MONTEBELLO ISLANDS 2021 - JULY to NOVEMBER
July 18th to July 24th - whole boat 12 spots
July 25th to July 31st - 9 spots mixed group charter
August 29th to September 4th - whole boat 12 spots
October 3rd to October 9th - 8 spots
October 17th to October 23rd - whole boat
October 24th to October 30th - 10 spots
2019 season starts July 2019
6 night charter
Max 12 pax
Charters start 2pm Sundays at the Exmouth Marina or Onslow
Season is from August to November
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT ON A MONTEBELLO ISLAND CHARTER?
Sunday - Arrive on vessel at 2pm (or when the Qantas flight arrives)
Arrive Sunday and the 70ftLady Grace will be ready for boarding at 2pm at the Exmouth Marina, Madaffarri Drive Exmouth. Onslow departures available also (itinerary changes a little). (only one departure point on each trip, we do not collect from Onslow and also Exmouth - its one or the other) Once your gear is stowed and a safety brief is complete we will leave Exmouth for Long Island (Serrurier Island), where we will anchor for the night. Enjoy your evening meal and dip into the esky for your icy cold beers while sitting back in the remote areas off WA on the Lady Grace, feel free to wet a line tonight. (if you are flying with Qantas and arriving on Sunday flights, that’s ok the boat will wait for your arrival)
For Onslow Departures - the boat departs Beadon Creek, Onslow on Sundays once all guests have boarded and its a short 3 hour journey to the nights safe anchorage at our special secret spot - yes you can fish this afternoon. Another 3 hours travelling on Monday morning with fishing along the way and we are at the Monties. Onslow is a great starting point if you are driving as the flights are hard to get with Virgin. The remainder of the itinerary is the same as Exmouth.
Departing anchorage very early in the morning, our on board cook will prepare your hearty cooked breakfast of bacon, eggs, sausages, beans or spaghetti and toast. We will fish our way to the Montebello's trolling at Rosily Cays for Spanish mackerel and over to Penguin Bank for a chance of a few sailfish. We will then fish our way up to Barrow Island chasing all the favourite bottom species such as Red Emporer, Spangled Emporer, Rankin Cod and Coral Trout plus heaps more. Lunch is served in between fishing sessions. After a full days fishing we will anchor for the night at the Montebello Islands where our on board cook will serve your dinner. Enjoy an evening with your mates, retelling the day’s events with an icy cold beer.
Up early for a big cooked breakfast and off to work—fishing that is!! Get ready for another action packed day of bottom fishing and working the top for pelagic action of Mackerel and Sailfish. Take a quick break for lunch, then it’s back to fishing. Enjoy the evening, relaxing on the Lady Grace, the beers are cold and your freshly caught fish has been filleted and snap frozen for you.
Pretty much like yesterday, it’s all about the fishing. Fishing outwide chasing Reds, Rankins, Trout and Spangled Emporer as well as a Spanish Mackerel or two. After another hard days fishing its back to a beautiful calm anchorage at the island group were all you have to do is sit back relax and have a few drinks while our onboard cook prepares the evening meal.
After breakfast, it’s up and at them again, we can fish out wide or stay and sports fish inside the island group using our 4.5m tender with 40hp electric trim and tilt outboard to get you to places fast. You can throw poppers for GT’s and fish the shallows for a range of different species.
Last day, another big cooked breakfast and we head out wide and fish and troll our way back to Exmouth for an approx ETA of 5pm back at the Exmouth Marina. or Onslow - depending on your booking. Dinner is not supplied tonight; we recommend a very short walk to the Game Fishing club at Exmouth or Onslow beach Resort or catch the taxi into town for more options. You are welcome to stay on board the vessel tonight and depart by 8am Saturday morning. Trophies are announced tonight.
Please depart the boat by 8am. Your fish will be frozen and packed into your eskies for you to take with you.
How many on the charter?
Maximum of 12 passengers. Plus Apache Skipper, Cook and deckhand.
What do we supply on the charter?
All fishing gear, bait, ice, tackle and trolling lures. Ice for drinks. All main meals, tea/coffee, drinking water from tap. On board accommodation, Skipper, cook and deckhand.
What do you need to bring on the charter?
Sleeping bag, pillow, single sheet, personal toiletries, towel, alcohol, bottled water if preferred, soft drinks, snacks (i.e. lollies, chips, chocolate if needed.) and sunscreen. Please also bring along an esky and leave it in your car for when the charter has finished for your fish.
What type of food is provided?
All food is prepared by our on board cook:
Hot Breakfast - is varied but consists of a selection on the following bacon, eggs, sausage, beans,cereal and toast. Yes we do a hot breakfast every day.
Lunch is sandwiches or wraps with cold meats and salads plus morning tea fruit cake and biscuits
Happy hour - cheese and crackers
Dinner - is varied between fish, fish , fish ,along with salads, vegetables, hot chip, potatoes, bread. We will also have a steak night, chicken night, curry night and or pasta night. But mainly its fish that has been caught during the day and is cooked that night - cant get any fresher than that!
Where do I sleep?
The Lady Grace has a few options for sleeping arrangements. There are: 4 single beds on enclosed flybridge
4 single beds on main deck – under cover 9 single beds in air-conditioned dorm style cabins (not private cabins) 2 double beds in downstairs cabin Nb all beds are dorm style; there is not individual private cabins
What fishing gear is supplied?
Quality fishing gear supplied like Fin-or 650 spooled with 50 pound braid for bottom fishing and Shimano Tiagra trolling reels. We supply trolling lures and bait.
Can I bring my own tackle?
Yes, you can bring your own rods and tackle. We do not supply jigs and soft plastics.
How is the fish handled?
All fish is filleted daily by our crew and is then snap frozen in our on board commercial freezers. At the end of the trip, all fillets are then packed into your eskies.
How is the fish packed?
All fish is filleted and wrapped into freezer bags and frozen on board by our crew. Apache supply all the bags etc. All fish will be packed into you esky prior to your departure.
So what's on the Lady Grace?
The Lady Grace is a 70ft fully equipped modern , clean , lovingly maintained , state of the art Live aboard vessel:
- Large Table which Seats 15 on Back Deck
- Lounge and Full Galley
- Satellite TV–– So You Won't Miss The Footy!
- Two Toilets Two Hot Water Showers
- Desalination Plant
- CD Stereo with Speakers on Back Deck, Bring Your IPod/iphone to plug in your tunes
- 2 x Commercial 1t Freezers
- Heaps of Ice Boxes
- Heaps of Storage
- Plenty Of Room For Fishing - boasting the biggest and best deck to fish from.
- Stessco tender
For more information , to make a booking or simply just ask us about our charters please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 089332432
Call: 08 9339 2432