1 Day Lady Elliot Island Tour from the Gold Coast

Adults from $799

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

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


Season Calendar

Peak 15 December 2018 - 28 January 2019


Minimum of 2 Passengers required to confirm booking. Flights not available Christmas Day

Ticket Off-peak Peak
Adults $799 $899
Children (3-12 yrs) $499 $499
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 4 customer reviews)

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!


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

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