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.
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
This 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.
Exclusive 5-day Abrolhos Islands Gourmet Get Away
Enjoy WA wines & fresh Abrolhos seafood on board the Eco Abrolhos!
For all the foodie lovers, why not jump on a special 5-day food and wine experience to the Abrolhos on September 16. What do you get when you add premium WA wines + fresh seafood + warm weather + an isolated island paradise? A cray-zy good time!
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
Days 2 + 3
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.
The Eco Abrolhos
Welcome on board the Eco Abrolhos! These Abrolhos Island Tours, Charters and Kimberley Cruises provide the perfect platform to experience these unique parts of Australia.
The Eco Abrolhos is a multi-hull vessel supporting four levels of operating decks. The Eco Abrolhos, is one of the largest vessels working out of Geraldton. All accommodation areas, as well as other internal areas in the vessel, are fully air conditioned with a range of separate units. She has just completed a major re-fit to the tune of $1.7M.
Basic Technical Specifications
Length Overall 34.89 Metres
Beam (width) 13.25 Metres
Draft 2.20 Metres
Gross Tonnage 220 Tonnes
Service Speed 9.00 Knots
Engines Dual 425 Kw MWM Diesels, 1 per hull
Fuel Capacity 36,000 Litres
Fresh Water Capacity 20,000 Litres (Supplemented by Desalination Plant producing 850 litres per hour, 20,000 litres per day.)
“Grey” Water Capacity 14,000 Litres
“Black” Water Capacity 2,000 Litres
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