Kayaking Ningaloo

 Hi there,


I'm from the US and will be graduating college in May, and my buddy and I planned a fishing trip before we go off into the "real world". We are both experienced in kayaking/camping/fishing and we were planning on flying in to Exmouth and kayaking the coast from there to Coral Bay over the period of a couple weeks; living off some supplies and fish we caught and staying at the campgrounds.


Would anyone have any recommendations/advice for this trip or anything to be wary of?



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 First thing I would be doing

Sun, 2019-12-15 06:58

 First thing I would be doing is planning the trip coral bay to exmouth. . At least you will be travelling with the wind and not against it when you get a few Southerlys. 
Wont have any issues picking up dinner every day through that area trolling a small bibbed lure for spangled emperor and some great squid patches too. 

One thing to be aware of is there can be long stretches without many breaks in the fringing reef. Perfect for kayaking up the inside though. 
The big tigers inside the reef should leave you alone. They are generally pretty lazy. 
Be a great trip. Not too hot that time of year. 


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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I’m with Dodgy

Sun, 2019-12-15 07:42

Puuurfect time of the year to do it , travel from C'Bay to Exmouth . As long as you've got lots of water an epirb and a sense of humor you'll have a great time ! 


 My wife understands why I clean my rods n reels in the shower....


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Type in Ningaloo dreaming

Sun, 2019-12-15 11:20

Type in Ningaloo dreaming into youtube....few lads have made some epic ski trips up that coast.

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 since I'm flying in it is

Tue, 2019-12-24 12:04

 since I'm flying in it is much cheaper to just rent a kayak and buy some essentials along with what I packed, that's why I was planning on flying into Exmouth. What would be the best way to get to Coral bay from Exmouth?? Also, what are the current regulations on spear fishing around there? I know Youngbloods on youtube is spearing that area all the time from what I've seen


Thanks for all the advice by the way! 

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Fantastic part of the world

Sun, 2019-12-29 21:28

Fantastic part of the world you'll have a great trip.

With regards to your questions see below. 

Easiest way to get to Coral Bay from Exmouth is via Bus, Tour or to Drive. Coral bay is about 100mile south of Exmouth.

Regulations -www.fish.wa.gov.au/Sustainability-and-Environment/Aquatic-Biodiversity/Marine-Protected-Areas/Pages/Recreational-fishing-in-Ningaloo-Marine-Park-.aspx 


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 thank you!

Mon, 2019-12-30 03:18

 thank you!

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 Have a look at Youngbloods

Mon, 2019-12-30 07:16

 Have a look at Youngbloods Spearfishing on youtube and you will get an idea as to what the area has to offer. 

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 thats actually what inspired

Tue, 2019-12-31 00:33

 thats actually what inspired me to do this, huge fan of theirs