Sailaway Low Isles Day Cruise

Sailaway invites you to relish this memorable day with exploring Great Barrier Reef aboard the Sailaway vessel. The Sailaway Low Isles Reef Day Cruise sets sail to Low Isles, a protected coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef. Be a castaway without being lost and experience the feeling of a remote tropical island with its white sand fringed by swaying coconut trees and surrounded by the coral laden azure waters. The islands are closely surrounded by 55 acres of coral reef making it the ideal location for snorkellers, bird watchers and nature lovers alike.

Sailaway ensures your enjoyment with small numbers and personal attention. The Sailaway catamaran moors in the sheltered blue lagoon for 5 hours. On this Great Barrier Reef tour, relax on the island, take the Island Heritage Walk, join the guided snorkel tour, take a trip on the glass bottom boat or laze on the deck after a superb buffet lunch.

A number of bird species reside on the island. On your Great Barrier Reef cruise of the Low Isles you may encounter pelicans, honeyeaters, white breasted wood swallows, mangrove kingfishers, reef egrets with sea eagles and ospreys wheeling overhead. 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 angelfish, damselfish, anemones, giant trevally, sweetlip, fusiliers and many green turtles are sighted daily.

This cruise is also available as an afternoon cruise aboard Sailaway including the Sunset Sail.


  • Limited passenger numbers
  • High crew/passenger ratio
  • Personalised service
  • Luxury Sailing Catamaran from France
  • Island Access


  • Transfers from Port Douglas accom
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Snorkelling instruction
  • Guided snorkel tour
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Glass bottom boat viewing
  • Reef interpretation
  • Low Isles Heritage Walk
  • 4.5 hours at Tropical Low Isles


AM Cruise:
Operates: On a scheduled basis, please refer to operator
Departs: 8.30am from Shop 18, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas.
Returns: Approximately 4.00pm

PM Cruise aboard Sailaway - includes Sunset Sail:
Operates: On a scheduled basis, please refer to operator
Departs: 1.00pm from Shop 18, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas.
Returns: Approximately 6.30pm

Additional Info

What to Bring: Towel, swimwear, sunscreen, hat, camera
Note: Sailaway vessels are luxury sailing catamarans and offer a pure sailing experience. This means the vessels travel in open seas and will move around whilst under sail. The decks of the vessels are multi levels and can be slippery when wet. Passengers must have good mobility to safely move around the vessels, step onto the glass bottom boats and get in and out of the water via the ladders on the back of the vessels. Our tours are not suitable for older guests with mobility issues. Unfortunately, we do not offer wheelchair access due to the layout of the decks and saloon areas. To participate in the activity of snorkelling, you must be confident in the water with the capacity to swim unassisted. If you are a poor swimmer, you may not be suitable to snorkel in the open water. Not all passengers will be suitable to snorkel, and our experienced crew have the discretion to advise against snorkelling if deemed "not suitable for the activity". This is for the safety of the passenger.
Operated by: Sailaway Reef & Island Tours

Lighthouse Walk
Aerial Vessel
Back Vessel
Coral Viewer
Deck Activity
Sailaway Boathouse Lounge
Sailaway Boathouse Lounge