1 Day Lady Elliot Island Tour from Hervey Bay

Adults from $429

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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 8:00am 4:45pm 9 Hours


Ticket Details Price
Adults Travel until 29th March 2018 $375
Travel after 30th March 2018 $429
Children (3-12 yrs) Travel until 29th March 2018 $220
Travel after 30th March 2018 $279
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 (4.9/5 based on 13 customer reviews)

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

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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

Depart Hervey Bay Airport


Leave for Lady Elliot Island

See the Reef from above in a plane or seaplane!

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!


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

Arrive Hervey Bay Airport


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