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Boats & Fishing

Sweers Island is approx 8 kms long and surrounded by pristine Gulf waters and rocky reef. Some of these reefs become partially exposed at low tide. This, combined with the many rocky headlands on Sweers make it a lure and fly fishing paradise. Whether fishing for the first time or a seasoned angler the surrounding waters cater for everyone.

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On arrival you will be given a comprehensive induction, briefing on the boats, safety overview and of course the Best Fishing Spots!!

The daily tariff includes the use of a self-drive boat while you are here. The boats provided are 4.8metre catamarans powered by four-stroke 40 hp Yamaha outboards. They are equipped with sounders, rod holders, gaff & bait-board. Hand lines and basic tackle (hooks & sinkers) are also included in the tariff. However, you are welcome to bring your own rods and gear (many avid anglers do)

There is a filleting station on the beach, with stainless steel benches and sinks where you can clean and fillet your catch. Knives and sharpening stones are provided and there are also plastic bags and ID tags supplied so you can mark your catch and snap-freeze it ready to pack in your esky for the trip home. 


For an overview of the variety of fish, check our current fish species.

Safety Information

Gulf waters are dangerous as conditions can change rapidly. It is the Master's responsibility to ensure tidal and weather forecast information is reviewed on a daily basis. Our team are always happy to provide and discuss this information and will make recommendations when required.


All of our boats are surveyed and carry a full complement of safety equipment to ensure our guests can appropriately respond to any emergency situation. 


For Tidal information, click on our TIDES page.


If you are planning to travel to Sweers Island in a private boat please ensure that the Master is experienced in open waters, and that all regulation radios, safety gear and navigation equipment are carried. 

It is the Master's responsibility to check fuel before leaving to ensure there is sufficient fuel for the journey.

Please check the BOM website for weather conditions and please phone us before departure to establish a SARtime. 

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