Meet Dave & Reef N Beyond

A visit to Lord Howe Island wouldn’t be complete without joining us on one of our
Reef N Beyond Eco Tours

  • About Dave
    Captain Dave Gardiner (Master Class V), has spent the last 40 years skippering in and around the waters of Lord Howe Island. He is a qualified dive master and has a long association with all things above and below the water.
  • About Reef N Beyond
    Reef N Beyond is a state of the art Eco Tour vessel. She was designed with safety, passenger comfort, stability & visibility in mind. Passengers are covered by an awning for protection from the sun and there is a toilet onboard for your convenience. Get the most out of your trip as Dave and his team of experienced staff shows you the best Lord Howe Island has to offer.
  • Our Testimonials

Boat Trip to Ball’s Pyramid

This was our second visit to LHI and our second boat experience with Dave, Both of which were excellent . We loved the boat ride to Balls Pyramid , Dave was informative re history, bird life etc Balls Pyramid is amazing and a not to be missed experience, Thank you for a fantastic experience both Dave & Glenys


Ostephs

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:49:31+00:00

Ostephs

This was our second visit to LHI and our second boat experience with Dave, Both of which were excellent . We loved the boat ride to Balls Pyramid , Dave was informative re history, bird life etc Balls Pyramid is amazing and a not to be missed experience, Thank you for a fantastic experience both Dave & Glenys

Ball’s Pyramid Round Island Combo

We had a great overall experience with a trip to Ball's Pyramid first up with our skipper, Dave, being very generous with information & photo ops. It's a must see if the weather is kind. The boat is brilliant & so stable. Lots of sea birds along our journey today & the colour of the water in places was mesmerizing. Great information provided along all stops & a fun snorkel up the north of Malabar. We'd go again in a heartbeat.

Anne&Geoffholiday

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:23:24+00:00

Anne&Geoffholiday

We had a great overall experience with a trip to Ball's Pyramid first up with our skipper, Dave, being very generous with information & photo ops. It's a must see if the weather is kind. The boat is brilliant & so stable. Lots of sea birds along our journey today & the colour of the water in places was mesmerizing. Great information provided along all stops & a fun snorkel up the north of Malabar. We'd go again in a heartbeat.

A Great Morning at Ball’s Pyramid

Dave is a fantastic enthusiastic knowledgeable skipper. the boat is comfortable and ideal for LHI. Thanks for a fantastic around island cruise, out to Balls Pyramid and snorkelling at balls pyramid. Weather dictates all water trips and we had to wait til near the end of our trip til the winds calmed down. But it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

nzp0ppy

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:28:00+00:00

nzp0ppy

Dave is a fantastic enthusiastic knowledgeable skipper. the boat is comfortable and ideal for LHI. Thanks for a fantastic around island cruise, out to Balls Pyramid and snorkelling at balls pyramid. Weather dictates all water trips and we had to wait til near the end of our trip til the winds calmed down. But it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

Outstanding Experience

A great skipper and crew, spectacular coastline, dolphins right next to the boat, snorkelling at Ball's Pyramid, up close and personal with a blow hole, homemade cake and a cuppa on return - what an experience! The brand new boat is extremely stable and gives everyone a terrific view of the sights. It was an exhilarating experience that shouldn't be missed.

Coasters

Tours
5
2019-02-07T09:38:52+00:00

Coasters

A great skipper and crew, spectacular coastline, dolphins right next to the boat, snorkelling at Ball's Pyramid, up close and personal with a blow hole, homemade cake and a cuppa on return - what an experience! The brand new boat is extremely stable and gives everyone a terrific view of the sights. It was an exhilarating experience that shouldn't be missed.

Pyramid Island Tour



Reef N Beyond!! Really great boat ; fast & very comfortable even though we had a bit of swell it handled it with ease!! Great commentary from both guys who obviously know all about this magic lsland. Bird life at Balls Pyramid was amazing !!! Had a snorkel at Malabar with great coral, fish & turtles!! Dave , Glenys & Josh make sure your trip is enjoyable for everyone!! Don’t miss out on this adventure when visiting LHI.


Bellskj

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:11:12+00:00

Bellskj

Reef N Beyond!! Really great boat ; fast & very comfortable even though we had a bit of swell it handled it with ease!! Great commentary from both guys who obviously know all about this magic lsland. Bird life at Balls Pyramid was amazing !!! Had a snorkel at Malabar with great coral, fish & turtles!! Dave , Glenys & Josh make sure your trip is enjoyable for everyone!! Don’t miss out on this adventure when visiting LHI.

Ball’s Pyramid & Lord Howe Island

Amazing experience. My jaw dropped when I saw Ball’s Pyramid. So majestic. Captain Dave is fantastic - experienced, you feel extremely safe and in good hands. Boat is wonderful. It was awesome to go around Lord Howe - such a different perspective. Lot’s of big waves breaking - very cool stuff to see. Oh and Dolphins riding your side on the way back from Ball’s Pyramid..!

Themania

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:51:47+00:00

Themania

Amazing experience. My jaw dropped when I saw Ball’s Pyramid. So majestic. Captain Dave is fantastic - experienced, you feel extremely safe and in good hands. Boat is wonderful. It was awesome to go around Lord Howe - such a different perspective. Lot’s of big waves breaking - very cool stuff to see. Oh and Dolphins riding your side on the way back from Ball’s Pyramid..!

Boat Trip to Ball’s Pyramid LHI

Great boat ride, very informative trip about the pyramid's history, adventure and climbing, geology and bird life. Excellent value for the money. The captain and wife were very helpful, answered all questions and provided very good printed information about the climb attempts on Balls Pyramid. The trip around LHI itself was magnificent. Recommend it to all

Tramping

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:56:36+00:00

Tramping

Great boat ride, very informative trip about the pyramid's history, adventure and climbing, geology and bird life. Excellent value for the money. The captain and wife were very helpful, answered all questions and provided very good printed information about the climb attempts on Balls Pyramid. The trip around LHI itself was magnificent. Recommend it to all

A Sea Stack to Behold

We weren’t expecting such a comfortable boat, nor such excellent informative tour guides as Dave (the captain) and Josh. The boat ends up circumnavigating LHI and Balls Pyramid, and the Pyramid is even more stunning close up than I imagined. We also got to snorkel there, and as an extra treat a couple of Galapagos sharks came over to say hello. Weather permitting - this is a must do trip.

Globetrotter767

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:25:00+00:00

Globetrotter767

We weren’t expecting such a comfortable boat, nor such excellent informative tour guides as Dave (the captain) and Josh. The boat ends up circumnavigating LHI and Balls Pyramid, and the Pyramid is even more stunning close up than I imagined. We also got to snorkel there, and as an extra treat a couple of Galapagos sharks came over to say hello. Weather permitting - this is a must do trip.
5
8
Tours

A Sea Stack to Behold

We weren’t expecting such a comfortable boat, nor such excellent informative tour guides as Dave (the captain) and Josh. The boat ends up circumnavigating LHI and Balls Pyramid, and the Pyramid is even more stunning close up than I imagined. We also got to snorkel there, and as an extra treat a couple of Galapagos sharks came over to say hello. Weather permitting - this is a must do trip.

Globetrotter767

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:25:00+00:00

Globetrotter767

We weren’t expecting such a comfortable boat, nor such excellent informative tour guides as Dave (the captain) and Josh. The boat ends up circumnavigating LHI and Balls Pyramid, and the Pyramid is even more stunning close up than I imagined. We also got to snorkel there, and as an extra treat a couple of Galapagos sharks came over to say hello. Weather permitting - this is a must do trip.

A Great Morning at Ball’s Pyramid

Dave is a fantastic enthusiastic knowledgeable skipper. the boat is comfortable and ideal for LHI. Thanks for a fantastic around island cruise, out to Balls Pyramid and snorkelling at balls pyramid. Weather dictates all water trips and we had to wait til near the end of our trip til the winds calmed down. But it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

nzp0ppy

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:28:00+00:00

nzp0ppy

Dave is a fantastic enthusiastic knowledgeable skipper. the boat is comfortable and ideal for LHI. Thanks for a fantastic around island cruise, out to Balls Pyramid and snorkelling at balls pyramid. Weather dictates all water trips and we had to wait til near the end of our trip til the winds calmed down. But it was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

Pyramid Island Tour



Reef N Beyond!! Really great boat ; fast & very comfortable even though we had a bit of swell it handled it with ease!! Great commentary from both guys who obviously know all about this magic lsland. Bird life at Balls Pyramid was amazing !!! Had a snorkel at Malabar with great coral, fish & turtles!! Dave , Glenys & Josh make sure your trip is enjoyable for everyone!! Don’t miss out on this adventure when visiting LHI.


Bellskj

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:11:12+00:00

Bellskj

Reef N Beyond!! Really great boat ; fast & very comfortable even though we had a bit of swell it handled it with ease!! Great commentary from both guys who obviously know all about this magic lsland. Bird life at Balls Pyramid was amazing !!! Had a snorkel at Malabar with great coral, fish & turtles!! Dave , Glenys & Josh make sure your trip is enjoyable for everyone!! Don’t miss out on this adventure when visiting LHI.

Boat Trip to Ball’s Pyramid

This was our second visit to LHI and our second boat experience with Dave, Both of which were excellent . We loved the boat ride to Balls Pyramid , Dave was informative re history, bird life etc Balls Pyramid is amazing and a not to be missed experience, Thank you for a fantastic experience both Dave & Glenys


Ostephs

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:49:31+00:00

Ostephs

This was our second visit to LHI and our second boat experience with Dave, Both of which were excellent . We loved the boat ride to Balls Pyramid , Dave was informative re history, bird life etc Balls Pyramid is amazing and a not to be missed experience, Thank you for a fantastic experience both Dave & Glenys

Outstanding Experience

A great skipper and crew, spectacular coastline, dolphins right next to the boat, snorkelling at Ball's Pyramid, up close and personal with a blow hole, homemade cake and a cuppa on return - what an experience! The brand new boat is extremely stable and gives everyone a terrific view of the sights. It was an exhilarating experience that shouldn't be missed.

Coasters

Tours
5
2019-02-07T09:38:52+00:00

Coasters

A great skipper and crew, spectacular coastline, dolphins right next to the boat, snorkelling at Ball's Pyramid, up close and personal with a blow hole, homemade cake and a cuppa on return - what an experience! The brand new boat is extremely stable and gives everyone a terrific view of the sights. It was an exhilarating experience that shouldn't be missed.

Ball’s Pyramid Round Island Combo

We had a great overall experience with a trip to Ball's Pyramid first up with our skipper, Dave, being very generous with information & photo ops. It's a must see if the weather is kind. The boat is brilliant & so stable. Lots of sea birds along our journey today & the colour of the water in places was mesmerizing. Great information provided along all stops & a fun snorkel up the north of Malabar. We'd go again in a heartbeat.

Anne&Geoffholiday

Tours
5
2020-06-01T09:23:24+00:00

Anne&Geoffholiday

We had a great overall experience with a trip to Ball's Pyramid first up with our skipper, Dave, being very generous with information & photo ops. It's a must see if the weather is kind. The boat is brilliant & so stable. Lots of sea birds along our journey today & the colour of the water in places was mesmerizing. Great information provided along all stops & a fun snorkel up the north of Malabar. We'd go again in a heartbeat.

Ball’s Pyramid & Lord Howe Island

Amazing experience. My jaw dropped when I saw Ball’s Pyramid. So majestic. Captain Dave is fantastic - experienced, you feel extremely safe and in good hands. Boat is wonderful. It was awesome to go around Lord Howe - such a different perspective. Lot’s of big waves breaking - very cool stuff to see. Oh and Dolphins riding your side on the way back from Ball’s Pyramid..!

Themania

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:51:47+00:00

Themania

Amazing experience. My jaw dropped when I saw Ball’s Pyramid. So majestic. Captain Dave is fantastic - experienced, you feel extremely safe and in good hands. Boat is wonderful. It was awesome to go around Lord Howe - such a different perspective. Lot’s of big waves breaking - very cool stuff to see. Oh and Dolphins riding your side on the way back from Ball’s Pyramid..!

Boat Trip to Ball’s Pyramid LHI

Great boat ride, very informative trip about the pyramid's history, adventure and climbing, geology and bird life. Excellent value for the money. The captain and wife were very helpful, answered all questions and provided very good printed information about the climb attempts on Balls Pyramid. The trip around LHI itself was magnificent. Recommend it to all

Tramping

Tours
5
2019-08-10T23:56:36+00:00

Tramping

Great boat ride, very informative trip about the pyramid's history, adventure and climbing, geology and bird life. Excellent value for the money. The captain and wife were very helpful, answered all questions and provided very good printed information about the climb attempts on Balls Pyramid. The trip around LHI itself was magnificent. Recommend it to all
5
8
Tours

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