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

Atlantic Princess

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

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.

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 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)

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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.

Zulu Game Fishing Charters

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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 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 )