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Great Barrier Reef Sailing Tours

Combine a day of authentic sailing with your underwater exploration of the Great Barrier Reef! These sailing tours offer some of the best Cairns adventures. Spend the day sailing through the turquoise Coral Sea and doing some snorkelling or scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef. The tropical scenery, action-packed itinerary, and stunning reef sites make these sailing trips some of the best tours of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Delight in an amazing lunch onboard Shaolin's traditional Chinese Junk boat from Port Douglas Marina!

  • Cruise around Port Douglas on a 1.5 hour midday lunch sail with your loved ones.
  • Enjoy unique homemade spring rolls, fresh prawns and a complimentary beverage.
  • Admire the scenic views around Port Douglas, islands and coastline.
  • Small numbers with only 24 guests per sail trip. 
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Spend a magical evening onboard Shaolin's traditional Chinese Junk boat from Port Douglas for a sunset sail to remember! 

  • Delight in a 1.5 hour evening cruise with your loved ones.
  • Enjoy a more intimate experience with only 24 guests per cruise.
  • Treat yourself with refreshing Yum Cha canapes and a complimentary beverage.
  • Cruise along the Dickson Inlet and Port Douglas coastline.
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Passions of Paradise
FROM: $249
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Make the Great Barrier Reef a passion of yours with a Passions of Paradise day trip!

  • See the beautiful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef
  • Opportunity to scuba dive and snorkel amongst colourful corals and fish
  • Visit two exquisite Outer Reef locations
  • Fast, high-performance catamaran with full amenities 
  • Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef to enjoy plenty of time in the water
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Join Ocean Free for a one day sailing tour to Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef

  • Look forward to an unforgettable day of exploring, relaxing and getting to see one of the most beautiful parts of the world
  • Visit the beautiful Green Island and Pinnacle Reef
  • Scuba dive, snorkel, and enjoy small group sailing
  • Transfers to and from Green Island
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Reef Daytripper
FROM: $209
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Explore the protected reef environment guided by Reef Daytripper's professional and friendly crew!

  • Learn about the complex marine relationships that exist only on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Choose to snorkel or scuba dive and enjoy the thrill of sailing
  • See tropical fish, colourful reefs, giant clams, and more
  • Get up and close with the stunning marine life that awaits in the coral reefs below
  • An eco-friendly tour with the lowest carbon footprint of any Cairns snorkeling operator
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Sail, discover and explore on board Wavedancer and make your way to the amazing Low Isles

  • Head to the tropical island paradise of Low Isles
  • Snorkel and swim with the virant marine life
  • Have an epic and fun day tour on a secluded and beautiful coral cay island
  • Guided beach walks available so you can learn more about the island
  • Comfortable stable catamaran for a smooth ride
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Sail to beautiful Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef for a day of excitement and adventure!

  • Visit a stunning sand island and bird sanctuary
  • Snorkel in the vibrant fringing reefs right off the shore
  • See the marine world from a unique perspective in a semi-submersible
  • Go on an introductory dive for a whole new experience
  • Ideal for the whole family to experience the Great Barrier Reef!
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Sailaway Low Isles Day Sail
FROM: $217
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SingleDay

Experience a once in a lifetime trip to the Great Barrier Reef in ultimate comfort onboard a deluxe catamaran.

  • Snorkel amongst magnificent coral gardens and marine life on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim in blue lagoons with sea turtles and relax on white, sandy beaches 
  • Guided tours by experienced marine biologists 
  • Gourmet buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea included
  • Luxurious sailing catamaran with plenty of space for relaxation and socialising
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Sailaway Coral Cay Day Sail
FROM: $217
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SingleDay

Experience the incredible Great Barrier Reef up close aboard a deluxe and smooth sailing catamaran for an adventure to remember with Sailaway.

  • See the breathtaking marine life and corals of the inner and outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Exclusive access to the Coral Cays of Mackay Reef with ample snorkel time
  • Smooth, sustainable and deluxe sailing catamaran with modern facilities
  • Unique fun with glass-bottom boat tours and guided snorkels! 
  • Guidance from marine biologists and delicious tropical buffet lunch included
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Embark on a divine afternoon sail out to the Low Isles with snorkelling, island vistas and a magical sunset backdrop.

  • Snorkel the exquisite reefs of the Low Isles and spot sea turtles with your guide
  • Wander around Low Isles on a guided island heritage walk experience
  • Hop on a glass-bottom boat tour to see fringing reefs around the islands
  • Spend an afternoon of luxury sailing and enjoy a stunning sunset on return
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