sea kayak and snorkel the galapagos of the indian ocean
Embark on a 7-day sea kayaking expedition in Western Australia, diving into the abundant marine life and captivating history of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands. Set sail on the Silverado, our premier live-aboard vessel, ready to uncover the secrets of these 122 islands, often hailed as the ‘Galapagos of the Indian Ocean’.
Each day presents a fresh adventure: paddling through lively coral reefs, teeming with a variety of fish, playful dolphins and gliding rays. On land, experience the spectacle of over two million seabirds and the rare opportunity to observe the endangered Australian sea lion in its natural habitat.
Travel back in time as you traverse more than 60 historic shipwrecks, including the infamous Batavia, unveiling a fascinating aspect of Australia’s maritime heritage. Plunge into crystal-clear waters for an unforgettable snorkeling experience with seals, surrounded by the underwater kaleidoscope of coral gardens, vibrant fish, anemones and seagrass meadows. You can even try your hand at catching your dinner from one of our handpicked fishing spots.
the live aboard
Our floating base is the Silverado, a 24-metre catamaran, providing a comfortable setting for your adventures. The boat has five cabin bedrooms, three with ensuites, and two sharing a bathroom. Cabins include a twin share and others with double or queen beds. The Silverado also features a sun balcony, outdoor dining area, lounge room, seating at the bow, as well as a rear swim platform. A 10-metre support vessel accompanies paddlers when needed. Each night, the Silverado anchors in calm water areas within the islands.
This trip is suitable for active paddlers with some kayak experience
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Minimum numbers apply
Return transport between Geraldton and the Silverado, use of double and single expedition kayaks complete with paddles, life jackets, and spray decks. Enjoy a six-night stay on the Silverado, guided by a professional kayak expert. All meals and snacks from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7, with wine and beer served for a sundowner and dinner. Linen, bathroom towels, water, and non-alcoholic drinks are provided. Snorkeling gear and stand-up paddleboards are available for use, along with bait and standard fishing gear for those who wish to fish. A group first aid kit is also provided for safety.
Flights and airport transfers, accommodation and meals in Geraldton, and travel insurance.
Arrival, transfer to Silverado, safety briefing and dinner.
Transfer to Abrolhos Islands, first kayak outing, explore Pelsaert and Gun Islands.
Explore Easter and Wallabi Groups of Islands, kayak, snorkel, observe sea life, visit shipwreck sites and catch dinner.
Departure from the islands, return to Geraldton and farewell.
what you’ll see
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