Snorkelling Great Barrier Reef… Sailaway invites you to enjoy a day to remember with a reef and island cruise to Low Isles.
Sailaway is a full day experience on the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkelling and sailing tour to Low Isles. Relax on the white sandy beach of the island. Snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon on a guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist. And swim with turtles in their natural habitat.
Enjoy a trip on the glass bottom boat with reef interpretation by our skipper, and explore the nature and history of Low Isles on an Island Heritage Walk with our expert guides. Enjoy delicious morning and afternoon teas and a buffet lunch and the thrill of pure sailing on Sailaway VI.
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 angle fish, damsel fish, anemones, giant trevally, sweetlip, fusiliers and many green turtles are sighted daily.
This beautiful island is steeped in history. The lighthouse was built in 1878 and was staffed by lighthouse keepers until it became automated in 1993. Weather data has been collected on the island since 1887 and scientific associations date back to 1928 when it was the base for a yearlong scientific survey which studied the structure and ecology of the surrounding reef.
This vessel is a high end luxury, high performance sailing catamaran. With plenty of room on board, guests can relax on the upstairs flybridge and chat with the Skipper, or laze on the foredecks and enjoy the splash of the waves and wind. Inside, the cabin is air conditioned with a large under cover outdoor saloon area.
Operated primarily by wind power, this is the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way to travel to the Great Barrier Reef.
|8.00am||Check in at Sailaway office in the marina|
|8.15am||BoardingComplimentary tea and coffee on arrival vessel. Safety briefing|
|8.30am||Set sail. Depart Port Douglas|
Sailing to Low Isles
|9.30am||Arrive at Low IslesSnorkel safety briefing|
|9.45am||Glass Bottom Tour transfer to beachActivities commence:Swim and SnorkelGuided Snorkel Tour by Marine BiologistHeritage Walk on the IslandRelax under a coconut palm tree on the beach|
|12.30pm||Transfer back to Sailaway VIGourmet Buffet lunch is served|
|1.30pm – 2.30pm||Activities recommence:Relax on board Sailaway VI, soak up the sunSnorkel off the back of the boatJoin Skipper for Guided Glass Bottom Boat TourSwim|
|2.00pm||Afternoon tea and coffee with homemade cakes|
|2.30pm||Set sail. Depart Low Isles|
Sailing back to Port
|4.00pm||Arrive Port Douglas|
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