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Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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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.
  • 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
  • Travel light—cruises include a seafood buffet lunch and snorkel equipment
  • Port Douglas hotel pickup and drop-off make this tour convenient
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina or your selected Port Douglas hotel
Departure Time
8:30 AM
7h 30m
Return Details
Returns to Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at approximately 4pm
  • Great Barrier Reef sailing cruise
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch - Buffet lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Guided walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Port Douglas only, please select from Drop Down list only)
  • Drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Environmental Management Charge (AU$6.50 per person payable on check-in on the day of travel)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring towel, swimsuit, sunscreen and hat
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Captain Glen, Louisa, Brooke and Lizzie were amazing hosts! Louisa did an amazing job explaining the reefs and the fish to look for...thank you! All were great host/hostesses ensuring a great day was had by all!! Well worth your time and money! Amazing colorful corals and so
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CPt. Glenn, Louisa, Lizzie, and Brooke were amazing! It was a trip of a lifetime! Crew met every need. Lunch was amazing! Sights were unforgettable! The Reef is not Dead! Thank you Sailaway!
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We loved this day trip to The Low Isles - this trip is suitable for older people as well as younger. You are in a comfortable luxury catamaran and well looked after. I have bad knees and unless you choose to - there is a few steps that get you from upper to lower decks. You
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This was a fantastic trip. Lovely boat, well organised and excellent crew. I have done theses trips before where you have been so packed in on the boat it was difficult to get a space or shade, this was not the case plenty of room and shade. I would highly recommend this tour
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We had an amazing day with Sailaway, the small group size on the catamaran meant that there was plenty of room for everyone to be comfortable. The staff were great, very informative and looked after everyone, making sure everyone was ok in the water, and guiding the first
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Key Details
  • Sailaway
  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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