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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

By: Sailaway
  • Sail out to the Great Barrier Reef in the early morning before the crowds
  • Leisure time to snorkel, lounge, or stroll lets you spend your time wisely
  • Marine biologist leads informative snorkel and glass-bottom boat tours
Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$193.28
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$193.28

Explore the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles for a full day on a catamaran cruise from Port Douglas. With a marine biologist as your guide, you’ll have informative commentary to accompany your beach lounging, snorkeling, or glass-bottom boat tour. Enjoy the ability to travel light, as cruises include lunch and snorkeling equipment.

What to Expect

Start your day’s adventure in the Great Barrier Reef's Low Isles with convenient hotel pickup in Port Douglas, and then transfer to the marina where you’ll board a luxury catamaran. With an early morning departure, you’ll arrive in the Low Isles before many of the crowds show up.

Spend the next four and a half hours at your leisure—go snorkeling using the provided gear, simply lounge on the beach or boat, stroll down to the 19th-century lighthouse, or opt for a snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour. The fact that a marine biologist guide leads these two tours means you'll get in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants, and there is plenty of time to ask questions.

Midday, refuel with a seafood-focused lunch on board the boat.

Return to Port Douglas and enjoy convenient drop-off back at your hotel.

Reviews (132)
1 - 5 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
calypso boat trip to the barrier reef

had a fantastic day booked to do an introductory dive staff were very knowledgeable and good fun very safety conscious felt very safe with them they also put on morning tea and a great lunch

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JollyTraveller12
Reviewed 1 week ago
Easy and enjoyable trip

We had the pleasure of sailing with the ALL girl skipper team and firstly I have to send a message to the owners these girls were amazing and are most definitely an asset to your company, from Captain Jaz's smooth sailing to Louisa's extensive knowledge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank radzpete
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous day

We were a family of 6, ages 67 to 10. The crew was informative, professional and entertaining. We had a wonderful day from the moment we stepped onto the boat to the moment we stepped off. I would highly recommend Sailaway if you want personal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thealogical
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and sharing your "Fabulous day" with Sailaway. We are delighted to take care of your group and showcase the reef to all ages and levels of experience. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful day out.

Organisation and attention to detail was spot on. Blakey, Greg and Louise worked really hard all day to make sure everyone was well looked after. Louise’s gentle handling of those less competent in the water certainly put me at ease and I really enjoyed seeing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank isobelk835
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amazing Snorkeling trip with Sailaway

My wife and I booked a full day snorkeling tour of the Low Isle with Sailaway and we knew from the start that we booked with the right company. When we arrived at the marina in the morning and saw all the people getting onto...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Timothy M
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Anne C
December 31, 2018|
Response from AV0767 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The tour has a maximum capacity of 33 or 34 people. Our tour was fully booked, but it was not crowded and the number of passengers was good. The crew was able to give everyone the level of attention needed, in a very... More
Lina K
December 14, 2018|
Response from AV0767 | Reviewed this property |
Probably but best to contact the company. It does have stinger suits to protect snorkelled from stingrays. I would say that if the tours are running, it would be safe to go on.