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HEAD GUIDE & OWNER
Ben Weston or “Westo” as he is known by most is a true Hinchinbrook Tragic. Having visited the Hinchinbrook region for over 30 years, he has spent a lifetime fishing these waters. His father first introduced Ben to fishing and boating at the age of 3 and his passion for the pastime have never waivered.
Having being around boat most of his childhood life, Ben recieved his boat licence at 16 years of age and has owned a boat ever since. Recieving his coxswain in 2019, Ben has vast experience in seamanship and boat handling ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride.
Over the years Ben has targeted a variety of species throughout North Queensland and around the world on many different techniques. Ben enjoys travelling to different locations across Australia fine tuning his craft. Westo prides himself on being a hard working guide who caters for individuals of all ages and experience.
Ben spends over 200 days on the water keeping his finger on the pulse, ensuring his clients get the best fishing experience possible. Ben’s has intimately learnt fish habits & behavior based on key geographical & environmental factors giving him the ability to adapt to the conditions and the species you would wish to target.
Strap yourself in Westo gets excited and finds great joy in putting clients onto quality fish.
“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor.
StrikeZone is a 5m Cairns Custom Craft ‘Barra Tracker’, powered by a Yamaha F70hp outboard.
It has a large front cast deck, rear polling platform, 55lb Minn Kota electric motor and latest Garmin electronics.
A truly versatile sportfishing boat which is perfect for chasing tropical estuary species like barramundi & mangrove jacks up tight tributaries, tangling with either Lucinda jetty queensfish or large mouth nannygai inside the Palm Island Group.
StrikeZone can comfortably accommodate up to 3 anglers.
Introducing our flagship vessel.
The Funnel is a 6.2m SIC Plate Boat, powered by a Suzuki DF200SS outboard.
Custom built from the ground up, this vessel is as at home fishing the Great Barrier Reef as it is conducting our Scenic Experiences up the Hinchinbrook Channel or one of its many waterfalls or the Palm Island Group.
It has a front cast deck with leaning post, rear polling platform, a 72lb Motorguide electric motor, large comfortable esky seat and is quite possibly the most well equip 6.2m vessels of Garmin electronics in the country.
The Funnel can comfortably accommodate up to 4 anglers.
We depart from Dungeness Boat Ramp Facility, which is located at the end of Dungeness Road, Lucinda.
The Dungeness facility is a first class ramp which gives us tidal access to the Hinchinbrook Channel. It has two floating pontoons which allows for safe entry/exit onto our vessels.
The facility is metres to Lucinda Fishing Lodge & Hinchinbrook Resorts accommodation and approximately 1km from the Lucinda Point Hotel.
At Wild Hinchinbrook Adventures we are extremely passionate about the Hinchinbrook region, the Great Barrier Reef, the locals and our clients.
Our core business & passion is to provide clients an experience of Hinchinbrook like no other, whether that be fishing or scenic services.
We feel very strongly that everybody should have the right to do this free of any discrimination. However, we also want our clients to feel safe during their experience.
In saying that, although we generally only do small, intimate groups, there are occasions when mixed groups are onboard. All we ask is if you are feeling unwell please be considerate to our guides and other clients, inform us prior and we will look at options to accommodate you.
ALL ARE WELCOME!