Luxury Reef Trip Port Douglas | Low Isles | Luxury Sailing & Snorkelling |SAAM

Tour Code: 133

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Family Deal Save $102
  • Small group luxury reef trip from Port Douglas to the beautiful Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef. Maximum of 33 guests only. 
  • The low Isles is an island of history and wonder. Explore the lighthouse museum and learn all about the islands Aboriginal history and the maritime history.
  • On this luxurious Port Douglas reef trip 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. Lot's of turtles call these islands home.
  • Family Deal - Save $102 based on 2 adults & 2 children

Included In Price

  • Maximum 33 guests
  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area
  • 5 hours snorkelling at Low Isles plus a sailing experience  
  • Morning tea & coffee with muffins & pastries
  • Aftertoon tea & coffee with cakes & tropical fruit platter
  • Alfresco gourmet buffet lunch including prawns
  • Snorkelling equipment, optical masks & flotation aids
  • Seasonal lycra suits
  • Snorkelling instruction & in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkel tour with a marine guide
  • Glass bottom boat viewing & reef interpretation
  • Low Isles Heritage Walk
  • A world first OFF GRID – ON REEF, powered by sun and wind. Enhancing the glass bottom boat and island transfer experience with silent engines. Sharing our sustainability message with our guests about “Travel for Good”.

On a glorious day cruise, you’ll sail aboard an opulent vessel with the balmy breeze on your skin, toward alluring Low Isles in the Great Barrier Reef. Your luxury journey will drift by rainforest-covered mountains and a dazzling aquamarine ocean.

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.

E-TENDER, an all-electric glass bottom boat!

A world first OFF GRID – ON REEF, powered by sun and wind. Enhancing the glass bottom boat and island transfer experience with silent engines. Sharing our sustainability message with our guests about “Travel for Good”.

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.

Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time


Departure Instructions

Check-In 8:00am - Boarding 8:15am - Departs 8:30am - Returns 4:00pm

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Low Isles
  • Great Barrier Reef - Low Isles
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas Day


7.5 hours approx.

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Champagne Celebration: Champagne Celebration Celebrating a special occasion with family & friends? Treat yourself to a chilled bottle of French Champagne, Moët & Chandon (750mL). A perfect way to enjoy a memorable moment sailing over the Coral Sea. Served to you onboard the luxury catamaran with ice bucket and champagne flutes.
  • Digital Underwater Camera Hire
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Additional Information
  • Our company environmental initiatives Include: ECOSHAMBA TREE FARM
  • For every passenger onboard our Low Isles reef trip we are contributing $10 per person of the ticket price to local sustainable reforestation and carbon offsetting, neighbouring World Heritage Rainforest. Your awareness & appreciation of our pristine natural environment is essential to reduce our carbon footprints.
  • No Scuba Diving within the Low Isles region.
  • To participate in the activity of snorkelling, you must be confident in the water with the capacity to swim unassisted. If you are a poor swimmer, you may not be suitable to snorkel in the open water. Not all passengers will be suitable to snorkel, and our experienced crew have the discretion to advise against snorkelling if deemed not suitable for the activity. This is for the safety of the passenger
  • Please be advised snorkelling can be a strenuous physical activity, even in calm water and that older people are at an increased risk of death and/or injury due to a higher incidence of medical conditions made worse by physical exertion, such as heart disease and stroke. All passengers intending to snorkel will be asked to complete our Medical Declaration for Snorkelling form.
  • Our experienced crew will discuss any issues relating to medical conditions and swimming ability. Sailaway reserves the right to decline any passenger from participating in snorkelling if we are concerned about your health condition and/or swimming ability. This is for your own safety, please listen to the advice of our experienced snorkel guides to ensure the safety of our guests. There are other coral viewing activities available for you to enjoy such as the glass bottom boat as well as the island heritage walk and visit to the sand cay.
  • Our Sailaway vessels are luxury sailing catamarans and we offer a pure sailing experience. This means the vessels travel in open seas and will move around whilst under sail. The decks of the vessels are multi levels and can be slippery when wet.
  • Passengers must have good mobility to safely move around the vessels, step onto the glass bottom boats and get in and out of the water via the ladders on the back of the vessels. Our tours are not suitable for older guests with mobility issues. Unfortunately, we do not offer wheelchair access due to the layout of the decks and saloon areas.
  • Our tours are adventure experiences for active travellers. Please choose your tour carefully to ensure it is suitable for your experience, age and physical health.
  • Sailaway Skipper and assisting crew reserves the right to decline any passenger from participating in snorkelling if we are concerned about the health condition and/or swimming ability of a passenger for the safety and well-being of all guests onboard.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Beach Towel, Swimwear, T-Shirt, Hat, Sunscreen, Camera, Sunglasses, Cash or Creditcard for onboard beverages & Government Environmental Charge

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.

  • Minimum age 4
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Child Fare 4-12 years inclusive

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.

Tour Operator's Cancellation Policy:

A strict 24-hour cancellation policy applies. No refund applicable if cancelled within 24 hours of travel.

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

Luxury Reef Trip Port Douglas | Low Isles | Luxury Sailing & Snorkelling |SAAM

Tour Code: 133

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Family Deal Save $102



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

Child: au$214.00
Family: au$940.00

Tour Code: 133



13 yrs & over

4 - 12 yrs

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