Snorkel Low Isles

Snorkel Low Isles with its sandy shallows, coral gardens and abundance of marine life. Just stunning.

The reefs surrounding Low Isles are easily accessible from the ABC boat, rising up to within metres of the surface, tide dependent. Your personalised snorkel guide is in the water with you the whole time. Experienced reef experts, who will reveal and explain the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef throughout your ABC day.

Giant clams and vibrantly coloured juvenile clams are abundant here, impressive in size and quantity. Sea turtles explore the fringing reefs with you, while angelfish, parrotfish, rabbitfish, batfish, damsels and more dart around the corals.

ABC love to showcase the reef. We’re all about small numbers, big experiences and amazing days.

JUMP RIGHT IN

LOW ISLES A coral cay paradise

Low Isles is a stunning Great Barrier Reef coral cay, sitting just 15kms north-east of Port Douglas. The cay itself has golden sandy beaches, rich green vegetation and an iconic lighthouse which make this a postcard location. The warm waters which surround it are home to over 150 different species of corals, a combination of hard branching corals and array of colourful soft corals. Growing on walls and bommies, the corals provide haven for a range of marine life, large and small. Wrasse and Fusiliers dart around the edges, neon blue Chromis Fish dance in the staghorn corals while Anemonefish are dotted around the reef. If you listen while snorkelling, you’ll hear the schools of Parrotfish grazing on the corals and keep watch to spot Green Sea Turtles. When you choose ABC for your snorkel Low Isles day, a member of our team will be in the water with you, making sure you don’t miss a thing. Maximum of 12 guests. Personalised experience. Amazing day exploring the reef.

A CORAL CAY

Low Isles with its iconic lighthouse.

TURTLES, TURTLES

Snorkel with them in the warm waters.

CORAL GARDENS

Over 150 different types of corals here.

SNORKEL GUIDE

Our team, in the water with you.

COLOURFUL CLAMS

From the very big to the very small.

REEF SHARKS

Cruising around the reef all day.

SMALL GROUPS

Maximum of 12 people on this trip.

FRINGING REEFS

Go almost all the way to the beach.

JUMP RIGHT IN

Easy water access, for all abilities.

BEACH WALKS

Guided walks, looking in the shallows.

TAKE YOUR TIME

We’ll make sure you have a great day.

ABC Snorkel Charters, Low Isles

ABC Snorkel Charters takes a maximum of just 12 guests on our Low Isles snorkel tours. Our dedicated team are there to ensure you have the best time possible, in and out of the water. We provide reef and safety briefings, as well as snorkelling instruction, and help you fit your mask and snorkel.

We then jump in the water with you, providing a completely guided snorkel experience, ensuring you see the best of the reef and learn more about what it is you’re looking at. This ensures your Great Barrier Reef snorkel tour with ABC, leaves you enlightened and engaged with the wonders of this amazing underwater ecosystem.

Your Day With ABC Snorkel Charters

Low Isles is a stunning location on the Great Barrier Reef. Depending on the conditions on your day of travel, our vessel will moor within snorkelling and swimming distance of the cay, or go right up to the beach. If we are offshore it’s likely you will see black-tipped reef sharks and giant bat fish around the boat. This makes for great photos and an exciting water entry.

Our days are customised to our guests and our crew provide a relaxed social atmosphere. All equipment is provided for your Low Isles snorkel tour, including mask, snorkel, fins, a lycra or wetsuit and buoyancy devices are available. If you are a non-swimmer or aren’t confident in the open water, then perhaps a larger boat which visits a pontoon may be better for you. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef.

Voted Port Douglas' Best Reef Tour

Totally AMAAAAAAZING!!! Seriously this team takes professionalism to another level. Super knowledgeable and friendly staff ( Casey, Sam & Tyler) make this a never-to-forget experience. Smaller numbers (12 only) means much more personal attention to your experience. The extra $ is SO SO SO worth it. This was one of the highlights of our time at Port Douglas. Don't book others, go here for your snorkelling experience and allow the wonders of the reef to amaze you. You will be speechless!! Would we do it again? Definitely 💯 Would we recommend? Absolutely 💯

Dino Radin

The best reef trip in 40 years Over the past 40 years I’ve done many snorkeling trips to the outer reef but without doubt our trip today with the ABC team was clearly the standout. Our skipper Neil knew the perfect places to go - no crowds - amazing coral, fascinating sea life . Our crew Sam and Chris were not only highly qualified but were incredibly informative and they spent the entire time in the water with us. The big operators might have the bells and whistles but the small operators like ABC are able to provide a totally unique and personal experience.

Peter Inge

The Best and only way to explore the Great Barrier Reef. The staff were excellent, very knowledgeable, caring and always wanting to make sure all of our small group were completely satisfied and happy. Only a small number of passengers makes for a really enjoyable experience and attention to every individual is assured. They have great equipment and the boat is spacious and very comfortable. The full day goes very quickly and the experience in the water exploring coral reefs and interacting with the sea life is a truly magical experience and is even more amplified by our experience with ABC.

David Skipper

A beautiful and well thought out tour! Unbelievable! Safe to say I had the best day in years. Thanks for the beautiful and well thought out day. And thanks for keeping us well informed at all times. We travelled up the Coast looking for a tour that was a little more personal and professional and that's exactly what we got.

Floyd Franklin

Unreal Snorkel Experience This snorkel charter was incredible! Genuinely one of the best experiences of my life!! Not only because of the fantastic customer experience provided by Sam, Jen and skipper KC who were unbelievably friendly, happy to answer all of our silly questions and so knowledgable; but also because of the marine wildlife we saw. Would recommend this company and experience to anyone around this area interested in exploring the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks ABC!!

Kevin Stevens

Fantastic Family Snorkel Experience Today we charted with ABC Snorkel to Opal Reef in the Great Barrier Reef. We are a family of 5, three kids 6, 8, 10 who are all confident swimmers, but have never snorkeled or swam in open ocean waters. The ABC team consisted of a marine biologist, zoologist, professional scuba diver, and a skipper who had extensive knowledge on the coral reefs and varieties of fish. The team was amazing they shared their knowledge with such enthusiasm which made us all so excited to get into the ocean. My three kids were nervous at the beginning, especially my 6 year old. They were so accommodating and reassuring that by the second snorkeling spot she was confident enough to snorkel on her own with out a life bouy. They were all so buggered they slept the whole way home. I couldn’t highly recommend them enough, they have given our kids a new passion.

Normington Family NSW

Awesome experience I had an amazing day on the outer reef today. From the moment we left, ABC Snorkel Charters were very professional. Our guides were very knowledgeable of the reef. Our small group was helped with our snorkels and made to feel comfortable and safe before we jumped in the water. The guided tour took us to the best spots with so many fish and beautiful coral. Two snorkel sessions were perfect for the day. Definitely one to tick off your bucket list.

Paula Stewart

Incredible, not just a snorkelling tour! Insane! There is no better way to see and learn about the reef than with a marine biologist, a dive instructor and only 11 other people. A perfect alternative to the bulk commercial tours. We came home with a new appreciation for the biology of the reef system and we’re especially grateful that we weren’t just looking, but we’re learning and observing all the of happenings of the reef. Wonderful experience!

Peter Hayward

Just book it! Just a fantastic experience! I’ve previously been to the outer reef with one if the big companies before - huge numbers of people. This is totally different. Small groups, snorkel sites that change depending on the conditions. A real personal approach from wonderful and knowledgeable staff. We saw so many different types of coral as well as so many fish. sharks, a turtle and a moray eel! I highly recommend choosing ABC!

Michael Rose

Perfect! This is the best company to explore the GBR with. Absolutely blown away with my experience with ABC Snorkel and I recommend to everyone who is looking for the best way to explore the true beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. With a professional driver, knowledgeable zoologist and marine biologist as crew, they made sure every person got every cent out of the experience. The smaller charter enabled us to see and explore much more of the reef with a safe and comfortable atmosphere. This is the way to do it, with positive and passionate people who love to share the wonders of Australia with you.

Kelle Hand

ABC clearly the best snorkel company in PD The boat was fantastic (even for people who get sea sick) the journey to low isles was quick and the snorkeling was first class. The wetsuits and equipment were first class. Sam and Kate were amazing guides with great knowledge and showed us many fish and coral. Only 11 customers and everything just worked perfectly. I have been with 4 other companies in Port Douglas and ABC was clearly the best. The kids loved it, I will snorkel with ABC again. 10/10

Rob Smith

Perfect! This is the best company to explore the GBR with. Absolutely blown away with my experience with ABC Snorkel and I recommend to everyone who is looking for the best way to explore the true beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. With a professional driver, knowledgeable zoologist and marine biologist as crew, they made sure every person got every cent out of the experience. The smaller charter enabled us to see and explore much more of the reef with a safe and comfortable atmosphere. This is the way to do it, with positive and passionate people who love to share the wonders of Australia with you.

Kelle Hand

Incredible experience What an incredible experience! If you’re planning a reef snorkel tour from Port Douglas, i would definitely go with the guys at ABC. I tried another tour company three years ago when I was in Port Douglas and whilst it was a great experience it just didn’t compete with the tour we did with ABC yesterday. The difference is the tour guides and their level of expertise. Sam - a marine biologist - guided us through the variety of underwater life whilst on the tour. Other tour companies might be slightly more competitively priced but my if you’re going to take the time to have this special experience, you might as well do it properly! I haven’t left a review on my trip adviser account for years but i had to share this experience!

Michael Mason

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