Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Snorkel

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

5 Star Luxury

From

au$271.50

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$189.50
Family: au$832.00

Tour Code: 133

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia
  • Since you’re in the iconic Great Barrier Reef, see if you can spot some legendary fish known from movies that live there! Inside a flowing anemone, you might discover a whole Nemo (Clown fish) colony.  And keep your eyes peeled for his best friend, the Blue Tang, also known as Dory! 
  • On this luxurious sail, you’ll drift by a mountain range that stretches to the famed Daintree Rainforest. 
  • The sandy beaches of the uninhabited Low Isles make a perfect entry to the water for first time snorkelers and younger families.

On this Great Barrier Reef tour from Port Douglas you will explore coral gardens and see a dazzling array of marine life by snorkeling and riding around the reef on a glass bottom boat tour around Low Isles a group of islands north of Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef. 

The luxury catamaran welcoming crew will share a reef presentation on the voyage over to the islands, with some snorkelling tips to enrich your reef experience.

They’ll also be coffee, tea, and sumptuous sandwiches for you to enjoy as the world floats past.

Once you arrive at the stunning island shores of Low Isles, a small craft will take you to the white sandy shores to be fitted with a comfortable snorkel, mask, and fins to help you glide the surfaceof the water to see the corals and marine life below.

As you look beneath the crystal clear waters, you’ll see a multitude of vivid coral gardens and a rainbow of reef fish!

The friendly staff is likewise in attendance to organize a glass bottom boat tour if you desire, and fascinating heritage island walk to the lighthouse.

Our luxury catamaran is your lavish home for the day, and it’s where you’ll enjoy a tropical buffet style lunch.

Beachcombers and sun lovers are invited to revel in the rays on the pristine beach while enjoying a delicious alcohol beverage.

End the day on a magical sail home with fresh fruit platters!

Sail to Low Isles

Your attentive and welcoming staff will be aboard to cater to every need, and to share a fascinating presentation about the marine life you’re likely to see and provide some snorkelling tips to enhance your Great Barrier Reef tour experience.

You’ll begin by cruising the azure blanket of the Great Barrier Reef, and bypass jungle-covered mountain ranges that stretch to the ancient Daintree Rainforest.

You’ll be served sumptuous sandwiches for morning tea, a mouthwatering buffet lunch, and tantalising afternoon platter of fresh exotic fruits.

Our luxury catamaran is likewise your haven for the day, and centre of all your exceptional Great Barrier Reef activities! 

Port Douglas Snorkeling Tour

While snorkeling abreast the balmy transparent waters of Low Isles, you’ll see a wondrous garden of coral appear just feet from the shore.

You’ll drift above the stunning reds and purples of branch coral, and the pale rainbow of its flowing anemone flowers.

Inside this marquee of magnificence, you’ll likewise encounter its miraculous inhabitants. Feeders, starfish and sea-cucumber will blanket the ocean floor in a candy-coloured array.

Giant clams in vivid tones await your discovery. It could be your day to spot a school of huge Maori Wrasse swimming calmly beside you, or even some sea turtles of which the Low Isles are so well known for.

And every given day is your time to see the yellows, turquoise and emeralds of Parrots, Damsels and Angel fish.

Low Isles Guided Snorkelling Tour

You might crave knowing a little more about the amazing marine characters surrounding you, or you may lack a little confidence discovering the big blue solo, or from the back of a boat.

The good news is, there’s a special guided snorkeling tour, and you’ll only have to walk a few steps from the shore of Low Isles to begin! 

You’ll not only see a multitude of eye-catching coral formations, but you’ll hear riveting facts about the world heritage domain and creatures that reside in it. 

Low Isles Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Embark on a new intriguing perspective! With a specially designed boat boasting perspex glass floor, you’ll explore the magical Great Barrier Reef from a snorkelers view in dry comfort!

As you glide across the aqua waters that surround Low Isles, you’ll wind your way around a labyrinth of coral gardens in a vestige of colour, while hearing some intriguing facts about the marine creatures that call it home!

It is highly likely you may even see some of the 5 species of sea-turtles that live around these group of Low Isles.

Did you know that sea turtles sex is determined by the sand temperature; cool sand will produce a female and warm sand for a male!

Discover Low Isles - Guided Heritage & Lighthouse Walk

With its pristine rainforest and unique bird species, you’ll find the guided heritage walk a sensational combination of breathtaking sights and local information.

Beachcombers will adore the sun-speckled pathways, threading through white sandy coves.

And bird lovers will delight in the sighting of a soaring sea-eagle, or sapphire kingfisher, while hearing how this is an extremely noisy species that likes the sound of its own song!

Low Isles is 7000 years old, holds indigenous legends and stories of European settlers, and is home to Tropical Far North Queensland’s first lighthouse, which you’ll discover on this magical discovery among swaying palms.

See more Great Barrier Reef Island tours from Port Douglas.

Included In Price

  • Courtesy bus transfers in Port Douglas area
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Snorkelling instructions and in-water assistance
  • Flotation devices
  • Seasonal lycra suits
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Low Isles Heritage Walk
  • Prescription masks
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

8:30am

Departure Instructions
  • 8am - Check in at Port Douglas Reef Marina
  • 8.15am - Boarding
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations

Great Barrier Reef - Low Isles

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day

Duration

7.5 hours approx.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Underwater cameras
  • Return transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Additional Information
  • No Scuba Diving within the Low Isles region
  • Not suitable for disabled passengers.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Leader
Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (waterproof)
  • Camera (charged)
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Kim S

Reviewed on May 22, 2017

This cruise was very pleasant . Our captain Stephen and his crew went out of their way to make the day enjoyable. The lunch was excellent and we have no complaints with any aspect of the day.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your review Kim. The Low Isles is a great location on the Great Barrier Reef and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your day. It's always nice to have attentive crew. We look forward to welcoming you back to Port Douglas in the future.

  • Children under 4 years travel free of charge
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • Child fare available between ages 4-12.

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Cancellations received within 24 hours of departure incur 100% cancellation fee

Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Cruise and Snorkel

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

5 Star Luxury

From

au$271.50

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$189.50
Family: au$832.00

Tour Code: 133

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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