Our qualified Guides will ensure you get the best of both worlds above, below and beyond the reef.
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.
Lord Howe Island supports the most southerly coral reef in the world, as well as numerous endemic species of marine organisms – which you can only see in this World Heritage listed Marine Park. You will be visiting two outer reef snorkelling locations on your tour, and the skipper will pick the best sites on the day depending on local conditions – so it’s always a new adventure!
Access to these sites is aboard the MV Greenbacks, which allows you to access exciting and rarely visited locations. On route, you will get to discover the breathtaking beauty of Lord Howe Island’s remote coastlines, with commentary by the crew on the geology and wildlife, including close vantage points of the Island’s renown bird rookeries.
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 8 people)
Duration: 3.5 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: $160 AUD per person
Amazing – a definite must do!