Getting ready for a busy summer

Up on ‘the hard’ for three weeks in Fremantle. Getting ready for the busy summer season. Fresh paint on the sides and antifouling on her bottom. Polished the dipsticks and Glad Wrapped the hubcaps. Propellers polished and new rope cutters fitted so no more worries about nights or early mornings to Rottnest. New speakers for the sound system – all the little things that add up quickly to the expenses of running a charter boat. We get to do it all again next winter.

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Early Spring Hens Party on the Swan River

The ladies were lucky with a warm early spring afternoon with their Hen’s party on the Swan River. A few drinks whilst enjoying the male entertainer’s antics, before leaving the charter for dinner at a nearby restaurant. The first charter after West End II had gone back in the water after her time “on the hard” for her winter refit.

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Bucks Party – Nothing too cold for the brave Australian buck

They got the weather for Carnac with light winds proving perfect a Buck’s party at Carnac Island. Guests from the U.K. and Europe flew in the day and night before to join to party on the boat, enjoying some Western Australian beverages and the sea. Those from Europe thought that it was very warm (23oC) and those from Oz believed it too cold to swim. No mercy for the buck who endured the ladies one piece bathers whilst skurfing. There were suggestions that we were trolling for Great Whites, ...

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Australian Sea Lions – Winter Pupping at Dyer Island Rottnest

The Australian sea lion (Neophoca Cinerea) is one of the rarest species of sea lion in the world and are only found in Western Australia and South Australia.   Australian Sea-lions prefers the sheltered side of islands and avoids exposed rocky headlands that are preferred by the New Zealand Fur Seal (Arctocephalus Forsteri) which we see at Cathedral Rocks at Rottnest. Dyer Island at Rottnest may be small and not that well known but it is the perfect place for a snorkel and is a regular hau...

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