Ball’s Pyramid / Lord Howe Island Expedition With Optional Snorkel

Itinerary

Leaving from the Jetty, we will take you on a 43 nautical mile journey out to without doubt an unforgettable scenic tour of Ball’s Pyramid, tallest sea stack in the world 551m. The snorkelling option is available at checkout & is sea condition dependant.

This tour also combines a circumnavigation of Lord Howe Island so you get to see the best of both amazing landmarks.

A visit to Lord Howe Island wouldn’t be complete without joining Reef N Beyond Eco tours. Your guide Captain Dave, has spent 40 years skippering in and around the waters off Lord Howe Island.

We guarantee the ultimate touring expedition. We’ll give you an up close and personal view of the unique scenery Lord Howe Island and Balls Pyramid has to offer.

Our vessel, Reef N Beyond gives a fast, comfortable, stable, dry ride with exceptional visibility for all onboard. Comfortable individual seating, full overhead covering and a private toilet ensure your comfort.

Please Note : This tour is weather dependant. If your tour is cancelled we will offer you an alternative day & time. We encourage you to book the earliest available tour during your stay.

 

What could you see

Birdlife: Noddy Tern, Grey Ternlet, Masked Booby, Various Albatross, Red Tail Tropic Bird, Storm Petrel, Providence Petrel, Fleshy Footed Shearwater, Wedge Tailed Shearwater, Little Shearwater, Black Wing Petrel, Kermadec Petrel
Marine Life: Sharks, Dolphins, Flying Fish, Whales, Turtles
Land Marks: Admiralty Islands, Kings Point, Wolfe Rock, Mutton Bird Island, Boat Harbour, Worlds End, Red Point, Clear Place, Middle Beach, Wheat Sheaf Isle, Gower Island, Little Slope, Observatory Island, Ball’s Pyramid

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Boat Specifications

Boat Type: Custom FARC Air Rider – Deep V cathedral hull
Length of Boat: 10.8 metres

Tour Details

Tour Size: 20 passengers
Duration: 3.5 hours
What to Bring: Hat, camera, sunscreen, jacket, binoculars & water bottle
Departing from: The Jetty
Departure time: To be confirmed upon booking.
Cost: $215 AUD per person

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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.

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..!

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.

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

Guided Galapagos Shark Encounter

Galapagos Shark Encounter

Reef N Beyond Eco Tours will provide you with a fascinating educational encounter with our amazing resident Galapagos Sharks.

Pre tour departure , you will be given Galapagos Shark Facts, including distribution, habitat, size, reproduction & threats to their sustainability.

Prior to entering the water, all participants will be briefed with critical information, that will enable recognition of potential aggressive shark behaviour and how best avoid adverse encounters with sharks in their natural environment.

All participants are required to follow a consistent, proven tour operational procedure in order to minimise risk of an adverse shark encounter.

Includes a Tour Slide Show

Guide & World renowned Ocean Photographer – Stephan Kleinlein will capture your amazing Galapagos Shark Encounter.  A link to your amazing encounters will be forwarded to you the next day.

In addition you will also received a bonus link to an amazing slideshow created by Stephan from his best images taken last season! What better way to take you treasured Lord Howe Island memories with you!

Please Note : This tour is weather dependant. If your tour is cancelled we will offer you an alternative day & time. We encourage you to book the earliest available tour during your stay.

 

The Site

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 a blue water location on your tour. Pelagic shark free dives are different. You will be snorkelling on the surface of deep ocean water with our Guide & Photographer.

Galapagos Sharks are most likely to be encountered here. The skipper will pick the best site on the day depending on local conditions – This tour is always a new adventure!

 

Tour Details

  • Tour Size: Groups (maximum 20 people)
  • Duration: 2.0 hours
  • Snorkelling Equipment: Provided
  • Bring: Hat, sunscreen, towel, camera, water bottle and spray jacket
  • Departure from: The Jetty
  • Departure time: To be confirmed upon booking
  • Cost: $190 AUD per person

Book Now


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.

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 & 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

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.

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.

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.
5
8
Tours

The Big Blue Buzz Snorkelling Expedition

A truely out there experience for serious snorkelers & free divers. Galapagos Sharks, Dolphin, Pelagic Fish & much more! All locations are carefully selected.

Locations include “The Sunken Rock”, “Ball’s Pyramid”, “South East Rock” & “The Trench”.

Includes a Tour Slide Show

Guide & World renowned Ocean Photographer – Stephan Kleinlein will capture your amazing Big Blue Buzz adventure.  A link to your amazing encounters will be forwarded to you the next day.

In addition you will also received a bonus link to an amazing slideshow created by Stephan from his best images taken last season! What better way to take you treasured Lord Howe Island memories with you!

About

NOTE: This tour is weather dependant. Your tour may be rescheduled to an alternative day & time. We encourage you to book the earliest available tour during your stay. We strive to give you the best touring experience.

Duration 4.5 hours

Additional Information

This tour offers a very unique snorkelling/free diving experience. It is suitable for competent snorkelers. Mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuits are provided if required.

Minimum passenger numbers apply to this tour. Should numbers not be sufficient an alternative snorkelling tour will be offered & the difference refunded.

Your guide Captain Dave, has spent 40 years skippering in and around the waters off Lord Howe Island & Ball’s Pyramid.

Our vessel, Reef N Beyond gives a fast, comfortable, stable, dry ride with exceptional visibility for all onboard. Comfortable individual seating, full overhead covering and a private toilet ensure your comfort.

Lord Howe Island & Ball’s Pyramid are often referred to as the ‘Galapagos of Australia’, and on a Big Blue Buzz Expedition you are guaranteed to experience the best natural beauty it has to offer, above, below and beyond the reef.

Tour Details

 

  • Tour Size: Groups (maximum 20 people)
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Snorkelling Equipment: Provided
  • Image Slide Show By Stephan Kleinlein Included
  • Bring: Hat, sunscreen, towel, camera, water bottle and spray jacket
  • Departure from: The Jetty
  • Departure time: To be confirmed upon booking
  • Cost: $330 AUD per person

Book Now


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.

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.

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

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.

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 & 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..!
5
8
Tours

Guided Outer Reef Snorkelling Expedition

Itinerary

Our qualified Guides will ensure you get the best of both worlds above, below and beyond the reef.

Includes a Tour Slide Show

Guide & World renowned Ocean Photographer – Stephan Kleinlein will capture your amazing Big Blue Buzz adventure.  A link to your amazing encounters will be forwarded to you the next day.

In addition you will also received a bonus link to an amazing slideshow created by Stephan from his best images taken last season! What better way to take you treasured Lord Howe Island memories with you!

Please Note : This tour is weather dependant. If your tour is cancelled we will offer you an alternative day & time. We encourage you to book the earliest available tour during your stay.

The Sites

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!

 

The Scenery

Access to these sites is aboard Reef N Beyond, 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.

 

Lord Howe Island is often referred the ‘Galapagos of Australia’, and on Our Guided Outer Reef Snorkelling Tour you are guaranteed to experience the best natural beauty it has to offer, above, below and beyond the reef.

Tour Details

  • Tour Size: Groups (maximum 20 people)
  • Duration: 3.0 hours
  • Snorkelling Equipment: Provided
  • Image Slide Show By Stephan Kleinlein Included
  • Bring: Hat, sunscreen, towel, camera, water bottle and spray jacket
  • Departure from: The Jetty
  • Departure time: To be confirmed upon booking
  • Cost: $160 AUD per person

Book Now


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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 & 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..!
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