Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

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  • Location: Cairns, Australia
  • Duration: 10 - 11 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2448_WDEXCNS

Not a confident swimmer, but want to experience the Great Barrier Reef? At Low Isles you can snorkel straight off the beach, enjoy coral viewing on a glass bottom boat, take a leisurely guided walk around the island or simply relax on the sandy beach. Do as much or as little as you like!


Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See the underwater world without getting wet
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Situated nine miles (15 kilometers) north-east of Port Douglas, Low Isles is a coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. The sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Low Isles is well-known for its population of green turtles, keep an eye on the surface as they regularly pop up for air. Occasionally dugongs can be seen grazing on sea grass and large rays may glide by.

During the cruise, a Marine Biologist will conduct an informative talk on the fish and corals and provide details on the activities available throughout the day. The 30-meter luxury sailing catamaran offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort. Relax in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun under the sails on the expansive deck.

On arrival a shuttle will take you from the boat to the island, or you can dive straight in and swim to the beach!

Join an organized snorkel tour led by a marine biologist, or take to the water independently and explore at your leisure. Snorkeling equipment is provided and the friendly crew are on hand to assist.You don't have to get wet to enjoy a day at Low Isles. You can join a glass bottom boat tour over the soft coral gardens that surround Low Isles. Your guide will point out giant clams, a variety of fish and corals, and of course be on the lookout for turtles. On land you may like to join a guided beach walk around the small island. Learn about the flora and fauna of the island along with the history of Low Isles as an important place of marine research.

We recommend you book this reef trip on your first full available day. You then have the opportunity to be flexible and change your travel date if you wish. Your booking can be changed at no additional cost directly with the operator once you are in Cairns. Prebook and secure your booking, but relax in knowing you can make amendments at no charge.


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Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels

Departure Time:
Cruise departs from the Marina Mirage at 10:00am. Hotel pickups are between 7:30am and 9:00am.
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

Inclusions:
  • Cruise from Port Douglas to Low Isles
  • Use of snorkel equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Guided beach walk
  • Buffet lunch
  • Morning tea
  • Afternoon tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Environmental Management Charge
Exclusions:
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hire of stinger suits if required (approximately AUD $5.00 per person)
Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booking within 5 days of travel. In this case, confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Marjorie H, March 2014

This was an excellent tour, much better than the Outer Reef tour that I had done a few days before.
It helped that it was a beautiful day and that there weren't many of us on it.
John, the marine biologist, was very helpful with his instruction .
Snorkeling over the reef was absolutely amazing, I couldn't believe the beautiful live
coral I saw as well as many angel and clown fish and others.
The glass bottom boat and the island tour were great.
This tour was the highlight of my visit in Australia.

Reviewed by: ATHANASIOS S, Greece, September 2013

GOOD

From $193.57

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