The Great Barrier Reef, covering an area of more than 10,000 hectares, is internationally reknowned for being the top location in the world for scuba diving and snorkelling. But if you'd rather appreciate the natural beauty of this area from above the water, there's a cruise for everybody.
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Sail to Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef on Ocean Free, a comfortable 16.5 metre schooner. Snorkel and dive off our exclusive mooring on Pinnacle Reef where the 'bommies' - (coral outcrops) come to just one metre under the surface for easy viewing of the abundant sea life and coral gardens! Extremely low guest numbers, ONLY 25 GUESTS, ensures a personal snorkel and dive experience. Miss the crowds!
Explore Green Island: enjoy an interpretive boardwalk trail through rainforest, walk or relax on the white tropical beach, visit Marineland Melanesia and view crocs (in captivity!), turtles and much more! Be pampered by our attentive crew.
Multi award winning Ocean Rafting visits the 'Wild Side' of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.
Ocean Rafting is the only tour to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach, and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience. The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 32 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. Ocean Rafting is proud to be Advanced Ecotourism Certified.
SAILAWAY REEF AND ISLAND TOURS Shop #18, The Reef Marina, Port Douglas (MAP)
Phone (07) 4099 4200 / Fax (07) 4099 4122
Mobile 0497 701 978
Low Isles - a coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef!
Sailaway Port Douglas invites you to enjoy 'a day to remember' with a reef and island sail for snorkelling and exploring Low Isles, an unspoilt coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. With only 1 of 4 reef tour licenses to moor at Low Isles, this is strictly limited access.
The reef around Low Isles comprises of 150 species of hard corals and is dominated by 15 species of soft corals. Living amongst the corals in the blue lagoon are a large variety of reef fish including angelfish, damselfish, anemones, giant trevally, sweetlip, fusiliers and many green turtles are sighted daily. Taking the Island Heritage Walk is a 'must do' when visiting Low Isles. Learn about the history of Low Isles and its environment.
Board Sailway any evening for a peaceful Sunset Cruise along the Coastline off Port Douglas. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne and a selection of canapés including dips, crudités and cheese platter.
BIG CAT GREEN ISLAND CRUISES
From its home base in Cairns, Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises operates full day and half day cruises to famous Green Island. Passengers can take part in the many activities available or simply relax on the beach. Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours, snorkelling and diving.
CORAL EXPEDTIONS CRUISES
Discover a paradise of remote and uninhabited islands. Go snorkelling and coral viewing amongst the brilliant corals and teaming fish life on the fringing reefs of Lizard Island and Pelorus Island (exclusive to Coral Expeditions Cruises), or linger over the top of the spectacular platform reefs, all abundant with marine life and dancing corals.
With a choice of day trips to beautiful Green Island and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, Great Adventures departs from Cairns daily at three convenient times. They also offer private charters and a whole array of different activities on the island.
MARCRISTA LUXURY CHARTERS
Marcrista offers luxury fully crewed yacht charters cruising the Whitsunday's, Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lizard Island, Cape York, The Great Barrier Reef and many more stunning locations throughout Tropical North Queensland.
OCEAN SPIRIT CRUISES
Ocean Spirit Cruises offer a wide range of daily tours to suit everybody. Visit Michaelmas Cay, join a day trip to Upolo Cay and Oyster Reef or enjoy dinner on a luxurious catamaran while cruising on the calm waters of Trinity Inlet.
Quicksilver is one of Australia's most awarded cruise companies. Departing from Port Douglas, Quicksilver Connections operate day cruises to Agincourt Ribbon Reef, on the Outer Great Barrier Reef as well as to Low Isles.
Four vessels to choose with three dive vessels and one luxury sailing catamaran. Experience the wonders of abundant marine life and visit the breath taking Whitehaven Beach.
OZ ADVENTURE SAILING
Oz Adventure Sailing offers you the opportunity to explore both above and below the protected tropical waters of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, whether you are looking for the ease of a by the cabin charter on a racing yacht, cruising yacht, Tallship or a luxury yacht.
REEF MAGIC CRUISES
With Reef Magic Cruises you will spend up to five full hours at 'MARINE WORLD' on the Outer Barrier Reef. You can dive or snorkel or visit the Semi Sub or underwater observatory. Reef Magic Cruises, based in Cairns, is also available for private charters.
SOUTHERN CROSS SAILING ADVENTURES
Southern Cross Sailing Adventure offer a wide array of extended cruises and tours from Airlie Beach. Some of the cruises offer you sailing vacations exploring the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and locations such as Whitehaven Beach, Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, Mantaray Bay and Nara Inlet at Hook Island.
Sunlover Reef Cruises offer daily luxury cruises onboard a modern air-conditioned catamaran to Moore Reef, on the Great Barrier Reef. They also offer combined two day Great Barrier Reef tours with visits to Kuranda or Daintree Rainforest.
Tongarra Cruises run three day two night cruises visiting the Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach. Join them for one of their cruises and enjoy Whitehaven Beach, Mantaray Bay, Langford Reef and many other beautiful places.