Departing from Port Douglas this is the perfect 2 in 1 reef trip for an Adults Only luxury sailing tour for those that wish to experience snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, exploring a tropical island and relaxing with a quiet drink on a sunset sailing cruise. This is one fun afternoon in paradise!
1:00pm to 6:30pm Adults Only includes 2.5 to 3 hours on Low Isles plus a gorgeous sunset cruise - Maximum guests 33
Checking in on the boat at 12:30pm for a 1:00pm departure with 3 hours on beautiful Low Isles. This is a great option for adults who would like a sleep in, enjoy a leisurely walk and breakfast or maybe enjoy a scenic helicopter ride around Port Douglas and see the surrounding rainforest and reef before a journey to the Great Barrier Reef.
With this afternoon tour option you can enjoy Port Douglas at your leisure in the morning and still go sailing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef in the afternoon!
This luxury reef trip from Port Douglas was created for Adults Only and includes 3 hours on beautiful Low Isles, snorkel equipment, glass bottom boat viewing and reef education, guided walk and explanation of the Island and its reef surrounds, animal life and history.
Light lunch, afternoon tea with freshly brewed coffee, scones, strawberry jam, cream, & fresh fruit platter are served throughout the day.
On the way home enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise, delicous canapés and complimentary sundowners (unlimited beverages) is provided.
The perfect way to end a day in Paradise!
Afternoon on Low Isles - Natural Beauty, Marine Life, History and Science All in One!
On this fun but relaxing afternoon tour you will set sail for the beautiful Low Isles, a group of two islands that lies just 15km North East of Port Douglas.
These little islands offer much more than meets the eye!
Low Isles is comprised of Low Island and the larger Woody Island.
Low Island is home to a small pocket of rainforest that provides a wonderful offshore sanctuary for a range of bird life, as well as a large shallow coral lagoon where a myriad of marine life is just waiting to be discovered.
Coconut palms sway in the breeze above the white sandy beaches making for an idyllic tropical location to explore or just relax in the sun.
If it is your desire to swim with turtles, Low Isles is the perfect place as over 100 sea turtles reside in the surrounding reefs and sea-grass beds of these islands.
The reefs of Low Isles are home to a diverse range of marine life like colourful hard and soft corals, thousands of different species of colourful fish both big and small, graceful rays, harmless yet beautiful reef sharks and much more.
Snorkelling is the perfect way to explore the reef and the sheltered lagoon provides a safe place for swimmers of all experience levels to float around and view the amazing ecosystem below them.
Take a floating noodle to help you stay buoyant or if you’re a more confident swimmer dive down below the surface and see the reef life up close.
If history is your thing, you will love learning about the important maritime and scientific heritage of Low Island and the Great Barrier Reef.
Participate in a discovery walk with your guide to see the lighthouse and other interesting artefacts, tools and photographs taken at the island by the families who lived here dating back to 1878.
Low Isles is also home to an important weather station recognised the world over, which has been collecting weather data since 1887.
A number of important scientific studies that been conducted at Low Isles contributing to our knowledge of the structure and ecology of the surrounding reef, including the first detailed study of coral reef in the world!
Scientists and marine biologists continue to use Low Island as a base for research to this day so if this sort of thing takes your fancy you’ll really love your visit to this tropical paradise that plays a vital role in research of the reef and weather.
Explore the island using the sandy tracks through the forest and soak up the serenity of a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef.
After a fun afternoon of snorkelling, exploring, learning and relaxing at Low Isles, it is time for a sunset sail back to Port Douglas - the perfect way to end your day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Watch the sun set over the Coral Sea with beautiful views of the mountains of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park with a cold drink and delicious canapé in hand.
Watch the sky turn into a mosaic of orange and pink hues that dance across the water as you cruise home on board the luxury ‘Lagoon’ - a French built catamaran that provides a first-class sailing experience.
The peace and tranquility of this luxury sunset sailing experience will leave you feeling calm and relaxed when you return to Port Douglas around 6:30pm (approx).
Menu - (Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options available – must be pre ordered)
(Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options available – must be pre ordered)
See more Great Barrier Reef tours
January - December
1:00pm - 6:30pm: 5.5 Hours
Beach Towel, Swimwear, T-shirt, Hat, Sunscreen, Camera, Sunglasses, Cash, Visa or MasterCard to pay for reef levy/EMC (Environment Management Charge) and underwater camera hire (please notify us at time of booking if you require camera hire)
Had the most amazing experience. Was slightly disappointed we couldn’t actually get to the Low Isles due to the weather but the crew were more than attentive, informative, fun and just all round awesome!!!
This is an adults only cruise, minimum age 13
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.
Note: From 01/07/23 - Reef Levy of $7 per person will be applicable and payable direct to the operator on day of travel