Lord Howe Island boat trips

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Subject: Lord Howe Island boat trips
From: Jason McHattan <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:08:01 +0000
Hi Jeenny, 

It's quite weather dependant. I've been out to Balls a couple of times with 
Jack. The first time 
the conditions were reasonably good, and with a small group, I think about 7 
all up. Ian wasn't on 
board, but Jack's local bird knowledge is awesome. The conditions were still 
good when we came 
back to the island, so we did a circumnavigation which was well worth doing. 

The second time we went out (16 months later) the weather was pretty crap, with 
strong wind and 
reasonably sized waves and swell . No other boats seem to go out if the weather 
is anything less 
than good, but Jack was happy to give it a go. Ian Hutton was on board for this 
trip, and his added 
knowledge was a bonus. That said, a trip with Jack alone doesn't lack anything. 
As the weather 
was quite bad by the time we got back (several people had been throwing up the 
whole way) we 
didn't go around the island, which I think everyone on board was quite happy 

Sorry, I have no experience with the other boats. 


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