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Snorkel & Reef Trips

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Snorkel & Reef Trips

We are visiting Port D in early October and would like to snorkel trip which stops the Low Isles and the outer reef (in one trip).

Does anyone know of an operator who does this?

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Quicksilver's Low Isles trip is a sailing catamaran operating daily. Very relaxing day.

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Unfortunately there is no trip that does both in one day, it is just too much. After all, you want to enjoy the sites and reefs and not rush from one to the other.

If you are looking for a relaxing day with some snorkelling, then go for Low Isles. It is a very nice, uncrowded island and you can snorkel right from the beach.

If you want to see the more spectacular reef with more variety in corals, then go to the Outer Reef. It is more "serious" snorkelling as you have no other option.

Personally, I prefer the Outer Reef. If you only have one day, then go there, if you have several days, go to both locations.

I would highly recommend the Wavelength for the Outer Reef. It is a snorkelling specialist and takes only about 30 snorkellers. To Low Isles I would go with the Wavedancer from Quicksilver. Yes, it is a bigger boat, but once you are on the island you can find a more private spot on the beach.

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Enjoy your trip!!

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avontor, as suggested,if you can,do the outer reef, you won't be dissapointed.

There are however other option to Low Isles besides Wavedancer.

I know I go on about small operators all the time, but truly, you will be happier, than going with large crowds.

Other companies to try are Sailaway and Shaolin to Low Isles.

Sailaway carries max 27 guests and is an all day trip and Shaolin ( a chinese junk) offers a half day tour to Low Isles,carries a max. of 24 guests.

If these don't suit there is another company called Extra Action Water Sports, they have an ocean sprinter,cheaper than the others at A$85 per person and will take you to Low Isles for two hoursand leaves three times daily.