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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$191.17
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
From US$191.17

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 (135)
1 - 5 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Fantastic Experience!

We went on a tour of the Great Barrier Reef with Wavelength tours. We took off from Port Douglas and made three stops, finishing on the outer reef. There were marine biologists on board as part of the crew. The trip was wonderful! We snorkeled...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JillAH52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cruising/snorkelling Great Barrier Reef it has to be sailaway

From the moment Robbie picked us up on the bus at cairns until James dropped us off 10hours later this trip oozed class. Great boat, great staff, great lunch . All the crew wanted everybody to have a good time and they succeeded it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank richjane16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this trip because of the small number of people and the boat. There were about 24 people and we all had a amazing time. They showed a short video of the fish and coral we may see, talked about the dangers and how...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Diane M
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Diane for your 'Amazing" review, this feedback really boosts our wonderful crew who do the utmost to personally take care of all our guests and proud to show off our spectacular sites on the Great Barrier Reef. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 20 January 2019
calypso boat trip to the barrier reef

had a fantastic day booked to do an introductory dive staff were very knowledgeable and good fun very safety conscious felt very safe with them they also put on morning tea and a great lunch

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JollyTraveller12
Reviewed 12 January 2019
Easy and enjoyable trip

We had the pleasure of sailing with the ALL girl skipper team and firstly I have to send a message to the owners these girls were amazing and are most definitely an asset to your company, from Captain Jaz's smooth sailing to Louisa's extensive knowledge...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank radzpete
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21 January 2019|
Response from radzpete | Reviewed this property |
Hi I would have to say Sailaway caters for no swimmers there was an more mature aged lady on our tour and she didn’t swim they catered for her with the boat trip and Louisa the Marine Biologist spent time explaining the fish... More
Anne C
31 December 2018|
Response from AV0767 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The tour has a maximum capacity of 33 or 34 people. Our tour was fully booked, but it was not crowded and the number of passengers was good. The crew was able to give everyone the level of attention needed, in a very... More