Wavedancer Low Isles Info

Low Isles Wavedancer - Great Barrier Reef Island

Imagine sailing to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with turtles and brilliantly coloured fish.  Set like a jewel in a Great Barrier Reef lagoon, Low Isles appeals to everyone.  From the moment your luxury catamaran moors in the calm waters of the island's picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await you.  The wide sandy beach and clear, calm lagoon are ideal for swimming, snorkelling and families.

Why we like it:

  • Turtle haven
  • Idyllic Coral Gardens
  • Great for first time snorkelers
  • Glass Bottom Boat
  • Family friendly
  • Historic iconic lighthouse
  • Fascinating history

Daily Departures:

  • Check in time is 9.15am at the Quicksilver office, at the Crystalbrook Reef Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas.
  • Free Parking is available
  • Departs Crystalbrook Marina Port Douglas at 10:00am
  • Returns to Crystalbrook Reef Marina at 4:30pm


  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist
  • Tropical smorgasbord lunch
  • Marine Biologist guided beach walk
  • All snorkelling equipment & instruction
  • Glass Bottom boat coral viewing tour
  • Guided snorkelling trips with Marine Biologist
  • Qualified lifeguard on hand
  • Lycra suits

The friendly Quicksilver Wavedancer crew will guide you through all the activities on Low Isles, from snorkelling and exploring the island's beach with an expert marine biologist, to seeing the coral gardens from a glass bottom boat. Wavedancer remains moored in the island's lagoon, and guests can take a regular shuttle from the beach to the boat.  Snorkelers have the opportunity to join organised snorkel expeditions and view the creatures of the reef with a Marine Guide. If you're lucky you might spot one of the Turtles that regularly visit this tranquil location.

Low Isles is surrounded by 165 different species of hard & soft corals and is a haven for Turtles.  A large variety of marine life such as molluscs, sea cucumbers & fish such as colourful blue, green and purple parrotfish are a common sight.  

Wavedancer is a 30m sailing catamaran vessel taking a maximum of 150 passengers.

Your Day:

  • 9.30am Complimentary morning tea/coffee on boarding. Passengers are required to be on board the vessel 15 minutes before departure.
  • 9.45am An informative Marine Biologist presentation is shown in the main cabin.
  • 10.00am Wavedancer departs Marina for Low Isles.
  • 10.30am A snorkelling demonstration is conducted during the journey to Low Isles.
  • 11.15am Wavedancer arrives at Low Isles and your activities commence. The coral viewer and shuttle vessels leave for the island, and continue to run throughout the day. Your snorkelling equipment is available from the storage containers on the foredeck of Wavedancer. We recommend that you conduct all snorkelling from the island. The guided snorkelling tour operates from the island.
  • 12 noon Lunch is served on-board Wavedancer. Enjoy your tropical buffet. Bar operates throughout the day.
  • 1.30pm A Beach Walk is conducted by a Marine Biologist from the shuttle boarding area on the beach.
  • 2.45pm Last shuttle leaves the island to return passengers to the vessel. Afternoon tea is served.
  • 3.10pm Depart Low Isles for Port Douglas. Enjoy light entertainment during the return journey.
  • 4.30pm Arrival at Marina, Port Douglas.

Additional Charges:

  • Underwater cameras are available for purchase
  • Underwater digital cameras available to hire
  • Return hotel coach transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) and Port Douglas

What to Bring:

  • Your camera
  • Swimming costume and beach towel
  • Hat, sunscreen and shirt for sun protection, sunglasses
  • Cash for drinks at the bar
  • Credit cards for shopping and optional tours

GREAT NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.

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