For our more adventurous visitors, we conduct an Aqua Scooter Snorkelling Tour to Balls Pyramid.
Enjoy a scenic island cruise on our vessel, Greenback, as your tour guide provides an educational presentation on the natural beauty of Lord Howe Island and our World Heritage values. Journey beneath the awe-inspiring Mt Lidgbird and Gower and take in the splendour of Balls Pyramid, the world’s tallest rock stack as you arrive at your adventure destination.
Snorkel through mesmerising schools of trevally, kingfish, pacific drummer, wahoo and turtles as you immerse yourself in this untouched environment.
For this adventure, you need to have both reasonable fitness and swimming ability.
Aqua scooters are your personal watercraft on these tours and provide a safe and enjoyable way to get more out of your snorkelling experience. With an aqua scooter, the underwater world becomes more accessible – allowing you to safely snorkel at more locations and cover a greater distance while exploring the reef! And because they float even inexperienced snorkelers can feel confident discovering the underwater world with an aqua scooter. Wetsuits, fins, masks, and snorkels are all provided.
At the end of your tour, hot drinks and homemade baked treats will be waiting for you at the shed, where you will have a full debrief with the crew. You will also be asked to participate in a citizen science survey – ‘Reef Report’ – which provides useful information on the condition of the reefs so that they may be monitored. Your input will help ensure the reefs around Lord Howe Island remain pristine.
Lord Howe Island is often referred the ‘Galapagos of Australia’, and on a Guided Aqua Scooter Tour you are guaranteed to experience the best natural beauty it has to offer, above, below and beyond the reef
Tour Size: Small groups (maximum 18 people)
Duration: 4 hours
What to Bring: Hat, sunscreen, towel, camera, water bottle and spray jacket
Inclusions: Aqua Scooter, wetsuit and snorkelling gear will be provided. Morning or afternoon tea will also be supplied upon return.
Departure from: The Jetty
Departure time: To be confirmed upon booking
Cost: $240 AUD per person
Amazing – a definite must do!