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Port Douglas: Low Isles Afternoon Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

4.9 / 5

29 reviews

Port Douglas: Low Isles Afternoon Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

From US$ 204.13 per person

Enjoy an adults-only afternoon cruise to the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles. Sail on a luxury catamaran, enjoy small guest numbers, relax and snorkel a unique, protected cay. All this plus canapes, refreshments and a scenic sunset sail back to port!

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5.5 hours
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Pickup included
At your accommodation in Port Douglas. Please be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Please contact Sailaway on 07 4099 4200 to confirm your pickup time.


  • Enjoy the experience of pure sailing on a luxurious catamaran
  • Delight in a spectacular sunset sail over the coral Daintree mountain views
  • Participate in the heritage walk, guided snorkel tour and glass-bottom boat viewing
  • Enjoy small numbers of guests and excellent service
  • Feast on canapés, afternoon tea and beverages
Full description

Embark on an afternoon departure on the luxury "Sailaway" catamaran. Upon arrival, delight in freshly-brewed Tropical North Queensland tea or Jaques coffee with a light lunch. Take off for a leisurely 15-kilometer journey to the Low Isles. After some slow and smooth cruising, Sailaway will moor in the sheltered blue lagoon for 3 hours. The crew will set you up with complimentary snorkeling equipment and optical masks (and seasonal lycra snorkeling suits or wetsuits and flotation devices if required). Relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour lead by a marine naturalist, take a trip on the glass-bottom boat and join the guided heritage walk. The marine biologist will provide in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants. Cure your curiosity - there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Afterward, enjoy afternoon tea and coffee with fresh homemade scones and a fruit platter. Then, enjoy a delicious selection of canapés with a glass of wine, beer, or soft drink in hand as you admire the sunset over the Coral Sea. The spectacular sunset sail back to port will showcase beautiful views of the Daintree mountains. End the tour back at the Marina at 6:30 PM and continue your evening in beautiful Port Douglas.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All complimentary beverages fully included (soft and alcoholic)
  • Snorkelling equipment, seasonal lycra snorkeling suits and flotation devices
  • Snorkelling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Optional snorkel tour with a marine guide
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation
  • Low Isles Heritage Island Walk, guided
  • Afternoon tea and coffee, light lunch, fresh homemade scones and fruit platter
  • A delicious selection of canapés
  • Environment Management Charge of $7.00 per person, payable on the day of travel (valid from 1st July 2022)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Important information

What to bring

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

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • This is an adults-only cruise.
  • The Environment Management Charge per person is not included and is payable upon check in on the day of travel.
  • Menu:
  • On arrival: small size club sandwiches, mini muffins
  • Afternoon tea: Sliced fruit platter, scones, strawberry jam and cream
  • On the trip home: complimentary beverage of beer, wine or champagne, canapés, selection of dips, crudités
  • Cheese and cold meats served with soft sliced baguette, salmon and cucumber sushi rolls, vegetarian rice paper rolls, chicken and pickled cabbage rice paper rolls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 29 reviews

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We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We did the morning tour in 2020 and had to book in the afternoon tour this time around. The tour guides were very considerate and patient. They are always on the look out for us when we went snorkelling as we struggled a little bit as we are not used to these types of activities. Although, one minor adjustment to this tour would be the quality of food as the morning tour i remember had a wonderful lunch with seafood.

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December 8, 2021

Great tour. Steve, Caroline and Ben were a great crew, very knowledgeable and made the outing a very pleasant and a memorable one. Felt very safe, food was delicious and the Catamaran was very classy. Not too crowded, which also enabled to ask plenty of questions. Weather was perfect and we saw a whale, turtles n black tip sharks on the tour

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July 12, 2021

Beautiful catamaran with wonderful friendly staff. Sailing out to Low Island was magic and the snorkelling was fun. Really enjoyed the walking tour on the island the glass bottom boat. Then sailing back to Port Douglas with the sun setting and a glass of wine was just amazing. Best thing we did in Port Douglas. Definitely would recommend it

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May 11, 2021

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