Snorkelling and sunset cruising along the Low Isles of the Great Barrier Reef

Calm seas, purple skies and heavens opening. This trip out to the Great Barrier Reef was definitely a good one to end my trip on.

Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Clear skies aboard a stunning catamaran in the sunshine leaving Port Douglas for the open seas… not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

Sailaway Boat - the boat I took out to the Low Isles

Sailaway Boat – the boat I took out to the Low Isles

Leaving Port Douglas

Leaving Port Douglas

No seasickness this time (unlike the last snorkel at Upolu Reef) instead the water was crystal clear, glimmering like lights on a sheet of blue.

I made the most of the snorkelling and had my trusty GoPro on an extended arm this time (recommend watching the videos in HD), slowly getting better with video, but also made it more fun to follow some of the stunning fish along the Great Barrier Reef.

Snorkelling in the Low Isles

Snorkelling in the Low Isles

Giant Clam, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Giant Clam, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Video of me following some Butterfly fish:

The coral was still a mix of colour, hard and bleached coral, but I still managed to spot the odd starfish and clam amongst it all. The fish were much easier to spot this time in the clear waters too!

Video amongst the coral:

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Coral, Low Isles, Great Barrier Reef

Post-snorkel there was time to have a short beach walk across the low isles to the lighthouse and enjoy the island before hopping back on the catamaran to Port Douglas.

Lighthouse, Low Isles

Lighthouse, Low Isles

Me enjoying the golden sand beaches

Me enjoying the golden sand beaches

The group of people on the catamaran were a mix of older Americans and younger tourists. I fell somewhere in-between so pretty much enjoyed the odd chat and the scenery. The canapés on board were delightful and a great addition to the afternoon trip out and sunset trip back into Port Douglas.

Port Douglas harbour return

Port Douglas harbour return

Sun going down, Port Douglas

Sun going down, Port Douglas

Sun setting on our cruise

Sun setting on our cruise

Sunset Port Douglas

Sunset Port Douglas

This ends my posts from my time at Great Barrier Reef, thanks for everyone who’s followed along. If you’ve missed any, I’ve popped a few links to the other posts below. Enjoy!


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