Low Isles Wavedancer
Low Isles is an unspoilt coral cay, which is just a one hour sail from Port Douglas. Wavedancer, a part of the Quicksilver Cruises fleet, is a well-appointed 29.8m yacht providing daily Low Isles tours departing from Port Douglas at 10am. This trip is suitable for families, the elderly and swimmers / snorkelers who are more confident entering the water from the beach, rather than the back of a boat. This trip is not suitable for divers: there is no scuba diving available on the Wavedancer Low Isles trip.
Low Isles itself is spectacular. Positioned in the glittering Coral Sea, this sand cay is home to an iconic lighthouse and several species of tropical vegetation. It is surrounded by fringing reefs, which are home to sea turtles and a diverse array of marine life. Water entry is from the beach, which has gently sloping sandy shores. The ocean is protected, making swimming and snorkelling conditions perfect (and easy) for pretty much everyone. A marine biologist guided beach walk is included in the trip, as are guided snorkel tours. These allow you to learn more about the history of the cay and its natural features. There’s also plenty of time to just relax underneath the thatched umbrellas. Tender transfers are provided to and from the boat to the cay.
The Wavedancer yacht has air-conditioned interior seating and exterior seating on the sundeck. This trip includes the return cruise to and from Port Douglas, morning and afternoon tea, a tropical buffet lunch, reef interpretation presentation, all snorkelling equipment and tuition, glass bottom boat coral viewing, and the marine biologist snorkel tour and island walk.
|Rate Option||# Dives||Price||Taxes||Total|
|Snorkelling (Family) 2 x Adult 2 x Children Age 4-14 years||Snorkeling||-||$470.00||$26.00||$496.00|
|Snorkelling (Adult) with Transfer From Cairns||Snorkeling||-||$216.00||$6.50||$222.50|
|Snorkelling (Child) with Transfer From Cairns||Snorkeling||-||$108.00||$6.50||$114.50|
|Snorkelling (Family) with Transfer From Cairns||Snorkeling||-||$540.00||$26.00||$566.00|
Inclusions: Morning & afternoon tea, tropical buffet lunch including seafood, guided snorkel tour, snorkel equipment (mask, fins and snorkel), qualified lifeguard supervision, guided beach walk and a reef interpretation presentation.?
Additional Extras: Return coach transfers from Cairns & Northern Beaches $28 Adult | $14 Child – Return coach transfers from Port Douglas $12 Adult | $6 Child
|Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.|
Check-in for the Low Isles Wavedancer day tour is as the Quicksilver office, in Marina Mirage from 9am.? Boarding commences at 9.30am with complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits available on board. Departure is at 10am and it’s a quick and comfortable 1-hour trip over to Low Isles. Wavedancer may or may not hoist the sails, pending the weather / wind conditions on the day.
On arrival at Low Isles, tender transfers are provided to and from the yacht to the cay. Guided snorkel tours run a few times during the day, as does the guided beach walk. You can pretty much plan your day to suit your interests, although lunch is served on board Wavedancer between 12 – 1.15pm. You must have lunch on board the boat. *Our tip: take your shoes to Low Isles, the sand can be pretty hot to walk on.* The last shuttle departs Low Isles at 2.45pm; Wavedancer leaves the cay at 3.10pm, with a scheduled 4.30pm return to Port Douglas.
There is no scuba diving available on this trip.
This trip is suitable for snorkelers / swimmers of all experience levels. Water entry is from the beach, with gentle sandy shores sloping down into the ocean. You can go as deep, or stay as shallow, as you like. The fringing reefs are very close to the shore and at low tide the corals are just centimetres beneath the surface. There’s lots of marine life to be seen at Low Isles, including turtles, butterflyfish, nudibranchs, reef sharks, clams and hard and soft corals. All equipment is included in the ticket price, as is a guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist. For added peace of mind, qualified lifeguards are on hand throughout the day, supervising all swimming and snorkelling.
LOW ISLES WAVEDANCER REVIEW - Reviewed by Richard on the Saturday 8th of October 2011
Wavedancer is a comfortable sail boat which easily accommodates her guests (capacity 156), providing ample space to relax and unwind. The crew is friendly and professional, providing advice and assistance throughout the day. Low Isles is a good destination for those wanting to relax on the beach and enjoy the sunshine, with snorkelling on the fringing coral gardens. The Marine Biologist provides interesting information on the island and marine life. A great day tour for families, couples and people of all ages and abilities.... read full review