Sailaway sets the standards high for nature-based experiences of the Great Barrier Reef. Offering first-class service, small numbers of guests, premium sailing and snorkelling experiences to Mackay and Undine Coral Cays on the Outer Reef and to idyllic Low Isles, a coral cay island. Sailaway operates full day, afternoon and sunset sailing to the Great Barrier Reef. Sailaway IV is available for sunset sailing and private charters. Perfect for weddings, corporate incentives and special family occasions.
Sailaway, a local family business, owns and operates four beautiful sailing catamarans and gained accreditation from the Advanced Eco-Tourism Association of Australia in 2006 and National Award Winner 2013 Climate Action Leader Best practice and sustainability. Sailing is a relaxing and invigorating way to travel to their spectacular reef locations. Using mostly wind power, Sailaway is the most relaxing and sustainable way to experience the Great Barrier Reef.
Service TypesAdventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours
ActivitiesBoating Sailing Snorkelling Swimming
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Set sail for a days adventure on the Coral Sea aboard Sailaway IV, visit an idyllic coral cay complete with white sandy beaches and coconut palms, surrounded by magnificent coral gardens.
Low Isles is a part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, where a myriad of colourful corals and tropical fish await you, view their habitat as your skipper takes you for a guided tour aboard the glass bottom boat and then hop in for a closer look whilst snorkelling.
Your day includes hotel transfers, morning and afternoon tea, smorgasbord lunch, snorkelling equipment and glass bottom boat tour.
Enjoy the thrill of pure sailing! Relax with an exhilarating afternoon onboard the new luxury ‘Lagoon’ sailed from France. Soak up the peace and tranquility of a Tropical Sunset over the Coral Sea with spectacular mountain views while enjoying a welcome drink and canapes.
Not suitable for under 12 year olds.
Leaving Port Douglas at 1pm, the trip offers fantastic snorkelling and coral viewing, whilst enjoying prime quiet time on the idyllic Low Isles. Then enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Coral Sea with views of the Daintree mountains on the way home.
Your day includes hotel transfers, light lunch, afternoon tea, complimentary sundowner with canapes, all snorkelling equipment and glass bottom boat tour.
Not suitable for under 12 year olds.
Sailaway VII is a custom built sailing catamaran, sailing daily to Mackay and Undine Coral Cays.
The adventure starts with an early departure from Port Douglas Marina. Guests can sit back, relax and enjoy an authentic sailing experience, following the coastline with views of the Daintree mountains.
Once at the protected sites of the Coral Cays, nature activities will include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist guided snorkel tour, a glass bottom boat coral viewing tour and exploring the white sands of the coral cays. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles, amazing giant clam gardens, beautiful corals and a wide variety of fish.
A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon tea and coffee, supplied by local plantations, compliments a day of adventure and relaxation. Expert guiding and first class services are all included from helpful, friendly crew.
Ideally suited to those who can swim and have a spirit of fun and adventure, this tour will immerse you in the northern frontier of Great Barrier Reef. This is the perfect sailing and snorkelling adventure for a conservation minded visitor wanting to experience the reef in the most environmentally friendly way!