What do we supply on the charter?4 single bunk beds on main deck
4 single bunk beds on enclosed flybridge
4 single bunk beds in V berth
5 single bunk beds in lower cabin
2 x double beds in bottom cabin
NB all beds are dorm style - there are not individual private cabinsWhat is the mobile coverage like at the Abrolhos Islands?
Fishing gear, Rock Lobster Pots , trolling lures , bait, ice tackle, all main meals, morning/afternoon tea, tea/coffee, nibbles for happy hour, on board accommodation. Skipper, deckhand and Cook. Drinking water from tap.
What we don't supply on the charter
Alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks such as lollies, crisps etc.
What you need to bring on the charterPlease bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, single fitted sheet, toiletries and towel. Please only use a soft bag to pack your clothes, large suitcases are not permitted. Pack clothes for all seasons. Pack light, we do however have a dryer and washing machine on board for clients to use. Please also bring hat, sunscreen. Alcohol, bottled water (if reqd) and soft drinks. Snacks/lollies/crisps. Please also bring along an esky and leave it in your car for the end of the trip. Please note that NO sleeping bags, pillows or sheets will be provided - you must bring your own.
What type of food is provided
Breakfast - Breakfast is varied but consists of a selection of bacon, eggs, sausage, beans , toasts & cereals
Lunch - cold meat and salad wraps, cooked cold chicken and salad, sandwiches.
Dinner - varied but consists of mainly fresh fish and fresh crayfish cooked various ways. Scotch fillet steak is on the dinner menu for one night, plus hot chips, vegetables, potato dishes. Dessert is also served. Menus subject to change.
Morning Tea - fruit cake and biscuits
Happy hour - cheese, olives , crackers , Italian sausage
Where do I sleep?
The Lady Grace has many options for sleeping arrangements:
Telstra has probably the best coverage for mobile reception but it is unreliable. We do fish in remote areas and most of the charter will be without phone reception. Better time of day is late in the afternoon or evening when the boat is back in the island group and on anchor. Texting seems to work best. However in case of emergencies, the vessel is equipped with a satellite phone. We recommend if your family needs to get hold of you, they call the office on 089 339 2432 or a/h 0409 968371 and our Apache office will call the satellite phone on your behalf as its very costly at approx $20 per minute. Fish Handling
All fish is filleted daily by our crew and is then snap frozen in our commercial on board freezers. At the end of the trip, all fillets are then packed into your eskies. Please bring along your esky, to take home your fish fillets. Whole Rock Lobster can also be taken home - all fishing regs applyTransporting of Fish
Unaccompanied recreationally caught fish cannot be transported by commercial couriers. You must accompany your fish if transporting by land, sea or air. This includes all parts of the fish. At the end of your trip, you must take your fish with you, we cannot store it for you due to fishing possession limits.Fishing info
We will be fishing for species such as Dhufish, Coral Trout, Pink Snapper, Baldchin Groper norwest snappers. We also target all the pelagic action you can handle, chasing species such as Spanish Mackeral and Tuna. Crayfishing is also included in our Abrolhos charters. All fish kept must adhere to all Dept of Fisheries WA rules and regulations. Fish bag limits for West Coast Zone - 10kg. Rock Lobster max 8 person - boat limits also apply. The itinerary may change subject to weather.Fishing tackle
We supply quality fishing gear Fin-or 650 reels and Shimano Tiagra trolling reels. We supply trolling lures but you will need to BYO jigs and soft plastics. We also have a range of jigs on board for purchase, please ask the office for the updated price lis. Yes we sell to you at cost prices.Drinks
The bottle shop is near the Geraldton Marina if you need to purchase any drinks when you arrive into Geraldton on Sunday.Airport Information
Qantas and Virgin both offer flights to Geraldton.Airport Transfers
Easy just to get a taxi from the Airport.Foam eskies
We do encourage you to bring along your esky, however we can purchase foam lobster boxes from Geraldton if you need one. They are about $10 each. Please let the office know prior to your charter if we need to arrange one for you.What time can I board the vessel on Sunday?
5pm is the boarding/arrival time, please do not ask to arrive earlier as refusal may offend.Car Parking
here is a car park at Batavia Marina, with free parking for your cars. No we don't have our own carpark facility.Map Directions for Batavia Marina
From Chapman Road, turn left into Bayly Road at the lights (almost opposite the Target shopping centre), turn first right into Stella Maris drive. Turn left into Wiebbe Hayes lane, at the end of the lane is car-parking and then the jetty.Fishing and Cray fish/Lobster licence
All our clients are covered under our Fishing Tour Operators Licence. No need for clients to have their own licence.So what's on the Lady Grace?
9 single beds inside
4 bunk beds on enclosed fllybridge
4 x bunk beds on fully covered back deck
2 x double beds inside cabin
Lounge, galley, TV, DVD Player, satellite TV
Huge deck area with bbq and large table with plenty of seating
2 x 1Tcommercial freezers
And much more
Can I bring own tackle?
Yes you can bring your own rods, reels and tackle. We do not supply jigs or soft plastics complimentary. We do sell a small range of jigs on board at cost, please order 2 weeks before your trip through the Apache office.
So how do I book?
Just call 089 339 2432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know what date you would like to book and we will email you a booking via our netbookings system with all charter information. You can book the whole boat for a minimum price of 12 persons or you can book just yourself to join a mixed group. All we need is your email address, phone number, at this stage. Once you receive your netbooking via email, your deposit of $500 is required immediately.
How much deposit to book?
All we need is a $500 deposit per person to secure your booking immediately. Bookings are not secured until all deposits are received.
When is the balance due?
The balance payable 60 days before your charter. You will be issued with a booking number, so its easy to make payments either via direct debit or call the office to pay with visa/mastercard with no surcharge.
You will receive an email with your receipt, when payments are received. If you have booked the whole boat and you are the organisor, a weekly update will be emailed to you when payments are received in the week.
What happens the week before my trip?
The week before your charter, you will receive an email to finalise the charter. We will ask for an emergency contact and to confirm if you have any food allergies. A couple of days before your trip, we will also call you to see if you have any questions.
Terms and Conditions
Please all information on our T&Cs page > Terms and Conditions Page
For more info, pricing and availability please call 0893392432 or email to email@example.com