Adventure Sailing day

Full Day Sailing & Snorkelling Adventure

  • Mackay & Undine Coral Cays
  • First Class Service
FROM $271 PER PERSON
Inc. all levies & taxes

Adventure Sailing day Info

Luxury Catamaran Sailaway VII:  This is the perfect sailing and snorkelling adventure for guests who can swim and have good mobility.  Departing from Port Douglas daily. 

Nature activities include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation and a guided glass bottom boat tour. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens. Exploring the white sands of the coral cays will relax the mind. Soak up the sun, peace and tranquility and swim in turquoise clear waters.

Cruise Includes

  • Courtesy coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Morning tea & coffee upon boarding with muffins and pastries 
  • Afternoon tea and coffee, additional cut fresh fruit platter
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment, optical masks, seasonal lycra snorkelling suits, wet suits; flotation devices
  • Snorkelling instruction and in-water assistance
  • Guided snorkel tour with a marine biologist
  • Glass bottom boat viewing and reef interpretation
  • Explore the pristine coral cay
  • 4.5 hours at unspoilt location on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • The experience of sailing on board the luxury sailing catamaran Sailaway
  • Small group tour

Advanced Eco Tourism Operator & Climate Action Leader.  Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 to local re-forestation is also included in price

Itinerary:

Vessel departs Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, Port Douglas at 8.00am, returns at 5.00pm

7.45am  Boarding

8.00am  Depart Port Douglas
Sailing to Mackay Cay Outer Barrier Reef

10.15am  Arrive at protected mooring at Mackay Cay
Snorkel safety briefing, distribution of snorkel equipment

10.30am Nature Activities commence:
– Swim and Snorkel over the coral gardens
– Guided Snorkel Tour by Marine Naturalist

12.30pm  Serve Tropical Buffet Lunch on board

1.30pm  Nature Activities resume
– Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Reef Interpretation
– Continue free time snorkelling
– Transfer to the coral cay for exploring
– Relax and swim off beach

2.30pm  Afternoon Tea & Coffee, cakes and fresh fruit platter

2.45pm  Depart Mackay Cay. 

5.00pm  Arrive Port Douglas

The adventure begins with Heritage Rainforest joins the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Guests can sit back and relax on the beautiful yacht and set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs. They will enjoy an authentic sailing experience, just 10nm off the coast.

Nature activities will include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation and a guided glass bottom boat tour. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens. Exploring the white sands of the coral cays will relax the mind. Soak up the sun, peace and tranquility and swim in turquoise clear waters.

A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas & coffees, supplied by local plantations, will complement a day of adventure and relaxation. Expert guiding and 1st class service are all included from helpful, friendly crew.

After a day on the outer reef enjoy taking in spectacular coastal mountain views, adding to the memorable experience. Immersed in the northern frontier of Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect sailing and snorkelling adventure for a conservation minded visitor. Discerning guests can fully enjoy an inspiring full day adventure using wind power to the absolutely stunning cays on the Great Barrier Reef in the most environmentally way!

Sailaway has exclusive ownership of moorings at Mackay and Undine Cays on the Great Barrier Reef. 

These optional activities must be pre-booked to secure availability

Stand Up Paddle Boards – Daily hire $70.  Instruction provided

Add to your days adventure by hiring one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards. Glide quietly over the coral and clams gardens and see rays, turtles, sharks, shoals of fish and a variety of marine life. Weather permitting, paddle over the pristine white beaches of Mackay or Undine Cay and enjoy the crystal clear water and spectacular mountain views. Soak up the peace and tranquility of having the freedom to explore this magical marine playground at your leisure. We use NSP inflatable boards, with paddle and instruction from our experienced crew

Underwater Camera Hire – $55 per day

Underwater Camera Hire – Take home fantastic memories of your Great Barrier Reef experience by hiring an Underwater Camera. We have LUMIX Underwater Camera’s available for hire, including an SD card which you take with you. Our experienced crew will show you how to use the camera and tips for taking excellent underwater images!

What to Bring: 

  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sun-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • BYO Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cash for soft drinks/juice
  • Dry clothes to change into
  • Wind breaker

Additional Charges:
Environment Management Charge of $6.50 per person, payable online at time of booking.

The water is very clear at these locations and the coral is in very good health.  The cays are surrounded by reef and are calm, even on windy days. 

Note: 
If you have special dietary requirements please contact our office prior to booking. 
This is an adventure tour.  Guests must be able to swim and have good mobility. 
Sailaway is a non-smoking vessel

Port Douglas couple Steve and Katrina Edmondson are the passionate, hands-on owner/operators of Sailaway.  They love the Great Barrier Reef and can't wait to share it wonder and beauty with guests from all over the world. 

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Adventure Sailing day Rates

All prices shown in Australian Dollars

Prices valid from now until 30 June 2020

Sailaway Eco Adventure Adult Children Family Enquire
Sailaway from Port Douglas - Mackay Cay $271
Includes Levies
$190
Includes Levies
$832
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Child age = 4 - 12 years old

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