For many people, the chance to laze on a coral cay or snorkel the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime experience. With several tour operators now offering fast and affordable half day reef tours, you may find yourself asking ‘who says it has to be just once?’
Low Isles, with its wide sandy beaches, photogenic Lighthouse and spectacular fringing reef is the tropical paradise of your dreams. Teaming with colourful fish, thriving sea turtle population and spectacular clam gardens, the corals here are a snorkellers delight.
Until recently, a visit to the stunning Low Isles required a full day out of your Port Douglas itinerary. Time poor adventure lovers rejoice, however, as several fast boats now offer half day Low Isles snorkelling and island experiences.
Reef Sprinter, with their fleet of high powered, open cockpit RIB’s, promise their guests fast and fun snorkelling tours to Low Isles and beyond. Making the open water crossing in an adrenalin spiking 15 minutes, it is little wonder they say that half the fun is getting there. But all of that speed has an added pay-off, namely additional time on the Island exploring the natural wonders of this pristine reef ecosystem.
Calypso Reef Cruises
Calypso Reef Cruises, their comfortable vessel making the journey in a comparatively sedate 30 minutes, also offers morning and afternoon tours with plenty of time to snorkel. Additionally, you can join their Marine Biologist on a glass bottom boat tour, or make a barefoot exploration of the Lighthouse and coral cay.
Anyone who is time constrained, or just keen to sneak in some additional facetime with Nemo, will find these half day tours to tropical Low Isles still provide a full reef experience. For further information, or assistance with your bookings, contact our friendly Office Team on
Seascape Top Tip: Whichever boat you choose, we recommend the morning half day tour. We tell people it’s because the seas are typically calmer, when what we really mean is that it gets us home in time for brunch. And nothing says Port Douglas like a Champagne brunch by the waterfront.