Low Isles & Daintree Dreaming

Low Isles & Daintree Dreaming

Combine the pleasure of sailing and a leisurely day on the beautiful Low Isles with a day immersed in ancient World Heritage rainforest and Aboriginal culture.

DAY 1: Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise 

Tour Operator: Quicksilver Cruises

Set like a jewel in the Great Barrier Reef, Low Isles is an idyllic, unspoiled coral cay island – a tropical island paradise. Combined with the romance of sailing aboard Quicksilver’s beautiful 30 metre sailing catamaran, Wavedancer, this is the perfect day for families and couples seeking island relaxation.

From the moment Wavedancer moors in the calm waters of the island’s picturesque lagoon, a host of reef activities await. This is a leisurely, informative day where island visitor numbers are limited. Discover the mysteries of marine life while snorkelling or glass bottom boat viewing. The corals are very close to the island which makes snorkelling an easy and enjoyable experience. Low Isles is also home to a thriving sea turtle population. The marine biologist will take you on a guided beach walk and snorkel tour to learn so much more about this very special Great Barrier Reef island. Or if you prefer, just relax under a beach umbrella or on the spacious decks of Wavedancer.

Lunch is served on board Wavedancer and a regular shuttle vessel transfers guests between the boat and the island throughout the day. 

Low Isles, along with its historic old lighthouse, are registered on the Commonwealth Heritage List in recognition of their place in Australia’s cultural and Indigenous heritage. The lighthouse was erected in 1878, and while now automated, it still is a landmark greeting guests to the island.

Your Wavedancer Low Isles Day Includes:

  • Return Wavedancer cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning and afternoon teas onboard
  • Marine biologist Reef Presentation
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Glass bottom boat coral viewing
  • Marine biologist guided beach and island walk
  • Marine biologist guided snorkel tour
  • Use of lycra suits

Tour departs from the Port Douglas marina, Wharf St Port Douglas 

Departs Port Douglas: 10am Returns Port Douglas: 4.30pm

DAY 2: Daintree Dreaming 

Tour Operator: Adventure North Australia 

This exclusive and fully immersive rainforest tour allows you to join in a genuine Aboriginal cultural experience in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Gain an understanding of the region’s original indigenous culture with this unique experience as you are guided through the traditional rainforest, mangrove and beach habitats of the Kuku Yalanji tribe.

The Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tour will take you to the beautiful Cooya Beach, a traditional fishing ground, where you will join one of the Kubirri Warra brothers on a beach, mudflat and mangrove walk. This area is filled with diverse wildlife as a meeting point for three different ecosystems; beach, mangrove and coastal reef. Here you will learn the ways of traditional fishing and gathering, a real chance to catch your own bush tucker! Back at the family home, your catch will be cooked up and served with homemade damper. Then it’s on to Mossman Gorge where you are greeted with a traditional smoking ceremony. While at the Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy lunch at the edge of the rainforest. You will also have time to explore the art gallery featuring work from local artists.

Following lunch, your guide will take you to explore the lush rainforest of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. During an easy walk across boardwalks, tracks and bridges, learn about the flora, fauna and diverse ecosystem that makes this region completely unique. 

At the end of your day, you can refresh yourself with a swim in the clear cool waters of Mossman Gorge surrounded by pristine rainforest before beginning the return journey.

Your Daintree Dreaming Tour includes:

  • Complimentary hotel pickup from Port Douglas accommodation.
  • 2 hour coastal and mangrove walk learning to catch and identify bush tucker
  • Eat your catch with homemade damper
  • Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Guided interpretative tour through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge with an Adventure North guide
  • Swim at Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • (Itinerary can operate in reverse subject to the tide.)

What to bring: Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, towel, swimmers and bottle of water.

Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 

Tour departs: Cairns 7:30am, Northern Beaches 8:00am, Port Douglas 9:00am

Tour returns: Cairns 6:30pm, Northern Beaches 6:00pm, Port Douglas 5:00am

Total Package Price

All taxes and levies included in total price.


  Adult Child Family
Tour Price AU$ 433.00AU$ 329.00AU$ 1,435.00
EMC *)AU$ 6.50AU$ 6.50AU$ 26.00
Total Package PriceAU$ 439.50AU$ 335.50AU$ 1,461.00

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Day 1: Self-drive to Port Douglas marina, coach transfers are available at an additional cost.

Additional Cost - *EMC

A Government Environmental Management Charge of $6.50 is levied for all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. This charge is included in the total price.

General Conditions

  • Children: 4 -14 years; Children 3 years and under cruise for free.
  • Family fare – maximum of 2 adults and 2 children of the same family. Normal fare applies for additional children. Not applicable with any other discount.
  • Daintree Dreaming tour operates: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. 
  • All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice.
  • Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax. Prices valid to 31 March 2019.

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