Water activity

Port Douglas: Reef & Low Isles Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

4.8 / 5

51 reviews

Activity provider: Sailaway Port Douglas
Water activity

Port Douglas: Reef & Low Isles Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

Activity provider: Sailaway Port Douglas

From US$ 195.31 per person


Enjoy a full-day reef and island cruise to the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles. Experience the exclusivity of small guest numbers on a luxury catamaran. Learn from a marine biologist, relax and snorkel this protected coral cay, with white sandy beaches.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Port Douglas.


  • Lounge on the deck of a luxury catamaran to feel the wind in your hair
  • Participate in a heritage walk, guided snorkel tour and glass bottom boat trip
  • Snorkel the protected coral cay with magnificent coral gardens
  • Enjoy small numbers of guests and excellent service
  • Dine on morning and afternoon tea, fruit platters and an alfresco lunch
Full description
Begin your day in paradise with a transfer from your Port Douglas accommodation to the marina. Upon arrival, you will board the luxury catamaran for an early morning departure. Once on board, enjoy freshly brewed tea, coffee, fresh fruit, and Danish pastries. The vessel moves smoothly and comfortably across the ocean, offering guests a unique Great Barrier Reef experience. Spot the beautiful Low Isles in the distance after the 15-kilometer journey and skip the crowds arriving at the Low Isles before most other visitors. See the protected coral cay, white sandy beaches, and coconut palms. The boat will moor in the sheltered blue lagoon for 4.5 hours. Relax on the island, join a guided snorkel tour lead by a marine naturalist, take a trip on the glass bottom boat and join the heritage walk. The marine biologist will provide in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants. A gourmet, alfresco lunch will be served, including freshly cooked prawns, tandoori chicken, ham and roast beef, potato salad, mixed green salad, Asian noodle salad, bakery-fresh bread, and more. Enjoy a honey nougat slice and some fresh fruit for afternoon tea and an exhilarating sail back to Port Douglas. Transfer back to your Port Douglas accommodation, where your tour will end.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All snorkeling gear and tuition optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits, and flotation devices
  • 4.5 hours at tropical Low Isles, a coral cay island
  • Heritage walk
  • Snorkeling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkeling tour with a marine naturalist
  • Glass bottom boat and reef interpretation
  • Gourmet buffet lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Environment management charge of $7.00 per person (valid from 1st July 2022)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • T-shirt

Know before you go

  • Please advise of any dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • The environment management charge per person is not included and is payable when you check in on the day of travel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 51 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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Amazing experience, low isles island was amazing with a reef running all the way around it. Don’t expect a “tropical buffet” lunch as promised. We had a few prawns, ham, a pasta salad. Other than that the experience was phenomenal and I recommend everyone to do this when in Port Douglas

March 24, 2023

An excellent way to explore the reef. Two snorkel options allowed my husband and I to tag team looking after our small children on low isle. There was an activity for everyone to enjoy including the little ones. Mum and dad enjoyed snorkelling and swimming in the ocean, kids enjoyed playing on the beach and the glass bottom tours. Guides were great, they were able to tell us a lot about the marine life and the history of the isles. An excellent day and great value for money.

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March 24, 2023

Excellent cruise from start to finish . Staff all very professional , just the right mix of snorkelling , eating and info about the reef , we had a very enjoyable, relaxed day and I would definitely recommend this trip ....shout out to all the crew who worked hard to give us a great experience and to all the fish and marine life that played their part too:)

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March 24, 2023

Product ID: 179801