Boat Directory: South East Queensland 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:

  • Sunshine Coast, or;
  • Brisbane, or;
  • Gold Coast

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.

Aukai (Australian Sport Fishing)

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

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

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.

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

Mustique

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Ocean Trek ChartersWork Phone: 0428231230Website: Visit the website
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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.

Tradition Charters

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Capt. Tim RichardsonWork Phone: 0427 758 768Website: Visit Website
Biography

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.

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 )