About Wavedancer Low Island Day Tour

Wavedancer Low Isles Day Trip

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Wavedancer departs Port Douglas daily at 10am sailing to Tropical Low Isles just 1 hour from the Coast. Includes a Buffet Lunch, Snorkelling Gear & Glass Bottom Boat Tour.  Wavedancer is a great way for Familes with youngchildren to experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Key Features

  • Only 1 hours sail from Port Douglas
  • Unspoilt coral cay with shady trees and a protected lagoon
  • Limited numbers, no crowds
  • Unrestricted access to island with snorkelling from the beach
  • Great for families or relaxing
  • Often see turtles underwater, excellent Island bird life
  • Enjoy the guided heritage walk of Low Isles

Your Day with Wavedancer

Your Day with Wavedancer
  • 9.30 am: Checkin and Boarding. Complimentary morning tea/coffee on boarding. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. Passengers are required to be on board the vessel 15 minutes before 10am departure.
  • 9.45 am: An informative Marine Biologist presentation is shown in the main cabin
  • 10.00 am: Wavedancer departs Reef Marina for Low Isles
  • 10.30 am: A snorkelling demonstration is conducted during the journey to Low Isles
  • 11.15 am: Wavedancer arrives at Low Isles and your activities commence. The coral viewer and shuttle vessels leave for the island and continue to run throughout the day. Your snorkelling equipment is available from the storage containers on the foredeck of Waverdancer. We recommend that you conduct all snorkelling from the island. The guided snorkelling tour operates from the island.
  • 12 noon: Lunch is served aboard Wavedancer. Enjoy your tropical buffet. Bar operates throughout the day.
  • 1.30 pm: A guided beach and heritage trail walk is conducted by a Marine Biologist. This walk departs from the shuttle boarding area on the beach.
  • 2.45 pm: Last shuttle leaves the island to return passengers to the vessel. Afternoon tea is served depart Low isles for Port Douglas. Relax under the sails on your homeward journey.
  • 4.30 pm: Arrival at Reef Marina, Port Douglas.

Snoreling at Low Island

Snoreling at Low Island

All equipment is provided and our friendly snorkelling supervisor is on hand to give you a few tips. Snorkelling direct from the beach, the corals can be discovered very close to the island

Before departure for Low Isles, our Marine Biologist will conduct an informative talk on the reef and corals to provide you with a better appreciation of the reef.

Snorkellers have the opportunity to join organised snorkel expeditions and view the creatures of the reef under the guidance of a Marine Biologist. Please be aware that snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. Please use caution and inform our crew on the day of any medical conditions.


Inclusions on Wavedancer
  • Return Wavedancer cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkelling mask, snorkel & fins provided
  • Qualified Lifeguard on hand
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Guided snorkelling trips with Marine Biologist
  • Marine Biologist guided beach walk
  • Lycra swimming suits

Guided Eco Beach Walk

Guided Eco Beach Walk

A knowledgeable Marine Biologist conducts a guided beach walk, showing interested passengers the unique marine life living at the waters edge.

Included in the beach walk is information on the flora and fauna inhabiting the island along with the history of Low Isles as an important place of marine research.

The Biologists also offer a guided tour through a “Heritage Walk” which outlines human use of the island, past and present.

Glass Bottom Boat Coral Viewing

Low Island Glass Botton Boat

Coral viewing is so easy with a glass bottom boat tour. The coral viewing boat leaves the island regularly and cruises over the delicate soft coral gardens that surround Low Isles.

An informative commentary will be conducted to point out the corals, the many brightly coloured tropical fish and magnificent giant clams to the passengers. Perhaps this is your chance to meet a turtle!

What to Bring

What to Bring
  • Your camera
  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection
  • Cash for drinks at the bar
  • Credit cards for shopping
  • Underwater cameras available for purchase or hire
  • Lycra suits available for hire

Daily Departures:

  • Check in time is 9.15am at the Quicksilver office, at the Crystalbrook Reef Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas.
  • Free Parking is available
  • Departs Crystalbrook Marina Port Douglas at 10:00am
  • Returns to Crystalbrook Reef Marina at 4:30pm

Wavedancer Low Island Day Tour Reviews


Laura & Andrew Parnell

This blew all my expectations out of the water! The crew on board were so welcoming and helpful with all the questions that came their way and that continued once we got off the boat and into the water! Would HIGHLY recommend to any one wanting to explore their own piece of paradise!!!


Helen Dimitropoulos

The day out was great - the stinger suits were a wonderful idea, allowed us peace of mind against the jellyfish... The shuttle service to and from the boat was excellent - the crew were very accommodating. Overall would recommend to travellers, its a safe and lovely introduction tour to our beautiful Reef....


Wavedancer Low Island Day Tour

Check in time is 9.15am at the Quicksilver office, at the Crystalbrook Reef Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Free Parking is available

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