A tour of the lagoon on a glass-bottom boat provides a close-up view of Lord Howe’s vibrant, diverse corals and kaleidoscope of tropical fish.

Lord Howe Environmental Tours runs the Coral Viewing and Snorkelling Tour, an experience of the lagoon’s reef and coral holes. The two-hour tour explores the coral seascape and introduces visitors to some of the more unusual lagoon inhabitants including the endemic double-header wrasse, stingrays and turtles. This tour provides an optional snorkelling experience at Erscott’s Hole.

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A tour with Marine Adventures explores Lord Howe Island’s submarine paradise on board its glass-bottom boat. Tours guide guests over immense coral bommies before mooring for an optional snorkel to explore shipwrecks in the company of enormous anemone and schools of Moorish idols. Marine Adventures have three different glass-bottom boat tours to choose from.

Meet the crew at Islander Cruises at the boat house on the lagoon. There are several tour options including the North Bay Nature and Turtle Tour and the Glassbottom Boat Tour. Visitors can take in views of the dazzling reef system and its unique marine species on both tours. There are also opportunities for snorkelling the reef from the boat.