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:
- Sunshine Coast, or;
- Brisbane, or;
- Gold Coast
Australian Fishing Expeditions
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.
The 47 foot Obrien Castille IIIis powered by twin Cummins QSM11 engines rated @ 660 BHP cruises at 26 knots with a top speed of 31 knots. It is extrememly fast and travelling times are short, therefore your fishing time is longer. Our hull is very efficient which gives our guests a very soft ride.
Castille III and its crew cater for all kinds of sports fishing and personalized charters from Lizard Island, Cooktown, Cairns and Townsville in North Queensland to the Gold Coast and Port Stephens in the south.
Our team is dedicated to traveling long distances to fish in the best locations at the best time’s of the year and have over 30 years experience charter fishing. Castille III would love to show you and you friends the ultimate charter experience.
Hotshot Fishing Charters
Hot Shot is a 43ft O’Brien Sports Fisher. O’Brien Boats are world renowned for sea handling capabilities with a dry and very stable ride.
She was specifically built for live-aboard charters and is very comfortable; Client Accommodation forward – is four V berths and a Master Cabin Inc double berth. With 2 air conditioners, one unit supplying sleeping areas and second running saloon.
2 bathrooms, both including toilets and showers, water maker (Desalinate), and entertainment system including Blue ray DVD and ipod compatible music system, all add to angler comfort.
Kaizen Sport Fishing Charters
Join the crew on our state of the art vessel for the gamefishing and sportfishing adventure of your life. Our experienced skipper, Russell Caporn has a lifetime of experience finding trophy class fish and Tournament and Record fishing are specialties.
Our boat is a 52 foot Kaizen luxury hand built fishing and cruising vessel. It utilizes state of the art technology and arguably the newest and best set up in the country and is set up for overnight or extended charter sleeping 8 comfortably.
Kaizen is fully air conditioned with all the “mod cons” including a fully equipped galley, laundry and entertainment centre and is also equipped with the best light and heavy tackle rods and reels. All tackle and bait are provided. Food and drinks may be provided at the client’s discretion.
Explore some of the most beautiful and remote locations on earth from a position of uncompromising comfort
MV Mustique is a superbly appointed 110 ft luxury motor yacht available for Mother Shipping or private charter. She has earned her outstanding reputation for highly personalised and exclusive service while exploring the most sought after and remote destinations around Australia and the Pacific.
Mustique’s features and facilities are second to none, and on board dining and accommodation are guaranteed to please the most discerning guest.
If it’s a superb mother ship you’re looking for look no further – you will find everything you need and more aboard Mustique.
Built in 2000 by Dick Ward of Cairns Boat Builders in Cairns, she is the latest in a long line of famous boats including, the original Kanahoee, the new Kanahoee, and TRADITION CHARTERS latest boat, built as Desperado.
Captain Tim Richardsons’ passion for purpose built custom boats, has led him to now own this beautiful game fishing boat. Tradition is kept in the finest condition of any boat in the country by Capt Tim and his professional crew.
Tradition is 49 feet in length and was designed and built for one purpose – to catch 1000lb black marlin with no compromise in design or construction. This means a comfortable boat for clients and the crew to fish and relax while maintaining levels of fishing performance without equal. This nimbleness and comfort makes Tradition a great platform for all types of sportfishing.
Watchdog Fishing Charters
Based on the Gold Coast and also fishing Cairns, Watchdog is a state of the art, custom built, 40ft Black Watch. With twin 540hp Cummins diesel engines powering her, you can spend more time fishing and less time travelling.
Other features include air conditioning throughout, TV, DVD and an entertainment system. Watchdog has a state of the art electronics and navigational system, generator and desalination plant, making life aboard comfortable and luxurious.
Our professional crew have extensive knowledge of the ocean and fishing grounds offshore South East QLD. Whether you are trolling for Marlin or fishing for Snapper, Kingfish and mixed Reef Fish, all top quality equipment is provided.
We provide both top quality Shimano reels with braid and Shimano, Wilson rods for Reef Fishing. During the Marlin/pelagic season, top of the range heavy and light tackle outfits and a Reelax fighting chair are offered to cater for all fishing conditions.
Full or extended day reef fishing charters, with the option to combine or switch to a light or heavy tackle Marlin charter, are available for up to eight anglers. For the extreme angler/s, ask our crew about our live aboard packages for up to four anglers in our spacious, air conditioned bedrooms.
Complimentary morning tea, lunch, drinks and snacks are included in all charter packages (alcohol excluded).
Zulu Game Fishing
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.