Low Isles

Set sail for the sandy coral cay islands of Low Isles on a snorkel tour and explore an island paradise only a select few can enjoy daily.

Situated just 15km off the coast of Port Douglas, Low Isles is the ideal spot for an inner reef adventure. Made up of two small coral cay islands surrounded by 55 acres of reef, Low Isles is perfect for a full day or half-day tour. The two small islands, Low Isles and Woody Island, are separate, but share the common reef and are considered an important indigenous cultural site for both the local KuKu Yalanji and Yirraganydji tribes.

There are 150 different species of hard corals in the waters surrounding Low Isles, although these are dominated by 15 species of soft corals. Living amongst the corals is a large variety of fish, molluscs, sea cucumbers and other animals. Colourful blue, green and purple parrotfish are a common sight as well as angelfish, damselfish, clownfish, trevally, sweetlip and moon wrasse, just to name a few. In addition, the island has a prolific turtle population with underwater sightings common to snorkellers.

Low Isles is an ideal spot for couples and families alike for the range in tours suited to all tastes and budgets. Feel the sand between your toes as you snorkel and swim straight from the beach in the shallower waters surrounding the island; relax under the thatched umbrellas or explore the island to find the heritage-listed lighthouse and museum that has been operational since 1878.

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