Lizard Island Diving Trip in Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef

As the northern most resort on the Great Barrier Reef, and a luxury lodge of Australia, Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world. Its amazing location directly on the Great Barrier Reef means that the reef is literally on your door step.

Luxury $3,040
Best Season
June – October
4 Days 3 Nights
Small Group Journey
Group of Friends
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The Highlights of the Journey

  • Depart from Cairns on a charter plane over the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef
  • Exploring its natural wonders with less time on the boat
  • There are at least nine spots of diving around the Lizard Island Resort
  • Suitable for all levels of diving experience


*Rates are based on low season starting rate for entry level room, for 3 (three) nights
*Rates are based on Australian Dollar, per person for 2 (two) person stay in 1 room
*Rates are subject to change
*Rates are inclusive of taxes and fees

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Lizard Island Resort | 3 Nights

Upon arrival in Cairns International Airport, you will be personally met at the airport and driven to meet your connecting charter flight to Lizard Island from East Air Terminal in Cairns 

Depart from Cairns on a charter plane and travel one-hour over the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef to Lizard Island – a wonderful sense of arrival. 

Welcome to Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest and longest coral reef system, stretching for 2,300km from the tip of Cape York in the north to Bundaberg in the south. Comprising 3,000 separate reefs and some 900 continental islands and coral cays, it’s one of the world’s great natural wonders. Home to over 1,500 species of fish, abundant marine life and over 200 types of birds, it’s also one of Australia’s greatest conservation successes. A World Heritage Area since 1981 (the world’s first reef ecosystem to be recognized by UNESCO), it is highly protected and one of the best-managed marine areas on Earth.

Here are some of the activities on the resort that you can do at your own leisure:

Private Chartered Boat for Fishing Diving or Snorkeling

Lizard Island’s 51ft Riviera Cruise Vessel awaits you, with a cruise speed of 20 knots and a capacity for just 8 passengers.

A private charter for fishing, snorkeling and diving excursions will elevate your Lizard Island experience to a sublime, new level and leave you with no doubt as to why Lizard Island is like nowhere else. When you emerge from the water or put down your rod, our crew will be on hand to serve a menu of local produce and refreshments.

Diving, Snorkeling, or Fishing

Great Barrier Reef has at least 9 diving sites around with thousands of different reefs, and hundreds of species from turtles, reef sharks, and manta rays. Maximum depth is about 30 meters deep.

Experience some of the most picturesque reef and marine life by simply stepping off the beach. You can have a private lesson of snorkeling, or guided beach and local snorkel tour at your own choice.

Fishing is also one of the major attractions that makes Great Barrier Reef like nowhere else. Your catches will be delivered back to your hotel to be prepared by the Executive Chef for your dinner in the evening.

Reef Discovery and Private Beach Picnic

After adorning wet suit jackets, a private boat charter will take you on a snorkel tour of the famed Clam Gardens or Mermaid Cove, just a short sail from Lizard Island. Arriving at a secluded beach side location, you will soak up the natural beauty of their surroundings while enjoying fresh seafood. Staying true to Lizard Island’s supreme service standards, you will be waited on by a private butler.

Motorized Dinghies and Glass Bottom Kayak

Private dinghies are a one of thesignature of Great Barrier Reef. The most popular activity is to take a picnic hamper, your snorkel gear and motor to a private beach for a day of tranquility and exploring. You select your picnic menu for two the night before and head down to the Beach Club the next morning where your boat and picnic awaits. For those who wish to enjoy a private beach picnic but would rather not take a dinghy – a member of our Marine team will personally take you and pick you up.

Taking a glass bottom kayak out into the waters opens up an underwater treasure trove. At a leisurely pace and stopping to hover over coral, schools of fish and giant clams – this is a beautiful way to explore the reef. Or Paddle Boarding is also a serene and self-paced way to navigate the waters.