Snorkel Activities & Hire Gear

Snorkelling Information

Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) is provided free of charge to all our guests and can be collected from the Dive Shop. The snorkel equipment can be kept for the duration of your stay on Lady Elliot Island.

Glass Bottom Boat/Guided Snorkelling Tour

The glass bottom boat/guided snorkelling tour is included in the price for overnight and day tour guests. Guests board our custom built vessel for a safety briefing and 20 minutes expert commentary about the coral and marine creatures that can be viewed through the glass enroute to the snorkelling spot. Guests then have the opportunity to snorkel for 30 minutes to discover the wonders of the underwater world and meet the resident marine creatures of Great Barrier Reef. These depart at a range of times daily depending on tides and weather conditions.

We also offer night glass bottom boat tours subject to numbers, tides and weather conditions.


GLASS BOTTOM BOAT/GUIDED SNORKEL TOUR $30 Adult/$15 Child (3-12 years inclusive)
NIGHT GLASS BOTTOM BOAT $30 Adult/$15 Child (3-12 years inclusive)
*One (1) free glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour per person is included in the overnight/day tour price.

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Registration: Register at Island Whispers or the Dive Shop

Snorkel Safari

Let our friendly and knowledgeable staff guide you on a snorkelling adventure to maximise your chances of seeing Turtles, Reef Sharks and Manta Rays. The snorkel safari is a great ways to experience the reef with the safety of a boat close by. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Tour length 45 minutes.

Cost: $30 Adult/$15 Child (3-12 years inclusive)

Registration: Register at Island Whispers or the Dive Shop

Price Guide

MASK, SNORKEL & FINS Free of charge
FULL WETSUIT $20.00 per day
HALF WETSUIT $15.00 per day
CHILD WETSUIT $10.00 per day
LIFE JACKET $5.00 per day

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Participants must wear reef walking shoes (covered toes) or crocs, and plenty of sunscreen. Floating noodles are available on the vessel for those people who wish to use them. Additional tours can be purchased from the Dive Shop.