Today your journey north to the port of Broome begins. Our crew are looking forward to meeting you. After a safety briefing and introduction we will depart from Sardine Wharf at 9.00am.
You may wish to stroll around the decks, enjoy the fresh sea air or just sit back and relax while observing our coastal beaches drift by as we start our journey north passing northern suburbs and towns of Lancelin and Dongara.
This morning we will be passing the multi-coloured shacks that are home to the many fishermen that inhabit the Abrolhos Islands. As we journey through the island passages we will make our way to Anemone Lump, located within the marine sanctuary.
After breakfast it will be time to don the snorkelling gear for a refreshing swim amongst the myriad of fish that swim at close quarters. Around lunch time we will visit the site of the wreck of the Batavia and learn about the mutiny that occurred in 1629. Moving on past Traitors Island we will go ashore and visit the sites of the defence forts and well that sustained the soldiers until help arrived. We will depart early evening and head for Shark Bay.
Today we will be passing Steep Point, the entrance to South Passage; we will anchor close to the beach as the tenders are sent out to fish for the many pelagics that are abundant in these waters.
Some of you may wish to enjoy a refreshing swim or explore the pristine beaches of Dirk Hartog Island.
Today we arrive at the Monte Bello Island group. We will fish, explore the islands and swim in the tranquil waters that these Islands protect.
We will also visit the site of Ground Zero where an atomic blast occurred in the 1950's. After lunch we will move to Aden Cove to anchor in the calm waters there.
There will be more time this afternoon to fish swim or relax as we all enjoy a splendid evening in the calm and tranquillity of the islands.
We will remain at the Monte's for another day and those keen can spend more time fishing. Alternatively we will go ashore on Trimoulle Island and survey the wreckage of the "Plim", a ship loaded with an atomic bomb, blown to bits during the atomic testing.
We will do some more exploring and see if we can locate some other items that are scattered around this island.
Later in the day we will anchor at Vodka Beach and survey the bunkers filled with the remains of electronic measuring equipment. We will depart the Monte's early evening.
Today is a day for relaxing onboard as we steam towards the gateway to the Kimberley, Broome, passing endless beaches and rock formations enjoying the company of our fellow travellers and crew.
Weather permitting there may be an opportunity to troll a line for a good size Tuna or Spanish Mackerel, this is good territory for Pelagics.
Tonight will be our last dinner on board Odyssey, so time to enjoy drinks together with new friends as we watch the sun set.
After enjoying our last breakfast together on board Odyssey we should arrive at the Port of Broome mid morning. It’s time to say to exchange phone numbers and email addresses before saying goodbye to your crew and your new found friends.
A bus will be waiting at the port ready to take you to Broome town centre, for those of you that are flying out that day, or your accommodation in Broome.
We ask you use this itinerary as a guide only as it may be changed to make the most of your cruise. Fremantle to Broome is an open water adventure and is subject to changing weather conditions. Generally with winds from the South West the voyage will be smooth however over the ten day period different weather conditions may be encountered. Your crew will keep passenger safety foremost when operating the vessel.
The crew of Odyssey will endeavour to optimise each trip to suit your preferences and weather conditions.
Odyssey Expeditions :: Ph - +61 (0) 428 382 505 :: E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org