Abrolhos Islands Shipwreck Special - Geraldton Air Charter

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We have 3 kinds of Abrolhos Tours: Half Day/Nature Tour, Overflying Scenic Tour, Overflying Scenic Tour with morning/afternoon tea

Abrolhos Islands Shipwreck Special Half Day Tour/Nature Tour 

Tour duration: 4.5 hrs, we can extend to 5 hrs for you if we are available on the day

* Included in the price is snorkelling equipment and morning or afternoon tea. (Special dietary needs are catered for)

Before departure your pilot will provide you with a briefing on the Abrolhos Islands including the history and information on the fishing industry as it is today.

  • We depart Geraldton then overfly our beautiful city and then track for an extended scenic overfly of the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands.- The Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi groups.
  • En route your pilot will point out the pearl farms, the historic church on Basile Island, the brightly coloured fishermen’s camps, marine life including sharks, manta rays, dolphins and migratory whales (in season) and some of the shipwrecks – for example – the Zeewijk (1727) and the famous Batavia (1629). You will also overfly Webbie Hayes’ fort, the oldest European building in Australia.
  • After walking to beautiful Turtle Bay we have morning or afternoon tea, followed by the options of a guided snorkelling adventure or a guided nature walk to view the osprey’s nest, white breasted sea eagles nest and the feeding platform, lizards, crabs and spiders.
  • 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.

What to bring

On the tour day, please bring you own drinking water, hat, sunscreen, bathers, towel, camera, footwear appropriate for walking on sandy, rocky tracks and in the water. We will provide you with snorkeling gear but we do recommend you to take your own masks and snorkels if you are going to do snorkelling.

 

Abrolhos Islands Overflying Scenic Tour

Time duration: 1.5 hrs

The Overfly Scenic Tour is perfect opportunity for those who would like to experience the beautiful Abrolhos Islands, but are time restricted. Personal gifts, birthdays, and special occasions, just to name a few. The following outlines the itinerary for the Overflying Tour:

  • Before departure your pilot will provided you with a detailed talk on the Abrolhos Islands including the history and information on the fishing industry as it is today.
  • We depart Geraldton at either 9am, 11am, 1pm or 3pm, overflying our beautiful city and then tracking for an extended scenic overfly of the three main groups of the Abrolhos Islands.- The Pelseart, Easter and Wallabi groups.
  • En route your pilot will point out the pearl farms, the historic church on Basile Island, the brightly coloured fisherman camps, marine life including sharks, manta rays, dolphins and migratory whales(in season) and some of the shipwrecks for example – The Zeewijk(1727) and the famous Batavia (1629). You will also overfly Webbie Hayes’ fort, the oldest European building in Australia.
  • Upon viewing the Batavia’s shipwreck site, your pilot departs overhead Beacon and Traitors Islands to return to Geraldton.

What to bring

On the tour day, please bring you own drinking water, hat, sunscreen,  footwear appropriate for walking

Abrolhos Islands Shipwreck Special Scenic Flight with morning or afternoon tea

  • Is the overfly of the Abrolhos Islands as described above with a landing on East Wallabi for either morning or afternoon tea.
  • Time duration: 2 hrs

What to bring

On the tour day, please bring you own drinking water, sunscreen

 

Cancellation Policy
Flights cancelled by Geraldton Air Charter due to weather or mechanical failure will be refunded.
No refund for tours already commenced.
No refund on cancellation less than 48 hours before 12 am of the flight day. Attention: During Chinese New Year season (from Chinese Lunar Calendar’s 24 December to 14 January) and Chinese National Day season (Western Calendar’s 24 September – 14 October), no refund on cancellation less than 7 days before 12 am of the flight day.

 

During the tour, please concern yourself about the sustainability by following the instructions: