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Full Day Low Isles

Pure Sailing
Guided Snorkel Tours
Heritage and Nature

Low Isles – Full Day Tour

Idyllic Coral Cay Island

Departs 8.30am – 4.00pm
Suitable for all ages

Enjoy a full day experience of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkelling and sailing tour to Low Isles. Relax on the white sandy beach of the island, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon on a guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Enjoy a trip on the glass bottom boat with reef interpretation by our skipper, and explore the nature and history of Low Isles on an Island Heritage Walk with our expert guides. Enjoy delicious morning and afternoon teas and a buffet lunch and the thrill of pure sailing on Sailaway VI, a luxury Lagoon 560 sailing catamaran. Sailaway is perfect for the discerning traveller looking for a unique, special reef and island experience with a small group of likeminded people. Ideal for couples and families.

The reef around Low Isles comprises of 150 species of hard corals and is dominated by 15 species of soft corals. Living amongst the corals in the blue lagoon are a large variety of reef fish including angle fish, damsel fish, anemones, giant trevally, sweetlip, fusiliers and many green turtles are sighted daily.

This beautiful island is steeped in history. The lighthouse was built in 1878 and was staffed by lighthouse keepers until it became automated in 1993. Weather data has been collected on the island since 1887 and scientific associations date back to 1928 when it was the base for a yearlong scientific survey which studied the structure and ecology of the surrounding reef.

Sailaway VI
Lagoon 560 Catamaran

This vessel is a high end luxury, high performance sailing catamaran. With plenty of room on board, guests can relax on the upstairs flybridge and chat with the Skipper, or laze on the foredecks and enjoy the splash of the waves and wind. Inside, the cabin is air conditioned with a large under cover outdoor saloon area.

Operated primarily by wind power, this is the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way to travel to the Great Barrier Reef.

Tour Rates*

Adult: $315.00
Child (4-12 years): $217.00
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): $957.00

* Environment Management Charges: $8.00 per person.

Included in your cruise
  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area
  • Morning tea upon boarding and afternoon tea and coffee with muffins and pastries
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch (including prawns)
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Snorkelling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation
  • Low Isles Heritage Walk
  • Five hours at Tropical Low Isles
  • The experience of sailing on board a luxury sailing catamaran
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 to local re-forestation

This is an adventure tour suitable for travellers with good mobility. To participate in snorkelling you must be confident in the water with good swimming ability, as snorkelling can be a strenuous activity.

  • Check in at Sailaway office in the marina
  • Boarding
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival vessel. Safety briefing
  • Set sail. Depart Port Douglas
    Sailing to Low Isles
  • Arrive at Low Isles
  • Snorkel safety briefing
  • Glass Bottom Tour transfer to beach
  • Activities commence:
    • Swim and Snorkel
    • Guided Snorkel Tour by Marine Biologist
    • Heritage Walk on the Island
    • Relax under a coconut palm tree on the beach
  • Transfer back to Sailaway VI
  • Gourmet Buffet lunch is served
1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Activities recommence:
    • Relax on board Sailaway VI, soak up the sun
    • Snorkel off the back of the boat
    • Join Skipper for Guided Glass Bottom Boat Tour
    • Swim
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with homemade cakes
  • Set sail. Depart Low Isles
    Sailing back to Port
  • Arrive Port Douglas

Pickups from Palm Cove now available daily

Palm Cove bus times: Departs Palm Cove at 7.00am and return departs Port Douglas at 5.15pm
Exact pickup times from various hotels will be advised at the time of booking.

The Menu

Morning Tea

  • Freshly brewed Jaques Coffee and Daintree Tea
  • Freshly baked Danish Pastries
  • Fresh fruit:
    • Watermelon, Honeydew melon, Rockmelon, Pineapple & Oranges

Buffet lunch

  • Cold meats & seafood
    • Medium Rare Peppered Roast Beef slices
    • Sliced champagne ham
    • Sliced Italian Herb Chicken breast
    • Tiger Prawns w/ Lemon & Cocktail sauce
    • Falafels
  • Salads
    • New potato salad w/ chopped eggs, spring onions & a sour cream & Parmesan mayo
    • Mixed Leaf Salad w/ tomato, capsicum, cucumber & a balsamic & virgin olive oil dressing
    • Asian noodle Salad
  • Bread
    • Freshly baked assorted bread rolls w/ butter portions
  • Condiments
    • Pesto Mayo, Mustard, Sweet Chilli, Chutney

Afternoon tea

  • Freshly brewed Jaques Coffee and Daintree Tea
  • Honey Nougat slice
  • Fresh fruit
    • Watermelon, Honeydew melon, Rockmelon, Pineapple & Oranges

This menu is prepared fresh daily by our friends at On Deck Catering

What to Bring
  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sun-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • A friendly smile and your consideration for this precious Marine National Park and World Heritage site
  • Booking voucher (if you booked via a tour desk or travel agent)
  • Credit Card
    • At check-in for the Environment Management Charge – see your confirmation document for details
    • For onboard purchases of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks/juices
    • For underwater camera hire – ensure you select this as an add-on to your booking if you would like to use it
VIP Upgrades

Add these luxury upgrades to your online booking and experience the best of Sailaway's service.

Beach Sun Smart

Enjoy a perfect souvenir of your time in the tropical sun with a quality embroidered Sailaway beach towel (navy or white) and sun hat, reef friendly sunscreen and re-useable calico beach bag. Presented at time of check-in to use and keep.

Champagne Celebration

Celebrating a special occasion with family & friends? Treat yourself to a chilled bottle of French Champagne, Moët & Chandon (750mL). A perfect way to enjoy a memorable moment sailing over the Coral Sea. Served to you onboard the luxury catamaran with ice bucket and champagne flutes.

Private Chauffeur Transfers

Treat yourself to a private chauffeur return transfer, personally escorted from your accommodation to the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and Sailaway.

Discover Sailaway's Reef Destinations


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 Coral 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.