Boat Directory: Central QLD / Fraser Island 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:

  • Central Queensland, or;
  • Fraser Island

Atlantic Princess

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MothershipWork Phone: 61 408 422 242Website: Visit the website

Ready, Set, Adventure

Atlantic Princess is an exemplary motor yacht that delivers classic and luxurious vacations.

Looking for adventure and exploration trips to the world’s largest water bodies such as The Great Barrier Reef, the Atlantic Princess offers luxury and comfort. She caters for a wide range of personal preferences, which may include one-day out on the Gold Coast or a liveaboard adventure in tropical North Queensland.

With the Atlantic Princess as your mothership, you are guaranteed of a remarkable cruising experience after your Marlin and game fishing adventures.
As your home at sea Atlantic Princess offers a large aft deck and upper deck ideal for outdoor entertaining while enjoying a BBQ and drink after a hard days fishing.

Atlantic Princess caters for up to 8 guests overnight in 3 Staterooms each with their own ensuite offering comfort and relaxation. Equipped with deluxe natural amenities, bathrobes, slippers and individually controlled air conditioning.

Our reputation for quality and service are unsurpassed and the new owner has over 30 years experience in the boating and charter industry and along with the crew, we will continue to give our clients the best cruising experience possible.

We also host corporate events or Whitsunday Island hopping holidays. The highly valued and experienced crew are always happy to help look after everything you may desire.

Aukai (Australian Sport Fishing)

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Capt. Brent JamesWork Phone: 0404 714 581Website: Visit the website

Join Captain Brent James and his fantastic crew onboard the 65 Precision ‘Aukai’.

Brent and his awesome team provide fishing charters in a variety of locations thru the year.

With a genuine passion for fishing, Brent is the Captain you want when bluewater fishing is on your mind!

Call Brent on 0404 714 581

  • 65 Precision
  • Full Furuno Electronics Package
  • Experienced Captain & Crew
  • Live Aboard & Day Charters
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Fraser Island
  • Lady Musgrave Island
  • Gold Coast

Beluga Expeditions

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Website: Visit the website

BELUGA is an explorer-style motor yacht, custom-built by Moonen. She was built as a go-anywhere yacht with 4,000 nm range, a robust elegant style, a wide beam, and therefore unusually large volume for her length. She is based in Port Douglas, and operates as luxurious mothership hosting sports-fishing yachts and their guests on the Great Barrier Reef during the Cairns marlin season. Beluga also operates with her own fleet of sports-fishing charter yachts which are available to package together to suit a number of charter requests. Having spent numerous years operating on the GBR with an experienced team – Beluga is the ultimate choice for mixing fishing and luxe comfort.

BELUGA’s interior layout sleeps up to 10-12 guests in 5 staterooms, including a full beam master suite, 2 double ensuite cabins (with splitting wall which creates 2 single beds in each cabin), 2 twin ensuite cabins with 2 optional pull-man beds. She carries up to 7 crew on-board 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.

Emerald Lady

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Work Phone: 0437 765 012Website: Visit the website

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.


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

KEKOA Sport Fishing & Personalised Charters

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Capt. Luke FallonWork Phone: 0428 789 840Website: Visit Website

KEKOA, a 56 foot O’Brien, custom built for game fishing in North Queensland waters, was launched in March 2010. KEKOA is a 56 foot O’Brien Boat custom built for the Cairns marlin fishing season. She integrates luxury, quality and comfort to cater for all your individual charter experiences.

In 2018, we are pleased to offer our guests a new level of comfort from one of the most comfortable and fishable boats in the fleet with the installation of a gyro stabiliser.

KEKOA offers packages at all prime light/heavy tackle destinations on the East Coast of Queensland including Giant Black Marlin Fishing off Cairns, Lizard Island, Cooktown and Fraser Island as well as light tackle marlin fishing off both Cairns and Fraser Island as well.

KEKOA’s skipper Captain Luke Fallon is a 30 year veteran of the Australian marlin industry and aside from being a great skipper who has honed his skills since starting in the industry as a crewman at age 16, is a very competent angler in his own right.

Sea Fever (Reel Easy)

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Capt. Ashley MatthewsWork Phone: 07 4948 2798Cell Phone: 0427 524 975Website: Visit the website

Our boat “Reel Easy” is a purpose built 40 foot O’Brien flybridge gamefisher and is perfect for small groups to fish and live aboard on the Great Barrier Reef. She is powered by twin Cummins QSB 425hp turbo diesel engines which makes her fast and manoeuvrable.

“Reel Easy” also has a “Tuna Tower” with a driving station making her great for spotting schools of baitfish, billfish and navigating around the reef. “Reel Easy” has ample accommodation for 4 guests and 2 crew and enough fridge/freezer room for supplies for long trips and also keeping any edible fish chilled for the trip. Fitted out with a suite of furuno and raymarine electronics on the bridge and tower and all shimano and live fibre gear on the deck to ensure you have the best chance on catching a trophy fish. We carry enough fresh water to get through the long trips (hot and cold water) and all cooking and cleaning requirements.

We offer live aboard trips in October-November Cairns/Cooktown/Lizard Island for giant black marlin. Mother shipping is also available.

The rest of the year available ex-Whitsundays.

  • Full day reef trips
  • Overnight or extended trips
  • Specialised GT trips
  • Bugatti reefs
  • Sportfishing, reef fishing and light tackle for marlin, sailfish, mackerels, tunas etc