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Sailaway Day Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, the wonderful Wynnum Manly Bayside, and and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and events in my own backyard.
Published August 11th 2020
Intimate, peaceful & picturesque cruise to paradise
For any visitor to Far North Queensland, it is easy to slip into that laid-back easy style. Sunshine, crystal clear waters and the coconut palms amidst the beautiful rainforest.

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Sailaway is the perfect choice to realise these dreams and discover the amazing beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Their Low Isles Full-Day Cruise is a superb experience showcasing at first hand the beauty of the reef.

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Low Isle from boat


Sail away - literally - from the Port Douglas marina on their luxury sailing catamaran and take in the vista of the Daintree rainforest as it cascades to the sandy beaches and waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Marina at Port Douglas


The Low Isles is a coral cay and a 90-minute boat ride from the marina. Time to sit back and enjoy this intimate, peaceful, unspoilt and picturesque piece of paradise!

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Soon we are donned in our snorkelling gear and heading out over the living reef and gazing down on the colours of marine life and the reef itself. We are divided into groups of ability and fitness and guided out over the reef by our knowledgeable guides, who describe the sights beneath the crystal-clear waters.

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Back on Low Isle, a Sailaway guide takes us on a short tour of this small sand isle with its heritage-listed lighthouse and rich history. Returning to the catamaran, we are rewarded with a hearty buffet lunch, full of salads, prawns and a selection of meats, followed by a platter of seasonal fruit.

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Daintree tea and coffee are available and soft drinks can be bought along with wine and beer for those that have completed the snorkelling.

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Celebrating life in Paradise.


Another opportunity provides for snorkelling from the boat to again swim over the reef and marvel at its colourful beauty. Time to enjoy one last view over the Low Isles as we head back to Port Douglas with perhaps a celebratory glass to an amazing day and enjoying again the magnificent Daintree landscape.

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Sailaway cruising


Sailaway runs regular full-day cruises to the Low Isles with afternoon and sunset options. All snorkelling equipment, including wet suits, are provided with morning tea and lunch, included making for a great value package.

Check out their Facebook page for up to date information and up to date photos of their cruises. Bookings can be made via your accommodation provider or direct on (07) 4099 4200.
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Why? Sailaway Day Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
When: All year subject to weather conditions
Phone: (07) 4099 4200
Where: Shop 18, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina 44 Wharf Street Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 Australia
Cost: Various
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