Snorkelling Port Douglas| Low Isles | Island Tour | WD

Tour Code: 89

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Family Deal Save $128
  • Keep your eyes peeled in the glass bottom boat for sea turtles as there are many that call the Low Isles home. Or you could spot some of these magnificent creatures while snorkeling the low Isles coral gardens
  • The 30 metre luxury catamaran sails its way to the pure white blissful shores of Low Isles for a 5 star day of swimming and snorkeling or relaxing under the beach cabanas. 
  • With just one hours sailing time you are on your way with a Great Barrier Reef tour to a tropical island to enjoy snorkeling the beautiful coral gardens and to explore the island and learn about its history.
  • Family Deal - Save $128 based on 2 adults & 2 children

Included In Price

  • Return Wavedancer Cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning & Afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment and instruction provided
  • Qualified Lifeguard on hand
  • Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing
  • Guided snorkelling trips with Marine biologist
  • Marine Biologist guided beach walk
  • Marine Biologist guided snorkel tour
  • Shuttle vessel between Wavedancer and the beach throughout the day

This is the perfect Great Barrier Reef snorkeling tour for families and couples seeking island relaxation and snorkeling in crystal clear waters. Take a walk around the island with the Marine Biologist and learn about the history along with learning about the Great Barrier Reef.

Our Low Isles snorkelling tour is a high quality reef trip that leaves from Port Douglas daily. No scuba diving on this day tour just snorkelling and glass bottom boat tours to see the turtles and the coral reef systems. 

Combined with the romance of big ship sailing aboard a luxury sailing catamaran, this is the perfect snorkel tour for families and couples seeking island relaxation and snorkelling in crystal clear waters. Take a walk around the island with the Marine Biologist and learn all about the lighthouse and its history along with learning about the Great Barrier Reef.

Our Low Isles Great Barrier Reef snorkelling and island tour is perfect for cruise ship passengers who are berthed in Port Douglas. 

Wake up in the morning and think about how relaxing this snorkel tour will be. If you are staying in Cairns or the northern beaches the road to Port Douglas is already a voyage in itself.

One of Australia’s most beautiful scenic drives along the coast either in a comfortable air–conditioned coach or your own rent a car.

As soon as you arrive at the Port Douglas Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina you are welcomed by the smiling faces of the crew and invited on board the catamaran.

Only one hour of pure pleasure sailing and your there ovelooking Low Isles. From the moment the boat moors in the calm waters of the island’s picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await.

Friendly crew will take you on a leisurely, informative day where island visitor numbers are limited.

Discover the mysteries of marine life while snorkelling or if you do not want to get wet try the glass bottom boat tour.

You will be able to spot so many green turtles, and if you are very lucky even a dugong or cow of the sea which is an Aboriginal delicacy as are green sea turtles. Read more about the the things to see on Low Isles.

In some countries these dugong are called Manatees, gentle slow shy giants.

Take a guided beach walk and experience a snorkelling tour with a marine biologist which is fascinating.

They will brings things up from the bottom of the sea floor for you to see, touch and learn or just relax on the pristine white sandy beach under a thatched umbrella or explore the old lighthouse which has been greeting and protecting visitors since 1878.

No need to swim far away from the shore to encounter such amazing marine life.

Guest comment: Sitting on the beach I watched for half an hour large colorful reef fish feeding on shoals of little fishes! So amazing as I did not expect to see that much marine life when I woke up this morning what a nice surprise.

This 30 metre luxury sailing catamaran offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort.

Let the yachts crew pamper you in the luxurious air–conditioned lounge with its fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun and sea air under the sails on the expansive decks.

Complimentary morning tea/coffee on boarding. Just when you need it. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway nor is alchohol served until after lunch.

Passengers are required to be onboard the vessel 15 minutes before departure.

Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling Tour Itinerary

9:45am - An informative Marine Biologist presentation is shown in the main cabin to excite you about the days possibilities.

10:00am - Boat departs Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina for a cruise to Low Isles.

10:30am - A snorkelling demonstration is conducted during the journey to Low Isles and safety presentations are demonstrated at this time.

11:15am - The catamaran arrives at Low Isles and your activities commence. The glass bottom boat coral viewer and shuttle vessels leave for the island, and continue to run throughout the day.

Your snorkelling equipment is available from the storage containers on the foredeck of the boat. We recommend that you conduct all snorkelling from the island.

The guided snorkelling tour operates form the island. 

12 noon - Lunch is served. Enjoy a tropical buffet created to suit all palates. Bar operates throughout the afternoon for beer wines and soft drinks, tea and coffee.

1:30pm - A Beach Walk is conducted by a Marine Biologist from the shuttle boarding area on the beach.

2:45pm - Last shuttle leaves the island to return passengers to the vessel. Afternoon tea is served.

3:10pm - Depart Low Isles for Port Douglas. Enjoy light entertainment during the return journey.

4:30pm - Arrival at Crystalbrook Super Yacht Marina, Port Douglas.

Transfers back to your accommodation or if you have a rent a car stay in Port Douglas and have a look around this quaint little seaside village and stay for dinner.

Port Douglas - Daily Departures

From Port Douglas, Coach connections from Cairns and Beaches included. Wavedancer departs daily (except Christmas Day) from Marina Mirage, Port Douglas at 10.00am.

See more Great Barrier Reef tours from Port Douglas.

Read our informative Low Isles blogs:

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

Check in 9:00am - Boarding 9:30am - Departure 10:00am - Return to Port Douglas Marina at 4:30pm

Departure Instructions

Check-in at Quicksilver’s Reservations office, Port Douglas marina for boarding passes.

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Pick up time & location to be confirmed at time of booking
  • Please note pickups may be from centralised locations, please see below:
  • 0745hrs Hungry Jacks, Westcourt Plaza.274 Mulgrave Road Westcourt.
  • 0755hrs Bay 1, Reef Fleet Terminal. 1 Spence Street City.
  • 0805hrs Aquarius Bus Stop. 107 Esplanade City.
  • 0810hrs Dunwoodys. 317 Sheridan St. Cairns North.
  • 0830hrs Trinity Beach Bus Turn Around Cnr Trinity Beach Road and Moore Street.
  • 0840hrs Paradise on the Beach 119-121 Williams Esp. Palm Cove.
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Low Isles
  • Low Isles
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Does not operate on Christmas Day


6.5 hours (approx.)

Available for Purchase / Hire

Underwater cameras available for purchase, underwater digital cameras available to hire. Please note drones are not permitted

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified

Your camera, swimming costume and beach towel, hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection, cash for drinks at the bar, credit cards for souvenirs

Customer Reviews

Average Rating


Reviewed on August 03, 2018

WAS GREAT WE HAD A BALL ... only comment was marine Biologist great and so informative but needs a microphone on beach tour at the back you cant hear in a big group .. 5 of us loved it .. loved the music on the way back .. super helpful staff ...

Response From The Tour Specialists

Sandy thank you very much for the review of your Low Isles tour in Port Douglas Your comments have automatically been sent to the tour operator Other guests love to read reviews before choosing a tour The Tour Specialists team appreciate your feedback

Janine S

Reviewed on March 26, 2018

A great day, except for the weather, but this can't be helped. The snorkling tour with the Marine Biologist was very informative and seeing the coral and fish from the glass bottom boat was also good. The crew was very well informed and provided excellent information. Lunch was terrific and plenty for all. A rather rocky trip back due to the wind, but the crew kept an eye on all passengers to ensure they were safe and anyone who was feeling seasick were well taken care of.

Response From The Tour Specialists

Thanks for your feedback Janine. It is unfortunate that sometimes the weather doesn't cater to our plans but we are pleased to hear the crew were on hand to assist and you had a great day on the Great Barrier Reef.

Minji K

Reviewed on September 11, 2017

wonderful trip! everything that the tour offer was excellent, all the staffs are really well trained and very helpful :)

Response From The Tour Specialists

HI Minji, The Tour Specialists are always happy to hear our guests have enjoyed their time on the Great Barrier Reef. The Low Isles is one of the many great locations and we are pleased your trip was enjoyable.

Alma M

Reviewed on August 18, 2016

Lovely small tour-very informative great lunch

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children (not applicable with other discounts)
  • Child Fare 4-14 years inclusive
  • Infants 3 and under free of charge

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • Cancellations received within 24 hours are subject to full cancellation.

Snorkelling Port Douglas| Low Isles | Island Tour | WD

Tour Code: 89

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Family Deal Save $128



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$136.00
Family: au$652.00

Tour Code: 89



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1300 761 612
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1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745

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