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Our most recommended Port Douglas Dhow Cruises

  • Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    1. Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    Start your adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, the far north’s very own great ocean road with panoramic views of the sparkling Coral Sea. The first stop is Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park.

    The gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll be welcomed by the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits during a smoke ceremony. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters. Cross the mighty Daintree River and head to the beach for lunch. Experience waterfront dining and enjoy the sand between your toes. After lunch, it’s time to explore the ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided ...

    Amazing tour with a extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide in Johnny! Cant recommend highly enough !

  • Port Douglas: Sunset Sailing Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

    2. Port Douglas: Sunset Sailing Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

    Check-in at the Sailaway office at the marina at 4:30 PM for a 5:00 PM departure. Climb aboard a luxury catamaran for a 1.5-hour evening cruise. Depart from the marina and feel the wind in your hair as the spectacular vessel moves smoothly and comfortably across the ocean. Receive a complimentary glass of beer, wine, or champagne. Savor a delicious selection of freshly prepared hot and cold canapes. Relax and unwind whilst enjoying the fantastic views of the coral sea and Daintree coastline. Enjoy pure sailing, great music, ambiance, and first-class service. After the sunset cruise, return to the marina at 6:30 PM.

    The sunset cruise was very enjoyable. It would of been better if it was not overcast, but you can not predict the weather. The staff were friendly and it was a relaxing way to spend a couple of hours

  • Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

    3. Port Douglas: Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel Cruise & Transfer

    Experience snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Snorkel at 3 incredible reefs sites and enjoy relaxing breaks in between.

    Your experience begins with a pickup from your hotel from where you will be transported to the Crystalbrook Marina. Arrive at the marina and be welcomed on board from 8:20 AM. Receive an outline of the day along with a safety briefing conducted by the crew.

    Depart the marina and venture to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and at 10:15 AM arrive at the first reef site. Divers will be briefed while traveling to the reef. Once moored, divers are ready to go while all other guests are joined together for a snorkel briefing.

    See much of the reef’s colors and marine life, visible within just a couple of meters of the water’s surface. Snorkelling offers all swimmers, regardless ...

    Wow. Even before we were onboard we were welcomed with smiles. The safety briefing and snorkelling gear demonstration and fitting was thorough and very well presented. We were guided on how to snorkel, where to go and how to care for the reefs and coral. The first reef in particular had an large array of beautiful colours and shapes of coral as well as all sorts of tropical fish and then we snorkelled at 2 other reefs later. Just wonderful! The food and drinks were plentiful and tasty. In and out of the water there were opportunities to learn about the marine life. Everyone of the staff on board were friendly, approachable, helpful and looked like they really enjoyed their jobs. A big highlight during our travels! Thank you to all involved.

  • From Port Douglas: Outer Reef Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

    4. From Port Douglas: Outer Reef Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

    Feel the wind in your hair as you sail along the coastline with views of the Daintree mountains. Soak up the sun, swim, and snorkel at coral reef sites. Feast on a tropical lunch on board. Check-in at the Sailaway office at 7:30 AM and board the luxury sailing catamaran. Enjoy tea, coffee, Danish pastries, and fresh fruit on arrival and set sail at 8 AM. Find a spot on the deck to enjoy the 2-hour journey to the Mackay Cay Outer Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a reef interpretation talk from the crew. Arrive at a protected mooring at Mackay or Undine Cay for your first reef site of the day. Snorkel over the pristine coral reef at your own leisure or enjoy a guided tour with a qualified marine biologist. These premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including turtles, giant clam gardens, beautiful corals, and a wide variety of fish. Transfer to the coral cay to explore and enjoy...

    Very friendly grew - small group of passengers allowed for a very comfortable full day cruising to the outer reef. Great food supplied for the full day - snorkeling was amazing - lots of colourful coral, beautiful fish, saw a giant clam. Coral Cay was amazing, would definitely do this trip again if given the chance.

  • Port Douglas: Low Isles Afternoon Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

    5. Port Douglas: Low Isles Afternoon Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

    Meet at the marina for an afternoon departure on the luxury "Sailaway" catamaran. Upon arrival, delight in freshly-brewed Tropical North Queensland tea or Jaques coffee with a light lunch. Take off for a leisurely 15-kilometer journey to the Low Isles. After some slow and smooth cruising, Sailaway will moor in the sheltered blue lagoon for 3 hours. The crew will set you up with complimentary snorkeling equipment and optical masks (and seasonal lycra snorkeling suits or wetsuits and flotation devices if required). Relax on the island, join the guided snorkel tour lead by a marine naturalist, take a trip on the glass-bottom boat and join the guided heritage walk. The marine biologist will provide in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants. Cure your curiosity - there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Afterward, enjoy afternoon tea and coffee with fr...

    Great tour. Steve, Caroline and Ben were a great crew, very knowledgeable and made the outing a very pleasant and a memorable one. Felt very safe, food was delicious and the Catamaran was very classy. Not too crowded, which also enabled to ask plenty of questions. Weather was perfect and we saw a whale, turtles n black tip sharks on the tour

  • Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas

    6. Helicopter and Cruise Packages From Port Douglas

    This cruise creates an ultimate reef experience to the renowned Agincourt Reef—a beautiful reef lagoon located on the edge of Australia’s continental shelf. From the spacious activity platform, the widest range of activities are available to discover this stunning reef world from above and below.

    Helicopter scenic transfers to and from the platform plus joy flights provide the most spectacular views of this jewel-like ribbon reef with spectacular coral formations, clear outer reef waters in many shades of blue and if you’re lucky, sea turtles, manta rays, dugongs, and whales.

    The 35-minute scenic flight showcases the magic of the Great Barrier Reef and the emerald coastline of the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest.

    Arriving or departing the floating helipad in VIP style, enjoy sights of Port Dougla...

    This was a fantastic experience and we totally recommend it. The helicopter ride to a pontoon on the reef was spectacular. The pilot (Luke) was knowledgeable and friendly. We then enjoyed a semi submersible boat that gave us an amazing view of the reef. The guide explained things as we cruised the reef. The Staff on the Cruise were amazing. On several occasions we seen the staff go out of their way to ensure that the children on the boat were entertained by explaining the wildlife and other facts about the reef.

  • Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

    7. Quicksilver Outer Barrier Reef Full-Day Cruise

    Climb aboard a Quicksilver catamaran for a full-day cruise to Australia’s renowned Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef on the edge of the Continental Shelf. Showcasing unsurpassed coral formations, colorful marine life and exceptional underwater visibility, you can snorkel or view the sights from the comfort of a semi-submersible. The Quicksilver's stylish wave piercing catamaran transports you in air-conditioned comfort. From the spacious activity platform, moored in a protected lagoon, enjoy the widest range of activities for swimmers and non-swimmers alike. Friendly and attentive crew, including professional marine biologists, are on hand to ensure you gain the most from your day. Snorkel among the coral gardens, or stay dry and explore the reef from the comfort of a semi-submersible. Enjoy an informative reef commentary and see the reef from an underwater observatory. Add on ...

    Fantastic experience with a lot of activities to engage in but the time was rather short so I ran out of time for the last couple of activities. It was windy so both the boats and reef platform were very shaky, making it a huge challenge to take photos.

  • Port Douglas: Morning Express Cruise to the Reef

    8. Port Douglas: Morning Express Cruise to the Reef

    Join a snorkeling experience in the water around a beautiful, secluded island. Enjoy some time aboard a comfortable and spacious vessel as you travel to the Low Isles with only 23 guests. Relax with plenty of space onboard during the journey and enjoy a light refreshment as you spot the Low Isles in the distance. Explore a picturesque coral bay, snorkel in the calm lagoon or view the reef from the glass bottom boat. The crew will provide tours for guests to learn and appreciate the incredible Great Barrier Reef. Access to the reef is very easy, either from the back of the vessel or from the beach as the reef hugs close to the island. Explore the coral reef and its inhabitants without the crowds. Walk through the sandy paths and through the vegetation. See first hand the historical lighthouse, the lighthouse keeper's home and the Weather Station where local weather data is collected.

    Friendly helpful guides, great snorkeling place. Extra bonus swimming with turtles!

  • Port Douglas: Reef & Low Isles Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

    9. Port Douglas: Reef & Low Isles Cruise on Luxury Catamaran

    Begin your day in paradise with a transfer from your Port Douglas accommodation to the marina. Upon arrival, you will board the luxury catamaran for an early morning departure. Once on board, enjoy freshly brewed tea, coffee, fresh fruit, and Danish pastries. The vessel moves smoothly and comfortably across the ocean, offering guests a unique Great Barrier Reef experience. Spot the beautiful Low Isles in the distance after the 15-kilometer journey and skip the crowds arriving at the Low Isles before most other visitors. See the protected coral cay, white sandy beaches, and coconut palms. The boat will moor in the sheltered blue lagoon for 4.5 hours. Relax on the island, join a guided snorkel tour lead by a marine naturalist, take a trip on the glass bottom boat and join the heritage walk. The marine biologist will provide in-depth information about the reef and its colorful inhabitants....

    Wonderful day best part of our trip. Great guides good snorkel equipment wish fantastic instructions and learnt a lot about the reef and corals gray guided tour of the reef and fish. Lovely lunch well prepared presentation and served . Lovely clean boat. Best day out . Thank you sailaway team .

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What people are saying about Port Douglas

Very friendly grew - small group of passengers allowed for a very comfortable full day cruising to the outer reef. Great food supplied for the full day - snorkeling was amazing - lots of colourful coral, beautiful fish, saw a giant clam. Coral Cay was amazing, would definitely do this trip again if given the chance.

A great day out! Our tour guide was Tom G, he shared a lot of information about the rainforest and natural environment and overall made the day easy going and interesting!

Really enjoyed this trip. Great customer service and lunch wasn’t bad at all. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends and family.

Amazing tour with a extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide in Johnny! Cant recommend highly enough !

Awesome Trip and a great crew on board that made it a joy! Would recommend!