Boat Directory: Port Stephens / Sydney Operators

Thinking of fishing this fabulous fishery? The Black Marlin Fishing Blog – Fishing Charters – Boat Directory is an alphabetical listing of the professional fleet who also contribute reports to this blog. If you have any interest in fishing with any one of the amazing boats, please use the links below to visit each boat’s website directly.

This page shows a list of operators who offer marlin and game fishing charters out of:

  • Port Stephens, or;
  • Sydney

Australian Fishing Expeditions

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Capt. Laurie WrightWork Phone: 07 4095-2260Website: Visit Website
Biography

Captain Laurie & Julie Wright and have been ‘hooked up’ and organising sport fishing charters on the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia for over 20 years. Their team work and dedication has come about through their love of the region and its fishing potential.

Having both fished and traveled the world for many years they understand what all avid anglers desire to make their experience that “fishing trip of a life time”.

Australian Fishing Expeditions is a luxury fishing charter company with the finest, modern sportsfishing boats and luxury motherships, operated by professional captains and crew available. This style of fishing expedition allows the avid angler the freedom to roam the 150 nautical miles expanse of reef system where the continental shelf abuts the outer Barrier reefs from Cairns to Lizard Island. This is the ultimate game fishing experience and is available for those purist big fish anglers, and is the best way to enjoy your angling adventure.

Beluga Expeditions

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Biography

Beluga is a 34.7M custom built Moonen explorer-style motor yacht built in 2006 and last refitted 2011. She was built as a go-anywhere yacht with a robust elegant style, a wide beam, and therefore unusually large volume for her length.

Beluga, being an explorer displacement yacht, is equipped with an ultra-modern stabilisation system which reduces roll motion effect and results in a smoother more enjoyable cruising experience.

Beluga is built to comply to MCA and Lloyds Register standards. She has a cruising speed of 10 knots, max speed of 13.50 knots and a range of 4500.00nm from her 45,000.00l supply.

Beluga’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 pullman beds. She normally typically carries up to 6 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere.

Beluga comprises of four impressive decks, providing privacy and numerous dining and lounging options. See the website for details.

Calypso (Marlin Fishing Australia)

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Capt. Tim DeanWork Phone: 0411 111 476Website: Visit Website
Biography

The Calypso was built in 1997 by  O’Brien Boats in Townsville. A family business just like Calypso Fishing Adventures Peter and his son Leigh saw the need for a purpose built sportfishing vessel, able to handle the rugged oceans along Australia’s east coast.

With the construction of the Calypso, Peter and Leigh got it right. Twin 500hp NEW YANMAR engines and a 12Kva Genset, water maker, brine tanks, live wells
Sleeping for 7, Marlin Tower and all necessary electronics to get the job done.
An open rear bulkhead layout puts you right in the action when laying on the sofas inside ac comfort.

Since 1997 Captain Tim has maintained the vessel to the highest standards The accommodation on board is ample for upto four guests liveaboard and upto 6 anglers for a day trip marlin fishing day in Port Stephens. Rest assured you will realise your every need is catered for onboard when marlin fishing on the Calypso.

Emerald Lady

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Work Phone: 0437 765 012Website: Visit the website
Biography

EMERAL LADY can be chartered in the majestic Great Barrier Reef and surrounding areas on Australia’s north east coast or anywhere in the South Pacific.

The iconic Great Barrier Reef is blessed with the breathtaking beauty of the world’s largest coral reef. It offers hundreds of picturesque tropical islands and world famous beaches.

You can enjoy snorkelling, scuba diving, helicopter tours, kayaking, standup paddle boards, waterskis, swimming and many other activities at any time you wish as the yacht carry all those equipment for you.

VESSEL INFORMATION

  • 45 guests
  • 4 cabins
  • 8 guest overnight capacity
  • Cabin configuration 1 Master 1 King 2 Twin

Iona Game Fishing Charters

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Capt. Adam JordanWork Phone: 0413 039 514Work Phone: 0413 039 514Website: Visit Website
Biography

Iona Game Fishing Australia offers the optimum in fishing charters in Australia from as far north as Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, following the migrating marlin along the East Coast of Australia to as far south as Port Stephens and Newcastle.

Our 2 world recognised game boats and world class Captain’s with 20 years combined experience will make your fishing charter in Australia a life time dream to remember!

The Iona is a 43ft O’Brien complete with tuna tower and powered by twin 450hp Cummins motors, designed and built for game fishing charters with manoeuvrability and stability capabilities a major factor in mind for all sea conditions.  The Iona II is a 50ft Custom-built million dollar Dick Ward Sportfisher built in Cairns in 2007 to the owner, Adam Jordan’s specifications.  Powered by two  450hp Cummins motors she was specifically built for live-aboard charters and to specialise in marlin fishing, big game fishing, sports fishing, light tackle and reef/bottom fishing.

Little Audrey

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Capt. Daniel CarlsonWebsite: Visit Website
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Little Audrey is a 76ft Warren Yacht we call the fishing theater. This is a lean, luxury fast fishing machine. It includes superior and uncompromising comfort and style.

One of the first things you will notice as you step aboard Little Audrey is the attention to detail on this outstanding craft. The fishing chair and fishing equipment reflect the owners “no compromise” mind set clearly the best money can buy!
Fishing tackle is the best available ranging from 12 to 120 lb test. The split-level cockpit features dual in-transom bait tanks, huge fish hold, BBQ and added seating outside, allowing everybody aboard to be part of the action, and still be comfortable.

On Site Game Fishing

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Capt. Daniel KleinWork Phone: 0400910684Website: Visit the website
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On Site is a luxury, high speed charter vessel available for charter on Australia’s East Coast. From Sydney to the beautiful waterways of Port Stephens and the Great Barrier Reef including the Whitsunday Islands, Port Douglas, and Lizard Island.

With a top speed of 36 knots and a cruising speed of 25 knots she is the perfect vessel for cruising. Capable of sleeping up to 8 persons with a Master cabin with double bed and ensuite, a Guest cabin with double bed and ensuite, plus 2 x 2 single cabins with bunks and adjoining bathroom.

Specialising in private charters anywhere on Australia’s east coast On Site is a full surveyed vessel, and is equipped with all the latest electronics. State of the art GPS, radar, fish finder, sonar, sounder, VHF & HF radio, 22kva Genset producing AC & DC, water capacity 1,000L & desalinator, fuel capacity 6,000L.

On Site offers the ultimate in heavy game fishing, light game fishing, reef fishing, leisurely cruising and snorkeling or diving. Whatever your level of expertise or confidence our crew is trained to introduce you to a whole new magical world.

Zulu Game Fishing

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Capt. Casey DentWork Phone: 0413 996 696Website: Visit the websiteWebsite: Sistership Levante
Biography

Zulu is a 54ft Assegai, custom built game fishing vessel which was launched late 2014, and released for charter in 2015.Zulu is the most technologically advanced game boat to hit the waters of Australia thus far.

(Sistership Levante is also listed here)

She boasts a Seakeeper gyro, Furuno omni-directional sonar, three wetfaced keel mounted transducers connected to the new Furuno chirp sounder system as well a Furuno 1150 sounder with a widebeam transducer.

No fish is safe from Zulu!

Zulu Game fishing Charters operates primarily out of North Queensland in Australia.

Tropical Port Douglas is our home base, however we travel down the east coast of Queensland and seasonally all the way down to Port Stephens in New South Wales to follow fish migrations and ensure you are targeting the densest fishing grounds.

Queensland is home to some amazing waters which flourish with fish species and is a popular destination for anglers from all over the world. Townsville, Innisfail and along the coastline up to Cairns, Port Douglas and Cooktown are a focus for Zulu Gamefishing Charters from September through till December when the Black Marlin and Sailfish species migrate to spawn.

Light tackle and heavy tackle game fishing are our focus for keen anglers during this period and Far North Queensland provides one of the best series of reefs and ocean for this sport in the world.