 / 5

21 reviews

Port Douglas: Reef & Low Isles Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

From $211.83 per person

Enjoy a full-day reef and island cruise to the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles. Experience the exclusivity of small guest numbers on a luxury catamaran. Learn from a marine biologist, relax and snorkel this protected coral cay, with white sandy beaches.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Port Douglas.


  • Lounge on the deck of a luxury catamaran to feel the wind in your hair
  • Participate in a heritage walk, guided snorkel tour and glass bottom boat trip
  • Snorkel the protected coral cay with magnificent coral gardens
  • Enjoy small numbers of guests and excellent service
  • Dine on morning and afternoon tea, fruit platters and an alfresco lunch
Full description
Begin your day in paradise with a transfer from your Port Douglas accommodation to the marina. Upon arrival, you will board the luxury catamaran for an early morning departure. Once on board, delight in freshly brewed tea or coffee, with mini apple and cinnamon muffins, and Danish pastries. The vessel moves smoothly and comfortably across the ocean, offering guests a unique Great Barrier Reef experience. You will skip the crowds and arrive in the Low Isles before most other visitors.  Spot the beautiful Low Isles in the distance after the 15-kilometer journey. See the protected coral cay, white sandy beaches, and coconut palms. The boat will moor in the sheltered blue lagoon for 4.5 hours. Relax on the island, join a guided snorkel tour lead by a marine naturalist, take a trip on the glass bottom boat, join the heritage walk, or just laze on deck. The marine biologist will provide in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants.  A gourmet, alfresco lunch will be served, including freshly cooked prawns, tandoori chicken, ham and roast beef, potato salad, mixed green salad, Asian noodle salad, bakery fresh bread and more. Enjoy a tropical fruit platter for afternoon tea and an exhilarating sail back to Port Douglas. Transfer back to your Port Douglas accommodation, where your tour will end.
  • Pick-up and drop off from Port Douglas accommodation
  • All snorkelling gear and tuition optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits and flotation devices
  • 4.5 hours at tropical Low Isles, a coral cay island
  • Heritage walk
  • Snorkelling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkelling tour with marine naturalist
  • Glass bottom boat and reef interpretation
  • Gourmet buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Environment management charge of $7.00 per person
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • T-shirt

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The environment management charge per person is not included and is payable when you check in on the day of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 21 reviews

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Wonderful day best part of our trip. Great guides good snorkel equipment wish fantastic instructions and learnt a lot about the reef and corals gray guided tour of the reef and fish. Lovely lunch well prepared presentation and served . Lovely clean boat. Best day out . Thank you sailaway team .

May 29, 2021

Nice trip to the Low Islands. Sailing takes maybe too long time on a 8 hour day trip as you lose time at the read. You don't have your own time at the island and can't snorkel from the island alone in the afternoon. This was not the way we understood the trip. Although everything else was nice.

October 27, 2019


Fantastic day out with Sailaway , great crew , brilliant experience.

March 19, 2021

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