Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns

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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Cairns
from £91.64
Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral cay island just one hour's sailing from Port Douglas aboard the 30 metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer. With snorkelling direct from the beach, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation. 

From the moment Wavedancer moors in the picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await. It's a leisurely, informative day where island visitor numbers are limited.Throughout the day, a shuttle boat transfers guests between the boat and the island. Snorkelling, glass bottom boat tour, marine biologist guided snorkel tour and island walk, tropical buffet lunch served onboard, morning and afternoon teas all included.
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In Brief

Port Douglas, Australia
10 hours


Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
See the underwater world without getting wet
Lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Quicksilver Cruises, Wharf Street Marina Mirage, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia

Situated nine miles (15 kilometers) north-east of Port Douglas, Low Isles is a coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. The sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Low Isles is well-known for its population of green turtles, keep an eye on the surface as they regularly pop up for air. Occasionally dugongs can be seen grazing on sea grass and large rays may glide by.

During the cruise, a Marine Biologist will conduct an informative talk on the fish and corals and provide details on the activities available throughout the day. The 30-meter luxury sailing catamaran offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort. Relax in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun under the sails on the expansive deck.

On arrival a shuttle will take you from the boat to the island, or you can dive straight in and swim to the beach!

Join an organized snorkel tour led by a marine biologist, or take to the water independently and explore at your leisure. Snorkeling equipment is provided and the friendly crew are on hand to assist.You don't have to get wet to enjoy a day at Low Isles. You can join a glass bottom boat tour over the soft coral gardens that surround Low Isles. Your guide will point out giant clams, a variety of fish and corals, and of course be on the lookout for turtles. On land you may like to join a guided beach walk around the small island. Learn about the flora and fauna of the island along with the history of Low Isles as an important place of marine research.

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.

Duration: 4 hours


  • 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 - Buffet lunch served onboard
  • Morning tea/coffee on boarding, afternoon tea
  • Use of lycra suit
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on homeward journey
  • Entry/Admission - Quicksilver Cruises


  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.46 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The perfect way to get out to the Reef!!! It was much less crowded where we were than where the fast boats all go -- allowed for better viewing and a more relaxing day!
• Submitted 13 Sep 2017
Fantastic snorkeling right off the beach, great glass-bottom boat tour and hiking. Fantastic lunch, too. Worth a second trip. We even saw a shark!
• Submitted 31 Aug 2016
Absolutely perfect day! I was definitely out of my comfort zone, but the folks on this tour made me feel at ease. Nice facilities on the boat and a great staff.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2015
A very pleasant day spent aboard a well appointed, beautiful boat. The glass bottomed boat tour was excellent - Troy was very knowledgeable and we say turtles and giant clams in addition to the corals. The Low Isles are just beautiful and it was a fantastic experience!
• Submitted 02 Nov 2015
Excellent. The Low Isles has the best coral garden I have seen anywhere in the world and you walk to it direct from the beach. A great ride out on the boat with the sails up.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2015
Excellent tour!!!
• Submitted 12 Dec 2014
This was an excellent tour, much better than the Outer Reef tour that I had done a few days before. It helped that it was a beautiful day and that there weren't many of us on it. John, the marine biologist, was very helpful with his instruction . Snorkeling over the reef was absolutely amazing, I couldn't believe the beautiful live coral I saw as well as many angel and clown fish and others. The glass bottom boat and the island tour were great. This tour was the highlight of my visit in Australia.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2014
• Submitted 29 Sep 2013
Excellent everything it was advertised to be we really enjoyed it and would book again
• Submitted 27 Dec 2012
Fantastic - top of the range transport and facilities A magical day out Would thorougly recommend Excellent value
• Submitted 29 Mar 2012
Great day on a beautiful boat. The crew was curtious and helpful and worked to make everyone comfortable with the snorkeling equipment. The weather cooperated and the water was crystal clear. It was a memorable event.
• Submitted 18 Jan 2012
A wonderful day out. Our original trip to the Lower Isles was cancelled so we gladly accepted an upgrade to the Outer Isles , Agincourt.I t was a bumpy ride on a fast well equipped catamaran. the staff were very helpful, anticipated all possible eventuality, Gave out anti sea sick tablets (ginger based) It was much calmer on the pontoon.Snorkling , diving, underwater viewing, a submarine in which to view the wonderful coral and fish of the Reef. A lovely lunch was served. This was a great day out for all ages. A special thanks to all the professional, experienced and most cheerful staff on board. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2011
The staff were so helpful, provided us with a great experience in the water and on the island
• Submitted 04 Jul 2011
A really great tour. The staff were very friendly and we had a wonderful time snorkelling. Definitely worth the money.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2010
An excellent day and good value for money. The trip was very well run and the staff members were very friendly and helpful.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
Absolutely fantastic.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2008
Lovely beach to snorkel from Excellent buffet lunch Only drawback was crew were not as approachable or as friendly as on other trips. Nonetheless a great day.
• Submitted 12 Oct 2017
lovely trip out, good crew, lots of drinks available. snorkelling was bit disorganised, but ok. coral in shallow parts was rather sun bleach, and not too many fish. saw few green back turtles. lunch well organised and trip back was beautiful. all in all money well spent
• Submitted 15 Sep 2013
We had a great time. This tour had a little bit of something for everyone. Just remember to bring your sunscreen!
• Submitted 04 Sep 2012
I enjoyed myself on this trip but Cairns has a million tours and tour companies and enjoyed myself more on a non viator tour.
• Submitted 02 Aug 2012
A very good day out.
• Submitted 05 Jun 2007
Great and very knowledgeable staff; friendly and helpful. The glass bottom viewing boat was rather disappointing because we were expecting it ot be thw one, or similar, as shown in the advert photos and was the reason we selected this specific tour. Dispite that, it was a nice day!
• Submitted 31 Jan 2015
We traveled on a bad day. The weather was awful, but the boat and personnel were good. Perhaps next time, a different time of the year and a trip to the outer reef.
• Submitted 10 Jun 2010
This was OK, the snorkeling was not that great and the food was not that great either, especially if you are vegetarian. But a great way to get out onto the Reef. However, I went to Fiji to snorkel after this trip and saw way better stuff out there than here.
• Submitted 23 Dec 2009

In Brief

Port Douglas, Australia
10 hours


Instant Confirmation
Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
See the underwater world without getting wet
Lunch included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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