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Sailing day from Cape Tribulation

Full Day Sailing & Snorkelling Adventure
  • Mackay & Undine Coral Cays
  • First Class Service
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Sailaway Eco Adventure  
FROM $255 per adult

Sailing day from Cape Tribulation Info

Luxury Catamaran Sailaway IV:   This is the perfect sailing and snorkelling adventure departing from Cape Tribulation Beach daily.  Sailing time is approximately 1.15 hours of pure sailing.  Nature activities include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation and a guided glass bottom boat tour. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens. Exploring the white sands of the coral cays will relax the mind. Soak up the sun, peace and tranquility and swim in turquoise clear waters.

Cruise Includes
  • Morning tea & coffee upon boarding with muffins and pastries (Using local produce Daintree Tea and Jaques Coffee)
  • Afternoon tea and coffee, additional cut fresh fruit platter
  • Superb tropical buffet lunch
  • 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
  • Explore the pristine coral cay
  • 4.5 hours at unspoilt location on the Outer Barrier Reef
  • The experience of sailing on board the luxury sailing catamaran Sailaway IV
  • Small group tour

Advanced Eco Tourism Operator & Climate Action Leader.  Eco Shamba Environmental Initiative $10 to local re-forestation is also included in price

Itinerary:

Vessel departs Cape Trib Beach at 9.00am, returns at 4.00pm

8.30am  Meet at Kulki Daintree National Park Car Park

8.45am  Board Custom Craft – transfer to vessel.  Climb onto vessel.
Tea & Coffee with Muffins and cakes on arrival.
Welcome & Safety briefing.

9.00am  Depart Cape Trib. Set sail.
Sailing to Mackay Cay Outer Barrier Reef

10.15am  Arrive at protected mooring at Mackay Cay
Snorkel safety briefing, distribution of snorkel equipment

10.30am Nature Activities commence:
– Swim and Snorkel over the coral gardens
– Guided Snorkel Tour by Marine Naturalist

12.30pm  Serve Tropical Buffet Lunch on board

1.30pm  Nature Activities resume
– Glass Bottom Boat Tour & Reef Interpretation
– Continue free time snorkelling
– Transfer to the coral cay for exploring
– Relax and swim off beach

2.30pm  Afternoon Tea & Coffee, cakes and fresh fruit platter

2.45pm  Depart Mackay Cay. Set sail to Cape Trib

4.00pm  Arrive Cape Trib Beach

Board Custom Craft for transfer to beach.

The adventure begins with Heritage Rainforest joins the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef. Guests can sit back and relax on the beautiful yacht and set sail to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs. They will enjoy an authentic sailing experience, just 10nm off the coast.

Nature activities will include snorkelling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation and a guided glass bottom boat tour. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens. Exploring the white sands of the coral cays will relax the mind. Soak up the sun, peace and tranquility and swim in turquoise clear waters.

A tropical buffet lunch, morning and afternoon teas & coffees, supplied by local plantations, will complement a day of adventure and relaxation. Expert guiding and 1st class service are all included from helpful, friendly crew. After a day on the outer reef enjoy pure sailing back to Cape Trib taking in spectacular coastal mountain views, adding to the memorable experience of visiting the Daintree Rainforest and having the opportunity of staying a night or more in this iconic destination. Immersed in the northern frontier of Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect sailing and snorkelling adventure for a conservation minded visitor. Discerning guests can fully enjoy an inspiring full day adventure using wind power to the absolutely stunning cays on the Great Barrier Reef in the most environmentally way!

Sailaway has exclusive ownership of moorings at Mackay and Undine Cays on the Great Barrier Reef.  These Cays are located approximately 10.5 nautical miles off the coast of Cape Tribulation Daintree National Park.  This makes it ideal for day sailing adventures to these spectacular unspoilt tropical locations.

These optional activities must be pre-booked to secure availability

Stand Up Paddle Boards – Daily hire $70.  Instruction provided

Add to your days adventure by hiring one of our Stand Up Paddle Boards. Glide quietly over the coral and clams gardens and see rays, turtles, sharks, shoals of fish and a variety of marine life. Weather permitting, paddle over the pristine white beaches of Mackay or Undine Cay and enjoy the crystal clear water and spectacular mountain views. Soak up the peace and tranquility of having the freedom to explore this magical marine playground at your leisure. We use NSP inflatable boards, with paddle and instruction from our experienced crew

Underwater Camera Hire – $55 per day

Underwater Camera Hire – Take home fantastic memories of your Great Barrier Reef experience by hiring an Underwater Camera. We have LUMIX Underwater Camera’s available for hire, including an SD card which you take with you. Our experienced crew will show you how to use the camera and tips for taking excellent underwater images!

What to Bring: 

  • Beach towel
  • Swimwear
  • Hat
  • Sun-shirt
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • BYO Alcoholic Beverages
  • Cash for soft drinks/juice
  • Dry clothes to change into
  • Wind breaker

Times:
Check in: 8.30am at Kulki Daintree National Park Car Park (free all day parking).
Boarding: 8.45am / Departs Cape Trib Beach: 9.00am / Returns Cape Trib Beach: 4.00pm

Additional Charges:
Environment Management Charge of $6.50 per person, payable online at time of booking.

Getting There:
Self Drive – Free parking in the Kulki Daintree National Park Car Park.  Please wait on the beach for your pick-up.

Self-drive from Port Douglas:
Please leave Port Douglas at 6am to allow yourself enough time to get to the Cape Tribulation Beach Car Park

Self-drive from Cairns:
Please leave Cairns at 5am to allow yourself enough time to get to the Cape Tribulation Beach Car Park

Useful Information:
The Daintree River ferry is usually not busy at 6.45am and the drive is very pretty.  You may see Cassowaries at this early time of the morning.  Please look out for them. 

After the tour:  The Daintree River ferry is extremely busy between 4.00 pm and 5:00pm.  We suggest you take this time directly after the tour to do the Rainforest boardwalk and have an ice cream.  

The water is very clear at these locations and the coral is in very good health.  The cays are surrounded by reef and are calm, even on windy days. 

Note: 
If you have special dietary requirements please contact our office prior to booking. 
This is an adventure tour.  Guests must be able to swim and have good mobility. 
Sailaway is a non-smoking vessel