Apache Charters

lady grace

Apache charters is a family owned business that was Est in 1999. Matt Howard the owner has over 20 years experience fishing the west Australian coast.


Apache Charters is an Australian Tourism Accredited Business so whether you're on a north west fishing adventure, Perth Boat Cruises or a Rottnest island or Swan River Cruise or a day fishing trip from Fremantle you will always be guaranteed of a quality experience and professional service.

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  • Toilet
  • Changing Rooms
  • Can Do Attitude
  • Many Species
  • Keep Your Catch
  • Charter Packages
  • Custom Options
  • All Year Round
About Our Captain

Since 2001 Matt has been an active member of Marine Tourism W.A. of which now he is currently Vice President. MTWA is the recognised peak body for the charter industry. MTWA role is to liaise with Government departments such as Fisheries, Dept of Transport, Dept of Environment and Conservation, Swan River Trust and Water Police who are the government bodies that regulate the charter industry.

In particular Matt is heavily involved in Fisheries Management issues that affect the recreational sector.

In an era of ever increasing pressure on fish size and bag limit and access to the recreational fishery, Matt is always actively protecting recreational fishers rights who in turn are are customers.

About Our Boat

We pride ourselves on our professional service and yes we believe we have the ultimate vessel for your next event on the water, the Lady Grace is a superb, clean, huge, modern vessel which actually is bigger and better in person than in the photos, we love our Lady Grace and she is looked after with TLC. So please be rest assured that when you book your function with us that you are receiving the best service and the best charter boat in Perth and Fremantle.

As the Lady Grace is a very versatile charter vessel, we can operate our north west live board charters from the Abrolhos, Shark Bay and the Montebello Islands and in Perth we offer Swan River Cruises, Carnac and Rottnest Island Boat charters. In order to operate these charters effectively and professionally we set the boat up differently for each season. When the boat returns to Perth for the Summer season in November, the boat is taken out of the water completely spring cleaned and all the live board fittings are removed and the boat is transformed into the river cruise mode.

Again in March before the Lady Grace heads off for the north west live-aboard season, all the river cruise fittings are removed and the live aboard fixtures are loaded on. THE LADY GRACE REALLY IS THE ULTIMATE LIVE ABOARD VESSEL 
• Length 20 Metres • 1D 80plus 3 crew 
• 2B 18 plus 3 
• Engine 1000hp MAN 
• Fuel 5000lts 
• Water 1000lt holding tank plus 2000lt per day freshwater marker 
• 2 x bathrooms and toilets with hot water showers at home • 2 x gensets 
• Full gallery sink, microwave, fridge, freezer, cupboards with plenty of bench space 
• Air conditioned 
• Seatel satellite TV system on back deck 
• Commercial BBQ
 • CD Stereo with IPOD docking
• Latest navigation electronics
• Cabin one - 5 x single beds • Cabin two - 5 single beds 
• Cabin three - 2 x double beds • Plus for liveaboard configuration and extra 4 single beds
 • Large cabin with lounge area 
• Massive flybridge seats 20 
• Large deck area with 2 metre wide transom door onto large swim platform 
• Large deck area with tables and seats • Back deck fully covered.

Why Choose Us

Apache Charters is a family run business and all the family gets involved. Over the years on our days off, even the Mrs and the kids get to enjoy the Lady Grace and it has given our family plenty of years of fun and experiences that we will never forget. We were lucky enough to assist Wayne the Shark Bay Ranger on releasing "Urtle the Turtle" who was nursed back to health.

Charter Options

Abrolhos Island LAB
Shark Bay LAB
Montebello Islands LAB
Perth Boat Charters

Fishing Styles and Methods

Deep sea fishing

Fish Species

Red Emperor/Coral Trout/Snapper/Baldchin Groper/Grass Emperor/Mackerel/Tuna/Sailfish/Queenfish/Trevally/Dhufish/Red Snapper/Breaksea Cod

What We Include

We include all you will need on your LAB charter or your Perth Boat Charter - see our website for more information.

What We Advise Against Your Bringing

Any prohibited items and fishing gear - we have all the fishing gear you will need.

What You Should Bring

A hat, sunscreen, jacket and camera, don't forget your esky to take home your fish. A few beers ok too. You should bring your own snacks.

For LAB charters, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, single sheet, personal toiletries, towel, alcohol, bottled water if preferred, soft drinks, snacks (i.e. lollies, chips, chocolate if needed) and sunscreen. Please also bring along an esky and leave it in your car for when the charter has finished for your fish.

Pricing and Rates

December 16th to March 1st annually
We are based out of Fremantle and have a 70ft or 20 metre purpose built charter vessel called the Lady Grace which has the latest in fish finding electronics and a massive covered lower deck area with plenty of seating, which is just what you need on a deep sea fishing charter.
Our start times are 7.00 am returning between 3.30 – 4.00 pm. Departing from Jetty Three, Capo Dorlando Drive Fremantle, the vessel name is Lady Grace. (please see our map on our website). Free parking at Capo Dorlando Drive car park.

Come on a REAL deep sea fishing charter from Fremantle chasing the Dhufish and Pink snapper all the category 5 fish you want to catch on a deep sea fishing charter. We will even fillet your fish!

Fremantle Deep Sea Fishing Individual bookings: $220.00 – Monday to Friday
$250.00 – Saturday and Sundays

Share Line - $125.00 per person. Conditions apply. Only 2 shared lines available on each charter. One person pays full price and the second person pays $125.00, share the fishing rod but keep two catches.

Fremantle Deep Sea Fishing Private Charter -Monday to Friday
Minimum whole boat booking 18 persons - $3850.00
Maximum 20 persons on board with 18 fishing at a time $4200.00

Fremantle Deep Sea Fishing Private Charter - Weekends/Public Holidays
Minimum whole boat booking 18 persons - $4250.00
Maximum 20 persons on board with 18 fishing at a time $4500.00

2018 season starts March 1st 2018
4 and 5 day charters
Min 10 pax/ Max 12 pax

Charters start 5pm Sundays at the Geraldton Marina
Abrolhos charters season is from March to mid May annually.

2018 season starts May 2018
4 and 5 day charters
Min 10 pax/ Max 12 pax

Charters start 5pm Sundays at the Denham Jetty,
Season is from May to July and November

2018 season starts August 2018
6 night charter
Min 10 pax/ Max 12 pax
Charters start 2pm Sundays at the Exmouth Marina
Season is from August to November

Onslow departure also available - see office for details


Please use your booking reference when making online payments.
Bank Account Details
Account Name Apache Charters
BSB 036 224
Account Number 385469

Credit Card Payments
We accept Visa and MasterCard only. Please call 0893392432 to arrange over the phone. No surcharge.

Please mail to:PO BOX 795

Cash payments
Please call 0893392432 to arrange a time to visit our Canning Vale office. The office is open by appointment only.

Once we have received your deposit a confirmation will be emailed to you and as/when we receive further instalments, clients will be emailed an updated payment received list.
Apache Charters Tel: 0893392432
PO BOX 795 Willetton WA 6955

Booking Conditions

Booking conditions depend on the charter you are choosing, please refer to our website for more information.

Contact Us
Make a Booking

You can contact us and make an enquiry or booking directly from our website.
Click our website link and go. Alternatively, you can contact us to make your enquiry or booking through the OnDECK Enquiry Box on the right - This is the option we would like you to use. We can serve you better when you contact us online through this enquiry box. Please put as much information as possible into your message so we can prepare the most suitable response for you. As you can probably imagine, do all this over the phone for the first time can take up a lot of time.


South Fremantle
08 9339 2432



Western Australia
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