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SHARK BAY and Dirk Hartog Island LIVE ABOARD CHARTERS


Fish the wild west of Dirk Hartog island on our 70ft Lady Grace on your Shark Bay fishing charter. All on board vessel accommodation, meals and fishing included. Only Apache has the capability and knowledge to get you to the remote fishing spots west of Dirk Hartog where very few other fisherman can go. Encounter species such as Red, Baldchin, big Red Throats, Pink Snapper, Robinson Sea Bream, Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo and Yellow Fin Tuna.

You need a big boat and plenty of local knowledge and we have both.
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Season from April to July and November

Charter Availability for Live-Aboard Fishing Charters


SHARK BAY - 2021 MAY to JULY


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VESSEL 70ft LADY GRACE
Maximum 12 pax
5 day charters available
Charters start 5pm Sundays at the Denham

The longest owner/operators in the industry since 1999. - WA’s Best Live aboard Charter


SUNDAY 5PM ARRIVE ON VESSEL
The Lady Grace is available for boarding at 5pm at the Denham Jetty, Knight Terrace Denham. You are welcome to unpack your gear and then walk over the road to the Heritage Hotel or Shark Bay Pub for your evening meal or one of the many other eateries in town which are all walking distance from the vessel, as we do not provide dinner tonight. (if the skipper decided to set sail this evening for anchorage at Shelter Bay overnight, your dinner will be provided complimentary - the Skipper will advise departure time the day before your charter)

MONDAY
Depart nice and early for the best fishing grounds. Head west to the South passage which is about 3 hour trip to the most fish enriched waters of the Indian Ocean, we fish off Steep Point, Dirk Hartog Island, Turtle Bay, Dampier Reef, West of False Entrance and Crayfish and Thunder bays. We head into remote waters where its unlikely you will see other boats. Anchorage each night is in protected waters of Turtle Bay or South Passage. While you are busy fishing, are crew are on standby to assist in any way they can, meanwhile the cook is busy cooking up a feast for when you get hungry. The drinks and are cold, the showers are hot and you don't have to worry about a thing, just fish, fish fish.
 
TUESDAY
After a big cooked breakfast, its straight into fishing, bottom bouncing for the massive Pink Snapper, Red Emporer, Coral Trout, Rankin Cod and heaps more species - its easy to catch over 16 different species in one day in the waters of Shark Bay.
 
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast, fishing, morning tea, fishing, lunch, fishing, beers, fishing, fishing, dinner, fishing, beers. Snappers, Red Emporer, Coral Trout, Rankin Cod, Coronation Cod, Spanish Mackerel, Chinamon Cod, Tomato Cod, Spangled Emporer, Sweetlips, Cobia , Tuna, The Fishing Today Is Epic.
 
THURSDAY
Pretty much just like day one ,day two and day three, its all about FISHING !
 
FRIDAY
The last day its all about FISHING FISHING FISHING. Then its back to Denham in the late arvo. Head over to the pub for a few bevies, and wait for the much anticipated Fishing Charter Champion Trophy is presented. Dinner is not supplied on last night. Stay on the boat tonight then depart by 8am Saturday morning for your trip home.

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 don't we supply on the charter?
Alcohol, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks such as lollies, peanuts, crisps etc

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.) 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?
Hot Cooked Breakfast - is varied but consists of a selection of the following bacon,eggs, sausages, baked beans, tinned spaghetti, toast and cereal. Morning tea of Fruit cake and biscuits tea and coffee.

Lunch - is wraps and or sandwiches which a large selection of cold meats and salads.

Happy hour - cheese and crackers.

Dinner - is also varied but consists of mainly fresh fish, crumbed fish, battered fish,steak night, Chicken Thai Curry, Pasta, Salads, Crayfish(seasonal), Hot chips and Vegetables.

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
  • Nb all beds are dorm style, there is not individual private cabins

    What fishing gear is supplied?
    Quality fishing gear supplied like Finor 650 spooled with 50 pound braid for bottom fishing and Shimano Tiagra trolling reels. We supply trolling lures and bait. We also have a small range of Jigs you can purchase on board at cost prices. Please ask for more info prior to your charter.

    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, wrapped in plastic fish bags and are 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.



    So what's on the Lady Grace?

  • Large Table which Seats 15 On Back Deck - the back deck is massive and is well set up for fishing.
  • Lounge And Full Galley
  • Satellite TV - So You Won't Miss The Footy!
  • Two Hot Water Showers
  • Two toilets
  • 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 info, pricing and availability please call 0893392432 or email to matt@apachecharters.com.au

    Drinks
    The Bottle shop is located over the road from the Denham Jetty which is the Shark Bay Hotel, or there is also the Heritage Hotel about 400m down the road. Please choose cans wherever possible.

    Airport Information
    The airport is Monkey Mia which is about 10 minutes drive from the jetty, only Regional Express - Rex operates to Monkey Mia/Shark Bay/Denham tel 13 17 13. www.rex.com.au Please contact them directly to book your flights. Suggest you pre book your additional baggage for your fish.

    Airport Transfers
    No taxis in town, although there is a Shark Bay Airport transfer bus, please call Joy on 0429110104 to arrange. Foam boxes for carrying your fish can be arranged for $30 each see below.

    Foam Eskies
    We do encourage you to bring your own esky and leave it in your car at Denham. However we can freight some foam boxes from Perth for you, $30 per esky. Please order at least 14 days prior to your charter. Please contact the office to order.

    Car Parking
    We leave our cars at the Denham Jetty, Knight Terrace and have done so for many years , and have never had any issues.

    So how do I book?
    Just call 089 339 2432 or email matt@apachcharters.com.au, let us know what date you would like to book and we will email you a booking info pack via our Netbookings system with all charter information. So look out in your email inbox for Netbookings. 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 and $500pp deposit.

    How much deposit to book?
    All we need is a $500 deposit per person to secure your booking.

    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. If you have booked before the 60 days, then call the office to arrange a 30 day payment schedule. If you would like to make part payments, the minimum is $500 per transaction.

    Payment updates
    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 PDF

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