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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

By: Sailaway
  • Sail out to the Great Barrier Reef in the early morning before the crowds
  • Leisure time to snorkel, lounge, or stroll lets you spend your time wisely
  • Marine biologist leads informative snorkel and glass-bottom boat tours
Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$196.11
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$196.11

Explore the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles for a full day on a catamaran cruise from Port Douglas. With a marine biologist as your guide, you’ll have informative commentary to accompany your beach lounging, snorkeling, or glass-bottom boat tour. Enjoy the ability to travel light, as cruises include lunch and snorkeling equipment.

What to Expect

Start your day’s adventure in the Great Barrier Reef's Low Isles with convenient hotel pickup in Port Douglas, and then transfer to the marina where you’ll board a luxury catamaran. With an early morning departure, you’ll arrive in the Low Isles before many of the crowds show up.

Spend the next four and a half hours at your leisure—go snorkeling using the provided gear, simply lounge on the beach or boat, stroll down to the 19th-century lighthouse, or opt for a snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tour. The fact that a marine biologist guide leads these two tours means you'll get in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants, and there is plenty of time to ask questions.

Midday, refuel with a seafood-focused lunch on board the boat.

Return to Port Douglas and enjoy convenient drop-off back at your hotel.

Reviews (119)
1 - 5 of 47 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Absolutely blown away by this trip!

Having been on most reef trips from Port Douglas i feel quite qualified to say that this is without a doubt, one of the best. The day got off to a great start from the lovely welcome at the marina office from Bec and seeing...More

Thank Nikki L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Sailaway VII

Had a wonderful day out on the reef. Staff were amazing, friendly and very informative. They also helped to spot some amazing sea life. The tour only had about 12 people, which lead to a relaxed day. It was refreshing only have a small group...More

Thank ndp89
Reviewed 1 week ago
Sailaway 7 snorkelling cruise...a MUST DO!

The evening before our cruise yesterday I felt anxious about my snorkelling abilities and worried our trip to the Great Barrier Reef might therefore be a disappointment. Truly, from the moment we entered the Sailaway wharf office to disembarking their beautiful craft every element of...More

Thank Compass554889
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Sailaway 7 trip to Mackay and Undine cays.

Fabulous day out. Great crew environmentally friendly and safety conscious. Comfortable and relaxing day cruise. Many thanks to Steve and Katrina.

Thank andrewrY866UY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
excellent time on cruise and snorkeling

Went on cruise in October and weather was perfect. The crew was exceptional!!! Very friendly, very informative on the reef, very helpful with equipment, and all around cheerful. Leanne, Ben, and "the Captain" were excellent hosts. The food was outstanding. WE were picked up and...More

Thank Jet10172284969
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3 August 2018|
Response from AV0767 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I am not a Sailaway employee so unfortunately can’t answer your question. We had to be at the dock by 8.00am, for an 8.30am departure. I suggest you contact the very helpful Sailaway staff on 61-7-4099-4200.
Jane P
9 April 2018|
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Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you would have to contact the cruise line and see what their policy is. The boat is very well equipped with a lovely sitting area at the stern of the boat and a dining area inside so they would be protected areas to... More