ABOUT US – Exmouth Boat Hire

We have the experience in Exmouth!

Exmouth boat hire has been established here now for over 13 years and has been serving visitors to Exmouth, Coral Bay and the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia.

We began with a tinny, and now we have a fleet of 12 vessels!

A business doesn’t grow without commitment to good customer service and quality in our hire boats here in Exmouth WA. This is reflected in our growing client base and the numbers of returning clients that return to Exmouth and Coral Bay and hire our boats year after year.

Yes, we’ll be the first to admit we’ve had some breakdowns over the years, but this is bound to happen with anything. We can honestly say, you could count the number of breakdowns with one or two hands at the most. Not bad when you’ve been around this long, I think!

Why hire from us?

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We know the area and have lived and fished here for over 20 years

The crew from Exmouth Boat Hire  have lived, fishing, surfing & diving  in Exmouth, Coral Bay WA and its beautiful Ningaloo Reef for over 20 years and know it and love it well.  We have the knowledge base to guide you to the best fishing and safest spots for the time of year that you are here in Exmouth.  The Exmouth Visitors Centre also has a wealth of information about other tours available.  We offer a fishing charter service to help get you started, but if we can’t help you then Peak Sportfishing Charters can.

Our motors are good quality and service regularly

Our first and foremost priority is to make sure our hire boats motors don’t break down.  Nothing can wreck a good days fishing any faster than motor breakdown.  We only use Yamaha & Honda 4 stroke(nearly all are 4 stroke)motors because of their quality and reliability.  They may cost a little more to purchase, but the reliability and fuel economy that you gain from them far outweighs this cost.  We have had a number of hirers become Yamaha and Honda converts after hiring our boats and noting the fuel economy.

You won't feel ripped off in bad weather

Nothing worse than to travel all the way up here and it blows its bum off for most of your stay and at certain times of the year in Exmouth and Coral Bay this can and does happen.  While we can’t guarantee good weather and lots of fish, Exmouth Boat Hire  can provide you with boat hire credit the next time you come up.  With our large fleet of hire boats & the variety of services we offer ( kayak hire, car hire, fishing charters, fishing gear) and boat hire in Perth over summer, you can utilise your unused boat hire credits in many ways & other places. We have a no refund policy when it comes to bad weather and boat hire, if its un-boatable during your hire period we will provide you with hire credits for the next time you are up.  This is subject to management discretion.  Be aware that while some may judge it too rough for boating, others are not phased, and therefore to some extent discretionary judgment is made.  We use the BOM website’s hourly wind update to work this out.

You are covered by insurance

Exmouth boat hire will ensure that you have the proper insurance cover so you will be completely protected from damage expenses associated with the boat hire.  Be wary of other hirers that don’t mention/offer cover plans for your term of hire.  It could end up being very costly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Exmouth

Exmouth is located approximately 1300kms north of Perth.
The drive takes around 13hrs and to fly 2hrs.

How to get here

FLIGHTS:
Flights from Perth to Exmouth are serviced by: QANTAS

Weather Calendar (by month)

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Dec, Jan, Feb & March

HOT & DRY. ODD CYCLONE THREAT OCCURRING. MARCH MOST LIKELY MONTH TO HAVE A CYCLONE CROSS. AVE DAY TIME TEMP 35-45 DEGREES

HIT OR MISS WIND WISE. DAYS CAN BE VERY WINDY. DAYS CAN BEGIN WITH LIGHT EASTERLY WINDS; EARLY SEABREEZES OR STRONG SOUTHERLY. YOU GET SEA BREEZES IN THE AFTERNOON UP TO 30 KNOTS

Mar, April, May & June (the best months)

TEMPERATURE BEGINS TO COOL WITH WINTER APPROACH. NIGHT BEGIN TO COOL. AVE DAY TIME TEMP 30-40 DEGREES.
WIND FREE & CLOUD FREE DAYS COMMON..LIGHT OFFSHORE WINDS ALL DAY MAKES FOR EXCELLENT BOATING CONDITIONS.

Jul, Aug & September

TEMPERATURE COLDER WITH WINTER APPROACH. NIGHT TEMPS DOWN TO 2 DEGREES. AVE DAY TIME TEMP 20-30 DEGREES.
WIND FREE DAYS STILL COMMON. CAN GET STRONG EARLY MORNING SOUTH/SOUTH EASTERLY WINDS THAT TEND TO DROP OFF TO A WIND FREE DAY BY 10-11 AM.. CLOUD COVER & OCCASIONAL SHOWERS OCCUR

Oct & November

TEMP BEGINS TO WARM UP AGAIN. AVE DAILY TEMP 30-40 . SOUTHEASTERLY/SOUTHWESTERLY(SEA BREEZE) BREEZES IN THE MORNING, SEA BREEZES IN THE AFTERNOON. CAN BE HIT OR MISS AS TO HOW STRONG WINDS CAN BE. RANGE CAN BE 0 – 30 KNOTS.

Fishing Calendar (by species)

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Black Marlin

Billfishing at you doorstep: continental shelf less than 5 mile off the coast. Heaps of Blacks in the 60-80m current line all year round. Nov – March prime time with good sized fish . Good numbers throughout the rest of the year but somewhat smaller.

Blue Marlin

Nov – Mar. Begin to get scarcer in April

Bonefish

Prime time April- June. They cruise large sand flats on the inside of the reef.

Permit

As the waters warm from late Sept through to April they show up on the same ground as Bone Fish

Giant Trevally (GT)

Around all year

Sailfish

Prime time Sept – Dec. From Oct – Dec they turn up in the Gulf

Fly Fishing

Species include bonefish, permit, golden trevally, giant trevally, blue trevally, goldspot trevally, queenfish, spangled emperor, milkfish, giant herring, tarpon, cobia.

Great fishing year-round

With the continental shelf only kilometres offshore, Exmouth offers some of the best deep sea and heavy tackle game fishing on the west coast of Australia.

The Ningaloo Reef follows the coast of Exmouth, and just 2 miles from its edge is the continental shelf. Beyond this the ocean floor drops into a series of canyons up to 1000 meters deep. This provides an ideal hunting ground for large pelagic fish.

Species encountered include:

Blue, Black & Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Dolphin Fish and the elusive night feeding Broadbill Swordfish.

Techniques used for fishing include switchbaiting, trolling lures & baits, and deep water jigging for bottom species such as:

Amberjack, Ruby Snapper, Goldband Snapper, Cod and Perch.

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