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Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove

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Palm Cove, Australia
Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove
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Embark on a full-day adventure to the pristine coral cay of Low Isles on this Great Barrier Reef sailing and snorkeling cruise from Palm Cove. Travel aboard a luxury catamaran with marine biologist guides, and snorkel straight from the white sandy beach among famous coral gardens teeming with tropical fish, giant clams and green sea turtles Experience the reef another way on a glass-bottom boat tour, and explore the island on a guided nature walk. Your full-day tour includes a delicious buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and round-trip hotel transport from Palm Cove.
  • Full-day cruise to the Great Barrier Reef island of Low Isles from Palm Cove
  • Swim and snorkel from the beach with instructors on hand to help
  • Guided snorkel tour led by a marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Guided beach walk around Low Isles
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Cruise on a luxury catamaran accommodating up to 200 passengers
  • Hotel pickup and drop off at Palm Cove hotels
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Cruise from Port Douglas to Low Isles
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
Glass bottom boat coral viewing
Guided beach walk with marine biologist
Morning tea/coffee on boarding, afternoon tea
Use of lycra suit
Hotel pickup and drop off from Palm Cove hotels
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Environmental Management Charge
Complimentary glass of sparkling wine on homeward journey
Paradise On The Beach Resort , 119-121 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia

Pick up from Palm Cove at 8:40AM - please be at the meeting location 10 minutes prior to ensure you do not miss this pick up.

10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
Ringed by sandy beaches and 55 acres of shallow reef, the beautiful coral cay of Low Isles makes an ideal spot to explore the world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Your full-day adventure at sea begins with pickup at your Palm Cove hotel and a short drive to Port Douglas. Here, board a comfortable 98-foot (30-meter) sailing catamaran spacious enough to accommodate up to 200 passengers. On the 9-mile (15-km) voyage to Low Isles, admire the scenery from the sun deck or sip a cocktail inside the comfortable air-conditioned lounge (own expense). 

When you arrive at Low Isles, a sea shuttle will deliver you to the white sandy beaches, where the day is yours to spend as you choose. Jump into the cool, clear waters straight from the beach and snorkel among the surrounding reef independently, or join a snorkeling tour led by a marine biologist. Get an underwater perspective on native marine life including fantastic coral formations, giant sea clams, tropical fish and green sea turtles.

You can also explore the reef without getting wet on a glass-bottom boat tour, or simply soak up the sun on pristine sandy beaches. Learn more about the formation of Low Isles and local flora and fauna with a guided nature walk. In between adventures, recharge with a delicious buffet lunch and enjoy complimentary morning and afternoon tea.

After several hours at Low Isles, relax on the return catamaran cruise to Port Douglas. You will then be transferred back to your Palm Cove hotel, where your full-day tour concludes in the evening.

Note: Book early to secure your spot, and enjoy a flexible reservations policy that allows you to change the date of your tour at no additional charge once you arrive in Palm Cove. 
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Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise
Situated nine miles (15 kilometers) north-east of Port Douglas, Low Isles is a coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. 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.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 156 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Quicksilver Group
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove.
What is the social distancing policy during Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Wavedancer Low Isles Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise from Palm Cove.

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Perfect day out
, Jul 2022
We found the bus trip informative as we were given a heads up on what to expect and we’re able to plan our day. The sky was clear with moderate winds so the glass bottom boat tour was fascinating. Lunch on board was superb. We spent the afternoon snorkeling off the Atol. The coral was beautiful, so colorful. We saw so many different fish. On the shuttle we viewed several turtles as well. It was a lovely ride home sipping sparkling on the foredeck listening to a crew member who entertained us with songs as he played his guitar. Truly a memorable day. Thank you Wave Dancer crew you are the best.
Great day out!!
, Jun 2022
Snorkelling lunch sailing and singing was brilliant - wonderful day out to the low isles on Windancer
Low isles cruise
, Mar 2022
The glass bottom boat was great and so was the food. The crew were very good and it was a great experience. Highly recommended
, Mar 2022
What an incredible day out!! The staff were amazing! Super friendly and knowledgeable. One of the best experiences I've ever had. Would definitely recommend and wouldn't hesitate to go with the fabulous team at Quicksilver
Cancelled due to mechanical issues
, May 2021
Sadly the boat broke down, after waiting on the boat in port Douglas for an hour the trip was cancelled. Disappointing for all. We’re still hoping we get a full refund.
A truly memorable and enjoyable day!
, Dec 2020
We had a fantastic day, the crew were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The snorkelling was fabulous, we saw some gorgeous turtles and amazing fish. The boat was just lovely too. A truly memorable and enjoyable day!

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