Snorkelling Lessons

Complimentary snorkel lessons are conducted daily at 4.30pm in the swimming pool. No booking is required.

You will require a mask, snorkel and fins to participate, which are available for hire from the Marine Centre.

Snorkel Rates & Options

Beach Snorkelling

Being right on the reef means that you can snorkel off the beach. If you have not snorkelled before or would like to practice, try Shark Bay (named after the harmless Shovel Nose Ray) or from the Gantry just in front of the Pandanus Lounge. Snorkelling in the harbour is not allowed between 8am and 5.30pm due to boat traffic.

It is best three hours before and after high tide from the Gantry and Shark Bay. Tide times are posted in the daily "Heron Times" or displayed outside the Marine Centre.

Snorkel Boat Trip

Enjoy one of our three daily snorkel tours offering a kaleidoscope of coloured fish and coral on Heron and Wistari Reefs, all within easy reach of Heron Island.

Novice snorkellers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of a snorkel lesson at 2pm daily. A minimum age restriction of 8 years applies, whilst experience level required may vary due to weather and surface conditions.

Snorkel trips are at 9am, 11am and 2.30pm daily.

Price: $50 AUD adult / $35 AUD child

Contact our Marine Centre with your booking request by phone on (07) 4972 9055 or email