Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

Highlights

  • 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

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
7 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
Pricing (From)
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

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’s included?

  • Great Barrier Reef sailing cruise

  • Morning and afternoon tea

  • 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$7.00 per person payable on check-in (valid from 1 July 2022)

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 7h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

The health and safety of our customers and employees is and always has been our highest priority. Please familiarize yourself with the travel regulations regarding Covid travel restrictions and travel requirements.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

SAILAWAY VII OUTER REEF Mackay & Undine Coral Cays small group snorkelling, time on spectacular Cay. Sailaway, since 1985 Low Isles "Full Day" All ages and "Afternoon Sunset" and "Sunset Sailing" (Adults Only) luxury yacht arrived Sailaway VI 'Lagoon 560' & V luxury 'Lagoon 500' Catamarans, sailed from France offer luxury reef and island day trips departing marina at 8.00am, 8.30am, 1.00pm and 5.00pm, Relax on the white sandy beaches, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Glass bottom boat, superb food and pure sailing! Absolutely the most relaxing and sustainable experience on Great Barrier Reef, 4 departures daily to suit you perfectly. SAILAWAY #1 SUNSET SAILING "MUST DO' $70 New Hot/Cold Canapés menu, complementary drink and fully licensed bar. Highly recommended for Adults, amazing value and ambiance. Go Sailaway!

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