Port Douglas

Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Australia

From USD 165.61

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Explore the fascinating underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on a full-day sailing catamaran cruise to Low Isles. Snorkel straight from the beach on this beautiful coral cay known for its resident population of green sea turtles. View coral gardens and tropical marine life on a glass-bottom boat tour, explore the tropical on a guided nature walk and relax on the pristine, sandy beaches. The fun-filled day at sea includes a buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea
  • Full-day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef island of Low Isles from Port Douglas
  • Swim and snorkel from the beach with instructors on hand to help
  • Guided snorkel tour led by a marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Guided beach walk around Low Isles
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Cruise on a luxury catamaran accommodating up to 200 passengers

What's Included

  • Cruise from Port Douglas to Low Isles
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Guided beach walk with marine biologist
  • Lunch
  • Use of lycra suit
  • Morning tea/coffee on boarding, afternoon tea
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on homeward journey
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

    Please check-in at Quicksilver's office at the Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas to obtain your boarding passes. Check-in is required by 9am

Start time

10:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Surrounded by 55 acres (22 hectares) of reef, the low-lying coral key of Low Isles provides an excellent base for exploring the famous coral formations and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef. Climb aboard a luxurious 98-foot (30-meter) sailing catamaran, relax in an air-conditioned cabins or lounge on the sun decks while cruising across the beautiful aquatic landscape of the Coral Sea. Learn about the marine life you can expect to see with an onboard presentation by a marine biologist.

After arriving at Low Isles, don provided equipment and snorkel straight off the beach to begin exploring the reef. Swim in designated areas on your own, or join a guided tour to learn more about the coral gardens and creatures you see, including giant clams, tropical fish and green sea turtles. You can also experience the reef from the dry cabin of a glass-bottom boat and explore the white sand beaches and tropical forest of the island on a guided nature walk.

Recharge your energy with a tropical buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea. If you prefer something stronger, treat yourself to a cocktail from the catamaran’s fully licensed bar (own expense). After several hours of adventure and relaxation, enjoy the luxurious return cruise to Port Douglas.

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 156 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
I couldnt believe how nice all the staff were. They clearly love their jobs! Lunch was fresh and yummy. It was such a great day out considering all the storm and rain the week before. Waters were choppy but inside on the way home had live music which was so relaxing after the day!


173 reviews
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Fantastic experience!
Alison_M, May 2023
Lovely sailing along the sea to the Great Barrier Reef! Great seeing colourful fish swimming in the sea while snorkelling. Water lovely and warm.
Couldnt ask for a better day!
Lindsey_R, May 2023
I couldnt believe how nice all the staff were. They clearly love their jobs! Lunch was fresh and yummy. It was such a great day out considering all the storm and rain the week before. Waters were choppy but inside on the way home had live music which was so relaxing after the day!
Great Experience and Must See
Roger_G, Apr 2023
Very informative and interesting GBR was great to see the boat ride out very scenic and worth the price for only that Staff very friendly and knowledgeable Highly recommend
Julie_S, Mar 2023
The beautiful island and enthusiastic Hayley, plus all the help from guides. Very efficient getting back to cruise ship which we were worried about as did independently.
Fabulous day snorkeling with visiting family
William_R, Jan 2023
An easy day with great snorkeling. The small island experience is better for inexperienced or if traveling with non-snorkelers. Wavedancer has become our “go to” experience. We have done inner and outer reefs with more experienced snorkelers which is fabulous but this provided an easier alternative for our visiting guests. We saw a lot of different fish as well as coral but the sea turtles were awesome. Best part is the boat ride out is short and very easy so no issues with sea sickness even with a bit of weather on the way back to Port Douglas. We plan on bringing our young grandchildren next time for their first experience.
Low Isles Full Day Tour
Virginia_W, Aug 2022
Everything was great. The crew made sure that everybody was looked after. Nothing was too much trouble.The lunch very appetising and the Low Isles were spectacular.
Relaxing Day On & In the Water
Brad_F, Aug 2022
Glass bottom boat : Swim off the Beach : Colourful coral & fish. Relaxing walk on the island. Seeing 2 x Osprey that live on the Island, flying around & catching fish from the water
Low Isles trip
Steve_W, July 2022
Haley was a great guide. Informative and great fun The boat was good. Time on the island was lovely Lunch was impressive. Crew all great. Overall a wonderful day
Great day.
Sonia_M, July 2022
Weather was perfect, while the boat and crew were fantastic The Lowe isles was great for kids as well
Disappointing and Expensive fish sighting
Helen_D, July 2022
I saw 2 fish in very murky waters... due to lowest tide for the year. The company should not run tours in these conditions knowing the experience was greatly compromised. Staff were very good and friendly but does not make up for disappointment!
Fantastic day out
Elisa_B, July 2022
Yesterday we had a fantastic day aboard the Wavedancer. The weather was overcast and drizzly however the water visibility was still excellent and we were able to see amazing coral, large colourful fish, sea turtles and reef sharks. We absolutely loved the day. The staff were so friendly, knowledgeable and caring and made everyone welcomed and ensured all skill levels were accommodated. Captain ‘Sharkie’ even ensured we got the perfect selfie of the island ! The morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea was perfect and we felt really looked after. The day was topped off my a member of staff serenading us with his guitar for the ride home. We would highly recommend this trip.
Low island experience
John_L, June 2022
Great day well organisation and outstanding staff, we had a beautiful lunch, great equipment, glass bottom boat trip
Fantastic experience
BrettBalins, May 2022
Fantastic, great staff and very professional, great food and plenty of it, perfect weather, plenty of sealife ncluding turtles and reef sharks, highly recommend.
Crystal clear balmy...
Christine_R, May 2022
Crystal clear balmy water, perfect snorkeling conditions, happy friendly and knowledgeable staff , the cat was big and spacious, delicious lunch. All up a 10/10 from us
Wavedancer cruise
Stephen_B, Apr 2022
A great day the crew were very friendly and informative, food was great and the low isles was beautiful it was an island paradise
Simply idyllic
julieatkin, Apr 2022
Fabulous day of snorkelling the reef, swimming with turtles and exploring Low Isles. The marine biologist is so passionate it’s infectious. All topped off by some bubbles and live music on the cruise back home.
Snorkeling the great barrier reef
Brian_W, Mar 2022
Snorkeling the barrier reef,great food lovely staff friendly and good boat trip highly recommend to all ages
Great family day out
laurajademilovanovic, Mar 2022
We can’t fault the day at all. Weather was perfect, staff were super friendly and we saw sea turtles to top it off. The glass bottom boat was incredible, our little one enjoyed seeing all the coral and fishies too. A highlight of our Port Douglas trip for sure.
Snorkeling with a large...
Avril_S, Mar 2022
Snorkeling with a large turtle for several minutes and the turtle seemed happy to swim with us. The crew very informative and friendly
Great trip!
Michelle_M, Jan 2022
Absolutely loved this trip and would definitely recommend! The staff were awesome, especially Hayley the biologist. There was something for everyone. I especially loved being able to get off onto Low Isles and find out it’s history.

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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas


7 hours
Free Cancellation
USD 165.61