Montebello Islands Fishing Charter

The Montebello Islands has the reputation of one of the best places to fish in WA, and for good reason.

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*Excluding Saturday and Thursday night when in port.

Welcome to the Montebello Islands

The Montebello Islands has the reputation of one of the best places to fish in WA, and for good reason. The Montes boast some world-class pelagic action, with monster Spanish Mackerel on offer. There’s also plenty of Sailfish and Marlin, as well as Wahoo, Dolphin Fish and Tuna. 

If you’re after a jaw dropping experience, the Montebello Islands is the destination you’ve been looking for. By night, you can take in the peace and serenity as we anchor in the sheltered waters of the Montes. By day, enjoy catching the vast array of species that inhabit this world class fishery.

Top Gun II | 21 metres | 80 max guests

WELCOME ABOARD TOP GUN II

Meet Top Gun II, your private fishing charter in the Montebello Islands. A spacious and luxurious purpose-built Westcoaster charter boat, Top Gun II is an incredible 21 metres in length and a beam short of 6 metres wide.

With fully air-conditioned accommodation areas, spacious fully equipped galley and dining area, and large outdoor deck area, the Top Gun II is paradise on water.

Top Gun II can hold a maximum of 15 guests, however 12 guests gives plenty of room for everyone to move. Whether you want to hire out the boat exclusively, have a small group wanting to head out together, or are keen for a solo trip, Top Gun Charters can make your dream fishing charter a reality.

Montebello Islands fishing charter itinerary

Saturday: For your convenience, from strictly 5pm onwards you can board Top Gun Charter II at Exmouth Marina, Madaffari Drive.

Sunday: We depart the harbour in the early morning, ready for a full day of fishing! For today, we’ll be exploring the south of Barrow Island, up through to the Crocus Channel.

Monday: Fish and explore the waters west of the Montes, where waters are up to 110m deep. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the islands on foot, including the ground zero bomb site, in addition to some mud crabbing.

Tuesday: We’ll be making our way to the northern side of the Montes, trolling around Tryal Rocks before making our way down the western side of the Montes.

Wednesday: After you’ve had your fill of Barrow Island, we’ll make our way south to Serrurier Island (also known as Long Island) for the evening.

Thursday: Continue fishing or change things up with a snorkel near Flat Island and Peak Island. Then, it’s time to head back to Exmouth.

Friday: You’re welcome to stay on the boat until 8.00am, when we’ll need to get ready for our next charter. Your catch will be packed and sealed in your complimentary foam esky, ready to take home.

Please note trip itineraries and timings may change due to weather conditions or specific group requests.

Non-fishing activities in the Montebello Islands

While it may be one of the best places in Australia to cast a line, the Montebello Islands offer so much more than fishing! The calm waters are perfect for a swim or snorkel, and the islands are great for exploring! The site of three nuclear weapons tests by the British military in the 1950’s (Operation Hurricane), make the islands a must-do.

What’s included?

Everything! The $3,050 cost per person includes everything for your 6-night adventure with Top Gun Charters, including all meals*, accommodation, fishing rods/reels and bait.

All meals are sourced fresh, and range from local seafood caught straight off Top Gun II, to delicious pasta dishes, mouth-watering barbecued meats, fresh salads, and more.

*Excluding Saturday and Thursday night when in port.

What’s not included

In order to keep costs down for you and us, we don’t provide any alcoholic drinks or soft drinks. However, you’re free to BYO as much as you’d like. If you have a favourite snack you can’t live without, we recommend bringing some along too.

Lures, soft plastics, bibs and jigs are all BYO. If you’re unsure about what you should bring, The Top Gun crew are available to assist you with recommendations. We also work closely with the following businesses, and recommend them for any additional advice:

Geraldton Sports Centre – 08 9921 3664

Geraldton Fisherman’s Co-Operative Marine Store – 08 9965 9000

Anglers Fishing World (South Fremantle) – 08 9433 4768

How to get to the Montebello Islands

Your fishing charter to the Mackerel Islands will depart and return to Exmouth. The vessel is berthed at Exmouth Marina, Madaffari Drive

Fly

Perth to Exmouth is an easy 2.5-hour flight. Qantas is currently the only carrier to Exmouth. If you decide to fly, we will arrange airport transfers in Exmouth for flights arriving on Saturday, and for flights departing on Thursday. Transfers for flights outside of these times are of your own responsibility.

Remember to pack light and don’t forget to book your extra luggage allowance for your fish on the way home.

Drive

Exmouth is a 13-hour drive (1,250km) from Perth. If you drive, we’re happy to help you arrange secure parking, just let us know. Alternatively, there is ample parking a short walk from where the vessel is berthed.

Bus

Bus services also available through Transwa.

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