Best Low Isles Snorkeling

The 14th most popular snorkel dive spot in Queensland.

  Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia


  June 26, 2016

North of Cairns and northeast of Port Douglas in the Great Barrier Reef, the snorkelling in the Low Isles offers over 150 species of hard and soft corals. While diving this 50 acre reef, you’ll observe plenty of staghorn coral and brain coral formations. During Low Isles snorkeling, you may encounter clownfish, angelfish, parrotfish, angelfish, damselfish, wrasse, sea turtles, stingrays and reef sharks in these protected waters.

The snorkeling at the Low Isles is accessed by boat from Port Douglas. It is roughly a 15 minute boat ride over 16km. There are numerous snorkeling tour charter boats out of Port Douglas.

Overall, Low Isles is the 14th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 43 snorkeling dives in Queensland. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Low Isles including Norman Reef, Heron Island, Hamilton Island, Lady Elliot Island, Agincourt Reef and Langford Reef.

Local Contacts:  Great Barrier Reef Marine Park + 61 7 4750 0700; Sailaway Snorkel Tours 4099-4772; Quicksilver Wavedancer Snorkel Tours (61) 7 4087 2100; Reef Sprinter Snorkel Tours

Best Season:  Oct-Nov

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Dougies Backpacker Resort, Port Douglas

Luxury Loding:  Reef Club Port Douglas

Breakfast Restaurant:  Java Blue, Port Douglas

GPS:  -16.387071, 145.557942

Date Published:  12/27/2011

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  24342

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