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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
156
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    156
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Buffet lunch served onboard
  • Use of lycra suit
  • Morning tea/coffee on boarding, afternoon tea
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on homeward journey
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia Please check-in at Quicksilver's office at the Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas to obtain your boarding passes. Check-in is required by 9am
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 156 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
  • Buffet lunch served onboard
  • Use of lycra suit
  • Morning tea/coffee on boarding, afternoon tea
  • Environmental Management Charge
  • Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on homeward journey
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
Departure details
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia Please check-in at Quicksilver's office at the Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas to obtain your boarding passes. Check-in is required by 9am
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 156 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Dec. 2021
A note from Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
It will be a requirement that proof of vaccination must be shown for all customers 16 years and older. At vessel boarding passengers must check-in by using the QLD app or show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination printed copy certificate.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    Please check-in at Quicksilver's office at the Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas to obtain your boarding passes. Check-in is required by 9am
    See address & details
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    Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise
    Stop: 4 hours
    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.
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Nairyosang B
4 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Family
Really impressed!! Amazing experience with best customer service we've had. We are a family of 4 with a 9 year old and 6 year old. The staff were extremely friendly and engaging. The boat was in excellent condition and one of the cleanest we've been on. The toilets and change rooms on board were very clean. They provided tea & coffee with biscuits on arrival. Lunch and afternoon tea were also great, catering for both adults and kids.

If you had a medical condition the lifeguard went through a detailed conversation with us based on the forms we filled out. Lifeguard was also very attentive
on the beach always monitoring the snorkellers. He also provided a very detailed debrief on the areas designated to snorkel.

The island was great and there are plenty of rich reef area straight off the beach. All Lycra suits, snorkelling equipment, buoyancy vests and pool noodles are provided in the boat and included in the cost.

The crew were simply brilliant. They were the friendliest bunch. They provided everyone with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine on the way back. One of the crew members played great live music on the outdoor deck on the way back.

I would definitely recommend this to any family with young kids.
Written 27 April 2022
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chrisholder9999
6 contributions
Aug. 2021
What a great day this was. It started of with 3 humpbacks (mother, juvenile and calf) coming up close and personal to the boat in about the first 30 minutes of the day. When we got to our mooring at the Low Isles a turtle came to feed off the mooring rope, literally within touching distance. We also had a couple of reef sharks swimming around the boat. The crew kept a continuous shuttle service between the island and Wavedancer throughout our stay as well as running several glass bottom boat trips out. I had a turtle surface about a couple of feet of my face, whilst out snorkelling which was pretty awesome. The lunch provided was excellent, of very good restaurant standard at the very least. To finish the day we had a swim-by by a snub-fin Dolphin. With all that I had to agree with the way one crew member put it in that great Aussie humorous way “if you didn’t enjoy the day i wouldn’t bother coming back”.
Onto the crew. What a great, enthusiastic and motivated bunch of people whose humour and professionalism added greatly to the enjoyment of the day. These people are doing it really tough up there, just as tourism was picking up again they get hit by the Sydney and Melbourne lockdowns. They didn’t get any lockdown pay, or any other payment, and are not sure when the next cruise (and payday) will be and yet at no stage did this come through. They were upbeat and fun and made sure we all enjoyed the day (and listening to other people on the cruise they were very successful in this). Thoroughly recommend doing this cruise.
Written 30 August 2021
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Mel D
Bendigo, Australia4 contributions
Jun. 2021
We have recently needed to cancel our trip to Port Douglas including our booking on the Wavedancer low isles cruise due to COVID travel restrictions and border closures.

The team at Wavedancer/Quicksilver cruises responded promptly and compassionately to my communication. I could not have asked for a better response (other than being able to travel), they processed a full refund and sent clear communication of this with no additional stress or requirements from us.

Thank you for your professional and compassionate response QSC, we hope to be able to re-book with you in the near future.
Written 1 June 2021
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Alison P
Perth, Australia70 contributions
May 2021
Wavedancer was the perfect size, and due to COVID-19 had fewer passengers than normal. This meant everything was accessible and no need to line up. The staff were terrific, friendly and attentive. Everything was done well, including briefing on the reef, instructions on snorkeling and the conservation message came through loud and clear. Coffee, tea and water was included as was a lovely lunch. Lunch was served to you and included prawns, chicken, pasta and a range of salads. You were encouraged to come back for more. On the way home cheese and biscuits was available. You can buy your own drinks onboard too. From hotel pick up to drop off this was an excellent experience. Suggest you ask them beforehand for a briefing sheet on what to bring etc. We did that and found it really helpful.
Written 15 May 2021
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tracymrsg2015
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK67 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Couples
If you are anywhere near here you must do this day trip! It is absolutely breathtaking. The crew on the wavedancer are all fabulous and looked after us all do well. We had a small number of 60 on our trip and we were all included at all times. Before we set off we had a talk from the marine biologist Hayley which was interesting and then an hour cruise to the island. There was a glass bottomed boat trip, snorkelling and an island walk with Hayley to see the bird life etc. Amongst all that a fabulous lunch was provided. Snorkelling over the coral and seeing the fish and turtles was something I will never forget. On the way back, we were treated to a cold glass of bubbly and one of the crew played his guitar and sung some great songs. It was truly a memorable day.
Written 25 January 2020
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Paul R
12 contributions
Dec. 2019
We didn't actually travel on the 26th December as the trip was cancelled before leaving the port due to a problem with the engine and a thunder storm. However we were able to make the the trip 2 days later and I'm glad we didn't miss it. The crew were very professional, friendly and helpful. Your safety and enjoyment was their main concern. You swim from the shore rather than the boat, so it is easier to get your kit on and get into the water, especially for those that aren't confident swimmers, there were also life jackets and flotation devices if you needed them. They stationed a very 'proactive' lifeguard on the shore to keep an eye on you whilst you were swimming. I snorkelled with the Marine biologist who guided us around the reef area pointing out and explaining about the habitat and creatures - brilliant. I saw loads of different coloured fish, several large clams; up to 4 feet wide, a star fish, sea cucumbers and we were lucky enough to see a turtle. There were also a couple of young harmless white (or black) tipped reef sharks swimming close by the shore. We were fortunate enough to have Gray (one of the crew) who played guitar and sang for us on the deck for most of the return journey, a lovely finish to a brilliant day.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day and would have no hesitation in recommending the trip or even going on it again should i be lucky enough to visit Australia again
Written 1 January 2020
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Ines
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Family
From start to finish this was by far the best day trip I have experienced in a long time. The boat is fantastic and the crew is friendly and energetic, always happy to help with a smile.
The trip out was smooth and lovely viewing. We were allocated assigned seating however could move around whilst sailing. There are a number of areas to sit or stand to enjoy the trip.
The boat has plenty of toilets and a change room all which were very clean.
The Low Isles is such a pretty area, the water is clear and azure which makes for fantastic snorkeling. Our kids played on the beach after having a little go at snorkeling so my husband and I took turns snorkeling. We both saw numerous sea turtles and beautifully coloured fish and coral. Just magestic. All snorkeling gear (including stinger suits) were provided inclusive in the cost which is great.
You could also take a glass bottom boat tour and the operators will try and linger quietly in an area if you locate a sea turtle so you can wait for them to surface.
Lunch is provided and was lovely and fresh - salads, fresh meat and fruits etc - very tasty.
You were given plenty of time to snorkel, explore the low isles and you could move between the isle and boat whenever you liked, could have your lunch when suitable to you.
On the trip home they shouted a complimentary glass of bubbly which was unexpected and a lovely touch.
A wonderful day out and I would definitely do this again when in the area.
Written 25 September 2020
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angieh90
24 contributions
We were nervous about this trip because of high swell and wind forecast. Not to worry though, the team had prepared seasickness tablets for us all and checked on us regularly. The snorkeling was beautiful, the island lovely and the glass bottom boat tour was very educational. Lunch was fresh and filling with reasonably priced drinks. The whole time we felt cared for and looked after, nothing was too much trouble. We traveled with our 20 month old niece who even got given her own stinger suit! I highly recommend this company.
Written 10 September 2020
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peolly
Sydney, Australia55 contributions
May 2021 • Family
A wonderful full day out with an awesome team. We knew there was a high wind warning when we got on the catamaran but the team took time to talk to us about the expected weather and encouraged us to take the complimentary sea sickness medication. When we picked up tea and coffee they again offered two kinds of medication. There were multiple presentations on the way out and their Covid management was really good. The island was lovely, including snorkelling with a huge turtle. All snorkeling gear was included including stinger suits and good quality masks and snorkels. Lunch was tasty and generous. Beautiful guitar playing and singing on the way home was the perfect journey home.
Our young son was ill on the way home. I think he was the only person on the boat thanks to the seasickness tablets. The staff were so kind and professional in helping clean us and the area up quickly and efficiently. Nothing was too much trouble.
A great day out I would definitely do again.
Written 17 May 2021
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Joe_90_Dublin
Brisbane, Australia64 contributions
Apr. 2021 • Couples
My 2nd trip on the Wavedancer in recent years and again the crew are superb, friendly & caring. A great sailing boat trip, nice & plentiful lunch, snorkelling & island experience. And excellent CV-19 compliance including limiting the numbers on board, which must be costing them in trade. I have nothing but admiration for the Quicksilver group, this is safe, highly professional and a great day out on the water.
Written 3 April 2021
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By: Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise
amyhJ6608BM
amyhJ6608BM
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An Unforgettable Day!
What an unforgettable experience! Pickup from Palm Cove direct to the boat along the coastline, a beautiful 1 hour
Christine H
Christine H
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Great cruise
We went in the glass bottom boat first as most people went snorkeling. It was a very informative ride and we got to
danielletX598UX
danielletX598UX
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Snorkeling trip
Amazing Boat and awesome time was had snorkeling!!Big thanks to Grey who played guitar on the deck of the boat on t
boswell2017
boswell2017
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Breath taking
Fun from start to finish. From food to service to snorkeling to the excellent music on the way back in with a coupl
JayneHoff
JayneHoff
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Excellent tour , highly recommend.
We had a perfect calm, clear and warm day to make the trip out to Low Isles. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day whi
jennyvI3791BA
jennyvI3791BA
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Super friendly staff and amazing coral and sealife!
We had the most amazing time! My husband and I were visiting on our honeymoon and the staff were so friendly and ev
sammysmee
sammysmee
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Day trip to the Reef
What a fantastic day trip. Pick up can be booked for Palm Cove where we were staying Coach arrived on time. All sta
Stuart B
Stuart B
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Great day out for beginners
This is a great day out for families - close to Port Douglas - Nice beach - Not a lot of shade - warm water -
578kathyp
578kathyp
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Fantastic cruise
The crew were fantastic and incredibly accommodating. Due to Covid-19, we were travelling with a small group which
Judy D
Judy D
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Great Day!
During COVID restrictions - con: buffet meal had to be served (still great food though); pro - smaller numbers mean
JudyB225
JudyB225
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Fantastic
Would highly recommend this cruise. Wonderful staff, beautiful destination. The highlight for us was the commentary
Jenny S
Jenny S
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Low isles
Great trip on lovely cat so much nicer than the big boats to outer reef! Shame about the jellyfish problem for snor
769jaynek
769jaynek
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Great day on the reef
Fantastic crew and a wonderful location with clear water and lots of marine life. Lunch was great too!
Paulio911
Paulio911
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Good day trip, a few too many people snorkelling
We choose this trip as one of our party did not want to snorkel, and the outer reef tours you either had to stay on
Amy L
Amy L
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Wow, just amazing!
From start to end, the Wavedancer low isle cruise was an absolute must do while out in Port Douglas. The catamaran
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