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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

4.6 / 5

56 reviews

Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

From US$ 151.43 per person

Sail to a quiet island of the Great Barrier Reef where visitor numbers are limited but the wildlife is abundant. Climb on board the 30-meter catamaran Wavedancer and enjoy an idyllic day on an unspoilt coral cay island.

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Duration 7 hours
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  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, where island visitor numbers are limited
  • Discover the mysteries of marine life while snorkeling, or glass bottom boat viewing
  • Swim or snorkel with turtles
  • Learn about the fascinating creatures of the reef with marine biologist guided activities
  • Relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella
Full description
Climb aboard Quicksilver’s luxury 30-metre (99-foot) Wavedancer sailing catamaran and sail to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef island of Low Isles. Enjoy a relaxing day out for families and couples in a tropical island paradise ambiance. Set like a jewel in the Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles is an unspoilt coral cay island, and from the moment you moor in the calm waters of a picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities awaits. Before your arrival at Low Isles, a marine biologist will conduct an informative talk to provide passengers with an appreciation of the reef, enabling you to view the corals with informed eyes. Once at Low Isles, they will take you on a snorkel tour to view the various colorful creatures of the reef. Alternatively, see turtles and many brightly colored tropical fish from a glass bottomed boat. Back on the beach, join a marine biologist guided beach walk to discover the unique marine life living at the water’s edge. Then relax and tuck in to a delicious tropical buffet lunch.
  • Wavedancer cruise from Port Douglas Marina
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction provided (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Marine biologist guided beach walk
  • Guided snorkeling trips with marine biologist
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    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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    Meeting point

    Quicksilver reservations office, Port Douglas Marina, Wharf Street Port Douglas

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    What to bring

    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Drones

    Know before you go

    • Additional cost: AUD 6.50 per person payable on check-in for Government Environment Management Charge. This charge is payable direct to the tour operator on the day of travel.
    • Luxury coach transfers are available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas accommodations. Guests joining the cruise from Cairns or the Northern Beaches will enjoy full commentary on the journey along one of Australia's most beautiful scenic coastal drives
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 56 reviews

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    This is my second d time on this trip and it didn’t disappoint. Great food, friendly staff including very informative marine biologist and lovely comfortable boat. The island is a mini paradise with so much sea life including turtles, sharks and loads of fish. Great day out, would definitely recommend!

    December 23, 2021

    A wonderful day spent on the large catamaran 'Wave Dancer' with very friendly helpful crew members. The marine biologist was very informative and led a group of us snorkelling over the barrier reef and provided some good news for the recovery of the reef at Low Isles. She also led a walk around the island noting some of the birds and plants as well as the original lighthouse. Superb renovations to 'Wave Dancer' were readily apparent since we first sailed on her in 2018. This included facilities such as the excellent air-conditioned large indoor lounge with plenty of food and drinks provided (some require payment). There is heaps of deck space fore and aft to move around including a large area upstairs at the rear with plenty of seats. There are also private change rooms and modern flushing toilets inside downstairs. Overall a great day and would happily do it again.

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    January 19, 2020

    Fantastic! A must do for families. I did this tour 30 years ago as a teenager and it was wonderful to experience this Quicksilver tour again with my family. Loved the coral viewing via glass bottom boat and snorkelling around the low isle was amazing. Thank you to the amazing crew for looking after us so well!

    January 3, 2020

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