Water activity

From Port Douglas: Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

4.7 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises
Water activity

From Port Douglas: Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises
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From US$ 151.80 US$ 136.62 per person

Board a catamaran and enjoy an idyllic day on this sailing cruise. Sunbathe on an unspoiled coral cay island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef and learn about the reef from a marine biologist.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, where island visitor numbers are limited
  • Discover the mysteries of marine life while snorkeling, or glass bottom boat viewing
  • Swim or snorkel with turtles
  • Learn about the fascinating creatures of the reef with marine biologist guided activities
  • Relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella
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Climb aboard Quicksilver’s luxury 30-meter (99-foot) Wavedancer sailing catamaran and sail to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef island of Low Isles. Enjoy a relaxing day out for families and couples in a tropical island paradise ambiance.

Set like a jewel in the Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles is an unspoiled coral cay island. Moor in the calm waters of a picturesque lagoon, and enjoy a host of reef activities that await.

Before your arrival at Low Isles, a marine biologist will conduct an informative talk to provide passengers with an appreciation of the reef, enabling you to view the corals with informed eyes. 

Once at Low Isles, take a snorkel tour to see the colorful creatures of the reef. Alternatively, see turtles and many brightly colored tropical fish from a glass bottomed boat.

Back on the beach, join a marine biologist guided beach walk to discover the unique marine life living at the water’s edge. Then relax and tuck in to a delicious tropical buffet lunch.

  • Wavedancer cruise from Port Douglas Marina
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Tropical smorgasbord buffet lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction provided (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Marine biologist guided beach walk
  • Guided snorkeling tour with marine biologist

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    Meeting point

    Check-in and collect your boarding pass at 9:00 AM from the Quicksilver Reservations counter inside the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina.

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    What to bring

    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Drones
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 88 reviews

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    Really amazing trip! The boat from Port Douglas to Agincourt Reef was a little bit choppy but the staff on board were excellent in helping anyone who was feeling unwell. The reef itself was incredible and all the necessary equipment was provided to make everyones snorkelling experience as good as each others! The lunch on board was also very nice and good quality food!

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    October 1, 2022

    The crew were fantastic, they phoned ahead of time to warn us we would be back later due to low tide and were so caring to anyone who became seasick because it was quite a rough sea day. Swimming with the turtles was amazing and the guided tour by the marine biologist was great, she was so keen to show us everything and find turtles.

    July 20, 2022

    It was amazing, staff so helpful, trip across was very rough but the kids stayed out on the front of the deck didn’t worry them. So proud of the young members of our group snorkelling, saw lots of fish, turtles etc. Harley marine biologist gave us so much information about the island and the Great Barrier Reef. Was an exceptional experience, our group of 9 ranging in age from 76 down to 7yrs. Great lunch and snacks. Many thanks for such a wonderful day.

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    July 5, 2022

    Product ID: 27001