Lady Elliot Island Day Trips and Whale Watching Packages

Experience two great natural wonders—whale watching in Hervey Bay and Lady Elliot Island—on the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.  These packages include the ultimate half day whale watching cruise with Tasman Venture and a full Lady Elliot Island day tour.  The half day whale watch cruise from Hervey Bay allows you to get closer the majestic humpbacks than you ever have before, while the island day packages give you ample time to snorkel in crystal clear waters with an abundance of marine life on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef. 

Lady Elliot Island, situated off the northern tip of Fraser Island, is the most southern coral cay that lies within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Reserve. It is a significant bird breeding ground as well as being home to an array of wildlife, including whales, turtles, manta rays and various tropical fish. The lagoon is the perfect place for a spot of reef walking and fish feeding, while the island’s surrounding reef right off the beach offers amazing visibility year round and is a snorkeler’s dream.  The glass-bottomed boat tour is a must do and allows you a glimpse of the spectacular marine life in the island’s pristine waters.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders, so make sure you visit this unsurpassed coral eco-system and combine it with a half day Hervey Bay whale watching cruise.

Packages Include

1. Island Day Trip
2. Half Day Whale Watch Tour

Your Whale Watching Tour Includes:

  • Guaranteed sightings
  • Expert accredited commentary
  • Friendly and experienced staff
  • Tea/coffee with biscuits, danishes, cake & antipasto platter on the way home
  • Hydrophone equipped, to hear the Whales sing
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Underwater viewing rooms (see the whales in their natural environment)
  • Access to the unique viewing platform (gets you eye level with the whales)
  • Free “Close Encounters” Whale Watch DVD
  • Entertainment for the children (toys, colouring in and kids DVDs)
  • Multi lingual staff and whale information in 6 languages
  • Air-conditioned comfort in all cabin areas
  • Fully licensed
  • Free transfer from your Hervey Bay Accommodation

Your Day Trip Includes:

  • Return scenic flight to the island (approx. 40 mins*)
  • Welcome drink/orientation tour
  • Glass bottom boat/guided snorkel tour
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)
  • Hot & cold buffet lunch
  • Afternoon guided activity/tour
  • Towels, sunscreen, snorkel equipment and reef walking shoes provided
  • Use of day guest facilities

Please bring: Swimsuit, comfortable walking shoes/crocs, hat, sunscreen and camera.


Adult $490.00
Child 3-12 years $270.00

Prices valid for 2017 season.