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Sailaway Reef and Island Tours

#5 of 52 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Port Douglas Features Animals
| Shop 18 The Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 4200
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US$ 48.42*
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Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
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US$ 205.81*
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
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Sailaway Local and Visitors favorite, the original and authentic Low Isles and Sunset experiences since 1985. Sailaway sisters IV & V luxury 'Lagoon' Catamarans sailed from France offer luxury reef and island day trips at 8.30am and 1.00pm, only 1 hour sail to the protected Coral Cay Great Barrier Reef Island. Relax on the white sandy beaches, snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens in the blue lagoon and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. Take a trip on the glass bottom boat, enjoy a superb buffet lunch, before pure sailing back to Port Douglas. NEW Afternoon Cruise; Sail, island, snorkel and sunset combined, adults only. Absolutely the most relaxing experience on Great Barrier Reef 3 departures daily to suit you perfectly. Go Sailaway! SAILAWAY #1 SUNSET SAILING "MUST DO' $60 New Hot/Cold Canapes menu, complementary drink and fully licensed bar. Highly recommended for Adults, amazing value and ambiance
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| Shop 18 The Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 4200
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Reviewed yesterday

The day could not have been scripted more perfectly. We had glorious weather - blue sky and warm sunshine. The boat was beautiful. The crew were excellent:Richard and Ago have a great sense of humour and Vasco is so sweet. We spotted a whale and...More

Thank annarosabaker
Reviewed 2 days ago

In truth, I'm a grey senior who's a bushwalker but a bad sailor and a pretty poor swimmer so I somewhat apprehensively agreed to accompany my wife on the trip. Well, what a wonderful experience. Picked up from Cape Tribulation beach and taken out to...More

1  Thank Alan W
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Great to hear of another wonderful experience with Sailaway Cape Trib. We do recommend prior snorkelling ability and good mobility to get the most out of this new Eco Tourism Adventure on the wild side. Softer nature adventure and also suited to those who may...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful day out! the boat and crew give us a perfect day! Ago make sure that we were happy and entertaining us during all trip! the snorkelling was just amazing! he guided us trough the beautiful reef of Mackay finding everything we want...More

Thank beatricex87
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for sharing your Sailaway Cape Trib experience and enjoyed amazing snorkelling at Mackay Coral Cay. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 days ago

What a wonderful day we had. Was great to see some whales and a turtle. My mother who hadn't really snorkelled before loved the snorkelling. Food was delicious. Would really recommend it!

Thank EleanorGray
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you, great to hear you had a wonderful day, hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago

Imagine, being in Cape Trib, in the middle of ancient nature, early sunlight touches the shore, a promising day. Lush forest, red flowers in the trees, cockatoos and butterflies flying to the pristine beach, nobody is around, (maybe a sleepy crocodile in the mangroves though...);...More

Thank Jules A
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Wow! Thank you for sharing your incredible day with Sailaway, happy the whole experience made such lasting memories and beautifully described. In a hectic man made world it is inspiring to take an insight into and unspoiled natural paradise in the most environmentally way. We...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We started from the beach from where we were staying at Cape Trib Beach house so incredibly easy. Then a beautiful trip to the outer reef sailing on the catamaran. The snorkelling at Lowe Isles is just stunning. The crew were friendly helpful and fun....More

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a wonderful day put on by Sailaway as we went to the Low Isles for an afternoon of sailing and snorkeling. A very professionally run experience. Excellent sailing craft, pleasant and knowledgeable crew, great destination, good snorkeling and swimming, tour of the island...More

1  Thank Peter E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boat, staff, equipment, snacks.... from the moment you start you journey until the end, it is all fantastic. The boat itself is immaculate and with well appointed accommodations. Well worth the money. Most on board were couples; we were a family of 4 with two...More

1  Thank rws1ny
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, for only $60 this is a fantastic Must Do experience to complement the many great attractions to Port Douglas, Cheers!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! My boyfriend treated me to this amazing experience for my 30th birthday and it was absolutely unforgettable!! I am unfortunately a non-swimmer and was extremely hesitant in participating in the snorkelling tour but thanks to the fantastic AGO, I was...More

Thank Jenni4woll
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, a wonderful recommendation. Thank you for booking and sharing what makes Sailaway special!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you Cheryl from the Sailaway office for recommending this trip and for suggesting a day with low wind! We had a marvelous trip in so many ways! We had already attended one reef trip in Cairns before this and were a bit hesitant to...More

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Response from Steve E | Property representative |
Hi Miacall, Sailing a wonderful way to experience to GBR only 1 hour to idyllic Low Isles, perfect for family fun. Turtles, soft corals, giant clams some reef sharks. Island heritage walk, lighthouse and shade. With small... More