Sail to the Great Barrier Reef’s Low Isles during a relaxing, afternoon cruise aboard a luxury catamaran. Moor at a secluded island with pristine white-sand beaches where you can admire colorful fish, coral and sea turtles while snorkeling or taking an included glass-bottom boat tour. You even get to catch the sunset during the return to Port Douglas. This premium reef experience is limited to a smaller group of up to 33 adult passengers. Refreshments and afternoon tea are included, along with all snorkeling gear plus hotel pickup and drop-off.
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Stop At: Sailaway Shop 18, 44 Wharf Street Sailaway - Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia

After pickup at your hotel in Port Douglas, head to the Reef Marina where you are welcomed aboard the deluxe catamaran, one of the only boat operators permitted to visit the coral cays of the Low Isles.

Start your afternoon adults-only cruise with tea, coffee and light lunch while your expert crew prepares to set sail for the Low Isles. As you glide along, enjoy the tropical breeze and scenery from the catamaran’s large outdoor decks or spacious interior cabin.

When you arrive at the Low Isles, have several hours to do as much or as little as you like. From the beach, you can easily hop into the water and snorkel around the sheltered lagoon’s coral gardens. Beginning snorkelers and people who do not feel comfortable in the ocean can enjoy snorkeling here knowing that you are just steps away from shore.

Learn more about the iridescent fish and colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef during a guided snorkeling tour led by a marine biologist. You also get an excellent underwater viewing experience with expert commentary on the glass-bottom boat tour, a perfect option for those who prefer to stay dry. Throughout the day, the attentive crew ensures that you experience a safe and enjoyable excursion.

Refuel with afternoon tea, or a glass of wine or beer and canapes served on board the catamaran before returning to Port Douglas. On the return journey, have your camera ready to snap photos of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea.

Your premium sailing experience ends when you are returned to your hotel after a magical afternoon sail to the Low Isles.

Duration: 5 hours


sylvia v - 5/5
This was an amazing experience, I highly recommend it. Perfect amount of time to sail and snorkel. The crew were friendly and really made everyone feel welcome.
warwickw2020 - 5/5
An awesome experience which was made even more enjoyable by the friendly and knowledgeable captain & crew. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to see some of this amazing piece of nature in just half a day. The sunset sail back home was great and you can never go wrong with an open bar!
akelly184 - 5/5
So much fun and the crew skipper Jacque and the two lady deck hands made the day so special. We were very fortunate that the day was not to hot but not enough wind to go under sail. I thought it was great value as the food & drinks were more than expected. I did a cruise like this 32 years ago and yesterday didn’t disappoint me again. Well worth it
belindamc66 - 5/5
Excellent service! Highly recommend. Jake, Caitlin & Maura, were all fantastic. Their knowledge of the area was great and they went above & beyond to help make our day the best it could be. I would give 8 out of 5 stars if I could. Also a thank you to the helpful Odette in the office who made to booking process so much easier.
E8936RFanthonyh - 5/5
This is the most relaxing day on the reef. You get picked up at lunchtime where a spread of food and drinks are waiting for you as you board the vessel. You then slowly motor out of the marina before setting the sails and heading for the Low Isles. When you get out to the reef you get a choice of standard or beginners snorkelling - both giving you an excellent experience on the reef. On the island you can hangout on the beach or do the informative guided walk learning about the history and eco projects underway. Then my favorite part... we reboard Sailaway V (via a glass bottom boat transfer) where we are welcomed with canapes and free flowing bar. As the sun starts to retreat, the sails are reset and we sail back to the marina whilsyt enjoying the amazing backdrop of sunset. Trully awesome experience. Tank you Sailaway
kittykatster - 5/5
I wanted to write a review as had the cruise sail yesterday and was just PERFECT. Was the full day snorkelling and sailing. The staff and skipper were brilliant and so hard working and accomodating the entire day. The safety and efficiency of the day was very impressive, the fresh lunch and food provided was excellent quality and the total chilled vibe of the day was just what everyone wants. If you see other low island options please choose this one! With a smaller group it was less hectic, relaxed and everyone chatted away and got to know each other by the end of the day. The boat is also stunning and I felt like I was a millionaire with such a stunning sail boat to chill on. Cold beers served in the afternoon. The snorkelling and reef was also very impressive and felt very safe and relaxed. Can’t recommend this enough. Thank you Joel and your crew. You were wonderful!
Y2390VXpatriciaw - 5/5
Had a great time, wonderful hosts, glorious weather, fantastic reef and fishes, good food, what more can anyone want.
lynnie86 - 5/5
Excellent, the crew Jake,Kyra and Kellie were very attentive nothing was too much trouble were the perfect hists
391kylien - 5/5
Awesome experience, staff were great, it was extremely organised, food was delicious and enjoyed the few wines on way back. It was a bit rough heading to and from island so I recommend sitting up front however you do get wet. Weather was beautiful so we didn’t mind getting splashed added to the fun.
William_T - 5/5
We had an amazing experience on our sailing cruise! The crew were so friendly, funny and knowledgeable and really made the trip so relaxing. We couldn’t recommend sailaway enough! Definitely booking again


  • Tea, coffee and light lunch on arrival
  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary beverages (soft & Alcoholic), and canapes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Low Isles Island Heritage walk
  • Entry/Admission - Sailaway


  • Environmental Management Charge AU$7.00 payable on check-in (valid from 1 July 2023)

Terms & Conditions

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional Information

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • This is an adults-only cruise
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. A light jacket is recommended for cooler evenings
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons