Great Barrier Reef Island Sailing - Low Isles Cruises

Imagine sailing aboard Wavedancer to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fishes... Low Isles

A secluded tropical paradise

Wavedancer - Low IslesSet like a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that appeals to everyone. And why not, when this is everyone’s idea of a secluded tropical paradise! The wide, sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and families.

Wavedancer - Low IslesVisitors are limited to protect the reef’s ecology, so you’ll experience this island heaven with a select few. So Relax - the whole of this beautiful, palm fringed island beach is yours to explore and enjoy.

Sailing Low Isles with Quicksilver

Luxury Sailing with Wavedancer

Wavedancer SunsetQuicksilver's 30 metre luxury sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, offers the excitement of big ship sailing combined with the ultimate in comfort. Let our crew pamper you in the luxurious air-conditioned lounge with its fully licensed bar, or soak up the sun and sea air under the sails on our expansive deck.

Low Isles - "Idyllic, Unspoilt"

Low Isles BeachLow Isles is a historic part of The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Named by Captain Cook in 1770, the cays were the site of the first extensive scientific study of a coral reef anywhere in the world in 1928, and their landmark lighthouse has greeted visitors since 1878.

Low Isles SnorkellingLow Isles and its historic lighthouse were registered on the Commonwealth Heritage List in June 2008 in recognition of their place in Australia's cultural and Indigenous heritage. Relax - the whole of this beautiful, palm fringed island beach is yours to explore and enjoy


Beach Walk with a Marine Biologist

Beach Walk with a Marine BiologistA Marine Biologist conducts a guided beach walk, showing the unique marine life living at the waters edge. Included is information on the flora and fauna inhabiting the island along with the history of Low Isles. The Biologists also offer a guided tour through a "Heritage Walk" which outlines human use of the island, past and present.

Snorkelling - A Guided Expedition

Snorkelling Low IslesSnorkelling is a ton of fun and a brilliant way to view this watery wonderland. All equipment is provided and our friendly snorkelling supervisor is on hand to give you a few tips, or take the opportunity to join organised snorkel expeditions and view the creatures of the reef under the guidance of a Marine Biologist.

Meeting the Locals

Low Isles Marine LifeCoral viewing is so easy with a glass bottom boat tour. The coral viewing boat leaves the island regularly and cruises over the delicate soft coral gardens that surround Low Isles. A commentary is conducted to point out the corals, the many brightly coloured tropical fish and magnificent giant clams. Look for Nemo and his friendly turtles.

Included in your day

Family on Low Isles
  • Return Wavedancer cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • All snorkelling equipment provided
  • Qualified snorkelling safety officers on hand
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Marine Biologist guided beach walk
  • Guided snorkelling tour with a Marine Biologist

What to Bring

Low Isles Beach
  • Your camera.
  • Swimming costume and beach towel.
  • Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection.
  • Cash for drinks at the bar.
  • Credit cards for shopping and optional tours.
  • Underwater cameras available for purchase.

Getting There

Luxury CoachesFrom Cairns and Northern Beaches:
Our luxury air-conditioned coaches tour Cairns and Northern Beaches passengers along one of Australia’s most beautiful scenic coastal drives with a full commentary. A pick-up service is available from your accommodation. Times will be advised confirmation of booking.

Scenic Coastal DriveFrom Port Douglas:
Coach Transfers are available from your accommodation. Specific hotel transfer times will be advised at confirmation time of booking.

Making your own way:
Check in time is 9.15am at the Quicksilver office, at the Reef Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas. Parking is available. » view our map (pdf)


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