Outer Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Adventure from Port Douglas

Outdoor Activities in Mackay

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Set sail from Port Douglas for a day of snorkeling and adventure on the Outer Barrier Reef.Immersed in the northern frontier of Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect sailing and snorkelling adventure for a conservation minded visitor. Ideally suited to those who can swim and have a spirit of fun and adventure.  The white sands of the coral cays are surrounded by tropical waters filled with fish, turtles and coral. This smaller cruise is limited to just 45 passengers, ensuring good company and helpful assistance from the crew. A buffet lunch is included, along with a reef interpretation talk, a guided snorkel tour and a glass-bottom boat with an expert marine biologist as your guide.Discerning guests can fully enjoy an inspiring full day of adventure using wind power to the absolutely stunning sand cays on the Great Barrier Reef in the most environmentally way!
Sailaway VII is a 25m custom built sailing catamaran, sailing daily to the Great Barrier Reef. An Advanced Eco Tourism Operator & Climate Action Leader and National Sustainability Winner, Sailaway innovates an exciting New Eco Adventure, Full Day Outer Reef Sailing Adventure to Mackay & Undine Coral Cays.The adventure starts with an early departure from Port Douglas Marina. Guests can sit back and relax on the beautiful yacht and set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs. Enjoy an authentic sailing experience, following the coastline and views of the Daintree mountains.Once at the protected sites at the Coral Cays, nature activities will include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation on a guided snorkel tour. A glass bottom boat coral viewing tour is also on offer. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens, beautiful corals and a wide variety of fish.Exploring the white sands of the coral cays will relax the mind. Soak up the sun, peace and tranquility and swim in turquoise clear waters. Small numbers of guests ensure personal interactive communication with our experience guides.A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas & coffees, supplied by local plantations, will compliment a day of adventure and relaxation. Expert guiding and 1st class services are all included from helpful, friendly crew.

What’s included

  • Great Barrier Reef sailing cruise
  • Morning and afternoon tea, pastries and muffins
  • Gourmet Buffet lunch
  • Use of snorkel equipment and instruction
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Time to explore the pristine coral cays
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Port Douglas only)
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea

What’s not included

  • Drinks (available for purchase on board)
  • Environmental Management Charge (AU$6.50 per person payable on check-in on the day of travel)