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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$194,94
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$194,94

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 (118)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Sailaway 7 snorkelling cruise...a MUST DO!

The evening before our cruise yesterday I felt anxious about my snorkelling abilities and worried our trip to the Great Barrier Reef might therefore be a disappointment. Truly, from the moment we entered the Sailaway wharf office to disembarking their beautiful craft every element of...More

Thank Compass554889
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Sailaway 7 trip to Mackay and Undine cays.

Fabulous day out. Great crew environmentally friendly and safety conscious. Comfortable and relaxing day cruise. Many thanks to Steve and Katrina.

Thank andrewrY866UY
Reviewed 1 week ago
excellent time on cruise and snorkeling

Went on cruise in October and weather was perfect. The crew was exceptional!!! Very friendly, very informative on the reef, very helpful with equipment, and all around cheerful. Leanne, Ben, and "the Captain" were excellent hosts. The food was outstanding. WE were picked up and...More

Thank Jet10172284969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Unbelievable cruise to discover the marine wildlife and the barrier reef.

A day to remember and my dream came true! Unbelievable day started early with pickup, comfort katamaran sailing out to the Low Isles. Excellent snacks, drinks and lunchbuffet onboard. Friendly guides and staff took care of all people. Got excellent equipment for everyone. All had...More

Thank Eva E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Like the others say a wonderful day trip

We took this day long trip to the Low Isles to snorkel and enjoy the boat ride. We were 24 people and a crew of five on a medium size catamaran. Since their was little or no wind we used the motor both ways allowing...More

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3 August 2018|
Response from AV0767 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am not a Sailaway employee so unfortunately can’t answer your question. We had to be at the dock by 8.00am, for an 8.30am departure. I suggest you contact the very helpful Sailaway staff on 61-7-4099-4200.
Jane P
9 April 2018|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you would have to contact the cruise line and see what their policy is. The boat is very well equipped with a lovely sitting area at the stern of the boat and a dining area inside so they would be protected areas to... More