The craggy, often windswept islands of the Abrolhos
belie the dazzling kaleidoscope of life below the ocean’s surface.
archipelago of 122 islands, 45 nautical miles from Kalbarri, may appear barren on
the surface, its unique mix of tropical and temperate waters results in an
incredible number of different fish and coral species. In fact many say the fantasia
of fish and corals rivals that of the Great Barrier Reef – without the
hundreds of tourists and charter boats.
Islands are also renowned as one of the country’s most important sea bird
nesting habitats. And the fishing, well that has to be experienced to be
Descend below the ocean surface at the Abrolhos
Islands and enter another world – a seemingly magical land of towering
coral castles, dazzlingly bright reef fish and charming marine mammals like
dolphins and seals.
Many of the Abrolhos’ coral gardens grow close to
the surface, meaning you can experience its wonders with no more than a snorkel
and mask. Also be sure to visit the dive sites known for their huge, tame
Sampson fish – a close up encounter you’ll remember
The Abrolhos Islands are renowned as one of the
state’s premier fishing destinations. Far away from the often overfished grounds of the
coast, this more remote fishing wonderland is sure to impress.
The Islands are particularly well
renowned for baldchin groper. But
you’ll also find dhufish, snapper, emperor and coral trout in numbers sure to
astound. You may also like to troll for Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna or
dolphin fish for an exhilarating fishing experience.
Kalbarri Explorer Ocean Charters will take you there...
equipped with wide lower fishing/cruising deck and upper fly bridge, the Kalbarri
Explorer provides passengers with high above waterline vantage points. An
experienced skipper (with decades of experience as a professional fisherman in
this region) controls the vessel with help from a friendly and efficient
crew, all of whom offer exceptional knowledge of local waters and conditions.
The pristine marine environment of the Abrolhos
Islands offers a myriad of opportunities to experience the wonders of nature. Watch skies fill with the sound and colour of
nesting seabirds. The islands are particularly well renowned for their habitats
of terns, shearwaters, albatross, osprey, white breasted sea eagle, oyster
catchers and noddy species.
You’ll also highly likely to
see seals on your Islands trip – either lazing sprawled out on the beach or
ducking and diving through the turquoise waters. Huge pods of dolphins are
also a common sight, as are humpback whales during their annual migration from
June to November.