Located on the shores of Cervantes, the Lobster Shack offers the complete Lobster experience. Lobster Fishing Tours, Fishing Charters & Factory Tours... Hot Lobster Lunches and Fresh Seafood!
- Type:Charters & Rentals,Tours
- Type:Charters & Rentals,Tours
Based on the shores of the coral coast the Lobster Shack is a two hour coastal drive north of Perth, Western Australia. We are a family owned fishing and seafood processing operation that specialises in the elusive Western Rock Lobster.
Located on the beach front in Cervantes, just 17km from the well renowned “Pinnacles National Park”, the lobster processing factory offers the complete experience from lobster pot to cooking pot!
The Lobster Shack provides a relaxed yet exciting environment for the public to experience all elements of the elusive Western Rock Lobster industry.
The Thompson family Story started back in 1966 with David Thompson Senior and his three sons on the helm of his boat ‘Seatips.’
Today, there are three generations of the Thompson family working in the operation. That first single boat has now been surpassed by a fleet of modern and highly efficient vessels, which today continue to fish the waters off the coast of Cervantes.
With a wealth of knowledge about the sea and its conditions, in 2008 the Thompson Family created Indian Ocean Rock Lobster, a processing facility on the beach in Cervantes.
Lobster Fishing Tours
This is truly a once in a lifetime experience!!
Step on board the latest addition, the Shack Attack, a 68ft state of the art lobster fishing vessel and experience the real-life adventures of a Lobster fishermen. The Lobster tours take you off the coast of Cervantes in the A-class Marine Park steaming out into the waters of the Indian Ocean where the skipper pulls his lobster pots in search of the ultimate catch, the Western Rock Lobster.
The tour will take you through the Cervantes islands, where you will get to see Australian Sea Lions- one of the world's rarest seals.
On board the boat, visitors can select a lobster out of the days catch, which can be taken back to the Lobster Shack and cooked up for lunch. You can't get much fresher than that!
The Lobster Fishing Tours depart 7:30am daily from Cervantes Lobster Shack and return 11:00am.
Specialised tours can be coordinated for group bookings with a range of options for departing times and duration of tour. Please note: Booking is essential!
Get a firsthand look into the regions multi-million dollar lobster industry by taking a tour of the LIVE lobster processing plant at Indian Ocean Rock Lobster.
Your adventure begins with a video presentation on our boats, finding out firsthand how the elusive Western Rock Lobster is captured in the wild and transported into shore.
Once at our doors you will be guided through our newly refurbished factory on our overhead walkway, where you stand directly above 20 tonnes of live Western Rock Lobster; this is a sight in itself.
Here you can trace the lobsters journey from the sorting process to the live holding lanes and then on into the Live Packout room where they are prepared for their journey to destinations all over the world.
A multilingual audio guide is available for all guests, providing a range of languages, so, take the tour at your own pace and make sure you don’t miss anything!