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;
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.
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.
Calypso (Marlin Fishing Australia)
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.
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
Iona Game Fishing Charters
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.
On Site Game Fishing
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 Charters
Zulu is a 54ft Assegai, custom built game fishing vessel which was launched late 2014, and released for charter in 2015. Zulu is one of the most technologically advanced game boat to hit the waters of Australia thus far and can accommodate up to 4 guests on extended live-aboard trips.
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.
Primarily based in Port Douglas, Far North Queensland – the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Zulu offers a variety of charter options all year round including reef & sports-fishing, snorkelling, diving and leisure, however we specialise in light and heavy tackle marlin fishing.
Capt Casey Dent has spent over 10 years on the GBR and runs a professional operation with a total of 4 experienced crew (Captain, wireman, deckhand and hostie/cook).
WINNER – 2018 LIZARD ISLAND BLACK MARLIN CLASSIC
WINNER – 2015 LIZARD ISLAND BLACK MARLIN CLASSIC
(Sistership Levante & Mothership Beluga also listed here )