The Abrolhos Islands
A new world just a short journey away! The Abrolhos Islands are some of Australia’s most spectacular and historic islands. They abound with natural wonders, spectacular marine and bird life. The islands are also home to the historic Batavia wreck and what is generally acknowledged as being the earliest European structure in Australia.
Located approximately 70 kilometres from the coastal town of Geraldton they can be reached via boat or scenic flight. The Abrolhos Islands consist of some 122 islands that are clustered into three main groups; the Wallabi, Pelsaert or Southern Group and Easter Groups.
Our 5 Day Abrolhos Islands Tour on board the Eco Abrolhos is the best choice to explore and experience this unique part of Australia!
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Abrolhos Island Tour Highlights
Experience Marine Life
The Abrolhos Islands lie in the flowing Leeuwin current which provides the perfect environment for spectacular coral outcrops and marine life. Watch the Australian sea lions frolic in the waters alongside bottle nose dolphins and huge Samson fish.
Sea Bird Sanctuary
The birdlife is amazing with over 90 specific and rare species identified and often cited as the world’s most important sea bird breeding colony. September & October is the peak breeding season and the best time to witness hatchlings.
Whale Of A Time
Migratory whales such as the humpback whale, are frequent visitors and can often be seen breaching, and at play in the warm waters and are a site to behold. Whales typically migrate for breeding in the months from May through December.
Dive Into History
Discover the fascinating and gruesome history of the Batavia shipwreck - the mutiny, the savagery, the maritime skill, and the rescue. We visit up to 4 different locations!
Discover Island Culture
Learn about the rich history based around Crayfishing & fishing, visit the fishing camps and meet the locals. Try your hand at catching the iconic Baldchin Groper!
Our onboard chef prepares the freshly caught local crayfish & reef fish for you to enjoy. Eco Abrolhos serves buffet style meals & dietary requirements can be catered for.
Eco Abrolhos 5 Day Tour
Our 5 Day Abrolhos Islands Tour is the ultimate way to explore and experience the very best of the Abrolhos Islands. From sunrise to well after sunset your days will be filled with a variety of activities. Each 5 Day Tour is tailor made to make the best of the weather, tide and seasonal conditions.
Your 5 Day Abrolhos Islands Cruise begins on Day 0 as we welcome you aboard for a complimentary night prior to departure the next morning. This allows you time to settle in your cabin, meet the crew and other passengers, complete the safety briefings and enjoy pizza night as you watch the sun set over the Eco Wharf.
The next morning you have a choice of either waking with the crew & watching the sun rise over Geraldton as the Eco Abrolhos departs or enjoy a sleep in as we steam towards the Abrolhos Islands. Scheduled arrival at the Southern Group is around 10am. The next 24 hours is spent exploring a selection of the Southern Group locations
The Eco Abrolhos departs the Southern Group around noon and cruises north to the Easter Group where we meet up with the morning’s fisherman. There is a selection of 6 locations where we will spend our next 36 hours.
Batavia Day – After a quick steam to the Wallabi Group get ready for some history lessons. There is a choice of 4 historical sites to visit.
The morning is spent exploring around the Wallabi Group typically Turtle Bay on East Wallabi Island. The Eco Abrolhos departs around noon for the steam back to Geraldton with arrival just before sunset.