Torres Strait Cruise August 2002

Subject: Torres Strait Cruise August 2002
From: "Mike Carter" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 16:48:41 +1100
    Expressions of interest are invited for the following. This is the same charter vessel we use to Ashmore Reef, (which incidentally we will be repeating in October). 
 Torres Strait cruise on the Jodi Anne, August 2002  --- Itinerary

 Wed.  21             Board Jodi Anne at Horne Island from 15.30. (There are two Qantas planes daily from Cairns arriving at 10.15 & 15.05).Depart at 17.00 for overnight sail to Boigu Island.

Thu. 22            Arrive Boigu Is. early morning and bird ashore returning to boat for meals. Stay two days one night. Spend one or more days around the settlement, and part of second day at creek on south coast.

Fri. 23    Boigu. Sail (c.4 hrs.) overnight to Duaun.

Sat. 24    Duaun. Move to Saibai (1.5 hrs.) after dark.

Sun. 25    Saibai for two days and one night.

Mon. 26            Depart Saibai after dark for overnight sail to Darnley Island (12-14 hrs.).

Tue. 27           Darnley Island, stay two days and one night.

Wed. 28            Depart Darnley after dark for Dove Islet (7 hrs) and Sue (Warraber) Island enroute to Horne Island. 

Thu. 29            Early morning, ashore on Dove Islet then move (2.5 hrs.) on to Sue Island for an afternoon ashore. Overnight to Horne.

Fri. 30             Arrive Horne Island 09.00. Fly out at 10.35 or 15.25.

 There is a possibility of a second cruise on the same itinerary departing immediately following this. An alternative to this repeat cruise (in early September), is also being considered, viz. a cruise to Raine Island and into the Coral Sea.

There are 10 berths available and these must be filled or paid for. 14 persons have already expressed interest but it is likely that several will drop out. The cost per person is $2,400.00. We must make a positive commitment by end of February and pay a deposit to Jodi Anne Charters of $480.00 by 1 May.

 This is a non-profit venture.

Mike Carter
30 Canadian Bay Road
Mt Eliza   Vic    3930
03 9787 7136










Mike Carter (leader)

Tony Palliser

Frank O’Connor

Warwick Pickwell

Sean Dooley

Chris Lester

Fred Smith

Ross Mulholland

Jan Mulholland

Neil Macumber


Brian Bainbridge

John Barkla


Barbara Harvey           



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