Boating in Broome

Iconic milky blue waters and warm days make Broome the pick of locations for all year round boating activities.

Boats for hire in Broome

Our Broome location is currently closed for the wet season. A range of our vessels will be available for hire next year. 


Broome is a coastal, pearling and tourist town in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is located 2,240km north of Perth.

Broome is situated on the traditional lands of the Yawuru people.

The urban population is estimated at 14,776, growing to over 45,000 per month during the tourist season.

Originally founded in the late 1880s as a pearling port, Broome boasts a multicultural population.

Broome’s pristine waters, beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, tropical climate and breathtaking sunsets attract thousands of visitors each year.

Broome has so many amazing things to offer when out on the water. Whether you enjoy diving/snorkelling, fishing, swimming or just experiencing the amazing marine life.

Boat ramps around Broome

There are three main beaches you can launch a boat from in Broome:

  1. Town Beach (Roebuck Bay) – there is access to a boat ramp, which is dependent on the tides.
  2. Gantheaume Beach (opposite the Broome Race Club) – beach launching only.
  3. Entrance point (near the Broome Port) – there is access to 2 boat ramps, which are dependent on the tides.

Fishing around Broome

Broome has the ultimate potential for catching a large variety of species of fish:


Broome has access to some amazing creek systems, including Barred, Willie, Dampier and Crab creeks. The creeks provide great mud-crabbing and fishing for species such as Barramundi, Threadfin, Mangrove Jack, Mulloway and Triple Tail.

Reef fishing

There is ample reef just a short distance from Broome. During the dry season great numbers of Snapper, Blue-bone and Coral trout are caught.

Sport fishing

Plagic fish are plentiful during the dry season. There are huge numbers of Long-tail Tuna, Spanish Mackerel and Sailfish being caught daily.

Other Activities

Even if fishing isn’t your thing, there is plenty of marine life to see off the coast of Broome, including turtles, dolphins, whales and an array of colourful fish. You can even take in the amazing scenery or enjoy a picnic on one of the many secluded island beaches.

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