Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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7 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Port Douglas, Meridien Marina or your selected Port Douglas hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4pm
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Set sail from Port Douglas for a day of snorkeling and relaxing on the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles. The sheltered white sands are surrounded by tropical waters filled with fish, turtles and coral for pristine off-beach snorkeling, just moments away from Low Isles . This smaller cruise is limited to 33 passengers, ensuring good company and helpful assistance from the crew. A buffet lunch is included, along with a reef interpretation sail in a glass-bottom boat with an expert marine biologist as your guide

Sail from Port Douglas aboard a luxury catamaran to visit Low Isles in the quieter morning hours, before the majority of visitors arrive. After cruising from the mainland, arrive at Low Isles, where you can spend five hours relaxing under palm trees on the white sands. Or go off-beach snorkeling in the sheltered lagoon’s undersea coral gardens, just seconds away from the shore.Take a walk to Low Isles’ historic lighthouse, dating from 1878, or learn about the Great Barrier Reef’s magical underwater world of iridescent fish and fluorescent coral on a guided snorkel tour led by a marine biologist. There’s more fun eco-education aboard a glass-bottom boat tour, with stunning coral views and expert commentary.After a seafood buffet lunch on board the catamaran, soak up the sun on the deck or return to the water for a final snorkel before returning to Port Douglas by 4pm. Only a select group of operators are permitted to visit the coral cay Low Isles, the only Great Barrier Reef island a short sail from Port Douglas. This cruise combines luxury and eco credentials, for a premium reef experience.

What's included

  • Great barrier reef sailing cruise
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Guided walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Environmental management charge (au$6 per person payable on board)