Stretching over 3000 kilometres and visible from space, there is no denying the magical beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and those lucky enough to see it, will only confirm this. An underwater kalidescope of soft and hard corals, giant clams, Maori Wrasse, reef sharks, parrot fish, turtles and even nemo plunge you into world where nothing else matters. Time, gravity, sound all gone. 

Port Douglas is a 45 minute boat ride from the magnificent fringing reefs at Low Isles.  This is a wonderful location to view a hugh variety of soft corals, fish and of course green turtles.  Turtles breed at the Low Isles and return to lay their eggs on the sand cays here.  Research and conservation by the resident ranger and scientists has ensured that the government bodies such as Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and James Cook University have the data at hand to preserve this location. Local tour operators who are also passionate about reef conservation and preservation , do their part to ensure the health of the reef remains for generations to come.


Calypso Reef Cruises

Calypso Reef Cruises offer small and personalised tours to both the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Low Isles for the perfect Family friendly reef trips in Port Douglas. Choose from a full or half day; sailing or snorkelling / diving. This family owned and operated business has been running tours for over 15 years and are specialists in their field.


Silver Sonic

Departing daily from Port Douglas... When you step aboard the ultramodern Silversonic, you are set for an exhilarating day of fun, discovery and adventure in the natural wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.

  • 5 hours on the Reef
  • Departs Port Douglas 8.30am
  • Returns Port Douglas 4.30pm
  • Experience more – visit 3 different Agincourt ribbon reef sites
  • Features unique ride control for a smoother journey


Shaolin Port Douglas

Experience one of the few authentic Chinese Junks left operating in the world The Shaolin Chinese Junk is a sailing boat you will fall in love with and never want to get off. Her unique charm and beauty make her one of the original icons of Port Douglas. There is ample comfortable seating around the table, deck cushions for relaxing on the front deck, 2 toilets and a kitchen dining and bedroom on board.

Shaolin's local and experienced staff will take you on a guided snorkeling tour gliding over the spectacular coral reefs spotting reef fish and sea turtles along the way. You have time to take a stroll around the beautiful Low Island and admire the historic lighthouse and museum. Enjoy the morning tea, a sumptuous buffet lunch, then afternoon tea and a complimentary drink on the way home.


Wavelength Reef Cruises

Snorkelling is the best and easiest way to see the reef because 90% of its diversity occurs within 4 metres of the surface. Wavelength is specialised in snorkelling since starting the tours to the Outer Reef in 1986.

Owned & operated by Port Douglas by local marine biologists, Wavelength is an Advanced Eco-Certified tourism operator. Join a small group and experience a full-day Outer Reef snorkel in three different sites.


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