Lizard Island provides amazing Great Barrier Reef snorkelling conditions, right off the beach. The “Clam Garden” is only a short swim from the beach at Watson’s Bay, and excellent sites are also found at Anchor Bay, and Sunset Beach - all within short walking distance of your accommodation. All snorkeling equipment and lessons are included in your tariff and our qualified marine staff will ensure you have everything you need. Snorkel LessonsComplimentary snorkel lessons are conducted every second afternoon followed by a guided snorkel offering a complimentary reef interpretive tour on the reef directly in front of the Beach Club in Anchor Bay. Visit the Beach Club prior to your lesson to be supplied and fitted with your Snorkelling kit. Beach SnorkellingFind an abundance of reef snorkelling in Anchor Bay, in front of the Resort, as well as at Sunset Beach and Watson's Bay where large concentrations of giant clams can be viewed, both within short walking distance from the Resort. Guide for SnorkellersWhilst Lizard Island offers a variety of snorkelling for the novice through to the very experienced, it is also important to highlight the following points to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience. Snorkelling and swimming is permitted off any beach, however the Lagoon area is restricted by the tides. Tide times are posted on the Activities Board at the Beach Club and briefs on restrictions are always given before any organised snorkel activity. Watch your buoyancy so that you do not drag your fins on the coral and never stand on the coral. Do not snorkel or swim alone or out of sight to family and friends. Snorkelling is generally a safe activity, however this exercise can aggravate certain medical conditions such as asthma and heart conditions. You should only participate in the activity with this understanding. You can download the Diving and Snorkelling Information Sheet (PDF) here. Please refer to the Lizard Island Activities Price List (PDF) for pricing details. If you have never snorkelled before, or it has been a while and your confidence is lacking, we recommend that you participate in a quick 30 minute lesson from 0745 to 0815 prior to the Reef Tour departure. Please collect your snorkelling equipment from the Beach Club prior to the lesson. Refer to your activities guide for times. Local Snorkel More Info Join your in-water guide for an introduction to marine life in one of our many dazzling locations around Lizard Island. Snorkelling Lessons More Info Complimentary snorkelling lessons are available, followed by a short guided snorkel, offering a complimentary interpretive tour on the reef directly in front of the Beach Club in Anchor Bay. You will require a mask, snorkel and fins to participate, which are available from the Beach Club. Guided Beach Snorkel More Info Under the supervision of our qualified team, you’ll discover amazing fish, coral and other marine creatures that live just metres below the surface. This activity is suitable for both beginners and experienced snorkellers. Beginners are recommended to participate in the ‘Introduction to Snorkelling’ prior to joining this activity. Beach Snorkelling More Info There is an abundance of reef snorkelling in Anchor Bay, in front of the Resort, as well as at Sunset Beach and Watson’s Bay where large concentrations of giant clams can be viewed, both within short walking distance from the Resort. Ribbon Reef Snorkelling More Info Led by experienced guides offering interpretation and safety, MV Serranidae snorkel trips are the ideal way to experience the amazing fish and coral of the Great Barrier Reef. Half day and full day trips are available on alternate days aboard MV Serranidae, travelling to sites equally accessible to snorkellers as well as divers.The half day trip departs at approximately 8.30am and returns at approximately 11.00am, taking you to either a continental island with its own unique fringing reefs or to patch reefs which are constructed entirely of coral.The full day trip, departing at approximately 8.30am and returning at approximately 3.30pm, visits two sites on the ribbon reefs, including the renowned Cod Hole (subject to weather and tidal conditions). Please book snorkel trips at the Beach Club on arrival. Charges apply. Refer to the activities guide for details.