Outer Great Barrier Reef Sailing Cruise

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Highlights & inclusions

Morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea
Glass bottom boat viewing
Guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist
Delicious tropical buffet lunch with prawns
Full Day Outer Barrier Reef Eco Experience
Snorkelling instruction & in-water assistance

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Sun, Jun 16, 2024

What you can expect

Book this Port Douglas day cruise and sail away to the Great Barrier Reef onboard a beautiful yacht to two pristine reef locations in one day! Included in this marine adventure are guided snorkelling tours, glass bottom boat rides with marine biologists and a delicious morning and afternoon tea and tropical buffet lunch.

Set sail with Sailaway VII and cruise to the pristine and protected Mackay & Undine Coral Cays filled with incredible marine life and a maze of tropical coral reefs. You will swim and snorkel alongside a marine biologist on guided tours who will show you all the different marine life and coral gardens out on the water. Glass bottom boat rides are also included which are great for the non-swimmers in the group who can still experience the reef without having to get their toes wet. With 4.5 hours on the reef, there will be time to walk the pristine golden sands of the coral cays and swim in crystal clear waters at your leisure. As you cruise the waters of the Great Barrier Reef dine on fresh local produce for morning and afternoon tea and a tropical buffet lunch.

To sail away and explore the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style, book your day cruise online here!


What you need to know

  • 4.5 hours at two unspoilt locations on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Morning and afternoon tea and coffee, cakes and fresh fruit platter
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment, optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits, wet suits and flotation devices
  • Snorkelling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation talk
  • Explore the pristine coral cays
  • Courtesy coach transfers from selected Port Douglas accommodation
  • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks/juices
  • Environment Management Charge $8pp
  • Cruises depart Port Douglas Marina at 8am and return at 5pm. Check-in commences from 7.30am
What To Bring
  • Beach towel and swimwear
  • Sun-shirt
  • Sun protection including sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Consideration for this precious Marine National Park and World Heritage site
Additional Information
  • Environment Management Charge $8 per person payable on the day
  • Under-water Camera’s available for hire $55
  • Swimming skills for snorkeling is essential
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

53 reviews

My wife and I had the best time the whole experience was amazing the boys on board were wonderful hosts and made it a memorable experience.

This outer reef tour is a must if you travel to Port Douglas the the whole Sailaway crew were amazing full of wonderful information and amazing customer service so thank you 🙏 for making the whole day a memorable one so next time we are back will definitely be doing this again.

Gerard Gotch over 1 year ago

Fabulous day. Highly recommended for a day out on the reef.

The crew were great, very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. And the boat wasn't crowded with people. Isaac's talk before we snorkelled added to the experience as we knew more of what we were seeing. Lunch was great, so much food. I would definitely recommend this tour.

Barbara Gerbich over 1 year ago

WOW! What an incredible experience. Must do for any trip to Port Douglas.

This is a must do trip! Perfect for beginners or experienced swimmers alike. We swam with the most stunning turtles and the clams were huge!! The sand cay was also absolutely incredible! I used my drone to take awesome shots. Highly recommended when you visit Port Douglas.

Wayne Snook over 2 years ago
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience