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AUD$35000 Converting Tour Price

Private Charter for upto 12 guests

Tour Dates

Tour Dates on Request

Tour Inclusions

  • Crewed charter, for 12 guests
  • 5, A/C Cabins
  • Full board meals, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Water, tea and coffee (instant) available 24h.
  • Local Island Visits
  • BBQ on a deserted beach
  • Tender / Rescue Boat
  • TV, videos, Library
  • Airport Meet and Assist, transfer to boat
  • Limited Snorkel equipment

Tour Exclusions

  • Pre or Post night hotel if required
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • BYO Alcohol
  • Kiteboarding Equipment
  • SUPs & Surfboards
  • Your favourite fishing tackle

Tour Hosts

Moon Tours & Blue Lightning Charters

Western Australia’s Montebello Islands

‘Remote Liveaboard MV Sans Souci’

Take a Private Charter onboard the 78 foot West Coaster San Souci with your friends & family. The Montebello Islands are an archipelago of around 174 small islands off the Pilbara coast of north-western Australia. Known for its remote location, pristine lagoons, spectacular landscapes, beautiful white beaches and abundant coral reefs – there is so much to explore and is a playground for kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, diving, snorkelling and fishing.

Leah & Chad have been operating charters to the incredible Montebello Islands for over 10 years. With this much experience they know all the best spots to fish, kite or even go for a surf, and have extensive knowledge of the history and geography of the area we refer to as “paradise”.

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About the Montebello Islands

The Montebello Islands are an archipelago of around 174 small islands off the Pilbara coast of north-western Australia. Aptly named Montebello which is Italian for “beautiful mountain”, the islands form a conservation park administered by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation. Montebello Islands fishing is extraordinary as is the incredible scenery in this spectacular area.

Due to their remote nature, the islands offer virtually untouched beauty with many surrounded by white sandy beaches, barrier and fringing coral reefs, lagoons and channels with aquamarine waters that are home to a diverse range marine animals including more than 450 species of fish!

Dugongs also forage among the seagrass and seaweed beds and more than 10 different species of whales and dolphins frequent the area.

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About Sans Souci | 78ft West Coaster

She is a 78 foot West Coaster built in 1995 and upgraded in 2018.

Sans Souci is powered by a diesel engine and has a comfortable cruising speed.

Featuring 5 separate air conditioned cabins for passenger comfort. Two of these cabins have their own ensuite bathroom, adding that extra bit of luxury for our ocean loving guests.

This awesome vessel also features a comfortable lounge room with tv and a great outside area for socialising and enjoying the sights.

Sleeps upto 12 guests.

Full Days of Action!

Your days aboard Blue Lightning will be tailored to suit the group on board’s preferences. We often spend a great deal of time alternating between game, reef and sports fishing as well as exploring the Islands including visiting the bomb sights, and exploring the reefs.

The islands grounds offer excellent mackerel fishing as well as great GT fishing and light tackle sport fishing round the reefs where you can try to entice these magnificent creatures popping or with soft plastics out of Heart Starter.

Billfish, GTs & Much More

The Montebello Islands fishing is exceptional with a great array of fish ranging from mud crabs to marlin. The Billfishing at the Montebello Islands is a stand out with a great combination of small black marlin and sailfish encountered each season. Out wide of the islands we have released blue marlin up to the 300kg range.

The Giant Trevally (GT) are also impressive in this area, we have released GT pushing the 50kg mark on Blue Lightning fishing charters. The amazing array of fish species at the Montebello Islands and the incredible, natural back drop make this a fishing destination not to be missed.

Aboard Blue Lightning Montebello Islands Fishing charters we regularly catch species including:

Type of fishing Species to expect
Sportsfishing Various species of Trevally including the Mighty GT, & various Mackerel including the Spanish Mackerel, Tuna & Cobia
Reef fishing Rankin Cod, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Spangled Emperor, Coronation Trout just to name a few
Game fishing Black, , Black & Striped Marlin and Sailfish
Popping GT, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Tuna & the aggressive Coral Trout

 

Montebello FISHING Season: Annually June-December

Light tackle: July to November for small blacks and sailfish being exceptional

Heavy tackle: November / December for the blue marlin

Kiteboarding / Surfing

Trade winds pound the Pilbara Coast line from May to October making this archipelago an untouched kitesurfers or windsurfers paradise. The Montebello Islands are known for its remote location pristine lagoons, spectacular landscapes, beautiful white beaches and abundant coral reefs – there is so much to explore and is a playground for kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding, diving, snorkelling and fishing.

7  Day Liveaboard Charter

DAY ONE

To maximise every day on the water we will be lifting anchor 5am from Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club 17 The Esplanade.

A 75 mile cruise on the first day out to the Montellos Islands, we will be having a big breakfast on the move and arriving to the Achipaligo shortly after lunch.

Our biggest advantage is good cruising speed/seakeeping so we can explore way more spots in short space of time. We will move with weather around the Achipaligo in search for the ultimate playgrounds.

Our crew are at your service ready to fulfil your requirements,  cruising from island to island, looking for the best snorkelling locations, unlimited fishing, kiting, windsurfing and even some great surfing spots!

DAY SEVEN

We will drop anchor around 3-4pm from Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club 17 The Esplanade.

We recommned booking a night flight or staing in Karatha for the night upon return.

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About Sans Souci | 78ft West Coaster

She is a 78 foot West Coaster built in 1995 and upgraded in 2018.

Sans Souci is powered by a diesel engine and has a comfortable cruising speed.

Featuring 5 separate air conditioned cabins for passenger comfort. Two of these cabins have their own ensuite bathroom, adding that extra bit of luxury for our customers.

This awesome vessel also features a comfortable lounge room with tv and a great outside area for socialising and enjoying the sights.

Complete with a tender for kiteboarding rescues if you shoot off down wind, or want to go throw a line in the water – the tender will be either a jet boat or 26 foot boston whaler.

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DINING

Dine under the stars, toes in the sand on a deserted island or in the comfort of the air-conditioned restaurant.

Our onboard chef will serve up some dishes to excite your taste buds, a mixture of Seafood, Asian, European, Vegetarian. Some example meals

Breakfast: Continental breakfasts fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt. Pancakes YUM!

Lunch: A selection of cold meats, fresh salads, fish.

Dinner: Catch of the day, fresh salads, potatoe bake, steak.

 

Please advise upon arrival of any food allergies or dietary requirements.

ALCOHOL

This charter is 100% BYO alcohol.

Alcohol can be purchased in duty free upon your arrival. Most Beer, Wine, and spirits are available for purchase near by the boarding harbour.

Mixer drink orders such as soda, coke, gingerale can be organised prior to arrival with Moon Tours.

GETTING TO THE MONTEBELLOS

Departing from Perth on a 2 hour flight into Karratha and Dampier.

The Tour Starts & Finishes at Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club: 17 The Esplanade, Dampier WA 6713.

You may need to arrive the day before to meet the 5am departure time. If you would like a hotel recomendation we would be happy to assist.

It is a 75 nautical mile journey from the mainland across to the islands, but once you get there – it’s almost like being in another world!

If you want assistance with flights we are happy to provide a quote. Contact us here.

 

ALCOHOL / DUTY FREE

BYO Alcohol, non alocholic beverages provided. Special request prior to departure.

 

MONEY MATTERS

This is an all inclusive package you wont need money on this tour. Credit cards can be used in Dampier if you want any food or snacks prior to boarding the boat.

 

WHAT TO BRING

Bring all your toys!

  • 2 kites 9/12 or similiar
  • harness
  • twin tip
  • basic spares
  • surfboard or surf SUP
  • fishing rods
  • UV rash vest, hat, sunglasses
  • beach attire plus one light weight jumper over for nights
  • personal toiltries / medication

 

HOTEL IF REQUIRED

Stay in Town or near by the harbour.

PHOTO GALLERY

PRIVATE CHARTER RATES 

All inclusive package 7 days, full board meals, non alocholic drinks.

Charter rate is for upto 12 guests

  • from AUD$35,000

Final pricing will be based on any additional extras required.

Hand crafted will be created itinerary to suit your chosen activities

Optional additions

  • SUP Boards (surf or flat water)
  • Surfboards
  • SUP or Surf coach
  • Yoga / Fitness Instructor
  • IKO Kiteboarding Instructor
  • Kiteboarding Equipment
  • Fishing Equipment
  • Snorekelling / Free Dive gear
  • Photographer
  • Additional dinggy boat

 

AVAILABILITY

May to September in Montello Islands

September to May in Abrolhos Islands

 

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30% deposit is required upon booking confirmation, balance due 90 days prior to departure.