Sailaway Outer Reef Mackay Cay Snorkel Cruise

Price Per Adult


Price per child




9 hours


8:00am - 5:00pm

Tour Information

Sail along the coastline with views of the Daintree Rainforest, past Snapper Island before heading to the stunning Mackay Reef.

Activities include snorkeling over the pristine coral reef on our guided snorkel tour, enjoy a glass bottom boat for extra viewing and visit a spectacular Coral Cay.

What is the itinerary

Time TBC – Complimentert transfer from Port Douglas Accommodation

7:30am – Check-in at the Sailaway Office at the Crystalbrook Marina in Port Douglas

7:45am – Boarding of Sailaway Vessel. Tea, coffee, muffins and pastries will be available

8:00am – Departure for 2 hour sail north to the Mackay Reef

10:15am – Arrival at Mackay Reef, time for snorkeling, guided snorkeling tour or glass bottom boat tour

12:45pm – Tropical Buffet Lunch on board and move to second spot on Mackay reef for more free snorkeling time

If weather permits you will have the opportunity to visit the stunning Mackay Sand Cay

2:15pm – Afternoon tea with tea, coffee, cakes and fresh fruit

2:30pm – Depart for the return trip to Port Douglas

5:00pm – Arrival back at the Crystalbrook Marina in Port Douglas

What is included in the tour price
  • Courtesy coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Afternoon tea and coffee, cakes & fresh fruit platter (Using local produce Daintree Tea and Jaques Coffee)
  • Tropical buffet lunch (including prawns)
  • 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 talk
  • Explore the pristine Mackay Coral Cay
  • 4.5 hours at unspoilt location on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $20 to local re-forestation
What we love about this tour
  • The Mackay reef is one of the most stunning reefs, only visited by Sailaway and one more operator from Cape Tribulation
  • See the Daintree Rainforest from the water while sailing north along the coast
  • Travel on board a luxurious catamaran
  • Includes pick-up and drop-off from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Local Port Douglas owned and operated company
  • Eco Certified operator
What to bring
  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sun-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Booking voucher (if you booked via a tour desk or travel agent)
  • Credit Card
    • At check-in for the Environment Management Charge – see your confirmation document for details
    • For onboard purchases of alcoholic beverages, soft drinks/juices
    • For underwater camera hire – ensure you select this as an add-on to your booking if you would like to use it
About the Operator

Pioneers in snorkelling and sailing to the Great Barrier Reef, Sailaway first started operating in 1985 to Low Isles, one of the first places in the world where a year long survey and coral research was conducted in 1928 by a team of British and Australian scientists on a geographic expedition.

Sailaway is independently owned and operated by local Port Douglas couple Steve and Katrina Edmondson, who have over 30 years of experience in Marine Tourism. They share their passion for the Great Barrier Reef and invite visitors on board their luxury sailing catamarans for a day of snorkelling and sailing.



  • Adult $315
  • Child (4-12) $217
  • Family (2 adults & 2 kids) $989

An additional $8 per person EMC (reef tax) is to be paid with Sailaway upon check-in

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