Heron Island Other Activities
If you’d like to get a diver’s view of the reef without getting wet, then our new semi-submarine, I-SPY, is for you! Get up close and personal with green and loggerhead sea turtles, tropical fish, manta rays and more. Don’t miss this exciting tour when you visit Heron Island.
Dive the Great Barrier Reef
Discover the natural attractions that have made Heron Island world famous. Heron Island is a mecca for diving and snorkelling enthusiasts. There’s no need for day trips to the reef because you’re already there! Explore more than 20 dive and snorkelling sites, including the Heron Bommie, one of Jacques Cousteau's favourite dives. Of course, during turtle season from October to April, you’ll be able to see both green and loggerhead turtles on the beaches too. If you love nature, you’ll love it at Heron Island.
Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman, or it’s your first time, your Captain and crew will make your day fishing on the Great Barrier Reef an unforgettable experience. You can fish with either rods or handlines. We offer a stable boat with the majority of the back deck in the shade and a fully enclosed cabin. Children under 8 years old are not permitted and children 8-17 years must be accompanied by an adult.
During Turtle season, you’ll be able to spot both green and loggerhead turtles on the beaches. Join a Turtle Tour to spot turtles nesting and hatching. Peak nesting times are December through to April. Watching the turtles laying their eggs is a truly magical and unforgettable experience.
Junior Rangers Program
Inspire your children to become eco warriors. The Junior Rangers Program is available for children from ages 7 to 12 years old (only available during Australian school holidays). As a true coral cay situated on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Heron Island offers young visitors a myriad of interesting and educational experiences. The Heron Island Junior Rangers Program is no ordinary kids club! As a Heron Island Junior Ranger, kids enjoy hands-on activities while exploring the reef. Sorry, no adults allowed!
Watch magnificent sunsets from around the reef (selected departure dates). Your guide will take you to the best vantage point to view the sunset on the reef while enjoying Australian wine and gourmet cheeses. Children under 8 years old are not permitted and children 8-17 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Beach Picnic Hamper
Enjoy a specially prepared meal at any spot you choose on Heron Island.
Take a guided tour through the Heron sky with binoculars and
Indulge yourself with a relaxing spa treatment (or a couple of them) at the Aqua Soul Spa. Inspired by Heron Island’s Great Barrier Reef location, the Aqua Soul Spa embraces the powerful healing qualities of the sea, using nature to nurture the mind, body and spirit, with a complete selection of marine inspired signature face and body treatments for men and women. When choosing a combination of treatments, you will emerge from the Aqua Soul Spa feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. To reserve your treatments, please make a booking at the spa or at reception.
See the marine life of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Meet rays, sharks and tropical fish while you surround Heron Island in a kayak.