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From Port Douglas: Outer Reef Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

Product ID: 190169
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Experience a full-day sailing and snorkeling adventure. Venture to the pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef’s Mackay and Undine coral cays on a luxury catamaran with a maximum of 45 guests. This tour is perfect for visitors concerned with conservation.
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Duration: 9 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Snorkel on the coral reef with a qualified marine biologist
  • Sail on a custom-built, luxury sailing catamaran
  • Witness diverse marine life on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy plentiful refreshments, a tropical buffet lunch, and morning and afternoon tea
  • Experience the reef in an environmentally friendly way by sailing
Full description
After check-in at 7:30 AM, board the luxury sailing catamaran. Enjoy tea and coffee, freshly baked apple and cinnamon muffins, and danish pastries on arrival and. Set sail at 8:00 AM, after the safety briefing. Find a spot on the deck to enjoy the 2-hour journey to the Mackay Cay Outer Great Barrier Reef. Feel the wind in your hair as you sail along the coastline, with views of the Daintree mountains.
Arrive at a protected mooring at Mackay or Undine Cay for your first reef site of the day. Snorkel over the pristine coral reef at your own leisure, or enjoy a guided tour with a qualified marine biologist. These premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including turtles, 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 and swim in clear turquoise waters. A tropical buffet lunch will be served on board the boat. Dine on cold meats, falafel, potato salad, mixed leaf salad, Asian noodle salad, bread, and more.
After lunch, continue to the second reef site. Explore the underwater world on a glass bottom boat tour, then enjoy free time for snorkeling. Transfer to the coral cay to explore, relax. and swim at your leisure. For afternoon tea, the crew will serve Mississippi mud cake, a honey nougat slice, and a fresh fruit platter. Set sail for Port Douglas at 2:30 PM. Sit back, relax and enjoy the return journey and a reef interpretation talk, where guests and crew can discuss the day’s sightings. Arrive back at Port Douglas at 5:00 PM and transfer back to your accommodation by coach.
  • Full-day catamaran cruise
  • Guided snorkel tour by marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Expert guidance from helpful, friendly crew
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Morning tea
  • Afternoon tea

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• This tour is conducted by a certified Advanced Ecotourism operator, climate action leader, and national sustainability award winner
• The journey to the outer reef is approximately 2 to 2.5 hours
• Due to the nature of the cruise, the boat may be slightly rocky. Please be wary of this if you experience sea sickness
• This tour is for snorkelling only (no scuba diving)
• This tour has exclusive access to the most beautiful coral cays off the Queensland coast
• The itinerary may vary
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Sailaway Port Douglas

Product ID: 190169