Shipwreck Special Nature Tour/Half Day Tour - Geraldton

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Geraldton Air Charter, Geraldton Airport, Moonyoonooka WA 6532, Australia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Our "Shipwreck Special " Nature Tour of the Abrolhos Islands departs from Geraldton Airport.

The beautiful aerial scenic flight includes overflying the fascinating islands in the Pelsaert Group, the Easter Group and the Wallabi Group.

You will see beautiful coral, marine life and fishermen's camps and pearl farms, and the historical Weibbe Hayes' Fort - which is the first European building on Australian soil - before landing at East Wallabi Island.

Guests walk down to the beautiful Turtle Bay and enjoy morning tea, and then enjoy snorkelling over the coral in Turtle Bay or take a guided nature walk which includes bird watching and wallabi spotting.

The return flight takes guests over Long Island, Beacon Island and the Batavia Wreck Site before landing back in Geraldton.

Time duration: 4.5 hrs

Highlights

  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Lunch included
  • Snorkel gear included
  • All-inclusive tour

Know More about this tour

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.

Inclusions

Morning tea(dietary requirements can be catered for)

Pilot guide

Coffee and/or Tea - (dietary requirements can be catered for)

Exclusions

Personal drinking water

Geraldton hotel pickup and drop-off: $20.00 AUD per passenger.

Gratuities

Lunch

Face masks provided for travelers at the cost of $2 each

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Face masks provided for travelers at the cost of $2 each

Traveler Reviews

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  • 17-Jul-2022

    Die Bilder von der Flugzeugperspektive waren atemberaubend. Wir haben neben den wunderschönen Korallenriffen auch min 50 Buckelwale gesehen

  • 25-Apr-2022

    Upgraded trip to full day at no extra cost. Extensive coverage throughout the whole region good commentary. Excellent staff at airport, pilot Blaze is an excellent chap.

  • 04-Mar-2021

    An amazing day. Our pilot "Polo" was fantastic , his knowledge of the island and history was wonderful. We had the island to ourselves. Polo prepared morning tea ((complete with table cloth!!) and we had hours to swim, snorkel, walk and relax. A beautiful lunch was provided with enough food for several. Polo took us on a walk around island explaing about the wildlife , vegetation, and history. Our flight home was smooth and l have never known landings like he did, totally bump free, and smooth as silk! An absolute must to go on this tour, we arrived back feeling like we had been on another planet of total beauty. So many beautiful shells also on island.

  • 13-Nov-2019

    We were blessed with a clear day with migrating whales beneath us. Lots of interesting history. A simple but adequate lunch, pretty walk and a little snorkel. The pilot was friendly and informative.

  • 19-Sep-2019

    It was a great tour, the flight out was interesting. The island was beautiful, snorkeling was amazing. We saw lizards, crabs, potaroos and the nesting Osprey. We even saw whales breaching from the shore. The highlight of the day was watching a White breasted sea eagle try to steal the fish a dolphin was chasing. The flight back was a whale watching exercise. We saw more than I thought possible. It was a wonderful day.

  • 14-Jun-2019

    Es war einfach nur ein grandioser Tag! Die Abrolhos Islands von oben zu sehen ist einfach nur wunderwunderschön. Aber auch der Strandspaziergang auf East Wallaby Island am schneeweißen Strand war toll. Zurück ging es dann noch einmal über die Inseln und schließlich als Abschluss noch über den Pink Lake. Eine tolle Tour, die ich eigentlich nur empfehlen kann.

  • 15-Mar-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.

  • 11-Mar-2019

    Weather wasn't the best as it was cloudy with poor visibility. Good flight although a very small plane so noisy, squashy and unable to hear the pilot as headsets not working. Good food provided. Saw lots of fish while snorkelling. Recommend BYO snorkelling equipment. Wonderful on the Island and seeing wallabies, lizards and birds. Pilot/tour guide informative and accommodating.

  • 08-Mar-2019

    Weather wasn't the best as it was cloudy with poor visibility. Good flight although a very small plane so noisy, squashy and unable to hear the pilot as headsets not working. Good food provided. Saw lots of fish while snorkelling. Recommend BYO snorkelling equipment. Wonderful on the Island and seeing wallabies, lizards and birds. Pilot/tour guide informative and accommodating.

  • 02-Jan-2019

    was amazing experience - abrolohos islands are super beautiful :) couldn't recommend enough - everything was handled smoothly and the pilots were super friendly.

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