Spend an unforgettable day sailing the Coral Sea onboard a luxury catamaran exploring either the Mackay Coral Cay on the Outer Reef or the idyllic Low Isles.

Exclusively accessible by Sailaway, the snow-white sand and the crystal-clear waters of Mackay Cay offer the picture-perfect backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef. Located on its northern frontier approximately 50 kilometres from Port Douglas, the small island rises mere metres above high tide.

The day’s itinerary includes visits to two protected reef sites ideal for snorkelling, offering close-up views of the vibrant and diverse coral gardens, giant clams, turtles and a kaleidoscope of tropical fish. In between, step ashore the tiny strip of beach to lounge about in paradise. Camera essential!

1 Outer Reef Snorkel Tour – Catamaran
2 Outer Reef Snorkel Tour – Catamaran

Situated 15 kilometres north-east of Port Douglas, the Low Isles comprise a four-acre coral cay surrounded by 55 acres of reef. One of two islands in the region, Low Island is a tiny sand cay (around two hectares in size) distinguished by a historic and still active lighthouse.

In the company of an expert guide, wade into the blue lagoon to snorkel over the magnificent coral gardens and swim with turtles in their natural habitat. There’s also time to relax on the beach and to join an island heritage walk.

Both adventures are hosted by qualified marine biologists, passionate about sharing their knowledge of the marine environment through educational presentations, guided in-water snorkelling tours and glass bottom boats tours narrated by Sailaway’s skipper.

Includes snorkel equipment, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.