About Eco Abrolhos

Eco Abrolhos is a family operated business, run by Jay and Sonia Cox along with their children, Maddy and Bronson. The family lived on the Abrolhos Islands off the coast of Geraldton for 30 years operating a Crayfishing business until they decided to switch gears into the tourism business in 2003.

The Cox family lived on Little Rat Island four months each year during the Abrolhos Crayfishing season with both kids attending school on the island and spending their spare time fishing, snorkelling and exploring all the surrounding islands. Living and working from the Abrolhos has given the family a huge appreciation for the Islands and instilled a desire to share the intriguing history and pristine scenery with other keen explorers. This passion for the area helped Jay and Sonia take their business in a different direction and move into the tourism industry in 2003. They initially turned their crayfishing vessel into a charter boat but quickly outgrew it as they had an overwhelming response to their tours with them struggling to keep up with the enquiries and bookings! A few boats later and after many lessons learnt, they purchased the current vessel that comfortably sleeps 32 passengers. Jay and Sonia are still very involved in running the business with the help of their son Bronson who now skippers the boat and their daughter Maddison helping out with Marketing.

While the Abrolhos islands was Eco Abrolhos’ first passion, another region that the business has been exploring for the last 8 years is the Kimberley in Northern Western Australia. While the Abrolhos is a popular choice from January – May, the Eco Abrolhos can be seen heading north to escape to bask in the Kimberley dry season from May to September.

For the Kimberley trips, Eco Abrolhos shuffles the crew so that everyone on board is knowledgeable and experienced in exploring this relatively popular but untouched landscape. Kimberley trips are usually skippered by Broome local, Grant Streeter who has a wealth of experience touring this area. Grant brings with him years of knowledge, entertaining stories and a strong passion for the Kimberley that immediately captivates passengers and helps them to feel at ease.

Eco Abrolhos prides itself on its low environmental footprint, sustainable practices and it’s ongoing support to local initiatives to preserve and protect both of these unique regions. Eco Abrolhos are most passionate about taking their customers on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, enriching them with knowledge, history and an unforgettable experience.

If you would like more information about Eco Abrolhos please do not hesitate to contact us.


To view all available dates for our Eco Tours, view our calendar page