Depart Geraldton for our 3.5 hour journey to the first group of islands, Southern Group. Start the day with a snorkel, dive or glass bottom boat over the crystal clear coral patches in the sanctuary. Take a tour to one of the Abrolhos pearl farms where there are 3 species of pearls including the black lipper oyster with the opportunity to purchase some exquisite Abrolhos pearls. There is an opportunity to try and catch one of the many fish that frequent the waters in our tender boat. Later in the day we travel north to the Easter Group and anchor inside the bay at Wooded Island for the night and try our hand catching squid or bait fish.
Visit Wooded Islands sea bird nesting sanctuary and view the many varieties of birds that migrate from up to 7,000 nautical miles to nest on these islands. Snorkel in the protected squid hole or try and catch a squid for our chef to prepare for dinner. Fishing is optional. Visit Leos Island and feed the pet cod and check out the colony of sea lions on the island. Cruise on to the anemone lump for a dive, snorkel or glass bottom boat ride and hand feed the fish in the sanctuary. Depart for Wallaby group and anchor inside the lagoon - Island of the Angry Ghosts - Batavia's graveyard - night fishing is an option. Watch the Batavia movie ready for the tour tomorrow.
Tour the Island of Angry Ghosts and relive the biggest Australian maritime history. Dive, snorkel or glass bottom boat over the Batavia wreck site if conditions are favourable. Take a tour on to Big Pigeon Island and hear the history of the crayfishing industry or visit Wiebbe Hayes fort, the oldest structure in Australia. Weather pending either stay the night in Turtle Bay or head north.
This morning we set sail for the Shark Bay World Heritage region. Travel time 20 hours.
Spend the day beach walking, snorkelling, fishing or exploring Dirk Hartog Island and surrounding islands. Learn about the first European, William Dampier, to set foot on Australian soil 400 years previous and maybe visit the very spot - Cape Inscription. There is also the opportunity to go fishing or snorkelling.
Today we are cruising the Ningaloo Reef trying to spot the gentle giants of the ocean, the whale sharks. We also have the opportunity today to fish, snorkel, dive or glass bottom boat rides. We will drop anchor on Coral Bay and if time permits go ashore.
A relaxing day on one of the many islands outside Exmouth Gulf. A day to chill out and watch the world go by. Today we also have the opportunity to dive, snorkel, fish or glass bottom boat rides.