Low Isles - Special Information for Families

Family fun on Low IslesSet like a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoilt coral island that appeals to everyone. The wide, sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon waters are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and families.

We're looking forward to welcoming your family aboard our luxury sailing catamaran Wavedancer III, on her daily trip to Low Isles. To enhance your enjoyment of your day we have highlighted a few points about the day that are of particular interest to families.


Family Fares & Pricing

Quicksilver offer special Low Isles fares for families, please see our Fares and Pricing page for details.

Education

Travelling to this part of the Great Barrier Reef is a wonderful educational opportunity for children. On board our vessel we have qualified Marine Biologists who will happily answer any questions you or your children may have about this precious marine ecosystem. There is also a collection of illustrated reference books for your enjoyment and these are located in the book shelves adjacent to the bar in the main cabin. Please return them after use to allow others to enjoy these books as well.

Snorkelling

Family SnorkelTo assist children to obtain the best experience from their day at Low Isles, snorkels, masks and fins are available in child sizes. These are distributed by the crew, after the snorkelling demonstration conducted during the outward journey.

Tip: If your child has their own swimming goggles at home, bring them along. We find most kids are more comfortable with goggles rather than a face mask, and love just 'flopping' around in the water with goggles and no snorkel.

Swimming Aids

Beach FunThere are various flotation aids available for your child’s use. These range from kick boards to full flotation vests depending on your child’s swimming abilities. Accompanying adults may find that young children or non swimmers will tend to lean on them for reassurance when in the water. It is therefore recommended that the accompanying adult should also wear some form of flotation device to prevent them from becoming tired.

Please check with the Snorkelling Safety Officer to ensure the correct fitting and use of the flotation aids before venturing into the water. We also have 'noodles' which offer float assistance (not a life jacket), and a Snorkelling Safety Officer stationed on the beach at all times.

Sun Safety

Beach FunPlease be aware of the harmful effect that the sun’s rays can have on your child’s unprotected skin. The wearing of a T-shirt and a hat, with the application of a 30+ sunblock on exposed skin is strongly recommended. To avoid eye irritation it is important to remove any sunscreen from around your child’s eyes when fitting their mask before snorkelling. Remember to reapply the sun screen regularly after in-water activities.


Important Safety Information

The motion of a vessel at sea causes movement around a boat to be difficult and unstable. For this reason we must ask that access to the outside decks is restricted to children under the age of 14 unless they are accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have any other special needs then please do not hesitate to ask any of our crew for assistance. Our friendly crew will be only too happy to help if they can.

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