Boat Rides & Cruises in Lord Howe Island

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Boat Rides & Cruises in Lord Howe Island

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  • Julesmcm
    North Parramatta, Australia120 contributions
    My husband and I completed 6 dives over 3 days with Dive Lord Howe and could not be more impressed with the team! My husband dived during our previous visit (when the business was known as ‘Pro Dive’) but this was my first time as I’ve only recently gained my open water certification. Being a relatively new diver, I’m still quite nervous, but the staff really went above and beyond to put me at ease. The dives were of course spectacular, and we really appreciated Aaron doing his best to accommodate our requests for specific dive sites. The safety measures were next level, and all of the dive equipment was excellent and well-maintained. The team even came to my rescue when one of the buckles on my (personally-owned) dive fins broke just as I was about to enter the water! They really were prepared for everything! The level of professionalism was so impressive, and being served hot drinks, cookies and red frogs as we chilled out and floated in the lagoon during our surface interval was a pretty special experience I won’t forget! Thank you Aaron, Dave, Michelle, Ash and team Dive Lord Howe for a wonderful diving experience. We can’t wait to dive with you again!
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Kate W
    3 contributions
    Loved this walk!! Dean was very informative and ensured that we got the most out of it! Long and exhausting but totally manageable by anyone with a reasonable fitness level. Would recommend it to my friends.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Rhiannon C
    2 contributions
    We did the Balls Pyramid trip with Dave in 2021 which was amazing. On our 2023 trip we chose the night snorkel tour which was by far the best tour we’ve done on Lord Howe yet. Beautiful sunset dive where the coral colours came to life as the sky turned all shades of pink, then out in the darkness with turtles, moray eels, little reef sharks and all sorts of marine life. Dave keeps an eye on you from the boat and 2 guides take you through different spots in the lagoon. Everyone has a torch and guides have yellow vests which are easy to spot. I have Anxiety Disorder so this combo of snorkelling, water and dark was a big challenge for me but I felt trust in Dave’s knowledge of the lagoon and safe the entire time I was in the water. I would say this is an absolute must do when you visit and unique to any other tours on offer. We’ll be doing it next trip for sure.
    Written 14 January 2024
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  • Imelda D
    Wentworth Falls, Australia97 contributions
    Yet another wonderful Turtle and 2 Spot snorkelling tour under the ever watchful and expert eye of Anthony. We would have seen a good 5-6 turtles from the boat and three beauties while snorkelling, including one that was having a “spa treatment” delivered by the cleaner fish! We have been on many of these tours with in years past but seeing the cleaner fish at work was a first for us.

    Plenty of wonderful fish to see, particularly off the North Beach wreck and it was great to see the coral making a steady recovery.

    We are “of an age” now and particularly appreciate Anthony’s attentive watch for our needs when getting in and out of the boat. We will continue to do this tour in future years as long as we are able and Anthony is conducting them! Thank you as always.
    Written 6 February 2024
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  • Docbot_Sydney
    Australia193 contributions
    Just a fabulous tour. We were on the boat with another family with young children and Peter allowed a slightly later start so both our child and the other families child could have a lunchtime nap. Peter was engaging and informative and loved answering questions. We saw turtles, lots of fish an even a small reef shark. Thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend for families with toddlers as they LOVE the glass bottom boat.
    Written 18 October 2023
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  • Kaveri S
    2 contributions
    Loved the sunset cruise with Brad and Connor from Sea lord Howe! They helped my son and I catch so many fish and the whole experience in the water was so exhilarating. We caught many fish 🐟 and enjoyed it thoroughly! This is life for sure!
    Written 13 October 2023
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  • Jayne J
    Sydney, Australia121 contributions
    Lord Howe Island is as spectacular under the water as it is above and Howea Divers made the experience fantastic. Brian and his crew know the dive sites so well and can choose the best site for the day making your diving comfortable and easy. Their experience is fantatsic and their help and professionalism outstanding. The diving is varied and everysite has something unique. The dive master will guide you or if you prefer and are comfortable you can go in with your buddy. It is a photographers paradise and the crew are careful and helpful with cameras. I will return and totally recomend diving at Lord Howe and with Howea Divers.
    Written 19 March 2016
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