Boating in the Bay

Boating in Coral Bay is an incredible experience! The pristine waters and stunning coral reefs make it a perfect spot for boating enthusiasts. You can explore the bay, discover hidden coves, and even snorkel or scuba dive to witness the vibrant marine life. Coral Bay is a marine playground for people of all ages and abilities.

There are a number of boat tours available in the Bay ranging from glass bottom boats to the deep-sea fishing charters. 

If you are travelling to the Bay with your own vessel, the Coral Bay Maritime Facility is located south of the Coral Bay town centre at Monks Head, and services recreational, tourism, charter and commercial vessels. The facility offers a double lane boat ramp, 2 finger jetties, a service jetty, and 13 dinghy pens for commercial use. There is also parking and public toilets available. 

The Bay offers fantastic opportunities for both recreational and charter fishing. Whether you're fishing from a boat or casting off the shore, you're likely to have a rewarding experience.

A truly unique part of Australia, the fishing spots around Coral Bay are fantastic, anglers have the chance to tangle with game and reef fish from the shore. From the shore anglers can target Queenfish, Trevally, Threadfin Salmon, Dart, Bream, Whiting, Spangled Emperor, Coral Trout and Mangrove Jack. Casting poppers out around reef patches is a sure way to produce Queenfish and Trevally, even the odd Emperor.

The offshore waters of Coral Bay produce some of the best fishing in Australia. The inshore lagoons offer protection from larger swells. These calmer areas produce good fishing for Emperor, Pelagics, Bonefish and more. The best times to fish are May to August as the weather conditions are much calmer. The outside of the reef produces Trevally, Queenfish, Spanish and Shark Mackerel, Tuna, Dolphin Fish and Sailfish. The deeper waters are also good for bottom bouncing which can produce Coral Trout, Emperor, Cod and Trevally.