There is a massive boating enthusiast population in WA, thanks to its stunningly vast coastline. Boat-goers are spoilt with beautiful islands, archipelagos and reefs to explore all the way up and down the state – not to mention pristine coastal views that must be seen to be believed.
There are some seriously hefty fines if you disobey WA fishing regulations, so taking all precautions – particularly acquiring a boating licence from either Australia Post or the Department of Fisheries website, will ensure smooth (and legal) sailing.
If fishing down south, you’ll need a Recreational Fishing Boat Licence if you’re in a powered boat, unless in the company of someone who already holds a licence.
If you’re a fan of crayfish, abalone, marron, fresh-water angling and net fishing, you’ll also need a licence. Upstream of Margaret River you will require a freshwater licence, but downstream all you’ll need is your rod, tackle and bait.
Boats docked in Bunbury
Sailing in Hillarys
Be a pirate for the day aboard Australia’s largest training tall ship the STS Leeuwin II. Launched in 1986, the working ship offers anyone over the age of 14 the opportunity to learn to sail from Fremantle on three-hour day trips or extended voyages.
There are yacht clubs abound in WA, and extra hands are always in demand during racing seasons. Put your name down to crew on a twilight sail, or, if you have your own yacht, dock and say g’day as you travel.
Leeuwin Tall Ship in Fremantle
Outsource the crew duties and make yourself comfortable aboard a luxury yacht, for a twilight sail from Fremantle, around Rottnest, Carnac and Green islands.
Yachts are also available for exclusive charters to cruise Lake Argyle and the rivers of the Kimberley. Take a sea safari to the Buccaneer Archipelago, go barefoot sailing in Geographe Bay, or cruise up Ningaloo Reef.
Learn the ropes and how to capture the wind in your sails, cut a jib, tack, turn about and distinguish your port from your starboard.
Embark on an unforgettable Aussie Cruises adventure off the coast of Perth.
Fish N Trips is a charter company based in Derby W.A specialising in one day charters.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Z-Bend Gorge Kalbarri W.A.
Having spent many years working the Kimberley coast as a pearling vessel, none are better credentialed to show you the Kimberley’s hidden treasures than the Kimberley Pearl.
Experience the beauty of Western Australia with Lady Grace Boat Charters.
Experience the breathtaking beauty of Mandurah with a luxurious charter pontoon boat.
Crayfish fresh from ocean to plate – catch and dine on board our seafood lunch cruise
Experience the wonders of the Ningaloo Reef with Ningaloo Glass Bottom Boat.
Jump aboard our purpose-built, high-powered vessel for the adventure of a lifetime as the Eco Express takes you for a 90 minute journey to the island's wild side.
Interact with sealions at Carnac Island, view dolphins and whales in their natural environment, snorkel on reefs and shipwrecks. Rottnest Island Eco-Boat offers day tours into a unique environment.
Sail Ningaloo offers innovative three, five and eight day sailing tours exploring the remote Ningaloo Reef. Join us to experience the very best snorkelling and diving that Ningaloo has to offer...
Embark on an Unforgettable True North Adventure Cruise – Discover a World Like No Other!
Don't just see the magnificent Kimberley coast - experience it!
Absolute Ocean Charters is Broome’s longest operating reef fishing & whale watching charter company.
Experience the thrill of the catch, wild Barramundi! Join a fully guided fishing safari and small boat adventure on the Lower Ord River where lots of birdlife, tropical wildlife and crocodiles coexist.
Take a break with private boat hire & Perth charter boat specialists. Boutique cruise are ready to show you our sunset river cruise, Rottnest Island day & overnight trip, Scuba & snorkel tours & more.
The only tour with the three bucket list locations in one day.
Experience the romance of Venice on the Swan River with a Gondola cruise.
Experience the breathtaking views of Kalbarri from the comfort of one of our boat tours.
Kalgoorlie Tours and Charters is a locally operated business specialising in giving visitors a fantastic experience in the Goldfields. 'The Super Pit Tour' is a must on your Kalgoorlie visit!
Lake Argyle Tours is owned and operated by the Sharpe Family who have called Lake Argyle home since the Ord River Dam construction was completed in 1973.
Live Ningaloo are the specialists in bespoke boat tours of beautiful Ningaloo reef.
Experience the Murray, Mandurah & Peel region in a whole new way with Boutique Cruises!
See the world-famous Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins on this breathtaking Mandurah dolphin tour
The beauty of the reef speaks for itself, however Ningaloo Marine Interactions tours aim to teach you about the fragile yet resilient Ningaloo Reef and hopefully inspire you.
Luxury cruising at its best
Welcome to Bunbury, Western Australia's South West!
Travel in style and comfort.. Choose between two Luxury charter boats.
Cruise and snorkel your way amid the fascinating wildlife of the Rockingham area such as Little Penguins, Sealions and Bottlenosed Dolphins.
Experience the local beauty with Soulmate Charters!