1 Day Lady Elliot Island Package from Hervey Bay

Adults from $465

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Fly to Lady Elliot Island from Hervey Bay, explore the coral cay, take a glass-bottomed boat tour and snorkel to see beautiful marine life and enjoy a buffet spread.

This full-day trip allows you to experience the wonders of the heritage Great Barrier Reef from above and below with a scenic flight to Lady Elliot Island, the opportunity to snorkel, a guided tour around the island and a buffet lunch.

  • Return flight to Lady Elliot Island from Hervey Bay
  • Glass-bottomed boat and snorkel tour
  • Explore Lady Elliot Island, a pristine coral cay
  • Enjoy guided activities
  • Dine on a buffet lunch

Embark on a flight to Lady Elliot Island which promises spectacular views of the Great Barrier Reef. At the island, meet your friendly, knowledgeable guides and set off to explore; keep your eye out for dense mangrove pockets, beautiful nesting birds and the century-old active lighthouse.

Board a glass-bottomed boat to get acquainted with the rich variety of life underwater, which includes turtles, manta rays, fish and speckled carpet sharks. Get closer to the marine life by donning snorkel gear and immersing yourself in the warm, welcoming tropical waters.

Back on the island, enjoy a leisurely buffet lunch at the beachfront restaurant. In the afternoon, join your fellow explorers for some organised activities, spend some more time snorkelling or simply settle down to relax on the soft sands.

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Departures: Daily

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour from Hervey Bay 8:00am 4:45pm 9 Hours


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

Ticket Price
Adults $465
Children (3-12 yrs) $320
Infants (0-2) Free



Group Size: 13ppl max


  • Return Scenic Flights from Hervey Bay (approx 40 mins)
  • Welcome Drink / Island Orientation Tour
  • National Park Fees
  • Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Guided Reef Walk at Low Tide
  • Fish Feeding
  • Snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel & fins
  • Snorkeling Lesson in the Resort Pool
  • Combined Glass Bottom Boat and Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Towels, sunscreen, snorkel equipment and reef walking shoes provided
  • Use of day guest facilities

Rated: 43210 (4.5/5 based on 29 customer reviews)

54321 We had a fantastic day from the flight out there until our return. Really friendly staff at the airport and on the island. Such an amazing island.. paradise! Great glass bottom boat trip and really interesting reef walk. Would love to be able to go back some day. Have already recommended the trip to other holiday makers on our travels.
Louise — 14 October, 2019

54321 I had a wonderful day on Lady Elliot Island. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They organised activities that exceeded my expectations for coral and whale viewing. I hope to return. Thanks
Janice — 30 June, 2019

43211 Fabulous Day- well worth it. Staff were incredible and the experiences were unforgettable. I would have loved to stay a few more hours. Maybe flights back to the main land could leave a little later. Also, I felt the Itinerary posted on the website was a little miss leading. I expected more guided snorkelling (but in reality we had 20 minutes on the glass bottom boat and 25 minutes snorkelling. All other snorkelling was on your own. I asked to do the snorkelling Safari but it was on at the same time as the glass bottom boat so I could not do both 🙁 All in all, a great day. I highly recommend it.
Shandra — 27 March, 2019

54321 Fantastic day out. We had not been to Lady Elliot before, and also took our UK visitors. For them it was a real blast, and they got to swim with turtles twice, four and then six of them, and will talk about that for years. For us, it was nice to be able to snorkel from a beach instead of a boat, and the coral and marine life were definitely healthy and abundant, although we did expect a little more colour in the coral. Cassie, the booking agent, was very helpful and obliging, and the whole trip was very well organised from start to finish. The food is basic but delicious, and the resort could do with an update, but these things are minor considerations when you look at the big picture, of a beautiful flight in and out to a tropical paradise, combined with such a unique and memorable experience. Five stars.
Stephen Shirley — 2 February, 2019

43211 Very well organised. Flights were smooth and ran to time. Snorkeling on one side does depend on the tide but you can still snorkel on the other at any time (so the comment about coordinating flights is in accurate.) Had a great glass bottom trip and snorkel with good information from the guide and managed to swim with 3 turtles! We thought the food was lovely. A good selection from make your own sandwiches to hot meals. Tea and coffee and water provided other drinks need to be paid for. Resort was good. It had everything you could need although I couldn’t imagine staying longer than a night if I was to stay over. 4 stars only because it was a bit pricey.
Katie — 4 January, 2019

43211 Five stars for being able to swim with turtles! We were lucky though, because if we’d have hung around, we’d have missed all snorkelling in the Lagoon. Coordinating flight times with tides would ensure people get a full day in the water. Resort looked a bit tired, but that added to the feel I think. Stunning views and excellent flight in and home.
Tim Taylor — 23 December, 2018

43211 Nice flight, ok organised, the food was pretty basic.
Andreas Skulberg — 21 December, 2018

32121 Good flight but not worth paying so much for this. Well organised however. Food was correct but for this price, no drinks apart water coffee or tea! You have to pay for others. Guides were nice. I would not recommend it at this price.
Joelle Guilhaume — 23 November, 2018

32121 We enjoyed the flight and amazing view of Lady Elliot Island from the air. We were there at low tide and enjoyed the guided reef walk and the numerous terns. However we were disappointed with the snorkelling as there weren’t many fish and only 3 turtles at a distance, so no swimming with turtles as advertised. The buffet lunch was very disappointing and the resort not at all luxurious. Limited changing facilities and toilets.
Alison — 5 November, 2018

54321 Amazing! Small plane trip over & back was great. Perfect way to see the island. Staff friendly & well organised. Will definitely recommend to friends. Thanks for a great day.
Jenny — 28 September, 2018

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32121 Not very well organised, apparently you had to book on separately for the extras such as glass bottom boat. Admittedly we were late getting back to pick up point but if we were told it was leaving from beach we could have just stayed instead of walking back. Didn’t appreciate myself and friend being shouted at by lady guide, the fact I was older was extremely disrespectful. I had requested a GF meal, no main meal available for buffet, asked Michaela the chef if the risotto had gluten in and her reply was ‘I haven’t put anything with gluten in it’. Does not help as the risotto rice could have and didn’t bother going to check. So all I had was potatoes, boiled vegetables and cold chicken. Considering how amazing the food was on the Fraser Island tour and how helpful our guide was then with the price of this tour I wouldn’t recommend reeffree for Lady Elliot and would book flight directly, very disappointed. You can book a direct flight from $350 so the extra $79 for rubbish lunch options and a quick tour and short shrift from the guide not worth it.
Jasmine — 15 September, 2018

43211 Snorkling was amazing. Guides were great. Loved the flight back and forth as we had great weather. My 4 stars is because the food provided was incredibly mediocre. Also, we needed wetsuits to snorkel, but you have to pay extra. I would have expected more from this company given the expense of the trip.
Christine — 30 August, 2018

54321 Simply awesome in every way. I would not hesitate to reccommend the trip – it is worth every cent. The flight to the island, the beauty of the island itself, the snorkeling with its abundance and variety of marine life, and the friendly staff were all excellent.
Janine — 18 August, 2018

43211 Very enjoyable, a unique experience and very friendly & helpful staff.
Kev & Ges — 17 August, 2018

43211 Lovely day, wonderful snorkelling, wide variety of activities, helpful and friendly staff. Only downside was the buffet – food was almost inedible.
Ben — 5 July, 2018

54321 It was an absolutely amazing day!. I would love to go back, don’t know if I’ll have the chance but it was so good. The only sad part was not seeing a manta ray. I’m so glad I did this trip.
Kathi — 14 April, 2018

54321 wonderful tour in an Island for 6 stars.Friendly staff . the guide was very professional and nice (i don’r remember the name but woman with blondie hair). Thank you
maurizio — 21 February, 2018

54321 We had a fantastic day! The entire day was very well organized. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The buffet was excellent. The highlight was snorkelling in the Reef. It was beautiful and the marine life was amazing. I would definitely go back again!
Monique Wichenko — 16 January, 2018

54321 A fantastic day ! Great facilities,staff and great buffet lunch.Snorkelling on the reef was amazing – everything was well organized.
Norm Wegerhoff — 2 November, 2017

54321 A day we will never forget! The experience of Lady Elliot was something we will never forget. To swim with Turtles, Manta Rays, Reef Sharks and so many more sea life was amazing. The reef is some of the best reef i have seen. My only suggestion to the coordinators on the island would be to have more boat trips available out on the glass bottom boat. Only having 1 hour to snorkel off the boat and then 1 hour to snorkel in the lagoon due to the tides was not as much as we would of hoped for on a day trip. If the glass bottom boats were available all day long for as long as you wanted, i would be back there at every chance possible.
Emma Hollywood — 4 October, 2017

54321 What an amazing experience. The whole day was relaxing, staff were organised and very helpful. Snorkelling through the coral reef and to be so close to the turtles and fish. The visit to Lady Elliot Island should be on everyone’s to do list!
Heather Kavanagh — 29 September, 2017

43211 It was well organized. Unfotanally we had bad wether conditions. Only the time between showering, lunch and reef wandering was to short. When we finshed lunch,the group left the meeting point and were in the reef.
Andreas Heider — 9 May, 2017

54321 Easy going trip to the reef. A wonderful Day. Just spend all your time for beach and snorkling (with turtles,…..).
Holger — 27 April, 2017

54321 One of the best experiences of my life! The island was beautiful, the guides were friendly and helpful, and the views were beyond beautiful. I’m disappointed I only booked a day trip and didn’t stay longer! I would recommend to everyone.
Jaimie — 24 February, 2017

54321 Fantastic day, what an amazing place. Sun, sand, sea, turtles and rays, just brilliant.
Clair — 4 January, 2017

54321 Amazing day
Alice Verrall — 19 November, 2016

54321 Great time had by all. Next time we will stay over night, as it seem to go to quick. Loved it,
Michelle Tyndall — 26 January, 2016

54321 Booking with reef free ride is going great , they are super responsive, and it is possible to manage all mail ( handy when you have not an Australian phone). Day on Lady Elliot is magic , arrives by plane on the runway and then discovering the island, and that’s part for a little snorkeling , and fluke we met a dolphin who came and s’ fun with us . Buffet on the correct island and will, swimming makes you hungry . after twelve o’clock swim on both sides of the island meeting with turtles. One regret we must already start from this little corner of Paradise, if it were to do again I will take two days and one night on the island.
Nicolas — 3 December, 2014

54321 Had a wonderful day trip to Lady Elliot Island which included a lovely lunch. Next time we will go in summer!
Deidre Brooks — 8 September, 2014


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Check-in at Hervey Bay Airport


Depart Hervey Bay Airport


Scenic Flight

See the reef from a new perspective with a scenic flight

Arrive Lady Elliot Island


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 Lady Elliot Island


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

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch on tour!

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!

Depart Lady Elliot Island


Beautiful and Rare, Lady Elliot Island is Vegetated Shingle Cay

Scenic Flight

See the reef from a new perspective with a scenic flight on the way back to Mainland.

Arrive at Hervey Bay Airport

Approximately 4:40pm

Tour Map

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