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Abrolhos Islands Fishing

The Abrolhos Islands are located 60 kms west of Geraldton’s shores in Western Australia.

It is an amazing archipelago consisting of 122 islands clustered into three main groups the Wallaby, Easter and Pelsart Group, which network over an expansive 100 kms of ocean.

The islands boast an extensive range of marine life, thanks to a unique mix of tropical and temperature marine species. The unique coral reef formations and spectacular coral gardens make for magnificent scuba diving and snorkeling while the prolific fish life abounds making for excellent fishing.

History
The Abrolhos Islands are also rich in maritime history. The islands were quickly named by the early mariners, “abre os olhos” Abrolhos, meaning “open the eyes”. Wrecks are littered throughout the islands, a reminder just how hazardous these waters once were. The best known being that of the Dutch East India Company vessel Batavia(1629), wrecked on Morning Reef near Beacon Island. While Commander Pelsaert and 44 of his men took the ship’s tender to Jakarta for help, fighting and mutiny erupted on the Islands. Jeronimus Cornelisz had more than 130 men, women and children murdered. When Pelsart returned he captured the prepetrators had them trialled and they were hung.

The Batavia and the Zeewijk are the best known shipwrecks at the Abrolhos. There have been around 18 other historic shipwrecks that have been discovered around the Abrolhos waters.

Fauna
Many species of breeding sea bird colonies keep the skies dancing with entertainment, whilst the protected waters are a haven for marine mammals such as the sun basking sea lines, bottlenose dolphins and migratory whales. Swell lines wrapping left and right around the islands make quality surfing locations possible in a variety of weather conditions.

Abrolhos Island Charters operates from March out of Geraldton, which is situated 424kms north of Perth in Western Australia.

We pride ourselves on our local knowledge of the area and our guests enjoyment, comfort and safety are of the utmost importance to us which is why many continue to return on our charters year after year.

Adventure tours to the Abrolhos are our specialty. Our tours include eco tours, kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, surfing and bird watching. Or if you would like to view the spectacular sights underwater, our dive charters are for you. We also cater to research and scientific study groups.

We can individually design tours to satisfy all your preferred marine activities.
Our Crew
Our crew have all lived or worked the Abrolhos Islands as professional fisherman and we pride ourselves on maintaining the pristine enviroment in which we operate. We will take you to the best fishing grounds, surf spots and spectacular diving trails or just a cruise around all the historical sites that are the Abrolhos Islands.

We are a eco-friendly company with a view to encourage tag and release, shallow water jigg fishing and sport fishing charters as well as our catch and keep charters.

So if you want the best Abrolhos experience, choose us. Our crew bring together a professional, 1st class charter operation which you will tell the grandkids about.

Come out for an a excellent 4 to 6 days of fishing with us and catch dhufish, pink snapper, baldchin groper, coral trout, sweet lip emperor, tuna and mackerel to name a few​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

We cater for all fishing styles including Bottom bounce, Jig both deep and shallow and chasing pelargic species too

We are the Deep Drop specialist at the Abrolhos (BYO deep drop gear)

Features

At Abrolhos Island Charters, we aim to provide our guests with the best facilities to ensure you have a comfortable and safe holiday.

Our boat, the Bella Del Tindari, is a 60ft Westcoater fibreglass vessel and decked out with everything you need. It’s equipped with:

•1000 HP Detriot twin turbo
•State of the art electronics
•Next G network mobile phone (24 hour access)
•Diver compressor
•2 RFD certified 25man and 6 man liferafts
•Overnight accommodation for 10 people
•4m zodiac tender
•2 dinghies

Facilities
•Air-conditioning
•A toilet and hot shower
•Convection microwave oven
•Food warmer
•Hot plate
•Fridges and freezers
•BBQ
•Iceboxes
•Fresh water
•Enclosed back deck
•Large table with seating
•Flat screen TV
•DVD
•CD player
•Facilities to plug your iPod
•Fishing rods and lines
•Dive Platform and ladder
All you need to bring is a sleeping bag or swag and pillow to put on top of the bed and a towel – all you need to make your adventure tour a sensational experience.
All meals are provided for and also include morning tea/afternoon tea. If you have any special dietary requirements please notify us prior and we will accomodate your needs.

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Itinerary & Schedule

4-6 day fishing trips
•Vessel leaves the Geraldton Harbor at around 4.30am
•Sleep onboard the boat the night before departure
•Airconditioned wheelhouse and accomodation area
•Toilet and shower
•A maximum of ten people. Less is best as long as boat price is met
•Don’t have 10 people in your party? We will use our Facebook page to post your info and dates to get others onboard for the day
•Fishing gear, bait, tackle and ice supplied. We fillet, bag and freeze your fish
•Morning tea of cakes and biscuits, buffet lunch, bottled water, cooldrink, fruit and coffee/tea are provided
•Dinners on the boat are special with a variety of seafood and quality meats
•During the cray season (NOW ALL SEASON) we fish our pots for your pleasure and insight into the industry
•Our deckhand will assist you and help you to land the big one
•We can stay on our jetties, moorings or in secret bays whichever you prefer
•Quality fishing gear is supplied if you dont have your own
•BYO alcohol
•Two 6 mtr center consoles for shallow fishing and island hopping
•Snorkeling gear supplied if you feel like checking out the sites underwater​

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