Exmouth Boat Hire: 7.85m Hire Boat

“The Leos”: 7.85m Island Cabin Hire Boat

Videos: Fishing on the Boat

Boat Features

Boat can go 15 - 30 mile offshore, including Murion Islands

Heaps of Rod Holders

Ample deck space for fishing, diving & all things aquatic

Front Deck: Extra Room for Fishing

Hard Top Cabin licenced to carry 8 people

The boat features a fully enclosed hard top cabin, with seating for 4 at the helm.

Large Furuno Colour Sounder Separate Garmin GPS Chart Plotter

Deckwash Fitted

Salt water deck wash is fitted making cleaning life on the boat easier & a handy supply of frsh salt water for any live baits

Twin 115 4 Stroke Yamaha Motors

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We deliver to you: Coral Bay, Yardie Creek, Cape Range National Park, Exmouth, Onslow – Mackeral Islands
Exmouth Boat Hire’s 7.85m Preston Craft Island Cab Walk around is the ultimate vessel for getting out the back of Ningaloo Reef and across Exmouth Gulf . Definitely suited for the more experienced boater and serious, angler, diver or surfer, this rig can take you 10 miles off the Ningaloo Reef Coast. If you have a commercial boat licence you can go up to 30 miles off the coast anywhere along the Westside.  In addition to being able to go to the Murion Islands, it can also go anywhere across Exmouth Gulf.


Game & Sport fishing:
Ideal 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 10 rods holders and equipped for outriggers Exmouth Boat Hire’s 7.85m boat can get you out there and amongst it. Outriggers  can also be hired from us.  WIth the continental shelf less than 5kms off the coast, this hire boat with its 30 mile limit can get you into some serious blue water action!

Reef Fishing:

Exmouth, Coral Bay and Ningaloo Reef itself has an abundance of Coral bombies and reef flats which accomodates plenty of resident Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Gold Band Snapper, Bluebone , Coronation Cod, the very elusive tripletail and many more species available for your gastronomic delight.


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 6 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 on the Ningaloo Marine Park. 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.
With its beamy deck, ladder and ample rear space to climb in and out of the boat, load up your dive tanks, The Leos is perfectly suited for your next diving adventure on our Ningaloo Reef.

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 from Bundegi boat ramp.

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.

Whale watching
From June to October, humpback whales migrate between their summer breeding grounds and their winter feeding grounds. The waters off the Ningaloo Coast, Exmouth Gulf and the West Side are an ideal location to see the humpback whales playing and nursing their new born calves. Its not uncommon for boaters to see whale sharks also.

Wilderness Island Lodge:

The Leos can take you across Exmouth Gulf to stay at the very exclusive fishing island resort of Wilderness Island (CLICK HERE).   Click on the link for more details about this amazing resort. Wilderness Island is a fishing and ecological paradise in Exmouth Gulf in North West Australia that offers small groups an exclusive and unforgettable experience on their own private island. In an untouched environment fishermen, families and nature lovers alike can enjoy the beauty of the Island and its surrounding waters and experience a range of activities such as fishing, whale watching, snorkelling, kayaking, bird watching, exploring, star gazing or just simply relaxing.


Length Overall:         7.85 metre plate aluminum
Build Year:                 2012
Hull Design:              Preston Craft Island Cabin Walk Around
Fuel Capaity:             450 litres
Motor:                        Twin 115HP Yamaha 4 stroke
Fuel Consumption: .8mile/litre, average traveling speed 15 knots
Trailer:                       Dual axel trailer
Electronics:               Furuno sounder, GPS, trim tabs

Additional extras:  10 rod holders, rocket launchers, deck wash, whale gusher, auto bilge pump, additional shade attachment to the rear of boat

Safety gear: lifejackets, flares, 406 MHZ EPIRB, 6 man liferaft

Survey Specification: 2C/4C Survey, Licensed to carry 8 people, up to 30 miles offshore and anywhere across the gulf (Most survey boats aren’t allowed this). Gets you outside the reef & to the Murion Islands
Ideal for: deep sea fishing, game fishing, diving, whale/whale shark watching, viewing Ningaloo Reef, remote surf spots


Navigational: Up to 30 nautical mile limit anywhere off the West Australia Coast, Daylight hours of use. No night time boating

Launching: Boat ramps only .  Bundegi/Tantabiddi launches: Tide must not be lower than 0.5m.

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


Before You Book This Boat You Need To Have The Following:

Suitable Towing Vehicle: 3.5 tonne towing & electric brakes required. Click to read more

Your vehicle MUST have a 3.5 tonne towing capacity (Landcruiser 100, 200 and workmate ).

ELECTRIC BRAKES REQUIRED ON YOUR VEHICLE.  Ideally an electric hydraulic braking system with a small 7 pin round utilux plug must be fitted to your vehicle to make towing this boat legal and safe.  Otherwise you can hire one of our vehicles to tow the boat.

You are competent to tow, launch & drive the boat. click to read more

We have an expectation that you have sufficient boating experience towing, launching and driving boats of this size.  If we feel that you lack this then we reserve the right to cancel your booking and offer you something smaller to your abilities.

There will be no refund given. Please be aware of your capabilities before booking our larger vessels.

  • Pricing
  • Peak (holidays March-Sept)
  • Non Peak
  • Boat & Car Hire Package
  • Onslow Bookings
  • delivery Onslow (Burkett Rd)
  • One Day Hire
  • $660
  • $605
  • add frm $110
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  • $300 eachway
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  • Multi Day
  • $605
  • $550
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  • Weekly Hire
  • $3400
  • $3200
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SKIPPER HIRE $400 $250/half day
ESKY HIRE (100 – 200 litre) $30/day $120/week
OUTRIGGERS $70/day $300/week
ROD N REEL $20-40/day $100/week


  • PEAK RATES (Mar-Oct) School Hols
  • $660/day (One Day Hire)
  • $605/day (Multi Day Hire)
  • $3300/week
  • NON PEAK RATES (Nov-Feb) School Hols Excl
  • $605/day (One Day Hire)
  • $550/day (Multi Day Hire)
  • $3080/week
  • 1/2 Price Deal Nov & Feb only School Hols Excl
  • $330/day
  • Not Effective for 2021 or 2022

Why Hire From Us?

More Days Out on the Water with our Boats

Our boats are built by renown WA boat builders who know what WA wind and ocean conditions can throw at you.  Nothing worse than to get all the way up here after planning your long awaited fishing trip and find your boat cant handle that extra bit of wind or swell that WA can be renowned for. Our boats are designed to cope with all types of elements that are thrown at you.  From 15knot winds to 2m swell.  With high gunwales, ample shade, great hull designed these boats have proven themselves over the many conditions that fisherman have gone out in.

Largest Fleet More Choices- Less Down Time

With over 12 different vessels to choose from, there is virtually no way you won’t be able to get on the water and explore Ningaloo Reef.  With a large back up fleet, if anything does go wrong, we pretty much have a boat on standby to get you back out on the water again.  We have a boat for any purpose, so that if the elements make it unsuitable for one type of activity then there is always something else you can do.

Finds Us Here: 7 Patterson Way

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