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Abrolhos Islands Shipwreck Air and Land Tour from Geraldton

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    What to Expect
    Before your departure, meet your pilot who will give you a talk on the Abrolhos Islands including the history and information on the fishing industry as it is today.
    Depart Geraldton just after 9am, overflying the beautiful city and track for an extended scenic overfly of the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands - The Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi groups.
    En route your pilots will point out the pearl farms, the historic church on Basile Island, the brightly colored fisherman's camps, marine life including sharks, manta rays, dolphins and migratory whales(in season) and some of the shipwrecks - The Zeewijk(1727) and the famous Batavia (1629). You will also overfly Webbie Hayes' fort, the oldest European building in Australia.
    After landing at East Wallabi Island it's a short stroll to the picturesque Turtle Bay where you will have morning tea. Your pilot will then take you snorkeling; this environmental measure ensures that you see the best of the marine life and coral reefs but also safeguards the fragile seagrasses and coral.
    After enjoying lunch you will be taken on a guided nature walk with bird watching and wallaby spotting. Your pilot guide will ensure you see all the points of interest including the osprey's nest, sea eagle's nest and the feeding platform, lizards, crabs and spiders.
    Returning to the beach there is time for another swim or beach combing or just relaxing before heading back to the fixed-wing aircraft.
    On departure you will see Long Island (where the Batavia Mutineers were hanged), Beacon Island where many of the mutineers' victims were buried and the Batavia wreck site overflying the Geelvink channel before returning to Geraldton.
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    Reviewed 15 March 2019

    A wonderful flying experience over the Abrolhos islands followed by an enjoyable walking tour with our friendly pilot, Joe. We saw a seal, wallabies and lots of friendly lizards. The weather was perfect - a great day out.

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Wendy R
    Reviewed 29 September 2018

    A fabulous trip! Knowledgable Pilot Joe took us out over the fabulously blue Abrolhos in bright sunshine, explaining the history of the islands and the suite of ships that came to grief on them. Spotted many whales on the way, and several cute tammars, lizards,...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank val738
    Reviewed 16 August 2018

    As a solo traveler the provider kept me well informed of progress at reaching the minimum tour number. The pilot and guide for the day was Bree and she was excellent - only been flying the tours for 6 months but had researched information and...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank AndrewM1968
    Reviewed 29 April 2018

    This was an amazing day. The pilot was very knowledgable and lovely and then served us morning tea and lunch. Snorkeling gear was provided so that we could look at the amazing reef which is on a par with Great Barrier Reef in my opinion....More

    Date of experience: May 2017
    1  Thank Wendy M
    Reviewed 9 March 2018

    This trip had been a long standing ambition, and it lived up to my anticipation. Perfect weather helped of course, but the whole day was superb. The flight was interesting and the day on the island quite magical. It was my birthday, and I even...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
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    28 September 2018|
    Response from AndrewM1968 | Reviewed this property |
    You would need to talk to the providers of the tours. They may be able to adjust the start time to accommodate you - depending who else is on the tour.
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