1 Day Lady Elliot Island Tour from  Brisbane

Adults from $959

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Enjoy the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience with a scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island, a glass-bottomed boat tour, a snorkelling session, a guided walk around the island and a delicious buffet lunch.

Head to Lady Elliot Island on this full-day tour, where you can get up close and personal with marine life, explore the lush island and feast on a hot and cold lunch.

  • Return flights to Lady Elliot Island from Redcliffe Airport
  • Explore the wonders of the reef with a snorkel and glass-bottomed boat tour
  • Light breakfast, delicious buffet lunch and afternoon tea
  • Embark on a guided island walk

Take to the skies with a flight to Lady Elliot Island, a coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. During your flight, enjoy a breath-taking view of the Great Barrier Reef from above. At the island, pick up your snorkelling gear and dive into the crystal waters surrounding the island to discover an exciting world underwater. You'll also take a glass-bottomed boat tour over colourful, gently swaying corals, home to a variety of fish species. You may spot a turtle, manta ray or even an inquisitive dolphin!

Re-energise with lunch at the island restaurant; help yourself to a hot and cold buffet spread paired with wine, beer or soft drinks.

Explore the Australian bush on a guided tour around the island.

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Departures: Daily (except Christmas Day)

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour from Brisbane 6:30am 4:45pm 10.5 Hours


A single surcharge of $100 applies for a sole passenger departing from Redcliffe Airport. Flights not available Christmas Day.

Pricing valid for travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Ticket Price
Adults $959
Children (3-12 yrs) $599
Infants (0-2) Free



Group Size: 13ppl max


  • Courtesy Pickup from Select Accommodation in the Brisbane CBD, Brisbane Airport and Redcliffe Airport Regions.
  • National Park Fees
  • Hot and cold buffet lunch including beer, wine and soft drink
  • Return Scenic Flights to Lady Elliot Island (approx 80 mins)
  • Welcome Drink / Orientation Tour
  • Combined Glass Bottom Boat and Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Guided Reef Walk at Low Tide
  • Fish Feeding
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuits)
  • Towels, sunscreen, snorkel equipment and reef walking shoes provided
  • Use of day guest facilities

Rated: 43210 (4.3/5 based on 9 customer reviews)

43211 The tour guide was awesome and being picked up from Brisbane made this trip possible! The plane ride was awesome, and both pilots made a point to follow the coast line, as well as circle the island to give you many photograph opportunities. However, they make it sound like you can snorkel multiple times throughout the day. I think this is very misleading. YOU WILL ONLY SNORKLE FOR 30 MINUTES at most, and you are their for 5 hours approx.. However, that aside if you aren’t looking to complete a bucket list item and you’re short on time, this tour fits the bill. Just know that snorkeling is only for a short amount of time….so I wasn’t a little disappointed. The tour guide and the island are awesome though!
Bryan — 22 August, 2018

54321 My first taste of the Great Barrier Reef and it did not disappoint. The guide, Yuji, was super friendly and made us feel welcome as soon as we boarded the plane at Redcliffe. It is not your usual flight, you get a breakfast box on board, can use phones and cameras as you please and I was lucky enough to sit up front with the pilot for the 1h20min flight! The flight is incredible, following the coast line up to Hervey Bay before heading out to Lady Elliot Island. Very beautiful scenes. On the island you are free to do as you please for half the day, snorkelling at high tide is the best and a wander around the island is stunning. There are set times for the included buffet lunch and glass bottom boat tour but otherwise you can explore this beautiful island as you want. I snorkelled with turtles, a reef shark and Manta Ray’s are not uncommon to see here too. Definitely recommend this trip if you want to see the reef in a day!
Rayn — 17 August, 2018

54321 I am from Canada and the Great Barrier Reef has been on my bucket list for years. A quick business trip to Brisbane brought me close and I was thrilled to find a day trip that allowed me a glimpse! Pilot on the trip our was awesome (thanks Nick!), I sat in the front co-pilot seat and had a personal guided tour by air which made the trip even more special. The island is beautiful, fish were plentiful, saw sharks, manta rays and sea turtles. Our guide (Yuri) was great, very personalized service and his recommendation to snorkel the shallow bay after lunch was perfect! It was amazing with even more fish, turtles and coral than we had seen off the boat trip. My only complaint? I needed more snorkel time! One day is simply not enough on this island. Next time would definitely do an overnight or two to maximize the time in the water. Thanks for a memorable day!
Nancy T — 10 July, 2018

54321 We are from England staying with our friends in Brisbane for a week. We had an amazing day on Lady Elliot Island. I took my kids aged 16 and 12. They supplied us with wet suits and snorkelling gear and we had a private base area. Both kids were nervous about getting into the water but they both thoroughly enjoyed the snorkelling. We swam with green turtles and manta rays my eldest described it as one of the best experiences of her life. Tour guide was excellent. Food at lunch was delicious as was the wine. The aeroplane journey from Brisbane was incredibly smooth with amazing views. So glad we did the trip.
Heather Smith — 27 July, 2017

54321 All was as described. Pick up on time, plane trip great, snorkeling fabulous. Had a guided snorkel off the beach with James. He is excellent!
Kathy Sommer — 7 February, 2017

54321 Superbe expérience ! le voyage en avion est superbe avec une vue incroyable. Notre guide Yugi était super. Le repas en buffet parfait. Seuls détails négatifs, on serait resté plus longtemps pour le snurkling et les coraux manquent de couleur. Mais honnêtement, super expérience, on refera !!!
Stéphan — 7 January, 2017

21321 This was disappointing for the $700. price tag. The plane was almost an hour late and no time added to end of day to compensate. The water was so rough and cloudy with a strong current that snorkeling was an endurance test, with many unwell passengers on the return. Was there not a more sheltered area on a day like this ? Assuming it was too rough for turtles but no mention was made as to what happened to that part of the day ? The island is beautiful, lunch was huge and the staff there helpful but this excursion was just very expensive when it did not include everything.
mtn miss — 25 November, 2015

32121 The Island is beautiful and being one of the few to see it is amazing. The staff were very helpful and the tour guide was friendly and informative. However there was not a lot of time to do things. We arrived 45 minutes late on the island and there was no guided swim with the turtles or guided coral walks. However we did snorkel for the half hour and have a beautiful lunch. It was just not enough time and way to much money. $700 is too much for this trip especially if the flight is going to be late and we are going to miss time on the island. I know they can’t promise turtles will show up but don’t advertise a turtle swim then or guided tours if there is no time for them on the one day trip.
Alison A — 24 October, 2015

54321 The day tour of Lady Eliot Island cannot be described as anything other than amazing. A very small island. Fab views from the plane. All the staff were friendly and informative. Saw lots of wildlife and actually swam with some sea turtles. Also great food and drink for lunch. Definitely plan to come and spend a few days rather than the just the one next time.
Lisa Robertson — 4 March, 2015


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Selected City Hotel Pickup


Transfer to Redcliffe Airport (Extra Cost)

Scenic Flight to Lady Elliot Island

7:15am – 8:45am

Times for activities such as the Guided Coral Walk and Glass Bottom Boat Tour will be advised on arrival.

Island Orientation Tour

Freedom to explore the island at your own pace


Snorkel amongst the beautiful corals, fishes, turtles and more, up close and personal.

Glass Bottom Boat

Want to see the Reef and not get wet? Glass Bottom Boats are awesome fun for all ages!


Enjoy a relaxing swim in the warm tropical waters!

Buffet Lunch

Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch with prawns including beer, wine and soft drink

Swim With Turtles

Take a swim with wild turtles!

Guided Walk

Enjoy a Guided Walk and hear all about the Great Barrier Reef!

Bird Watching

Observe Sea Bird in their Natural Habitiat!

Fish Feeding

Feed the local Reef fish!

Snorkelling from the Beach

Great for Non-Swimmers and Kids!

Scenic flight back to Redcliffe

2:30pm – 4:15pm

See the reef from a new perspective with a scenic flight

Drop off at your Brisbane Hotel (extra cost)

4:15pm – 4:45pm

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