Port Douglas Luxury Reef Trip | Half Day Tour | Low Isles & Sunset Sail | Adults Only | SAPM

Tour Code: 608

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Half Day Snorkel Tour - Luxury Adults Only
  • The perfect 2 in 1 afternoon reef trip for an adults only luxury sailing tour that combines an island snorkel tour and a sunset sailing tour. This is our most popular Low Isles snorkelling tour. 
  • Spend 3 hours snorkelling and exploring the beautiful tropical island of Low Isles with the use of all snorkel gear, glass bottom boat tour and guided snorkel tour.
  • The perfect half day tour and luxury reef trip from Port Douglas where you can snorkel with turtles in a calm lagoon
  • The Low Isles is a group of islands and they are home to quite a number of sea turtles that snorkellers see as they cruise around the islands lagoon.
  • Our philosophy is “It’s all about the environment” and we are very proud to be running the world's first eTender Glass Bottom Boat.

Included In Price

  • Glass bottom boat viewing & reef interpretation
  • Minimum age 13 - Max 33 guests
  • 3 hours at Tropical Low Isles, a Coral Cay island
  • The experience of pure sailing on a luxurious sailing yacht
  • 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.
  • Spectacular Sunset Sail over the Coral Sea & views of the Daintree mountains
  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area
  • Low Isles Heritage Island Walk, guided
  • Snorkelling equipment & optical masks
  • Seasonal lycra snorkelling suits & flotation devices
  • Snorkelling instruction & in-water assistance
  • Snorkel tour with a marine guide
  • Tea & Coffee freshly brewed with light lunch on boarding
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with fresh homemade scones & fruit platter. Selection of canapes 
  • Complimentary sundowner beverage (soft & alcoholic)
  • A delicious selection of canapés
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 local re-forestation

Departing from Port Douglas this is the perfect 2 in 1, half day reef trip for Adults Only luxury sailing tour. 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!

Half Day Reef Trip - Port Douglas

Adults Only Luxury Afternoon Reef Trip From Port Douglas - Includes Sunset Sailing

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 the Crystalbrook superyacht marina in Port Douglas at 12:30 midday for a 1:00pm departure with approximately 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 half day afternoon reef trip 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 and gaze at the dramatic changes to the colours of the sky over the Great Barrier Reef as you indulge in delicous canapés and complimentary sundowners (unlimited beverages) is provided.

The perfect way to end a day in paradise and the Great Barrier Reef!

Port Douglas Reef Tour - Half Day Reef Trip Great Barrier Reef

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.

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. 

Port Douglas Sunset Cruise - Return Sunset Cruise to Port Douglas

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).

Port Douglas Reef Tour - Menu Sample

***On Arrival***

Daintree Tea & Coffee
Nougat Slice
Gourmet mini beef & black pepper pie
½ size Roast beef, caramelized onion & salad wraps
½ size Ham, cheese & salad wraps
Zucchini, corn & cheddar cheese tartlets

***Afternoon tea***

Fruit pieces - Watermelon, Rockmelon, Honeydew Melon & Pineapple
Fresh baked Scones with jam & cream

***Canape’s served prior to departure from the island***

Arancini balls w/ herbed lemon mayo
Hummus dip & Capsicum dip w/ crudités
Salami, cheese, olive, cheery tomato skewers
Sushi Rolls with soya sauce

(Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options available – must be pre ordered)

Supplied by On Deck Catering

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time
  • 12:30pm check in
  • 12:45pm boarding
  • 1:00pm depart Port Douglas
  • 2:00pm arrive at Low Isles
  • 2:45pm transfer to the beach
  • 5:00pm transfer back to sailing vessel
  • 5:15pm depart Low Isles
  • 5:20pm complimentary Sundowners served
  • 6:30pm arrive back in port Douglas
Pickup Locations

Port Douglas

  • Low Isles
  • Low Isles
  • Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Check in 12.30pm - Departs 1:00pm - Returns 6:30pm - 5.5 Hours

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 Camera
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Additional Information
  • Sailaway is a non-smoking vessel.
  • 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, 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)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Erica S

Reviewed on December 01, 2018

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.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

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

Port Douglas Luxury Reef Trip | Half Day Tour | Low Isles & Sunset Sail | Adults Only | SAPM

Tour Code: 608

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

Half Day Snorkel Tour - Luxury Adults Only



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

Tour Code: 608



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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