Sailaway | Full Day Low Island from Port Douglas

Duration | 5.5 hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Sailaway offers 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.

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets
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Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.

Special Child & Family Rates
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking form for up to date family pricing for your group.

  • Infants (3 Years & Under) travel free
  • Children (4 - 14 years) 30% Off
  • Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) 1 Child 50% Off

Sailaway Low Island Inclusions

  • Courtesy coach transfers in Port Douglas area
  • Five hours at Tropical Low Isles
  • 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

Your Day with Sailaway Low Island

8.00am: Check in at Sailaway office in the marina

8.15am: Boarding
Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival vessel. Safety briefing

8.30am: Set sail. Depart Port Douglas
Sailing to Low Isles

9.30am: Arrive at Low Isles
Snorkel safety briefing

9.45am: 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

12.30pm: 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

2.00pm: Afternoon tea and coffee with homemade cakes

2.30pm: Set sail. Depart Low Isles
Sailing back to Port

4.00pm: Arrive Port Douglas

What to Bring

  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sun-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses

Low Isles Coral Cay Island
Low Isles is an idyllic Coral Cay island. 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.

A number of bird species reside on the island. You may encounter pelicans, honey-eaters, white-breasted wood shallows, mangrove kingfishers, reef egrets and with eagles and ospreys wheeling overhead.

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.

This was this first detailed study or a coral reef anywhere in the world and many current theories or coral reef are based on the findings of this expedition.

Guests of Sailaway have the opportunity to snorkel in the lagoon of the island with our marine biologist who guide them on an interesting and informative Guided snorkel tour.

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.



Vanessa Berry

Wonderful day out on the cruise, with exceptional service from the crew, facilities on the boat & care & attention whilst snorkelling.Met some lovely people too!
Im not good on or in the water but it was a perfect day all around :-))


Donna Walmsley

Jane & Richard treated us to an absolutely wonderful afternoon of snorkelling & sunset sailing Sailaway V is beautiful and the food was amazing. We were in a small group of 10 and it really felt like an outing with friends.

Check in at Sailaway office in the marina. Vessel departs Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas at 8.30am, returns at 4.00pm.