OBrien Boats

Mothershipping Charter

A 5 star luxury resort on the water!

A selection of king, queen stateroom and twin accom options and a dedicated crew and professional chef at your service

For larger groups

For larger groups – add gameboats for more anglers – and there are other options for those who prefer not to fish diving, snorkeling and plenty of other watersports behind the reef

Maximising your fishing time

Spend the morning swimming or snorkeling on the reef, or sport fishing for bait or fish for the dinner table, before heading out to chase the big girls on the edge.


A mothership is a larger boat which is used as the accommodation, while the smaller game boat is used for fishing.

Perfect a larger group, or perhaps your spouse is traveling with you and not wanting to fish every day but rather to enjoy the reef and all it has to offer in luxury.

A mothership is often like a 5 star luxury resort on the water. The mothership will have a dedicated crew including a professional chef at your service and provide an extra level of comfort while you are staying at sea. Imagine enjoying sumptuous meals, the best wines and beers, all in comfortable air-conditioned sleeping berths – it’s just like a floating hotel!

Motherships on the Great Barrier Reef also offer facilities for scuba diving and snorkelling on the reef and can also offer other watersport activities such as stand up paddle boarding, wind and kite surfing as well as bottom fishing.