1 Day Lady Elliot Island Tour from the Gold Coast

Adults from $859

Prior approval required through submission of application form.

Take a scenic flight from Coolangatta to Lady Elliot Island, explore the island, observe a rich variety of marine life on a glass-bottomed boat and snorkel tour and enjoy a buffet lunch.

This day tour will allow you to fully experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef with a return flight to Lady Elliot Island, a guided glass-bottomed boat and snorkel tour where you will see a plethora of marine life as well as a chance to explore the island.

  • Day tour to Lady Elliot Island with return scenic flight
  • A glass-bottomed boat and snorkelling tour of the vibrant Great Barrier Reef
  • Island tour with friendly guides
  • Buffet lunch, light breakfast and afternoon tea

Board a plane at Coolangatta which will fly you to Lady Elliot Island, a unique coral cay in the Great Barrier Reef. As you fly, enjoy a spectacular view of turquoise seas and coral webs which form the heritage Great Barrier Reef.

At the island, meet your guide, pick up your snorkel gear and board a glass-bottomed boat for a guided tour that will introduce you to the reef's wide variety of marine life. Get closer to the plethora of fish species, turtles, sting rays and maybe even a dolphin by snorkelling over bustling coral gardens.

Back on land, re-energise with a delicious buffet lunch paired with a choice of wine, beer or soft drinks and then explore the island on a guided tour or simply relax and enjoy the stunning views and salty sea air.

Board the plane to return to Coolangatta and once again feast your eyes on spectacular views while enjoying a light afternoon tea.

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Departures: Daily (except Christmas Day)

  Start Finish Duration
Day Tour from Gold Coast 6:00am 4:45pm 10 Hours


Season Calendar

Off-Peak 1 April 2020 – 11 December 2020
Peak 12 December 2020 – 26 January 2021
Off-Peak 27 January 2021 – 31 March 2020


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

Ticket Off-peak Peak
Adults $859 $959
Children (3-12 yrs) $599 $599
Infants (0-2) Free Free



Group Size: 13ppl max


  • Courtesy Pickup from selected accommodation between Main Beach and Coolangatta
  • Return Scenic Flights from Coolangatta Airport (approx 100 mins)
  • Welcome Drink / Island Orientation Tour
  • National Park Fees
  • Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch
  • Guided Reef Walk at Low Tide
  • Combined Glass Bottom Boat and Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuits
  • Snorkeling Lesson in the Resort Pool
  • Towels, sunscreen and reef walking shoes provided
  • Use of day guest facilities

Rated: 54321 (5.0/5 based on 7 customer reviews)

54321 Amazing!! From the time we were picked up and returned to our hotel was a once in a lifetime experience. Our guide Marty (hoping I’ve got that right) was so knowledgeable, helpful and easy to talk to, he made our day even better. The snorkelling was so so amazing, amongst all the wonderful coloured fish we spotted turtles and even a black tipped fin shark! We will treasure the memories from Lady Elliott Island forever.
Sally Stanton — 16 January, 2020

54321 I brought my 10 year old son here who had visited all the theme parks in the Gold Coast days before but this trip to him was hands down the best out of them all and I have to agree! Uji our guide was incredible and my son and I both walked away from this very special experience all the more richer in memories and knowledge. The price is absolutely worth it and the trip itself is perfect if you are on a tight schedule. Thanks again to Uji and the team at Lady Elliot!
Dot — 23 April, 2019

54321 We had a wonderful day tour and would highly recommend it to others who might have time constraints and are unable to stay overnight on the reef. Uji was our guide and he was absolutely wonderful!
Katy and Chris — 27 February, 2019

54321 Our day trip to Lady Elliott Island was amazing thanks to our friendly and accommodating guide Yuji. He did outstanding job trying to make our trip as best as possible beginning from morning time pick up at the hotel; following very interesting flight, on the island he was very hospitable and knowledgeable. We had great time and we can recommend this trip to anyone who want to have memorable experience.
Sergey Davydenkov — 11 December, 2018

54321 Wonderful day?Very nice and friendly guide Yuji and the driver as well. Recommendate to people who want to have an awesome memories.
Wanxin Wu — 5 January, 2018

54321 Absolutely amazing day trip – got to swim with turtles a number of times around the island. An unforgettable experience!
Suzy — 1 November, 2017

54321 Ugi was our tour guide for the whole day. He picked us up on time, was friendly and knowledgeable. The plane ride provided beautiful scenery and the island was beautiful. The tour included all the equipment so you didn’t really need to bring anything except your bathing suit. We wish we had more time to explore the island. We understood the need to adhere to a timeline, but maybe leaving a little later from the island would allow the participants to feel more relaxed. Overall a great experience and one that we will do again!
Raysa Puig — 23 November, 2014


The below itinerary can change due to tides and weather.

Day 1

Courtesy Hotel Pick Up


From selected accommodation only

Leave for Lady Elliot Island from Coolangatta Airport


See the reef from a new perspective with a scenic flight

Arrive Lady Elliot Island


Island Orientation Tour and 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!

Fish Feeding

Feed the local Reef fish!

Bird Watching

Observe Sea Bird in their Natural Habitiat!

Snorkelling from the Beach

Great for Non-Swimmers and Kids!

Scenic Flight back to Coolangatta Airport

2:30pm – 4:30pm

See the reef from a new perspective with a scenic flight

Drop Off at Your Hotel

4:30pm – 4:45pm

Tour Map

Booking & Enquiries – 1 Day Lady Elliot Island Tour from the Gold Coast

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    Guests’ Name, Gender, Age, & Weight (kg) of All Passengers (for Flight Manifest)​

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