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Shaolin Sunset Sailing Aboard Authentic Chinese Junk Boat
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Shaolin Sunset Sailing Aboard Authentic Chinese Junk Boat

By Shaolin Port Douglas
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Ages 0-80, max of 23 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • One beverage is included, then more may be purchased.
  • Yum Cha and snacks included


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  • 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    Please meet at the boat directly, 15 mins prior to departure. We are Berth C23, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St. Located on the main finger in front of Lure restaurant, walk down about 100m, on the left.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 149819P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • restricted mobility
    • 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 23 travellers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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    • You'll start at
      44 Wharf St
      44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
      Please meet at the boat directly, 15 mins prior to departure. We are Berth C23, Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St. Located on the main finger in front of Lure restaurant, walk down about 100m, on the left.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Port Douglas Tourist Information Centre
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Shaolin Port Douglas
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      Australia
      Joined in March 2016
    • jamesmQ9070KF
      0 contributions
      Rippa day out on the Shaolin!
      Amazing day out - SUPER attentive staff with great knowledge of the boat and reef, we were very well looked after by Rob and Dani! Would do again :)
      Written 12 November 2023
    • ebizaussie
      0 contributions
      Great afternoon
      This is a great afternoon sail. We booked this a couple of months before because of the great reviews. We enjoyed every moment and our captain and hostess were both so informative and interesting. Our lunch was delicious and the prawns were straight from the trawler. Some of the best we’ve had. I don’t write many reviews but this one was outstanding. Thoroughly recommend this seafood luncheon.
      Written 3 November 2023
    • mightyquinns
      0 contributions
      Highly recommend
      Great outing! Good snacks & drinks served (first one free!). Captain gave us a good summary of the local history and pointed out all landmarks. Relaxing sail
      Written 26 October 2023
    • Brenero
      0 contributions
      Shaolin and Low Isles snorkelling rocks!
      This was the 3rd time we have taken the Shaolin to go snorkeling at Low Isles off Port Douglas. It is the best day our for young and old. You mosey out to the Low Isles with a small number of other passengers taking about 75 minutes and well cared for by the captain and 2 crew members. Take in the great vistas and chilled vibes of the Shaolin. The snorkeling at Low Isles I rate having snorkelled in multiple places on the reef over the years. This trip we saw it all: swam with the turtles and a school of travelli; saw amazing colouful fish and coral and clam shells of all shapes and sizes; saw harmless reef sharks; and much more. The snorkeling gear provided by the Shaolin is top notch as are the tips, advice and tour to see the most. Morning tea is provided after about an hour of snokelling and then back into the water for some more snorkeling (you can also take a short tour of the island courtesy of the knowledgeable captain). A great lunch is provided back on the Shalin at 2 pm after which you return to Port Douglas totally relaxed. Highly recommended, great day for families too!
      Written 7 October 2023
    • jhbnett
      0 contributions
      Enjoyed our experience
      Enjoyed our trip albeit a little windy. Staff were great, chatty, informative and looked after us well. Prawns were fresh and plentiful. Relaxing nd enjoyable.
      Written 17 August 2023
    • junerosec
      0 contributions
      Wonderful cruise
      We had a wonderful lunch cruise, the food was delicious and the crew great. We enjoyed chatting to the other guests. And thank you Taylor for the great photos of me attempting to get to the front of the boat.
      Written 12 July 2023
    • 497sashbash
      0 contributions
      A Perfect day!
      Chilled music and lying on deck (snoozing on way back), stunning reef, so much wildlife (lost count of turtles, swam with sharks), interesting island tour, great food, good commentary . Would do again in heartbeat. Happy start to finish.
      Written 15 May 2023
    • fsouthway
      0 contributions
      Not to be missed
      The Shaolin was replacing the Lady Douglas as the later was in dry dock. The trip was up the creak from Port Douglas. Would strongly recommend this trip as it was brilliant. Excellent crew, trip and food and information. If you don’t go you will have missed a trick
      Written 13 May 2023
    • Judycin1
      0 contributions
      Shaolin junk
      We went on the midday cruise on the Shaolin junk in Port Douglas. It was 1 and a 1/2 hours of relaxation. The captain was really interesting as he seemed to have a love of the history of the area. We cruised up and down the river, looking for crocodiles and just soaking up the views and the warmth (I'm from Melbourne 😁) The snacks and drinks were delicious. I really cannot recommend this cruise enough.
      Written 5 May 2023
    • donnabU6748VP
      0 contributions
      Relaxing cruise on the Shaolin
      Evening cruise on the Shaolin. Wonderful evening on a unique and cool Junk boat. The captain and crew were friendly and knowledgeable. Relaxing cruise with stunning scenery . Even rough swells weather we cruised down the water ways which was great.
      Written 22 March 2023
    • Jodee W
      0 contributions
      Perfect and personal!!
      If your looking for more one on one interaction, this is your charter! We had 7 off us including a 8 year old on the snorkel tour to The Lowe Isles. Was an absolute amazing experience with a huge shout out to Dani who made sure my young niece had a great experience learning how to snorkel, when she was scared at the the very beginning, by the end of the afternoon, Dani had her snorkelling all the way out to the boat from the island shore! Rob was super informative and experienced so we all felt safe in his hands! All the food was delicious including the local prawns we had for lunch! The boat was super cool with great history, and we all enjoy walking around the edges and lazing on the front deck! Thanks guys for making our port Douglas holiday one to remember 😀😀😀😀😀😀
      Written 20 March 2023
    • Companion32577205267
      0 contributions
      Cheers Rob and Dani!
      Fantastic day out on Shaolin for the Low Isles sail and snorkel trip. Nice spacious boat and we were lucky to be part of a small group of only 7. The boat itself has an incredible history, make sure to ask the skipper about it. Rob was an amazing skipper, very knowledgeable of the local area and provided great commentary and stories throughout the day! Special thanks to Dani for being an excellent host and making the snorkeling very enjoyable! Rob’s island walk on Low Isles was excellent and very informative. We were so impressed with Rob and Dani we booked onto the Lady Douglas river tour a few days later where we managed to see a saltwater crocodile in its natural habitat! Would recommend these guys to everyone! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
      Written 4 March 2023
    • anoukc695
      0 contributions
      Best Day Out
      This was the best day out. Beautiful sail out to Low Island for some snorkelling with 2 amazing and accommodating hosts Dani the hostess and snorkelling guide and Rob our amazing captain. Rob also took us for a guided tour of Low Island. Dani also pointed out the highlights of the reef while we were snorkelling. We saw reef tip sharks and turtles.There were Beautiful pastries on arrival, snacks on the island and a yummy fresh buffet lunch. A day out that won't disappoint.
      Written 31 December 2022
    • Donna S
      0 contributions
      5 star value for money
      My friend and I did the lunch time cruise. If you are in Port Douglas and want to try new things, do this. An hour and a half cruise along the river includes 2 of the most delicious spring rolls, one crocodile and one barramundi and an Asian slaw. You then receive 8 enormous fresh tiger prawns with lemon, cocktail sauce and a piece of sourdough bread. Flynn and Floyd are your skipper and decky. Honestly, for $65 you can't go past this cruise. As Molly Meldrum used to say "Do yourselves a favour". You won't be disappointed.
      Written 28 December 2022
    • jackiepA4005JB
      0 contributions
      Fabulous experience
      The Shaolin was a unique experience and we can highly recommend a sail on her. The crew were very friendly and the food was awesome. 10/10
      Written 1 December 2022
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    GabbyB
    Brisbane, Australia121 contributions
    My husband & I really enjoyed our 90 minute sunset cruise. This was so beautiful and relaxing. The boat was a very authentic Chinese junk which definitely added character to the cruise. You could choose to sit inside or sit on the deck to enjoy the gorgeous views, we sat on the deck enjoying wine, beer and snacks whilst watching the sunset. Included in the ticket price is a free drink and snacks. Because of COVID the snacks were served in individual cardboard boxes. Well done team on your COVID safe plan. The crew Bretto & Tayla were very professional & friendly. I highly recommend this cruise when visiting Port Douglas, we had an amazing time on the boat. We also got some amazing photos as well.
    Written 16 September 2020
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    Diane220652
    Perth, Australia29 contributions
    June 2022
    Although it was too cloudy and the ocean too rough on the day, our sunset cruise was still worth it, sailing slowly in the inlet. It was fun meeting the friendly crew and hearing about the history of the 'junk'. There was a great bunch of people on the boat who all got along sharing drinks and canapes. Would recommend as a must do when in Port Douglas.
    Written 19 June 2022
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    AnnieJuly
    Gold Coast, Australia472 contributions
    When u book a sunset sail boat trip you never know what the weather will be like - unfortunately it was but windy and overcast for us. However the captain looked after us and took us to calm waters. We purchased extra drinks at a reasonable price of $7 each. Staff were very friendly. We enjoyed sitting on the deck with our drinks and nibbles! Lovely way to end our last day in the beautiful town of Port Douglas 😊
    Written 10 April 2022
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    Stephen S
    3 contributions
    Apr 2023
    We booked the sunset cruise for 23 April but bad weather caused the rescheduling of cruise to one that went up river than out into the bay due to 30 knot winds. While not what we booked the cruise was interesting and the Captain certainly had tales to tell and knew a lot about the wildlife and birds on the river. A complimentary drinks and hot and cold nibbles are included in the price. Best aspect of our trip was sailing on an authentic Chinese junk
    Written 1 May 2023
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    Thank you for your review and feedback on our Sunset Sail, many thanks. We apologize for mother nature not being kind with your schedule, however we are glad you still came aboard and enjoyed sailing on our distinctive boat.
    Written 6 May 2023
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    Annette D
    Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia66 contributions
    Fantastic day trip out to Low Island. We were blessed with great weather and terrific visibility for snorkeling on the reef. The crew were very friendly and attentive, helped us all out with stinger suits and snorkeling gear as well as providing morning tea, plentiful buffet lunch and afternoon tea. Would highly recommend this day trip and by default also the sunset sail which we did not have the time to partake in.
    Written 4 January 2020
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    viccarole
    Sunshine Coast, Australia5 contributions
    June 2021
    While in Port Douglas we went on both their sunset sailing and their seafood lunch, both I would thoroughly recommend. The crew were so friendly and helpful. Flynn was very informative about the area and the food was delicious. Also as it was a small boat we got to know the other guests. All in all a great experience, thank you.
    Written 16 June 2021
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    Thank you for joining us on both Sails - glad you enjoyed them!
    Written 9 August 2021
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    Gemma G
    Sydney, Australia16 contributions
    Dec 2022 • Family
    Despite the heavy rain and having to sail up the estuary we still loved our sunset cruise. The staff are so friendly and provide loads of interesting facts about the history of the boat and local area. Definitely worth adding to your ‘to do list ’ list whilst you are in Port Douglas.
    Written 20 December 2022
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    Thank you for your review and feedback on our Sunset cruise, many thanks. We hope to see you again and wish you a very Merry Christmas!
    Written 22 December 2022
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    Les9999
    6 contributions
    Nov 2021 • Couples
    We had a lovely time on the boat, very good value for money we thought with getting on the water for 1.5 hours and it included a drink and some snacks. After the initial drink they came around and took orders for more at very reasonable price so you could relax and enjoy the boat. The sea was going to be very rough so we went the river instead so it’s great they have a back up plan. The two staff members were lovely and we heard really interesting stories about port Douglas the whole time. A lovely way to spend an evening.
    Written 3 November 2021
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    Hi Les, thank you for your feed back and review. Happy to hear you still had an enjoyable evening, even tho the weather gods weren't in your favour. Many thanks 😊
    Written 17 November 2021
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    Jodi C
    1 contribution
    July 2022 • Family
    Although the weather wasn’t great (nobody can control that!) the crew made the experience memorable for all the right reasons.
    Taking us up the inlet was actually brilliant, very calming and a great way to end a day.
    Informative and entertaining crew who made us all feel very welcome and comfortable.
    Will definitely do again when we’re back up next year!
    Written 4 July 2022
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    Bendy's Adeventures
    Brisbane, Australia91 contributions
    Sept 2020
    We thought this was a beautiful way to get out on the water to watch the sunset. It was a bit cloudy so the sunset wasn't great but we still liked the boat ride out and also the trip down the estuary. The food was very basic but nice and the boat was lovely. It was super relaxing and great value for the money.
    Written 4 October 2020
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