9Hr Sailaway Mackay Coral Cay Reef Tour

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Dive into a world full of surprises with this outer Great Barrier Reef eco tour from Port Douglas, perfect for small groups and complete with sightseeing, snorkelling, and dining!

All aboard the 25m custom-built catamaran, the ‘Sailaway VII’ for a journey of discovery and exploration – join a group of professionals who will lead you on your coral expedition, with a focus on sustainability. Bask in the beauty of the Daintree Forest as you cruise along the coastline, past Snapper Island, before sailing out to the Outer Reef.

En route to the first snorkel site, listen to your marine biologist and master reef guide as they enlighten you about the reefs and their crucial role in the marine ecosystem.

‘Sailaway’ has exclusive access to the Mackay Cay corals, this exclusivity lets you explore the reef at your own pace. The shallow and sheltered waters are ideal for taking underwater photos of the vibrant coral gardens, turtles, giant clams, and fish species, in their natural habitat.

Upon arriving at the pristine Mackay Coral Cay, it’s time for the real fun to begin! Prepare to be spellbound by nature’s sheer diversity as you dive into an underwater world teeming with coral reefs and exotic marine life. Snorkel alongside the graceful turtles, encounter schools of fish, and marvel at the unique coral formations that are renowned worldwide!

Swim to your heart’s content in the crystal-clear waters, before getting back on the vessel for a glass-bottom boat tour. You’ll see a side of the coral ecosystem that you may not see during your snorkel experience, so keep your cameras handy!

Next, you can savour a scrumptious buffet lunch – refuel and recharge before moving onto the second reef site to continue your island exploration. Stretch your sea legs and let water be your playground as you swim or snorkel in the blue lagoon. You can also simply laze around the beach and soak up the sun.

Book your tickets today and experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef unfold before your very eyes!

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
  • Cruise Menu
  • Additional Info
  • Terms Of Services

Departure Details

Departure Location 8 Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

  • Boards 07:45

  • Departs 08:00

  • Returns 17:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • 9hr cruise + snorkelling on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, limited to small groups
  • Sail on the 25m luxury catamaran ‘Sailaway VII’
  • Explore the stunning Mackay Coral Cay – only operator from Port Douglas with access to this outer reef site
  • Guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist – in-water assistance and instruction
  • All snorkel equipment, optical masks, floatation devices, lycra suits & wetsuits provided
  • 4.5 hours at a splendid reef location on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Glass-bottom boat tour to enjoy a unique perspective of the corals without getting wet
  • Delicious tropical buffet lunch, morning /afternoon teas & other refreshments to compliment your day on the reef
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Cause $20 to local reforestation

Cruise Menu

Additional Information

What to Bring

  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sun-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • A friendly smile and your consideration for this precious Marine National Park and World Heritage site
  • Booking voucher (if you booked via a tour desk or travel agent)
  • Credit Card
  • At check-in for the Environment Management Charge – see your confirmation document for details
  • For onboard purchases of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks/juices
  • For underwater camera hire – ensure you select this as an add-on to your booking if you would like to use it
Additional Information:
This is an adventure tour suitable for travellers with good mobility. To participate in snorkelling you must be confident in the water with good swimming ability, as snorkelling can be a strenuous activity.

Terms Of Services

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  • Adult Price

    from $350


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