We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sailaway Reef and Island Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: | Shop 18 The Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4099 4200
Website
Today
07:30 - 19:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

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

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$46.07*
and up
Sunset Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
More Info
US$190.42*
and up
Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
More Info
US$190.42*
and up
Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,124 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 913
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Ten out of Ten

We joined Sailaway for an afternoon snorkelling cruise to the Low Isles with about 28 others. Just boarding the immaculate vessel was a thrill - even better when we were told we... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
Dwr35848
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,074: English reviews
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

We joined Sailaway for an afternoon snorkelling cruise to the Low Isles with about 28 others. Just boarding the immaculate vessel was a thrill - even better when we were told we could explore & sit virtually anywhere. We arrived at the Low Isles just as a huge group from another company were being herded away like cattle onto a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Dwr35848
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I took this tour nearly a year ago and my trip to Low Isles is still etched on my memory. A beginning snorkeler, but advanced swimmer, I found this perfect. We got there before the other tours so we had the island to ourselves while the tide was high meaning we could swim over some of the higher reefs. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Janine M
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Brilliant 1/2 day tour, low isles to selves in late afternoon, great crew and really friendly. Jane/Aisha and capt (sorry) just fantastic, certainly know how to feel special. Enough of a breeze to silently sail back at sunset. catering was great and everyone catered for. Can't recommend highly enough

Helpful?
Thank Mark S
Dromana, Australia
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Staff were wonderful, we went on an afternoon trip. Unfortunately the weather turned, but the staff were fabulous. We enjoyed the trip, and the snorkel. Thanks for a great afternoon. Xx

Helpful?
Thank Margaret C
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your experience, you are right, service is everything and Sailaway offers that every day with wonderful crew, despite the weather changes you will always be looked after well and get the most form your day, we look forward to welcoming you back to Sailaway when the weather is nicer. Safe and happy travels! More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2015

We were 33 in a boat suitable for 8-10 people to be in a confortable environment. The crew was nice but the snorkeling place was too busy. Not an unforgettable experience for sure!!!!!

Helpful?
Thank Giulia C
Steve E, Owner at Sailaway Reef and Island Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for making Sailaway your first choice. Sailaway is the right size vessel, proven to be an authentic sailing experience with great ambience and exceptional crew. Service on a fully booked day is never less and popular for many reasons. The spacious catamaran vessel is surveyed for 48 passengers, we limit to 33 for the reef and island day... More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 September 2015

A great family day where we were hosted by Alex, Tammy and Lisa. Relaxing trip out then fun time snorkelling on the Low Isles where we saw turtles, dolphins and loads of fish. The buffet was terrific, the beer cold and we all had a comfortable and relaxing time. We will be back.

Helpful?
Thank Phil_Chun
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We took the Lower Isles day tour with Sailaway and what a day we had. First of all it was a beautiful calm day at the beginning of August. The water at the reef was warm and we saw plenty of fish and turtles, even a shark! The lower Isle is a beautiful island to walk around on and we... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jochen S
Blyth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Sailaway was recommended by friends, and I liked the idea of snorkelling from a beach with a small group of people, rather than a huge floating platform and lots of people. We booked the Afternoon cruise before we left England, and what a fantastic afternoon we had. It started with door to door service, being collected from and back to... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Susan L
Nelson
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2015

Our first snorkel experience which was the highlight of our holiday. Great team, the skipper (Alex) and Tammy who was our lovely hostess for the day. She took extra care to make sure our equipment fitted properly, advised and made sure that we enjoyed the snorkelling experience. Was fantastic, and highly recommend.

Helpful?
Thank shane_maree
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We sailed over to Low Isle which was very pleasant and relaxing. We chose this cruise as it was half day/evening and small group. There was about 25 people in the group. Morning tea of sandwiches and muffins tea/coffee was supplied. We then snorkelled around Low Isle for about 1 hour with a very experienced guide. The return trip was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Joanne M

Travellers who viewed Sailaway Reef and Island Tours also viewed

 
Port Douglas, Queensland
 

Been to Sailaway Reef and Island Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Sailaway Reef and Island Tours and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Sailaway Reef and Island Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?