Exmouth Boat Hire: 5.5m Hire Boat

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The 5.5m Bushchook is Exmouth Boat Hire’s smallest plate aluminum boat. Whilst it can carry up to 5 people, it is ideally suited for 3 people fishing or more if not all are fishing.  It has ample shade providing lots of shelter from Exmouth’s sun. The boat offers the flexibility of being able to launch at all boat ramps: The Marina, Tantabiddi and Bundegi Boat Ramps. It is ideal for those not wanting to venture too far out the back of Ningaloo Reef and across Exmouth Gulf. It can get you just out the back of Ningaloo Reef and allow for trawling. With its high gunnwhales and plenty of shade it assures you of a dry ride out of the sun.

Uses:

Game & Sports fishing:
The 5.5m Hire Boat is suitably set up for chasing pelagics like the Blue & Black Marlin and Sail fish, and Sport fishing for Cobia, Mackerel, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, GTs (Giant Trevally), queenies and many other demersals. With 8 rods  holders the 5.5m hire boat is a good starter boat to get you out there and amongst it.

Reef Fishing:
With an abundance of Coral bombies and reef flats there are plenty of resident Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Gold Band Snapper, Bluebone , Coronation Cod, the every elusive tripletail and many more species available for your gastronomic delight.

Diving:
Why go out on an expensive charter when you can DIY & hire a boat for a fraction of the cost.  With an abundance of Coral Bombies easily accessible and visible from the boat, there is no need to book expensive charters.  For the price of  1 person going out on a charter you can hire this boat & take 5 people out.  There are many world class diving sites accessible from both Exmouth and Coral Bay, to take you on the underwater experience of a lifetime. Fantastic coral formations, whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, nudibranchs, starfish and anemones are just some of the fascinating marine life inhabiting the waters of the Ningaloo Reef Marine Park. Add to this the hundreds of species of coral and over 500 species of fish and you have a diver’s paradise. CLICK HERE for more information on dive sites around Exmouth and the Ningaloo Reef.  Roomy deck space allows for plenty of room for storage of dive equipment, a large esky without people tripping over things.Equipped with a rear ladder & a small divers platform  you can easily get into & out of the 5.5m hire boat with all your dive gear, photographic equipment.

Surfing:
The Bommie is a powerful outer reef break left hander located 700m from the Bommie carpark. The Bommie is not recommended for inexperienced surfers. Can be paddled out to, but its a little sharkie. So for a abit of reassurance you can launch the Leos instead.

Murion Islands: Cranking left hander when the swells up on the South Island. Park the boat up in the channel between the 2 islands, and have this barrelling left all to yourself. Needs at least a 2m swell running for this left to work.

Whale watching
From June to October, humpback whales migrate between their summer breeding grounds and their winter feeding grounds. The waters of the Exmouth Gulf and Ningaloo Reef on West Side are an ideal location to see the humpback whales playing and nursing their new born calves. These naturally inquisitive creatures will come up & close to you.  What a better way to view these beautiful creatures swimming & breaching from the comfort of your own hire boat.  They are that close to shore that you do not have to venture too far to view these majestic creatures.

It is also not uncommon for boaters to see whale sharks between April – August.

Specifications

Length Overall: 5.5m Plate aluminium forward Cabin
Hull Design: Marineline
Fuel Capaity: 110 litres
Motor: 80HP Yamaha 4 stroke 2013
Fuel Consumption: .8mile/litre, average traveling speed 15 knots
Trailer: Dual axel trailer
Electronics: Furuno sounder, Garmin GPS chartplotter,
Additional extras: 6 rod holders, rocket launchers, whale gusher, auto bilge pump,
Safety gear: lifejackets, flares, 406 MHZ EPIRB,
Survey Specification: 4C Survey, Licensed to carry 5 people, up to 3 miles offshore . Gets you outside the reef of Tantabiddi
Ideal for: deep sea fishing, game fishing, diving, whale/whale shark watching, viewing Ningaloo Reef, remote surf spots.  This boat will get you out the back of Tantabiddi Reef.

RESTRICTIONS:

Navigational: Up to 3 nautical mile limit anywhere off the West Australia Coast, CANNOT GO TO THE MURIONS ISLANDS.  Daylight hours of use. No night time boating.

Trailering: Daylight hours towing only, No Towing on unsealed roads

PRICING

1 Day Multi Day Weekly
PEAK (HOLS, MARCH – AUGUST) $300 $250 $1,400
NON    PEAK $270 $230 $1,200
NOVEMBER & FEBRUARY $150 $150 $1,050
WEEKLY HIRES: Bonus Free use of available dinghy

SECURITY BOND $1000 (speak to us about insurance options that cover you for most or all of the security bond, should the vessel sustain damages

FIND A CHEAPER QUOTE??? WE’LL BEAT IT BY 10%

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

SKIPPER HIRE $400 $250/half day
ESKY HIRE (100 – 200 litre) $20/day $100/week
OUTRIGGERS $70/day $300/week
ROD N REEL $20/day $100/week
LAUNCHING/RETRIEVAL SERVICE $100/day
BOAT CLEANING $70/day
DELIVERY TO CORAL BAY $250 each way
CAR HIRE(LAUNCH YOURSELF) $90/day
CHEST FREEZER $100/week