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Sailaway Reef and Island Tours

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Address: | Shop 18 The Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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+61 7 4099 4200
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07:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Sailaway Local and Visitors favorite, the original and authentic Low Isles...

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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US$ 45.68*
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Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
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US$ 188.80*
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Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
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US$ 188.80*
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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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We had the best day out with Al and Charlotte on a full day trip to the Low Isles. On booking we were tossing up with one of the larger trips/boats, but having seen both so so... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the best day out with Al and Charlotte on a full day trip to the Low Isles. On booking we were tossing up with one of the larger trips/boats, but having seen both so so glad we didn't. We left at 8.30am, which meant we got to Low Isles before other groups and those snorkeling had a good... More 

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Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this review

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your Sailaway day and the details that make it special. "Take time to relax and Enjoy First Class service". Exactly what we feel is the best way to enjoy a memorable experience of the Great Barrier Reef. We hope to see you onboard again soon. More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great weather. Good value for money. Incredible crew... amazing experience. Thank you ... We will definitely recommend it

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Thank Mariamc1966
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took the full day snorkelling tour to the Low Isles on the Sailaway Cruise and we enjoyed the day. The staff were very helpful and informative and we saw some beautiful coral - and even a sea turtle - while snorkelling at the island we went to. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch were all provided and everything tasted... More 

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Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful sailing to the unique Low Isles. Really enjoyed snorkelling just offshore, seeing many, many wonderful tropical fish as well as corals, giant clams and a green turtle. Very friendly and helpful crew. Particularly enjoyed the informative island circuit walking tour with Argo.

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1 Thank thorandodin
Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I went on the sunset cruise and absolutely loved it! We met other couples on board and enjoyed socialising with our complimentary drink whilst enjoying a true sailing experience.

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Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing, hope to see you again soon, we enjoy the company of many repeat guests as you do with your favourite restaurant and bar. Quality time essential and pure sailing is great for the headspace. Safe and happy travels! Steve More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very expensive day on the water! Felt rushed all day, no time to finish lunch, nor digest before being told that the last snorkel of the day was about to start at 1:15. Told no plates for dessert as they had already washed up from lunch course. Rush , Rush, Rush to tidy all the kit away and get... More 

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Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this review

Sorry you felt you would like have have extended your full day trip even longer yet the visibility was reduced during a very low tide, the sailing journey with Sailaway is also as enjoyable as the wonderful Low Isles destination. Seems you are more suited to a big motor boat trip with 3 sites...hard to imagine that would be less... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a fun and relaxed day visiting Low Isle then this tour is for you. Sailing on a beautiful catamaran staffed by an excellent crew. Caters for all age group but need to be reasonably mobile. Highly recommend.

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Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for "highly recommended" A fun relaxed day, Sailing to the Great Barrier Reef is a special way to experience nature in style and enjoy time our with our excellent crew who are all passionate and knowledgeable about the environament. Cheers! Steve More 

Warrnambool, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was awesome have been out there a few different ways now and the adult only cruise which is above 12 years old sunset cruise leaving at 1 is the best yet, 👍👍, the boat trip is usually just looked at as getting from a to b so to speak but not this time it was also a massive highlight

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a sunset sail with sailaway. A beautiful boat and the crew were good fun and very friendly. We thoroughly enjoyed having some drinks and watching the sunset whilst sailing in the breeze. Probably not an ideal trip for those who get seasick though!

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I did the afternoon cruise out to Low Isles, with snorkeling, island tour and sunset cruise back to the marina. It was by far the highlight of our weekend in Port Douglas! There was only a small group of us on a sunday afternoon, which made for a really personal experience. The crew were fantastic, relaxed and... More 

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