Sailaway is a fleet of two luxury Lagoon 500 catamarans based in Port Douglas, Australia.
We sail to Low Isles and the Great Barrier Reef.

Meet our Crew 

Owner Operator Sailaway

Owner Operator Multi-skilled and loves skippering and being on Sailaway sharing experiences and time with visitors from around the world. Lived and worked in Kenya with own yacht diving and sailing expedition around Zanzibar for 12 years. Lives on eco farm very close to Port Douglas with young family.

Skipper Sailaway IV & V

Experienced skipper living locally with young family, loves being on the water and in the wind whilst having fun with interesting visitors from around the world. Enthusiastically enjoys sharing his passion for the environment in the most responsible and sustainable way onboard Sailaway.

Skipper Sailaway IV

Alex has been in association with Sailaway for 16 years. His passion for nature, sailing and caring for people is infectious. Easy company, very knowledgeable and experienced, Alex is locally respected and popular.

Skipper Sailaway V

Extremely passionate about mans impact on the ocean environment. Happiest at sea, prone to land sickness…US/ Kiwi Citizen who connects perfectly with the relaxed adult only itinerary. Many years locally on and in water, multi talented water-skier, dive instructor and engineer. Perfecting a dry sense of humour on Sailaway's special guests.

Skipper Sailaway IV

Celebrating 20 years of experience aboard QLD commercial tourism vessels, it remains my pleasure to take people yachting to experience the scenery and surrounds that keep me fascinated by this amazing reef environment. As a passionate racing and cruising sailor, I have moved to Port Douglas only recently in May 2016, after 7 years of sailing the Whitsundays... I should have come sooner!

Snorkel guide/ Deckhand Sailaway IV & V

A passionate conservationist who completed formal marine degree at Auckland University. Loves the opportunity to communicate in a fun, enthusiastic and capable way to visitors from around the world, keen to enjoy the best of our natural and iconic attraction Low Isles. Calm and genuinely caring, Greg looks forward to welcoming guests in his cheerful engaging way to make every day onboard Sailaway a special memory.

Snorkel guide/ Deckhand

Jay from Chile and US is passionate about the fragile environment and qualified with degree in Eco Tourism. Professional experience nature guiding includes onboard “Australis" expeditions around cape horn and turtle research projects in Galapagos Island. Also speaking fluent Spanish and loving living in Port Douglas.

Snorkel guide/ Deckhand

Vince from France is a Certified Diving Instructor, Free Diver and Medic First Aid Instructor. Enjoyed many extra experiences and interesting travels before settling in Port Douglas, very calm and capable in water. Also speaking fluent English and even better French.

1st Deckhand & Snorkel Guide Sailaway V

I moved from Melbourne to paradise nearly 9 years ago & have worked on the GBR for most of that time with Sailaway. I am passionate about sustainable tourism & sharing the wonders of the reef with visitors. I believe in conservation through education and love the new itinerary on the new Sailaway V

Snorkel Guide/ Deckhand Sailaway IV & V

Like the beautiful and capable Sailaway Lagoon 500’s Charlotte has travelled from France and made Port Douglas and Australia her permanent home, both in registration and citizenship. Happiest working in an idyllic natural environment, showing off the Great Barrier Reef to discerning visitors from around the world, with language and professional swimming instructions skills Charlotte is relaxed, friendly company able to make anyone feel at home in the water and onboard.

Snorkel Guide/ Deckhand

My name is Tara and my goal in life is to aid in the conservation of the ocean and marine life. The ocean is a very important part of my day to day life and therefore I feel I have a responsibility to help protect it. I am a Australian surfer, scuba diver and ocean fanatic who has just completed a Bachelor in Natural Science with a Marine Conservation major in Sydney. My role allows me to work in a sustainable positive way to share and inspire others whilst they have a fun time on holiday. European language skills also help communicate my passion for the environment onboard Sailaway.

Accounts Manager

Arriving in Port Douglas back in 1990 with a back-pack on and escaping from corporate life in London, I found a beautiful, relaxed slow-paced town where I could embark on a work and life change. My love of numbers and all things ordered took me down the path of Accounts and Bookkeeping and I have had the pleasure of working in hospitality industry and with Sailaway and their great team for the past 6 years. Away from accounts love practicing and teaching yoga.

Reservations Supervisor

Originally from the UK, Cheryl and her partner escaped rainy England in favour of settling down in tropical paradise. On her days off she likes to enjoy her idyllic surroundings and take her energetic Labrador Marley to run on the beach. With extensive experience in tourism sales, Cheryl possesses a strong knowledge of the region and is happy to offer advice on tours and local attractions. If you want service with a smile she is your gal!

Sales & Reservations Consultant

I moved from WA to live in paradise and further explore my great passion - the ocean! Having spent 4 years in the diving industry I am now fortunate enough to share & show visitors exactly what the magical GBR. My new combined role is also having time out of marina office, engaging with local tourism and personally presenting the Sailaway experience and what our team do best daily with confidence and reliability.

Tour Consultant

Local to Port Douglas for 22 years with a passion for photography and nature, loves meeting new visitors and advising them how to get most out of their time invested in experiencing Port Douglas the Great Barrier Reef. Keen to fish when in the right zone although finds relaxing with palettes good for the head space.

Tour Consultant

I love exploring our unique local region as often as possible, both on land and sea, from the reef to the rainforest, mountains and the outback.  I really enjoy sharing that knowledge with visitors to the area to ensure they get the best experiences from their holiday.



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