Why choose Eco Abrolhos
Eco Abrolhos only offers 13 night expedition cruises, of which there are 8 for the season – 4 Broome to Darwin and 4 Darwin to Broome. The experienced Australian crew pride themselves on showing each and every guest a complete cross section of all the Kimberley has to offer. The cruises start and finish on the spring tide (new and full moon) to give Guests the maximum “WOW” factor at critical tidal areas like Montgomery Reef, The Horizontal Falls and The King George & Berkeley Rivers – all of which are at the start or end of the expedition. The neap tides in the centre of the trip allow for better fishing and longer stops at the tide dependant swimming holes and shore-based hikes. With 11m tides in The Kimberley, this forward planning is a very important aspect of the Eco Abrolhos itinerary.
About Eco Abrolhos
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime aboard the magnificent Eco Abrolhos. We cruise the remote Abrolhos Islands and Kimberley regions in comfort and style. Our grand 35 metre vessel accommodates up to 32 passengers in 17 twin share cabins, all with en-suites. Cruise the Abrolhos or the Kimberley in comfort and enjoy our spacious, comfortable 4 level hotel on the ocean, with all the creature comforts of a hotel on land! The Australian crew will take care of you from the moment you step aboard while you enjoy the fun-filled adventure.
Our main vessels the Eco Abrolhos, is one of the largest vessels working out of Geraldton. At 35 meters she can accommodate 38 passengers in twin share cabins with en-suites and has a daily capacity of 140 passengers and can work up to 200 miles offshore.
She has just completed a major re-fit to the tune of $1.7M with the engines and Gensets being replaced and all entertainment areas upgraded to provide an eminently stable reliable and comfortable platform to enjoy the wonders of the Abrolhos Islands.
The Eco Abrolhos is a multi-hull vessel supporting four levels of operating decks. Within each of the catamaran’s hulls is a Laundry Room, an Engine Room, Crews quarters and 3 cabins containing twin bunks for passenger accommodation. Storage for fuel, fresh water, waste water and sundry items is catered for in each hull. The engine rooms also house the Desalination Plant as well as the Power Generating and the (Marpol compliant) Waste Water Management systems which ensure that the vessel is self-contained.
All accommodation areas, as well as other internal areas in the vessel, are fully air conditioned with a range of separate units.
We also run four 4.5 metre tenders with 3o HP Yamahas that live on the Eco The Eco Abrolhos is 35m in length and has 4 levels with a huge passenger to floor space ratio. It has a large dining and lounge area with the saloon bar, however the vessel's best feature would be the top deck which supplies 360 degree views of The Kimberley and Abrolhos Islands. The deck has covered and open areas, a central bar and slide opening weather screens on 3 sides. This is also the place to sit on a stool and overlook the bow as the Eco travels along the stunning gorges and river systems. Alternatively relax on the deck chair with a book, enjoy alfresco dining, lie back on the couch and enjoy the surroundings or sip champagne at sunset whilst watching the Kimberley come alive with all its colour and glory! The four 6 metre custom built, in-survey Expedition Tenders are the ultimate in diversity and safety. With forward facing central seating and high sides, these are perfect viewing and photo platforms. The folding front stairs makes boarding comfortable and easy for any age and the full walk-around sides make fishing a breeze. With a range of extras like twin rear opening doors, dive/swim ladders, removable bait boards, electric winches and sun canopies, these are the perfect tenders for The Kimberley. By having 4 tenders we can diversify for each location to offer a variety of activities at the one time if required.
and are launched via cranes when we are at anchor. They allow us to easily transport guests to activities and act as tenders for the big boat.