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Rowley Shoals Full Of Surprises


Rowley Shoals - True North Cruise

The TRUE NORTH has just returned from yet another awesome season at the Rowley Shoals.

The season was characterized by all the usual suspects – 300 species of fish and 200 species of coral, 26oc water temp, reliable 40m vis, calm and sometimes glassy conditions, canyons, walls, lagoons, high speed drifts and five star snorkeling.

More than 300 square kilometres of adventure beneath the sea and, that truly unique sensation of being amidst a remote and pristine world that is visited by less than 200 people a year!

Yet like every season before, so many vistas left you in simple awe – so totally humbled that such a privilege could be yours.

A high-rise metropolis of flashlight fish from the surreal astonishment of 40 metres at night, the unbridled glee of seven sailfish in the last 5 metres of the Northern Wall, apex predators from beyond an imaginary fortification of blue velvet, the first timers no-longer surprising ease at six and sixty alike, and the disciples flash of green at blazing days end.

The shared inspirations of hardened campaigners and strangers alike.

And the most bizarre, was saved for last.

In True North fashion we had ventured to the Hardware for the final dive of the season. Yet to disappoint – the hammers were there, and up close. So were the silvertips and the grey whalers. But this time there was something else that was special. A sailfish with a broken bill no less – not something that you see everyday!

But that’s not all – when we came to the surface we found a kayak lost a week before by another of the privileged few.

And in the hull of the kayak we found the sailfishes missing bill!

May. 23, 2023 Mega Raft Up

Mega Raft Up

For the first time TRUE NORTH and TRUE NORTH II departed port at the same time. One magical evening both yachts came together adjacent to the majesty of the King George Falls and, all aboard took the opportunit...

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May. 12, 2023 Spending time with the Space Gandalf!

Spending time with the Space Gandalf!

Astronomist and specialist guide Greg Quicke’s recounts an exclusive viewing of the eclipse aboard TRUE NORTH II.

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May. 05, 2023 Luxury Lodges of Australia celebrates the arrival of TRUE NORTH II to the esteemed collection

Luxury Lodges of Australia celebrates the arrival of TRUE NORTH II to the esteemed collection

As freshly refurbished luxury expedition ship TRUE NORTH II readies to embark on her maiden voyage for the 2023 season, Luxury Lodges of Australia has also formally welcomed the 10-cabin adventure yacht to the ...

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Apr. 20, 2023 Exclusive Eclipse viewing for guests on TRUE NORTH II

Exclusive Eclipse viewing for guests on TRUE NORTH II

Guests on the TRUE NORTH II have been treated to an exclusive viewing of a rare hybrid solar eclipse.

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Apr. 12, 2023 True North II Launch

True North II Launch

Friends and past guests recently came together to celebrate the launch of TRUE NORTH II at Blue HQ’s “The View” in Fremantle.

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