Blackjack Charters, Esperance, Western Australia. Deep sea fishing. Dive the Sanko or another site. Take a cruise around the Recherché Archipelago. See you soon on board ‘Jaws’.
- Activity:Fishing,Seafood Experiences,Diving
- Type:Tours,Charters & Rentals
- Open days/Times:Always Open
- Tour Price:Varied
- Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
- Open Days:Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday
- Tour Locations:Esperance, Woody Island, Middle Island
Esperance is a remote coastal town located on the South East Coast of Western Australia. It has been voted as having the best beaches in Australia and having the whitest sand. The unspoilt Recherché Archipelago is just off the coast with stunning scenery, excellent fishing and great dive sites. Take the opportunity to fish, dive or tour the crystal clear waters aboard ‘Jaws’ our 40 foot charter vessel for an eco friendly tour in the spectacular Recherché Archipelago. Choose from one of our charters or design your own.
Fishing – our skipper will do his best to make sure you take home a good catch of the great southern species of fish. Rods, reels, tackle and bait are supplied or you can bring your own.
Diving – Be fascinated by the vibrant colours and the variety of marine life on a dive/snorkeling charter in the clear temperate water of the Archipelago and surrounding areas.
Tours – Go for a scenic tour around the islands of the Archipelago. View the wildlife which includes dolphins, fur seals, sea lions, cape barren geese and sea eagles.
‘Jaws’ is ideally suited to smaller group charters such as sunset cruises, bucks nights, hens nights or work functions. These charters in the harbour or to surrounding islands can be organized to suit your group.
BYO food and drinks, or catering can be arranged. Tea and coffee are supplied.
Charters depend on minimum numbers and weather conditions. Try to have some flexibility with dates so as not to miss out because of inclement weather.
Ring our skipper on 0429 106 960 to make a booking or for more information.
Alternatively you can contact us at [email protected] We look forward to having you come aboard.
A self-guided journey exploring over 100 of Esperance's Arts and Culture destinations, encompassing an array of art forms.
- Open days/Times:Refer to booklet for individual session times.
- Type:Attractions,Sites & Trails
- Activity:Art & Craft,Aboriginal Music, Art & Dance
- Suited For:Families,Adults (18+)
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Esperance Community Arts is very pleased to present the 2018 Esperance Arts & Culture Trail, a self guided tour of discovery featuring over 100 of Esperance’s Arts & Culture destinations. The variety of art forms and number of participants included in this project are a testament to the important contribution that arts and culture make to individual and community well-being. Discover Esperance's rich cultural heritage & vibrant arts community.
The 2018 Esperance Arts and Culture Trail is funded by an Australian Government grant of $20,000 provided through the Building Better Regions Fund. It expands upon the Art Trail established by Esperance Community Arts in partnership with local artists and galleries in 2007. The extended Trail is also designed to link in with Artgold’s Arts and Culture Trail planned for the whole of the Goldfields region.
The map will lead locals & visitors on a self-guided tour of destinations relevant to arts & culture. The website will list local arts-based businesses, individual arts practitioners and arts groups. These online listings will allow individual artists, businesses and groups who do not have a venue to be part of the project.
Our aim is to include as many art forms as possible (e.g. music, theatre, visual arts, crafts, design, dance, writing, photography) and include as many community members as possible to make this a great resource for everyone to use.
18 years of experience means we know Esperance
- Activity:Fishing,Seafood Experiences
- Type:Charters & Rentals
Fishing: Our 55 foot Image Charter vessel can offer you a days fishing or several days fishing living in comfort. The vessels spacious deck provides plenty of area for both fishing and relaxing. Nannygai, Queen Snapper, Breaksea cod, Harlequin and Samson fish are among the species. ``
Diving: Esperance has over 140 islands in the Recherche Archipelago. The islands are washed by crystal clear turquoise water. These granite out crops provide large caves, boulders and swim-throughs for the diver to explore.``
Whale Watching: These are very popular in the whale watching season (July through to October). It is at this time of year that the huge Southern Right Whales and to a lesser extent the Humpback Whales can be seen in the many beautiful bays surrounding Esperance.
With an abundance of bone-white beaches and untouched national parks, Esperance is the place for an eco-adventure.
- Tour Duration:Half/full day
- Suited For:Families,Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17),Adults (18+)
- Tour Capacity:4 person tours to larger group tours
Esperance Eco Discovery Tours offers a range of trips into the pristine wilderness areas surrounding the town. They’re perfect for an invigorating dose of pure nature and possibly the cleanest air you’re ever likely to breathe. The half-day tour provides an excellent taste of the region’s natural highlights. Starting at nine in the morning, the tour heads along the beaches of the Cape le Grand National Park. First stop is sand-boarding in the dunes. This is great fun for people of all ages and you don’t need to be a pro sand-boarder to take part. Boards are supplied but make sure you take a pair of sunnies to beat the glare. Back on the beach, the journey continues east. You’ll learn more about the European history of the area, as well spot landmarks such as the granite outcrop of Frenchman’s Peak. Morning tea is at the impossibly beautiful Lucky Bay. This would have to rate as one of the world’s most stunning beaches – even the kangaroos like to laze in the sun here! The trip returns along the beach to Wylie Rock and a surprise attempt at scaling the rock-face. At a 30-degree angle, this is a true adventure. At the summit you’re rewarded with 360-degree views of the surrounding area, including the national park and Southern Ocean. The four-hour tour ends back in town. Bring your bathers on hot days, a hat, sunscreen, drinking water and comfortable clothes.
The full-day tour includes all of the half-day highlights, but with an afternoon journey to the aptly named Duke of Orleans Bay, 80km east of Esperance. About 70km of this tour is beach driving, which gets you up close to the natural wilderness of the area. Lunch is at Wharton Beach where you can indulge in a swim. The sand dunes are the main attraction here and provide excellent conditions for sand-boarding. The return journey is on the bitumen road, with a drink stop at Condingup Tavern – a truly authentic country pub. There’s a chance to digest the day’s events over a beer or wine before heading back to Esperance by 6pm.
Esperance Eco Tours also operates a tag-along tour, which is designed for visitors who have a 4WD but aren’t confident driving in the national parks on their own. This follows the route of the full-day tour. Its BYO food and refreshments and national park fees apply.
If you’re in Esperance and want a quick orientation of the major attractions, the Great Ocean Drive tour is for you. It runs in the afternoon and takes in the town beaches, Pink Lake, Bandy Creek and Wylie Rock.
Esperance Eco Discovery Tours also offers Indigenous cultural tours. Call 0407 737 261 for further details.
Don't miss seeing this full size replica of the original Stonehenge in the UK, as it would have looked around 1950BC.
- Open days/Times:9am - 1pm
- Suited For:Families
- Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
Esperance Stonehenge is situated 10 minutes drive from Esperance townsite, enroute to Cape Le Grand National Park. Built to align with the solstices in Esperance. On the morning of the Summer Solstice (December 22) the suns rays align with the station stones and shine through to the altar stone. The sunset of the Winter Solstice (June 21) repeats the same alignment in reverse.
The Esperance Wildflower Festival
- Course Duration:24th - 28th September 2019
- Tour Price:The Festival entry for adults is a gold coin donation. Children visit free.
- Activity:Flower Farm
- Suited For:Families,Seniors
- Open Days:Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday
The Esperance Wildflower Festival will run from 24th - 28th September 2019 with the theme "Bugs & the Bush" - highlighting the important relationships between local plant and insect species.
The Festival will feature a display of over 500 individual specimens; art exhibitions from over 400 school students; cultural presentations by Nyungar Elders and Rangers; Keynote presentations from internationally renowned Australian botanists; displays from a range of local organisations, an interactive community sculpture project, and more.
If you're looking to get involved other ways, there's the 100 Word Writing Competition and the Act-Belong-Commit Esperance Wildflower Festival Art Exhibition & Competition you can submit to. Or, come along and volunteer/contribute to some of the amazing projects that are being run in the lead-up to the event:
The Mini-Stream Express offers miniature train rides for young and old. From October 1st to April 30th, daily during school holidays, weekends only during school terms. 10:00am to 4:30pm.
- Suited For:Families,Toddlers (0 - 3),Kids (4 - 12),Teens (13 - 17)
- Open days/Times:Operating between 10.00am to 4.00pm, every weekend during the months of October to April, and daily during school holidays.
- Activity:Train Rides
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday,Public Holidays,School holidays
A fascinating collection of historical buildings which house craft shops, art gallery, cafes, natural herbal remedies and the Esperance Visitors Centre.
- Open days/Times:Sunday
- Open Days:Sunday