Australia’s leading Eco Tourism operator
on the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelling & Sailing specialists

Meet the Edmondsons

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Pioneers in snorkelling and sailing to the Great Barrier Reef, Sailaway first started operating in 1985 to Low Isles, one of the first places in the world where a year long survey and coral research was conducted in 1928 by a team of British and Australian scientists on a geographic expedition.

Sailaway is independently owned and operated by local Port Douglas couple Steve and Katrina Edmondson, who have over 30 years of experience in Marine Tourism. They share their passion for the Great Barrier Reef and invite visitors on board their luxury sailing catamarans for a day of snorkelling and sailing.

Steve has a history in Kenya of operating diving and sailing expeditions to remote and exotic locations of Zanzibar and Pemba Islands, while Katrina is a long time local of Port Douglas and was actively involved in managing the family dive and snorkel business Poseidon.

Sailaway Reef & Island Tours is based in the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, with a reservations check in desk and tropical Low Isles Lounge.

Reef, island and sailing activity is managed by the dedicated Tour Sales Consultants in the Sailaway office, who will assist you with your booking and check in’s, and help you select the right Sailaway tour for you.

Open 7 days a week, our experienced tour desk staff are readily available for you to ask questions regarding the weather and suitability of each Sailaway experience.

Steve and Katrina continue to strive for excellence and this is evident in the day to day running of the business, attention to detail and the company philosophy of The finest and best of all things considered.

They love the challenge of developing innovative new products in a continually changing environment. Leaders in Eco Tourism, they are passionate about conservation and protecting our fragile environment.

Sensory Overload

“Sensory Overload”: Of the senses, in excess, to experience the ultimate thrill of sensation, to escape into a world of adventure and discovery; to leave civilisation and relax amongst natures’ artforms at their most beautiful; to plunge into warm aquamarine seas; to gaze on the magnificence of a rich living coral reef; to witness the dazzling spectrum of fish life; to hear the sound of another world; another dimension; to sense the joy of friendship; to find a new awareness of the important things in life; to feel the energy of freedom.

Realise the Dream!
Sailaway to the Great Barrier Reef

The Sailaway Crew

Sailaway’s focus is sharing our passion for the marine environment with our guests through reef interpretation with expert guiding. We have a team of qualified Marine Biologists who give informative and entertaining reef presentations, allowing you to fully appreciate the fragile environment and have an understanding of the marine life you will encounter.

This marine expertise is supported by experienced sailing Captains who truly love the thrill of pure sailing on state of the art sailing catamarans, and responsible deck crew to keep a safe eye on you while you enjoy your day on the reef. All This comes together to provide excellent customer service from crew who genuinely care about guests having the best experience of the reef.

Sailaway Reef & Island Tours is based in the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, with a reservations check in desk and tropical Low Isles Lounge.

All this reef, island and sailing activity is managed by the dedicated Tour Sales Consultants in the Sailaway office, who will assist you with your booking and help you select the right Sailaway tour for you.

Open 7 days a week, our experienced tour desk staff are readily available to ask questions regarding the weather and suitability of each Sailaway experience.

Discover Sailaway's Reef Destinations

MACKAY & UNDINE CORAL CAYS

The Coral Cays are pure white sand surrounded by a large fringing reef system and crystal clear water.

Sailaway is the only operator from Port Douglas who has access to visit Mackay and Undine Cays. This exclusivity means we have the area to ourselves to explore without restrictions.

Low Isles

Low Isles is an idyllic Coral Cay island. The reef around Low Isles comprises 150 species of hard corals and is dominated by 15 species of soft corals.

Guests of Sailaway have the opportunity to snorkel in the lagoon of the island with our marine biologist, offering an interesting and informative tour.

Sunset Sailing

Enjoy the thrill of pure sailing. A must do when visiting Port Douglas is to relax with an exhilarating cruise on board this first class sailing catamaran.

Soak up the peace and tranquillity of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea as you sail along the coast off Far North Queensland.

Sailaway Loyalty Club

Receive 10% discount on your second Sailaway experience - simply contact our friendly reservations team to book. Conditions apply.