Kane’s sea safari with octopuses and sea lions off Jurien Bay
Kane Krollig lives and breathes everything to do with the sea. His house overlooks Jurien Bay and he goes to work in his boat on the sea.
“It’s a good life here in Jurien Bay with my wife and three boys and running a business which I love, I’m very grateful,” he says.
Kane grew up in Jurien Bay with his parents who ran the general store, but that was thirty years ago when there weren’t too many visitors to the town. He then took a FIFO role in the mines but in 2014 he learnt that the only fishing charter company in Jurien Bay had shut down.
“There was a company here but the chap who ran it closed the business down and moved north to Kalbarri, so I stepped in and set up Turquoise Safaris.”
“I do both fishing and sea charters. When we catch an octopus, and pull it on board, the children are just mesmerised and I love to see their enthusiasm.”
“We always spot sea lions and once we saw a four and a half metre great white shark. The youngsters are full of questions and I love answering them. It’s a great experience.”
Kane says he can’t ever imagine moving.
“Sometimes I can do one fishing trip and two nature charters back to back and it can be quite tiring, but this place is beautiful, with its sandy beaches and marine life, I feel very lucky.”
Spend some time in one of Western Australia’s most beautiful coastal towns. Just two hours drive north from Perth, Jurien Bay is the perfect weekender.