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Low Isles Snorkel Reef Trip

Departing: Port Douglas

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

2nd Child Travels FREE
  • Keep your eyes peeled in the glass bottom boat for sea turtles as there are many that call these islands home. Or you could spot some of these magnificent creatures while snorkelling the low Isles coral gardens
  • If you love drifting across the surface, why not discover the reef from deep within? Talk to your tour operator about trying your first ever introductory dive!

You’ll board a spacious sailboat and glide across the water on our large catamaran, passing by wondrous rainforest-covered mountains. Your friendly crew will offer morning tea as you listen to a reef presentation, with a few snorkeling tips along the journey to enrich your reef adventure.

Sail the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef to magical Low Isles from Port Douglas with a multi award winnig marine tour operator!

Once you arrive at this stunning island haven known as Low Isles, you’ll find the spellbinding treasure of coral gardens and unique marine life waiting. Low Isles and Woody Island next door are home to quite a number of sea turtles so you will no doubt come across themas you snorkel in the deeper waters, they may just be sitting on the bottom nibbling coral or come and swim beside you.  

You’ll be fitted with a snorkel and mask to explore the coral from the waters surface and you can likewise take a glass bottom boat tour around the islands to view the reef and potentially see more turtles in a new and exciting way!

Our marine biologist will be conducting island walks and guided snorkelling tours for those that wish to know more in depth information about the history of Low Isles, the Lighthouse and of course the Great Barrier Reef.   

Lunch is on the boat and a tantalising buffet lunch will be served to indulge in, before more exploring of this vivid and enthralling marine park. Beachcombers are welcome to discover the island flora and fauna at their own pace, or join the complementary guided island tour with a marine naturalist.

And sun-lovers are invited to soak up some rays on the expansive deck of your vessel, or on the white sandy beaches under a sun umbrella. 

Afternoon tea is served and then it is time to set sail for Port Douglas marina.

We highly recommend this tour for passenger on Cruise Ships berthing in Port Douglas.

Snorkel Tour To Low Isles from Port Douglas

Your gleaming luxury sailboat awaits at the picturesque Port Douglas Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina!

Once on board the 30m catamaran, you’ll settle in the stunning lounge or expansive outdoor decks.

A sumptuous morning tea is on offer, and as you set sail, the welcoming crew will provide a brief marine presentation and all the snorkelling tips you’ll need for your Great Barrier Reef discovery.

You’ll glide by the beauty of emerald-coloured mountains on the horizon, and perhaps even catch sight of a majestic osprey flying to the same Low Isles destination!

This vessel is your personal haven for the day, and it’s from here you’ll take a craft to the pristine island shores to be suited up for snorkelling.

This is also the floating sanctuary where morning and afternoon tea, along with a tropical lunch will be served.

And feel free to soak up the sun onboard the spacious decks or the lavish beach with a cool refreshment from the licensed bar.

Snorkeling Around the Island With Turtles

Between the breathtaking lagoon at Low and Woody islands, there lies a mesmerizing world of underwater discovery.

From your luxury catamaran, you’ll be spirited to the sandy shore of Low Isles by a small craft.

A friendly marine expert will have given you some snorkelling tips on the journey over, and this is where you’ll be suited up with your snorkel and mask, ready to explore the aquatic Disneyland before you.

The enchanting coral gardens begin just a few steps from the beach, which means within moments you’ll be drifting on the dazzling surface of the Great Barrier Reef.

Over vivid branch, plate and flowery coral you’ll glide to spot an amazingly breathtaking array of rainbow reef fish.

It might even be your lucky to to float past a Clown Fish city, (Nemo) tell a Blue Tang (Dory) to ‘keep swimming’ and high-five a giant sea-turtle!

Low Isles are the well known home of many sea turtles to the delight of our snorkelers. 

Guided Snorkelling Tour

This Port Douglas reef trip boasts a resident marine biologist, and your host for a guided snorkelling presentation.

This activity is wondrous for those who are a little less confident, or have snorkelled before, but would adore knowing more about the phenomenal marine park at your feet!

For example, you may see the incredible school-fish sight of Maori Wrasse following your tour, and even swimming right beside you.

Yet you might not know this beautiful blue fish can change from female to male, if there isn’t a dominant male in the school! 

Or that the pearly white Nautilus is considered a living fossil, as it hasn’t changed in millions of years!

With thrilling discoveries such as manta-rays, sea-turtles and friendly baby sharks, your marine tour guide knows how to locate and interact with many unique species that you’ll meet on this tour.

You’ll find this sea safari a sensory treat for the eyes, ears, and imagination

Glass Bottom Boat Tour

If you’re feeling a little waterlogged, or your sense of adventure seeks another way to explore the Great Barrier Reef, the glass bottom boat tour is for you!

You’ll glide across the azure sea in dry comfort, with a stunning view from specially designed transparent walls and floor.

With a marine presentation included, your vessel will showcase the splendour of intricate coral gardens, and the spectacular marine life that call it home.

You may just see a ‘fever’ of ethereal manta-rays, or a regal old sea-turtle that could be 100 years old!

And you can always depend upon the appearance of a cerulean Parrot fish munching on coral, and the rainbow colours of endless reef fish alongside your tour.

With spellbinding sights combined with fun facts, you’ll learn about the fascinating relationship between marine life and coral, in the oldest and most complex environ on earth!

Low Isles Guided Island Heritage Trail Walk

Low Isles, with its lush forest and rare wildlife, is unique to the Great Barrier Reef. And on this tour you’ll see why! Estimated at 7000 years old, the cay was once coral, which was swept into the sea, leaving particles to form this miraculous tropical island.

As you breathe in ocean air and sublime frangipani, your tour will begin with a trek past white shores and through enchanting rainforest.

You’ll learn about some of the flora and flora on the island, but keep your eyes peeled so you don’t miss sight of a wondrous sea-eagle or sparkling kingfisher that your tour guide is talking about!

As you journey on sun-speckled, sandy paths, you’ll discover the former Light Keeper’s cottage, and quaint lighthouse; a working monument, and the first of its kind in Far North Queensland.

You’ll not only see lavish tropical sights on this tour, but likewise be inspired by local and indigenous legend.

See more cruise ship tours and Great Barrier Reef tours.

Included In Price

  • Return Cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • All snorkelling equipment and instruction provided
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Glass Bottom Boat tour
  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • Guided Island Heritage Trail Walk
  • Flotation devices
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

10:00am

Departure Instructions

Check in at 9:00 am for 9:30 am boarding.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations

Low Isles Great Barrier Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

This tour is unavailable from 07/01/19 To 07/04/19
Does not operate on Christmas Day

Duration

6.5 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Return Transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove & Port Douglas
  • Lycra suits available for hire
  • Underwater Camera available for Purchase
  • Underwater Digital Cameras available for hire
  • Licensed bar on board
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions

Not suitable for disabled passengers

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Advanced Tourism
Eco Climate Action Innovator
Ecotourism Certified
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Swim Shirt/ Rashie
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for on board purchases

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

SANDY G

Reviewed on August 03, 2018

WAS GREAT WE HAD A BALL ... only comment was marine Biologist great and so informative but needs a microphone on beach tour at the back you cant hear in a big group .. 5 of us loved it .. loved the music on the way back .. super helpful staff ...

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Sandy thank you very much for the review of your Low Isles tour in Port Douglas Your comments have automatically been sent to the tour operator Other guests love to read reviews before choosing a tour The Tour Specialists team appreciate your feedback

Janine S

Reviewed on March 26, 2018

A great day, except for the weather, but this can't be helped. The snorkling tour with the Marine Biologist was very informative and seeing the coral and fish from the glass bottom boat was also good. The crew was very well informed and provided excellent information. Lunch was terrific and plenty for all. A rather rocky trip back due to the wind, but the crew kept an eye on all passengers to ensure they were safe and anyone who was feeling seasick were well taken care of.

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

Thanks for your feedback Janine. It is unfortunate that sometimes the weather doesn't cater to our plans but we are pleased to hear the crew were on hand to assist and you had a great day on the Great Barrier Reef.

Minji K

Reviewed on September 11, 2017

wonderful trip! everything that the tour offer was excellent, all the staffs are really well trained and very helpful :)

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

HI Minji, The Tour Specialists are always happy to hear our guests have enjoyed their time on the Great Barrier Reef. The Low Isles is one of the many great locations and we are pleased your trip was enjoyable.

Alma M

Reviewed on August 18, 2016

Lovely small tour-very informative great lunch

  • Under 4 years travel FREE
  • Family : Maximum of 2 Adults & 2 Children.

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 are subject to full cancellation.

Port Douglas Snorkel Tour - Low Isles Cruise

Departing: Port Douglas

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

2nd Child Travels FREE

From

au$210.00

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

Child: au$109.00
Family: au$536.00

Tour Code: 89

From

au$210.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
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