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Tour Schedule & Costs

Year Month Destination Description Length Cost
2021 October Norfolk Island Seamounts To coincide with the Southern migration of tubenoses back to NZ, we’ve organised a 7 day sea birding expedition starting and finishing on Norfolk Island from the 8-14th of October 2021. The deep waters surrounding Norfolk Island are amongst the most difficult to access for Australian sea birders and this expedition to the remote seamounts and to 200nm East of the Island will be a rare chance to not only connect with migrating tubenoses but also to search for rare Tropical Pacific Ocean seabirds, which are undoubtedly in these waters. This trip starts and finishes on Norfolk Island. Several of us will probably spend a day either side of the trip on the island searching for Pacific Long-tailed Cuckoo. 7 Days $5500pp
         
  8-14th (Australian waters)    
         
         
           
2021 October Christmas Island PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR - join us on our specialist eight day tailored bird photography tour led by Richard Baxter and professional bird photographer Laurie Ross to Christmas Island.

Its Spring on Christmas Island and all the endemics and island specialties are present and ready to be photographed on sunny pre-wetseason days.

The tour includes your return airfares from Perth, 4x4 transport, aircon accommodation, specialist guides, boat trip in the protected waters of the North Coast and introductory BBQ. (Meals and alcohol not included)

8 Days $4500pp
Twin share
  19th - 26th Cocos Keeling Islands    
      Departing  
      Perth  
           
Year Month Destination Description Length Cost
2021 November Christmas Island The best trip for photographers and first timers 14 Days $4500pp
Twin share
  16th - 30th Cocos Keeling Islands    
      Departing  
      Perth  
           
2021 December Christmas Island Our annual birding tour for local specialties and vagrants. 14 Days $4500pp
Twin share
  3rd - 17th Cocos Keeling Islands    
      Departing  
      Perth  
           
2022 January Torres Strait

In January 2022 we are running four back-to-back Torres Strait trips. Please contact Richard to enquire about dates and vacancies. Our 7 day January tour commences on Horn Island, which is home to the region’s main airport.  We head North aboard Eclipse FNQ, our comfortable airconditioned twin-share live-a-board vessel, stopping briefly to see Ashy-bellied White-eye on the way North.  We spend the rest of the week on Boigu and Saibai Islands, anchored off the protected Northern coast, visiting birding hotspots and exploring the otherwise inaccessible rivers and coastline.

7 Days $4900pp
($4500pp Couple)
  25-31st Boigu & Saibai Islands    
      Departing  
    Tour 18 Horn Island  
           
Year Month Destination Description Length Cost
2022 Feb

Falklands, South Georgia to Cape Town, South Africa. 

As a result of needing to reposition Braveheart from The Falkland Islands to Cape Town we are able to offer an extraordinarily cheap 26 day sea birding and sight seeing cruise to South Georgia and possibly Gough Island in late February 2022.   Starting on the Falklands, we’ll travel to South Georgia where we’ll visit Shackleton’s Memorial and grave as well as the old whaling station at Grytviken and of course the huge penguin colonies that the island is famous for.

26 Days $9500pp
  20th      
      Departing  
      Falklands  
           
2022 March Heard Island

In March 2022 we’re departing Cape Town, SA and heading to Australia’s Heard Island aboard the 39m expedition ship Braveheart, arriving 27 days later in Albany.  Heard Island is truly like nowhere else in Australia.  It is our very own version of South Georgia, lying south of the Antarctic Convergence, remote, glaciated, cold, windy and spectacular with Australia's highest mountain dominating the skyline.   

We’re going in search of almost mythical birds to Australian birders such as Black-faced Sheathbill, Heard Island Shag, Fulmar Prion, South Georgian Diving Petrel and Macaroni Penguin as well as Snow Petrel.  The last time I visited Heard Island in 2012 we had two Snow Petrels not far from shore, near the entrance to Atlas Cove!  All the rare Southern Indian Ocean tubenoses such as Southern Fulmar, Kerguelen Petrel, Blue Petrel, Sooty Albatross, Grey-headed Albatross are common and we'll of course be on the lookout for possibilities such as Antarctic Petrel and vagrant penguins.

27 Days $21,500pp
  20th      
      Departing  
      Cape Town  
           
2022 April Albany to Hobart See Pelagic page for further details 10 Days $3500
Twin share
  17-26th      
      Departing  
      Albany  
           
2022 April Soela Seamount See Pelagic page for further details 5 Days $2800
Twin share
  28th Apr - 2nd May      
      Departing  
      Hobart  
           
2022 November Christmas Island The best trip for photographers and first timers. 14 Days $4800pp
Twin share
  15th - 29th Cocos Keeling Islands    
      Departing  
      Perth  
           
2022 December Christmas Island Our annual birding tour for local specialties and vagrants. 14 Days $4800pp
Twin share
  2th - 16th Cocos Keeling Islands    
      Departing  
      Perth  
           
Year Month Destination Description Length Cost
2023 January Christmas Island Our Summer school holidays trip to both islands. 14 Days $4800pp
Twin share
  3th - 17th Cocos Keeling Islands    
      Departing  
      Perth