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SOSSA – Southern Oceans Seabird Study Association Inc

SOSSA conducts studies into the natural history of the Illawarra and it’s environments. Activities include pelagic adventure tours, Whale & Sea bird watching and Game Fishing.

Touring Options

SOSSA Tour Package

Pelagic trips on board the Sandra K are organized by SOSSA on the 4th Saturday of every month.

Additional trips are undertaken at other times as are private charters for game fishing and whale surveys. The month-by-month birding guide will give you an idea of what you may see on a pelagic trip off Wollongong. Monthly trip reports are also available for Wollongong pelagic’s plus full species lists for birds and mammals.

Boat trips depart Wollongong Harbour (Belmore Basin) at 0700hrs and generally return at approx. 1630hrs. During this time the boat will travel out to the edge of the continental shelf which is about 20 nautical miles east of Wollongong. Everything and nothing!! The ocean is an extremely unpredictable environment which can yield albatrosses and killer whales one day and a vast expanse of lifeless water the next.

The SOSSA team will always work hard to find the right spots based on the conditions of the day but we can never guarantee anything.

Activites and Experiences at SOSSA – Southern Oceans Seabird Study Association Inc

  • Direct
  • Checkin Desk
  • Cruise
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Water based
  • Visitor Information Centre

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