Sailaway Port Douglas to Low Isles

This Port Douglas Sailing is a full-day sailing and snorkelling tour. Enjoy a day on the Great Barrier Reef on Sailaway VI, a luxury Lagoon 560 sailing catamaran.

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.

Enjoy a trip on the glass bottom boat with reef interpretation by our skipper. Explore the nature and history of Low Isles on an Island Heritage Walk with our expert guides.

Included in your day are delicious morning and afternoon teas and a buffet lunch.

This sailing tour is perfect for the discerning traveller looking for a unique reef and island experience.

Marvel at Spectacular Marine Life

The reef around Low Isles comprises 150 species of hard corals and 15 species of soft corals. There is a large variety of reef fish among the coral in the blue lagoon, including angelfish, damselfish, anemones, giant trevally, sweetlips, fusiliers and many green turtles are sighted daily.

This beautiful island has a long history, with the lighthouse built in 1878 and staffed by lighthouse keepers until it became automated in 1993. Weather data recordings date back to 1887. Scientific associations date back to 1928 when it was the base for a year-long scientific survey studying the structure and ecology of the reef.

Next, visit the Outer Barrier Reef with Silversonic.


Full-day tour to Low Isles


8.00 am
  • Check-in at Sailaway office in the marina
8.15 am
  • Boarding
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival vessel. Safety briefing
8.30 am
  • Set sail. Depart Port Douglas
    Sailing to Low Isles
9.30 am
  • Arrive at Low Isles
  • Snorkel safety briefing
9.45 am
  • Glass Bottom Tour transfer to the 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
12.30 pm
  • Transfer back to Sailaway VI
  • Gourmet Buffet lunch served
1.30 pm – 2.30 pm
  • 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
2.00 pm
  • Afternoon tea and coffee with homemade cakes
2.30 pm
  • Set sail. Depart Low Isles
    Sailing back to Port
4.00 pm
  • Arrive back in Port Douglas


Sailaway Port Douglas  Includes

  • 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 adventure tour is 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.

What to bring

Sailaway Reef & Island Tours

How to get there

Sail Away Port Douglas departs from

Shop 18, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

44 Wharf Street

Port Douglas


Tour Features

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Shop 18, Crystalbrook Superyacht MarinaPort DouglasQueensland, 4870
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