Tour offers thrills in summer season

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The boat travels at up to 80km/h.
Camera IconThe boat travels at up to 80km/h.

When the whale-watching season slows down in Albany, John and Forrest Woodbury shift up a gear or two.

The couple have been running their summer offering, a high-speed boat tour around Breaksea Island, for nearly two years now as they look to keep their business going once the whale watching season wraps up each October.

Wave Rider Wilderness comprises an hour-long adventure out to Breaksea Island as Mr Woodbury provides a historical background of the island along with a handful of adrenalin rushes.

The tour gives an upclose and personal look at some of the local wildlife.
Camera IconThe tour gives an upclose and personal look at some of the local wildlife.

Mrs Woodbury said the concept originated from a desire to offer a service in the summer months.

“The idea to have the Wave Rider at all was to attempt to have a summer product,” she said.

The Wave Rider in action.
Camera IconThe Wave Rider in action. Credit: Steve Strike
The Wave Rider in action.
Camera IconThe Wave Rider in action. Credit: Steve Strike

With a focus on providing a unique experience, Mrs Wood-bury said the tour had a little bit of everything.

“The blend of adrenaline, adventure, history and wilderness experience was intended from the start,” she said.

“It is the ideal vessel for seeing the wildlife on Breaksea Island, and experiencing the stunning and pristine coastline near the entrance to King George Sound.”

Mrs Woodbury said each tour was tailored to suit those on board. “Some of the history of Breaksea and Michelmas islands is quite bloody and unpleasant, and John relates what he feels is appropriate for the passengers on each run.”

For more information, head to albanywhaletours.com.au

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