Port Douglas to Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas is the closest mainland port to explore the Great Barrier Reef, making it the ideal launch pad to begin your underwater odyssey on your Great Barrier Reef Drive journey. Board a luxury catamaran or high-powered jet boat from the buzzing marina precinct and discover pristine islands, secluded sand cays and vivid coral gardens blooming with giant clams. Dive in the big blue of the Outer Barrier Reef to uncover vibrant marine life hidden beneath the surface or soak up the sunshine on the deck of a luxury catamaran, anchored in the sheltered lagoon of idyllic Low Isles.

Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina

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Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina is the closest and most northern departure port along the Great Barrier Reef Drive. Experience a Great Barrier Reef tour tailored to your unique requirements departing throughout the day or enjoy a leisurely sunset sail and cruise down the Port Douglas Inlet. The Marina boasts some of Port's dining and bar hotspots, where you can enjoy cocktails to craft beers, wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood from your own sun lounge. You can also take a ride down memory lane on the Bally Hooley Steam Train, a historic steam train that journeys through Port Douglas on a sightseeing tour, stopping along the way at resorts and cafes.

Low Isles

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Idyllic Low Isles is just a short sail away from Port Douglas where you can experience an inner reef adventure with only a select few others. A highly protected island and reef system, Low Isles has an abundance of marine animals, a large population of sea turtles and native and migrating birdlife. Snorkel from the beach, explore Low Island's lighthouse and museum or just relax under the thatched umbrellas. Watch the birdlife come and go from the uninhabited Woody Island. Low Isles is an ideal spot for couples and families alike for the range in tours suited to all tastes and budgets.

Great Barrier Reef

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Discover endless varieties of corals in every conceivable colour, shape and form on a Great Barrier Reef tour from Port Douglas. Port Douglas tours to the Great Barrier Reef cater for all age groups and water abilities in full and half day tours. Go to a pontoon or multiple sites, enjoy 'dry' options of glass-bottomed boats and semi-submersibles. Come face-to-face with the schools of fish and other marine life flashing by. Giant clams to small shells, starfish and sea cucumbers, anemones, turtles, eels, rays, sponges – there is just so much to see on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. Sail or motor your way there, it's up to you. Which way will you discover it?

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