Sailaway Low Isles Cruises

Starting from: $AU271.50

Tour Overview

  • Tour: Low Isles Sand Cay
  • Departure location: Port Douglas (pick up available from Cairns)
  • Ideal for snorkelling
  • Suitable for couples & families
  • Number of passengers: 40
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Low Isles Cay
  • Number of reef sites visited: 1 site
  • Tour duration: 8:30am – 4:00pm
  • Travelling time to the reef: 1hr 30min
  • Time exploring the reef: 4hrs 30min
  • Vessel type and size: 30m sailing catamaran
  • Free Port Douglas hotel pick up / drop off
  • Free glass bottom boar tour
  • Free Marine Naturalist guided snorkel tour


Sailaway Low Isles Cruises

Sailaway is a 5-star luxury sailing vessel that travels to the Low Isles daily and delivers personalised service to all guests.

They limit their guest numbers to a maximum of 40 passengers, this way making sure everyone on board has a fantastic time and a pure sailing experience.

Low Isles is located approximately 14 kilometers from Port Douglas and is part of the Great Barrier Reef. Low Isles is 200 hectares in size consisting in a small coral cay, a large mangrove island, mudflats, seagrass beds, and beautiful coral reefs. The coral cay and the mangrove island are separated by one common beautiful reef.

Low Isles and its active lighthouse are protected by the marine park legislation. The larger island, Woody Island, is an uninhabited coral/mangrove island but has a large bird population with many different bird species.

There are many activities available for visitors during the day such as unlimited snorkeling, a guided snorkelling tour with a Marine Naturalist and a glass bottom boat tour. Also included for the day is morning, afternoon tea and a delicious tropical buffet lunch with prawns.

Snorkelling around Low Isles is a pleasant and easy experience because the coral is just off the beach so visitors slowly enter the water and snorkel. Perfect for kids or first time Snorkellers.

This is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation.

What's included in the main price

  • Pure, first class luxury sailing on Sailaway
  • Complimentary transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Freshly brewed Tropical Queensland tea or coffee on arrival
  • Morning and afternoon teas with muffins, pastries, cakes and fresh fruit platter
  • All snorkelling gear and tuition optical masks, seasonal lycra suits and flotation devices
  • 4 hours & 30 minutes at tropical Low Isles
  • Snorkelling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkelling tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Alfresco gourmet buffet lunch with prawns
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Fruit platters cookies and homemade cake for afternoon tea
  • Hotel coach transfers from Cairns

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
08:00 Check-in at the Sailaway desk at the Reef Marina, Port Douglas
08:30 Boat departs Port Douglas Marina
Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes from Port Douglas on a fast stable motor catamaran
10:00 Boat arrives at Low Isles
Enjoy around 4 hours & 30 minutes exploring the island and reef
14:30 Boat departs Low Isles
16:00 Boat arrives back in Port Douglas
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Dry change of clothes for the trip home
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to the boat departure

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2019 - 2020 Rates Dates: 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020 Action
Sailaway Cruise $271.50 per adult
$189.50 per child
$832.00 per family
Additional Extras Dates: 1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020
Return Coach Transfer (Cairns City & Northern Beaches) $48.00 per adult / $31.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Family Price: 2 Adults & 2 Children.
Reef Tax: $6.50 is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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