Wavedancer Low Isles Reef Cruise

Picture yourself sailing to a beautiful tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef. Lying under an umbrella on the beach, enjoying the ocean breeze. Meanwhile, slipping into the warm turquoise water and snorkelling straight off the beach. It sounds too good to be true, but Wavedancer Low Isles will make this dream a reality.

Sailing to the Island

You will board this luxury 30-metre sailing catamaran in the Port Douglas Crystlebrook Superyacht Marina. After that, enjoy an hour sail before mooring in the calm waters of the island’s lagoon.

The friendly crew will certainly make sure you get the most out of this tropical paradise. But, unfortunately, there are limited numbers on the island to protect the reef’s ecology. Therefore, you will experience this slice of heaven with only a select few.

Snorkelling at Low Isles

Snorkel off the beach and explore the fringing coral gardens bursting with vibrant marine life. Meanwhile, discover the 150 species of hard corals and the dominating 15 species of soft corals.

Among the corals, you can find lots of colourful tropical fish, sea cucumbers, and other animals—such as sea turtles, rays, and dugongs. In addition, the brightly coloured blue, green and purple parrotfish are a common sight. In addition to clownfish and angelfish, to name a few.

Low Isles History

Wavedancer Low Isles has been taking passengers to the island since 1979. In 2008 Low Isles was formally registered on the Commonwealth Heritage List.

Importantly this was a first for the Great Barrier Reef. Therefore, it’s the first time one location received a duel listing for both Indigenous history and Australian cultural heritage.

In 1770, Captain James Cook described Low Isles as a “small low island, ” so it was officially named Low Isles in 1819.

This is an important cultural site for the KuKu Yalanji as well as the Yiragandi Aboriginal people. In fact, this is the location where the sea country for both groups overlaps.

Weather data collection has been in practice since 1887 from the island. Also, the historic lighthouse has been operating since 1878.

The first scientific study of a coral reef anywhere in the world was based here in 1928.

Click the link if you are looking for a reef pontoon on the Outer Barrier Reef.

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