Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef… Sailaway Team are absolutely delighted to be the TTNQ WINNER for New Tourism Development and Business Award. The initiative of the additional sister vessel Sailaway V Afternoon Low Isles Tour, 1.00 to 6.30pm, Snorkelling, Turtles, Coral Viewing and Sunset Sailing back to Port (Adults Only) is successfully established and known as “The most relaxing experience on our GBR” This award complements being an Eco Tourism Climate Action Leader and National Sustainability Award Winner 2013. We see this industry recognition supporting our destination promotion to our valued agents and visitors.

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Press Release

We are extremely pleased to announce Sailaway V is the winner of the TNQ New Tourism Development Award! This category recognises excellence in the planning of tourism infrastructure and services with a focus on entrepreneurial vision, harmonious integration with the environment, design and functionality and uniqueness of the service.

Sailaway V commenced operation on the 1st April 2014 and is an innovative new product offering “The Most Relaxing Experience on the Great Barrier Reef”.

Seeing the need for an adults only, late departure tour to Low Isles, Steve and Katrina Edmondson had a desire to grow the already successful Sailaway brand offering first class service with a luxury sailing and snorkelling experience to Low Isles, a Coral Cay Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Sailaway V has been very successful since it was launched this year, a sister vessel to Sailaway IV, this new Sailaway V is also a proven Lagoon 500 sailing catamaran, and fills a gap in the marketplace offering a 1.00pm departure with a late return at 6.30pm, to incorporate the highly popular Sailaway Sunset Sail on the homeward journey.

The cruise is for adults only and offers 3 hours at idyllic Low Isles to snorkel with turtles on the guided snorkel tour, enjoy a glass bottom boat tour and explore the island with an island heritage walk, or simply relax on the beach. Once returning to the vessel, guests are treated to a spectacular afternoon tea, followed by a complimentary beverage and a delicious selection of canapés. Add a relaxed friendly atmosphere, ambient music and first class service from Sailaway’s experienced crew, this is a recipe for a memorable experience.

We would like to extend a very big thank you to our team of dedicated crew who have been fully committed to ensuring this new tour is a success. Also to the many local suppliers who have contributed to this new venture. The many 5 star ratings on Trip Advisor is a testament to the success of this great new innovative product. We look forward to a busy year ahead. Go Sailaway!” says owner Steve Edmondson.

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.

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