Western Australia’s Abrolhos Islands

The Abrolhos Islands are located approximately 60 kilometres west of Geraldton, on the Western Australian coast and are made up of 122 islands clustered into three main groups extending over 100 kilometres north to south which are the Wallabi Group, Easter Group and Pelsaert Group.

The Abrolhos are in the stream of the Leeuwin Current which runs from North West Cape at Exmouth, south along the WA coast to Cape Leeuwin where it curls eastward along South Australia and flowing all the way to Tasmania. The current creates a meeting place for tropical and temperate marine life and is the southernmost place where true corals will be found in WA. It also means that the water temperature at the Abolhos is often several degrees warmer than on the coast itself which means that tropical species thrive here – providing us with fantastic reef fishing as well as sport and marlin fishing a little further offshore.

While the fishing at the Abrolhos Island is out of this world – there is much more to the islands to enjoy than the great fishing – its also know for great surfing as well as snorkelling, diving and even bird watching.

Truly memorable fishing, in a truly unique destination!

Living aboard Blue Lightning III to enjoy reef fishing, sport fishing and marlin fishing!
You can experience all the Abrolhos Islands has to offer staying on board our comfortable charter vessel amongst the islands where  the crayfishermen live for 4 months of the year!

The Abrolhos Islands fishing is great and once you are at the islands, the fishing grounds are all within short distances. Less travel = more fishing!

Our team at Blue Lightning has the best crew in the business with our skipper and deckhands having many years of fishing and live-aboard experience between them. Fishing is our passion and we’ll strive to make sure that you can experience all that the Abrolhos Islands have to offer.

You can experience great gamefishing and bottom fishing all within close proximity of the islands. You will also have the opportunity to go ashore whether it be to visit the Crayfishermans Pub or for just a nice stroll along one of the beautiful beaches.

Our Abrolhos Islands trips are 3, 5 or 7 day trips (or what suits the you!). We can cater for a maximum 8-10 people overnighting in air conditioned comfort and groups or individuals are welcome.

Onboard we will fillet and freeze your fish for easy transportation for your return trip home.

Living and fishing aboard our mothership vessel Blue Lightning.


You will depart Geralton for the trip to the islands.

Arriving the day before the charter starts and sleeping on board, enables us to depart first thing in the morning and maximising your fishing time!

It is only a 40 nautical mile journey from the mainland across to the islands, get ready to start fishing!

There are three main groups in the Abrolhos Islands which are the Wallabi Group, Easter Group and Pelsaert Group.

All trips includes meals, tea, coffee and soft drinks as well as pillows, sheets and pillow cases.

You are welcome to bring along your own tackle.

BYO Alcohol

Clothing and toiletries (please restrict yourself to one bag)

Sleeping bag or blanket



Seasick tablets

Sunscreen and hat

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