Montebellos Islands SUP/Surf Wilderness Charter

Dates: 5 - 11 August, 2018

Cost: 
From Karratha (boat charter only) $2395 per person

From Perth including air fairs and accommodation $2,895

Cracker Jack Paddle Sports and Blue Lightning Charters have come together to create a SUP wilderness tour like no other in Australia.

Stay aboard the mothership SansSouci II, a 78-foot West Coaster with five air-conditioned rooms, a comfortable saloon and lounge area with TV plus loads of deck space for relaxing and entertaining. Blue Lightning also has several support vessels for getting around the islands and a large floating pontoon for extra space and privacy.

The Montebello Islands SUP/Surf Wilderness Charter is an experience of a lifetime in one of the incredible remote paddle locations in the world!

 
 

Logistics:

The boat leaves at 6.30am on the 5th August and returns late afternoon on the 11th August. Passengers need to arrive in Karratha on the 4th August and will depart on the 12th August.

We will be Chartered out on one of Blue Lightning Charters vessels to the Islands. Travel time is approximately 6-7 hours and 120 nautical miles.

All meals, bedding, non alcoholic beverages are provided. BYO Alcohol.

We will also be taking a variety of 9’ and 10’ boards for cruising and exploring. We also recommend you bring your own dive and fishing gear. Some gear is available.

 

What does the charter offer?

The Charter will have a main focus on surfing the uncrowded and pristine surf breaks on the Montebello islands. When the surf is not at its best there will be SUP touring, diving, fishing and exploring on the archipelago. All activities will be based around the conditions and we will have a variety of options in all weather scenarios. August is typically the best month for bigger swells with good waves periods. Because of its location it picks up many swells similar to Warra station and the Ningaloo coast. The majority of the waves are reef breaks that are commonly chest to head height. We will have a support vessel on hand to escort us to the surf and paddle locations. The mother ship is also has a large pontoon mooring perfect for swimming and relaxing.

 

About the Montes:

The Montebello Islands are remote cluster of 174 islands approximately 120nautical miles off the Pilbara coastal town of Dampier. A Stand Up paddle boarding paradise, the archipelago has on offer uncrowded surfing with multiple breaks, pristine beaches, barrier and fringing coral reefs, lagoons and channels with aquamarine waters that are home to a diverse range of marine animals. Dugons forage amongst the sea grass beds and more than 10 different species of whales and dolphins frequent the area.

Aptly named Montebello the Italian word for ‘beautiful mountain’ the islands form a conservation park administered by Western Australia’s Department of Environment and Conservation.

Cracker Jack Paddle Sports and Blue Lightning charters have come together to create a SUP wilderness tour like no other in Australia. Stay aboard the mothership SansSouci, a 78 foot West Coaster with 5 rooms air conditioned rooms, a comfortable saloon and lounge area with tv and loads of deck space for relaxing and entertaining. Blue Lightning also has a number of other support vessels for getting around the islands as well as a large floating pontoon for extra space and privacy.

The Montebello Islands SUP Wilderness is an experience of a lifetime to one of the remote paddle locations in the world!

About the Crew:

Chad has been skippering fishing charters out the Montebello Islands for over 10 seasons and fishing at the Abrolhos for more than 16. He is also a keen surfer with a wealth of knowledge about the surf breaks and can get paddlers out to the best breaks to suit the conditions. 
 
Leah is a passionate SUP paddler and fisherman and has a wealth of knowledge about the marine ecosystems, history and the environment of the Montebello islands. Her local knowledge of touring the islands by SUP will get our paddlers exploring the best locations. 
 
Jac Owner operator of Cracker Jack Paddle Sports in Karratha, Jac is one of the leading female SUP instructors in the state. Although relatively new to the industry she has racked up an impressive reputation as an experienced and knowledgeable paddler. A career highlight was winning a podium place at The Australia SUP titles in 2017 marathon event. Before SUP Jac was an outdoor expedition leader and lead many extended wilderness expeditions off the WA coast as well as locations in Mexico, New Zealand and the US. She is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the Pilbara region and as a born and bred local, is the perfect guide to get you to the best spots to make the most of your time at the Montes.

 

Pricing:

From Karratha (boat charter only) - $2,395 per person
From Perth (including airfares and accommodation) - $2,895 per person.

A non-refundable deposit is required on booking. Payment plans are available with total payment due by 22nd June 2018.

Want to book your own flights and accommodation? Thinking of driving? We can accommodate your needs on request and help plan your trip!

 

Enquiries:

Contact Jac on 0432 554 635 or via email hello@crackerjackpaddlesports.net.  

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We hope you will accompany us on this trip of a lifetime!