Eco Abrolhos does the Club Marine Perth International Boat ShowSeptember 28, 2018
Trip Report – 14th March 2019 Abrolhos Islands 5 Day TourMarch 24, 2019
Day 1 Thursday – 7.3.19
We started the trip off unusually with some balmy weather which meant good weather! Looked at the forecast and there was a window to snorkel on the wreck of the Batavia so we flipped the trip and headed North to the Wallabi group. Stop one was Webbie Hayes Fort with a side option of fishing. While Paul, Trent and myself were lucky enough to see a 2m Carpet Python searching for food, Jay and Kurtis had to contend with fish flying over the rails on the King Diver. Our next stop was to unwind in Turtle Bay with a gourmet platter prepared by our new chef Steve and oh of course it was mixed down with some bubbles to watch the sunset.
Day 2 Friday – 8.3.19
We sent the troops off to retrieve a bag of crayfish while we snorkelled and dived turtle bay. After, staying in theme with the Batavia we headed over and listened to some of Jays ghost stories on Beacon Island. We then ventured over to the wreck site as the conditions were favourable for a beautiful snorkel with 30m+ vis finishing the day off with sunset drinks on the top deck and a night fish catching pink snapper at Rat Island.
Day 3 Saturday – 9.3.19
While the King Diver went on the hunt for crays and fish, the Eco headed to Pelsaert for the first time this year to see what birds were nesting. There was an abundance of Common Noddies, various Terns and Pied Cormaron. When passing through Southern Group it’d be rude not to drop in for an afternoon coffee and a snorkel with the locals on Basille Island. We finished the afternoon off with sunset drinks on the back deck with a game of shanghai. We were treated to a beautiful chocolate and rum cake celebrating Katies Birthday and John and Helens wedding anniversary. What a night!
Day 4 Sunday – 10.3.19
We were greeted with a beautiful sunrise after a couple of cloudy days and the sun beamed down while we headed to Wooded Island for a snorkel. Our passengers were lucky enough to be joined by 3 Sea Lions on the Snorkel and showed us how to really dance around in the water. Next stop was Jays Rat Island drive by and on the way we pulled into Murrays new pearl hatchery on Big Rat. He not only explained but showed us millions of new hatchlings in his new state of the art hatchery complex. Wash it down with a few bubbles and a cheese platter on Little Sandy while the sun sets, any better and we’d have charge more.
Day 5 Monday – 11.3.19
After another successful bag out with the crayfish on our favourite spot hacksaw ridge, we headed over to Morley Island for our very last snorkel before the journey home. After our sea voyage we had to kick the passengers off back in port as they were threatening to stay on board as stow aways for next weeks trip. All in all another memorable experience at the Abrolhos.