16 Nov 2022

If you’ve ever dreamed of an isolated island getaway, EP Cruise’s Nuyts Archipelago Expedition might fulfil that bucket list item.

With numbers of only 10 guests per tour, spend four days and three nights on the remote St Francis Island and surrounds, a whopping 60km from shore.

Camping on the beach overlooking Petrel Bay, you’ll get to experience reef snorkelling, swimming with dolphins and sea lions, diving with blue groupers, offshore fishing, hiking and all sorts of wildlife and birdwatching.

What you do is up to you – because each expedition is modified to suit the interests of the guests.

Oh, and did we mention the star gazing?

There’s no light pollution when you’re 60km offshore – it’s the most remote island camping adventure in South Australia!

The only creatures you’ll be sharing the islands with are the birds, the little penguins and the western grey bandicoots.

For twitchers in particular, the Nuyts Archipelago is an incredible destination.

It’s a sanctuary for pelagic birdlife, and the expeditions are timed to coincide with the nesting and mating season of the short-tailed shearwater.

St Francis Island alone is home to 500,000 of them!

And while all this is going on you’ll be treated to local Eyre Peninsula meats and seafood prepared by your on-island chef, and local South Australian wines (as well as beer, soft drink and tea and coffee).

Does this sound like a bit of you?

Tours are $3,000 per person and includes absolutely everything, which means your camping gear, toilet and shower facilities and food and drinks.

Some tours for 2023 have already booked out, but you can find the available dates below:

  • Friday 17 – Monday 23 February 2023 (only 5 seats still available)
  • Tuesday 7 – Friday 10 March 2023
  • Tuesday 14 – Friday 17 March 2023
  • Tuesday 28 – Friday 31 March 2023
  • Tuesday 4 April – Friday 7 April 2023

A deposit is required when booking.

Contact EP Cruises by email to book your spot, or for more information.

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