Water activity

Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

4.7 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises

Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tour

Activity provider: Quicksilver Cruises
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From US$ 160.03 per person

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Climb aboard a 30-meter catamaran Wavedancer and enjoy an idyllic day on an unspoiled coral cay island in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a leisurely day on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef, where island visitor numbers are limited
  • Discover the mysteries of marine life while snorkeling, or glass bottom boat viewing
  • Swim or snorkel with turtles
  • Learn about the fascinating creatures of the reef with marine biologist guided activities
  • Relax on the beach under a thatched umbrella
Full description

Climb aboard Quicksilver’s luxury 30-meter (99-foot) Wavedancer sailing catamaran and sail to the idyllic Great Barrier Reef island of Low Isles. Enjoy a relaxing day out for families and couples in a tropical island paradise ambiance.

Set like a jewel in the Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles is an unspoiled coral cay island. Moor in the calm waters of a picturesque lagoon, and enjoy a host of reef activities that await.

Before your arrival at Low Isles, a marine biologist will conduct an informative talk to provide passengers with an appreciation of the reef, enabling you to view the corals with informed eyes. 

Once at Low Isles, take a snorkel tour to see the colorful creatures of the reef. Alternatively, see turtles and many brightly colored tropical fish from a glass bottomed boat.

Back on the beach, join a marine biologist guided beach walk to discover the unique marine life living at the water’s edge. Then relax and tuck in to a delicious tropical buffet lunch.

Includes
  • Wavedancer cruise from Port Douglas Marina
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Snorkeling equipment and instruction provided (mask, snorkel, and fins)
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Marine biologist guided beach walk
  • Guided snorkeling trips with marine biologist
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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    Meeting point

    Quicksilver reservations office, Port Douglas Marina, Wharf Street Port Douglas

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Drones

    Know before you go

    • Additional cost: AUD 6.50 per person payable on check-in for Government Environment Management Charge. This charge is payable direct to the tour operator on the day of travel.
    • Luxury coach transfers are available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas accommodations. Guests joining the cruise from Cairns or the Northern Beaches will enjoy full commentary on the journey along one of Australia's most beautiful scenic coastal drives
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 71 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.7/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5

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    The crew were fantastic, they phoned ahead of time to warn us we would be back later due to low tide and were so caring to anyone who became seasick because it was quite a rough sea day. Swimming with the turtles was amazing and the guided tour by the marine biologist was great, she was so keen to show us everything and find turtles.

    July 20, 2022

    It was amazing, staff so helpful, trip across was very rough but the kids stayed out on the front of the deck didn’t worry them. So proud of the young members of our group snorkelling, saw lots of fish, turtles etc. Harley marine biologist gave us so much information about the island and the Great Barrier Reef. Was an exceptional experience, our group of 9 ranging in age from 76 down to 7yrs. Great lunch and snacks. Many thanks for such a wonderful day.

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    July 5, 2022

    Absolutely fabulous trip. The boat was clean, not over crowded, the buffet lunch catered for all choices (our group was vegan) and there was plenty to eat. The marine biologist did a great snorkel tour and we got to see turtles along with a variety of coral and fish. You only had to step in to the water from the beach to snorkel so it felt very safe. We also did the short island tour where the history was explained and we saw osprey on top of the lighthouse which was a highlight. All the staff were friendly and helpful and there was a complimentary glass of sparkling to end the day on the trip back. All our group loved the day and I would totally recommend it as an alternative to the longer trip to the outer reef.

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    June 19, 2022

    Product ID: 27001