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Abrolhos Islands

Abrolhos Islands

Geraldton, Western Australia

The Basics

The most popular way to explore the Abrolhos Islands is by taking a small-plane flight from Geraldton, affording views over the three main island groups: Pelsaert, Easter, and Wallabi. Tour options range from short flights—often combined with a flyover of nearby attractions such as Pink Lake (Hutt Lagoon), Murchison River, and Kalbarri sea cliffs—to full-day tours including a touchdown on East Wallabi Island, snorkeling in Turtle Bay, and a bird-watching walk around the island.

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Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
$312.10 per adult
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Must do experience!!
We had a wonderful day with our amazing guide Jeri! The views from the plane were breathtaking, the wild life (including so many whales!) was amazing and nothing was too much trouble for our guide Jeri! Jeri was sweet, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and went above and beyond throughout the day. The day was very well organised. It could not have been a better day out - thoroughly recommend this tour and this company.
Kirsty_M, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Western Australia

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Seeing whales on the...
Ian_B, Aug 2021
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
Seeing whales on the crossing to and from the islands. The colours and vastness of the islands was spectacular.
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Abrolhos Trip
Keith_O, May 2021
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
Well organized and all really nice people, all up a great experience. The pilot made the trip as nothing was too much trouble.
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Charlie_A, Mar 2021
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
Lovely day seeing the islands from the air. The tour and information provided was great. Loved it! :)
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A day on beautiful Abrolhos
Sharon_H, Jan 2021
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
Amazingly beautiful to fly over the Islands and our Pilot Polo was happy to share the rich history of shipwrecks and mutiny!! Enjoyed our lunch and snorkeling was wonderful. Thanks for a great day.
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A fantastic day
Gillie_K, Jan 2021
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
. Dave our pilot and guide was highly skilled, knowledgeable, a great conversationalist and sensitive to individual’s needs. He gave us an extensive aerial tour of the Abrohlis, before landing on one of the islands where we swam, snorkeled and enjoyed a lovely picnic lunch he provided. Then a tour of the islan then home. Thank you very much, it was wonderful.
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The photography
Phil, Aug 2020
Shipwreck Special Full Day Tour of the Abrolhos Islands
This is a great tour. The weather was cold on the day we went but would be great on a warm day. The staff and pilots were great addressing us by our first names within 60 min of arriving. They were very knowledgeable. We were able to see whales frolicking on the way back. I highly recommend this trip to fellow travelers.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • There are no accommodations or facilities on the islands, so bring everything you need.

  • Pack your swimsuit, towel, and sun protection, as well as a sweater—the islands can be windy even in summer.

  • Some flights to Abrolhos Islands are wheelchair accessible, but it’s best to check with the tour operator in advance.

  • Permits are required to visit, fish, and snorkel at the islands; fees are typically included in tour packages.

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How to Get There

The Abrolhos Islands are located about 37 miles (60 kilometers) off the coast of Geraldton, along the Coral Coast. The only way to reach the islands is by plane or charter boat, which leave from Geraldton or Kalbarri.

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When to Get There

February to June and September to October are the ideal times to visit the island, offering the best conditions for sailing and snorkeling, although it is possible to visit year-round. The main fishing season runs from March to August, when local fishermen set up temporary homes on some of the smaller islands. Migrating humpback whales can be spotted from July to October.

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Wildlife of the Abrolhos Islands

Most of the Abrolhos Islands are protected as a conservation area, and their more than 62 miles (100 kilometers) of coral reefs offer bountiful marine life. Spot dolphins, Australian sea lions, and humpback whales along the coast, and dive or snorkel to see manta rays and samson fish. The islands play host to the tammar wallaby; more than 35 bird species, including noody, shearwater, and tern; and fish including yellowfish tuna, coral trout, yellowtail kingfish, and pink snapper.

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