Fishing Charters Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Port Stephens, Bermagui, Exmouth and more
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.
Many of these boat provide fishing charters in Cairns during the heavy tackle Cairns marlin season. Many also work year-round in other busy fishing ports across the country. Please visit each boat’s website directly for more information about the various fishing charter options they offer.
You can also read more about the very experienced captains that run these boats in the Black Marlin Fishing Blog Captains Directory.
If you would like your boat included in the directory, please contact me.
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Built by Assegai Marine and first launched in 2001, Amokura is a 21st century gameboat with many time honoured tricks from many seasons of heavy tackle fishing.
It is powered by twin C-18 CAT ENGINES producing 2000 HP and is capable of hitting speeds of up to 35 knots with ease. Quite simply, Amokura is 57 ft of pure awesomeness. Amokura’s handling and sea keeping ability are second to none and its low centre of gravity and deep-vee hull make for an extremely comfortable ride.
Based in Lake Macquarie, NSW, on the east coast of Australia, Amokura was once described by BlueWater Boats & Sportsfishing magazine as “Fast, frugal and eminently fishable, this boat could well be the best gameboat in Australasia today…. It is certainly one of the fastest“
Askari is the latest and most advanced custom Assegai to come from Barry Martin’s shed on the Gold Coast.
The Assegai hull form has become synonymous with fishing and charter operations out of Cairns. Assegai’s are renown for their speed, sea keeping qualities and soft, dry ride in the punishing trade wind conditions outside the Ribbon Reefs.
Her strength is derived from her female molded Western Red Cedar strip plank construction. This technique requires skill and is labour intensive but provides the lightest and strongest hull required for constant offshore work. A unique design feature is the convex and slightly raised transom which means she can back down hard in rough sea safely. She is fitted out with state of the art electronics and equipment including sonar, watermakes, icemakers, livebait tanks, tuna tubes, twin Gensets, disco lights and 1015hp Caterpillar C18′s.
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.
Brisbane Sport Fishing Adventure Club / Megumi
Brisbane Sport Fishing Adventure Club / MegumiCapt. Ken Brown
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The Brisbane Sport Fishing Adventure Club is a small exclusive sport fishing club, whose members have access to the club boat Megumi and target blue marlin on the continental shelf off SE Qld and little black marlin and sailfish closer inshore.
Megumi is a 44ft custom built Assegai, is in excellent condition and is fastidiously maintained. She has the excellent fishing ergonomics and sea keeping abilities of all Assegai’s, is powered by 590HP Cummins QSM 11 engines, cruises at 24 knots, has a top speed of 31 knots and carries 4 x 130lb, 4 x 80lb, 4 x 50lb chair rods with Shimano Tiagra 2 speed reels and a full set of light tackle rods and reels.
Megumi is also available for charter between Fraser Island and the Gold Coast and captain Ken “Brownie” Brown can organise mother ships and shore based accommodation for extended trips. If you want to target blue marlin, little blacks or sails off the SE Qld Coast, there is no better boat than Megumi and “Brownie”, who has been fishing for blues since the early days of the fishery in the mid 80’s has the experience to make your fishing adventure enjoyable.
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.
The 47 foot Obrien Castille III is powered by twin Cummins QSM11 engines rated @ 660 BHP cruises at 26 knots with a top speed of 31 knots. It is extrememly fast and travelling times are short, therefore your fishing time is longer. Our hull is very efficient which gives our guests a very soft ride.
Castille III and its crew cater for all kinds of sports fishing and personalized charters from Lizard Island, Cooktown, Cairns and Townsville in North Queensland to the Gold Coast and Port Stephens in the south.
Our team is dedicated to traveling long distances to fish in the best locations at the best time’s of the year and have over 30 years experience charter fishing. Castille III would love to show you and you friends the ultimate charter experience.
Exmouth Billfish Charters - Freespool II
Exmouth Billfish Charters are the leading Gamefishing operator in Exmouth and Western Australia, with exceptional fishing results produced over the years for our clients. We can personally tailor a charter and in addition to regulation tackle, we specialise in billfish on fly and World Record pursuits.
Freespool II is a 36 foot Custom Don Senior Gamefisher with recent a “no expense spared” upgrade and loaded with the very latest in electronics and fishing tackle with brand new Cummins engines, tuna tubes, electric teaser reels, heavy duty gamefishing chair and wealth of other items to make your fishing experience thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding. The design of this boat allows for exceptional manoeuvring when in pursuit of your quarry and you will be well protected from the Exmouth elements. Fishing is in comfort with luxurious lounges opening onto the cockpit via an open bulkhead design – putting you in the thick of the action even when relaxing.
Fishing in ExmouthThe waters off Exmouth are famous for the wealth of gamefish that take up residence here. Good numbers of billfish are caught and released in these waters year-round including big black, blue and striped marlin, sailfish, broadbill swordfish – and even spearfish are caught here! Huge Slam potentials exist and a large number of World and Australian records come from Exmouth for many other gamefish species such as Giant Trevally, Tuna, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, Queenfish.
Lizard Island operates the luxury vessel, Fascination III exclusively from Lizard Island, providing our guests with local knowledge and experience that is second to none.
Experience a Great Barrier Reef charter boat trip from your base at Lizard Island.
The 51ft Riviera Platinum Model Flybridge Cruiser, Fascination III has a cruise speed of 20 knots and can take up to 10 passengers (including crew).
Based at Lizard Island all year round, Fascination III is available for private fishing, diving and snorkelling charters.
Game Over Fishing Charters
Game Over is a 51 foot Riviera flybridge sportsfisher, powered by twin 825hp diesel motors featuring a custom built tower and the latest Furuno electronics. Built by the most respected luxury boat building company in Australia, Game Over is an ideal choice for your next day or live-aboard marlin or sport-fishing adventure.
Downstairs, the accommodation consists of queen-sized island berth in the forward cabin and shared ensuite bathroom, with a two-berth cabin to the port. A second double-sized berth in the starboard cabin has a private ensuite bathroom. Both bathrooms have separate toilet, showers and basins. The boat is equipped with four air conditioning units to ensure your optimum comfort whilst in the flybridge, saloon and accommodations.
Hellraiser 2 - Cairns Black Marlin Charters
Steve and Sue Ahlers own and operate Cairns Black Marlin Charters. Steve is born and bred in North Queensland with more than 20 years experience fishing the Great barrier Reef and the Gulf of Carpentaria and has been involved on many winning teams, whether angling, crewing or skippering, and competed in the Offshore I.G.F.A. World Championship in Mexico in May2010 . Sue won champion female angler in the prestigious Lizard Island Game Fishing Tournament 2010.
Hellraiser 2 is 43′ O’Brien game boat, manufactured in Townsville by legendary boat builder, Peter O’Brien’ specifically built to handle the conditions of the Great Barrier Reef doing extended charters. She is a comfortable, modern, fully air conditioned fly bridge cruiser and is powered by twin 450hp Cummins.
Hotshot Sport Fishing Charters
Hot Shot is a 43ft O’Brien Sports Fisher with fly bridge and tuna tower, powered by twin 450hp Diamond series Cummins diesel engines, with a top speed of 30 knots and cruising speed of 22 knots. O’Brien Boats are world renowned for sea handling capabilities with a dry and very stable ride.
She was specifically built for live-aboard charters and is very comfortable; Client Accommodation forward – is four V berths and a Master Cabin inc double berth. With 2 air conditioners, one unit supplying sleeping areas and second running saloon. 2 bathrooms, both including toilets and showers, water maker (Desalinate), Cappuccino machine, and entertainment system including, Play station 3, Blue ray DVD and ipod compatible music system, all adding to angler comfort.
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.
Kaizen Sport Fishing Charters
Join the crew on our state of the art vessel for the gamefishing and sportfishing adventure of your life. Our experienced skipper, Russell Caporn has a lifetime of experience finding trophy class fish and Tournament and Record fishing are specialties.
Our boat is a 52 foot Kaizen luxury hand built fishing and cruising vessel. It utilizes state of the art technology and arguably the newest and best set up in the country and is set up for overnight or extended charter sleeping 8 comfortably.
Kaizen is fully air conditioned with all the “mod cons” including a fully equipped galley, laundry and entertainment centre and is also equipped with the best light and heavy tackle rods and reels. All tackle and bait are provided. Food and drinks may be provided at the client’s discretion.
Launced in 2009, Kalira has been built to go the distance and battle the conditions when finding the grander black marlin, enjoying the remote locations of sport fishing or simply cruising the Great Barrier Reef for that snorkeling experience.
The comfort and ride of the Maritimo 500 has to be experienced to be believed and Kalira is the finest example of the new 500.
KEKOA Sport Fishing & Personalised Charters
KEKOA Sport Fishing & Personalised ChartersCapt. Luke Fallon
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KEKOA, a 56 foot O’Brien, custom built for game fishing in North Queensland waters, was launched in March 2010. It is equipped with the latest state of the art electronics and delivers a world class fishing experience as well as comfortably accommodating luxurious personal charters. KEKOA features two ensuited guest cabins as well as separate cabins for the captain and crew. Fully air-conditioned throughout the added beam of the 56 foot vessel allows for a very spacious saloon and entertaining area — as well as a second entertaining area on the flybridge.
Little Audrey is a 76ft Warren Yacht we call the fishing theater. This is a lean, luxury fast fishing machine. It includes superior and uncompromising comfort and style.
One of the first things you will notice as you step aboard Little Audrey is the attention to detail on this outstanding craft. The fishing chair and fishing equipment reflect the owners “no compromise” mind set clearly the best money can buy!
Fishing tackle is the best available ranging from 12 to 120 lb test. The split-level cockpit features dual in-transom bait tanks, huge fish hold, BBQ and added seating outside, allowing everybody aboard to be part of the action, and still be comfortable.
Mistress Sport Fishing Charters
Mistress is custom-designed and built 49-foot launched in June 2001 and is the ultimate in luxury and sport fishing excellence.
Powered by twin 610hp Volvo 122EDC engines Mistress has a top speed in excess of 30knots and a cruise speed of 25knots.
It is fitted with every conceivable facility to help find and catch fish; Alloy Tuna Tower, 2x Depth Sounders, 2x GPS Chartplotters 360o Sonar, 80 mile Bird Sensitive Radar, Computer, Tuna Tubes, Live Bait Tank, Schaefer Outriggers, Murray Brothers Chair and a full range of custom rods with Penn International Reels.
The Accommodation consists of a spacious saloon and fully equipped galley; An Island Double with Ensuite, A Second Double with Ensuite, Two Single Bunks, and Two Settee Berths. Interior finishes feature American Cherry, Italian Leather and Designer Carpets and Blinds. The interior is served by two Air-conditioning systems plus the usual Stereo, TV, Video and Icemaker. There are also Internet and E-mail facilities to keep in touch.
Capt. Chip Van Mols has been one of Kona’s top producing captains for over 20 Years. Although regarded as one of the Top Blue Marlin captains in Kona, Chip has traveled and fished all over the world. He is a proven Tournament Winner with three (3) Grander Blue Marlin to his credit.
The Monkey Biz II, is a completely refinished 38’ Bertram Sportfishermen that is professionally maintained and spotlessly clean. The boat is fully air conditioned with all modern electronics, the finest fishing tackle and all safety equipment.
Our professional and friendly crew, strive to provide every customer with a fun and memorable experience, teaching them the proper techniques to catch the big one. Any and all experience levels are welcome!
For a truly memorable experience join our 3-night/4-day Kadavu fishing expeditions on the southern edges of the island group of Fiji. During 2012 we invite serious anglers and novices alike to test their skills in an amazing fishing ground where triple-hookups are ‘the norm’.
Home Base for Opulence is Port Denarau Marina in Nadi, on the western side of Viti Levu. Day charters in the Mamanuca Group of Islands has been our usual business to date, taking anglers out for 4 or 7-hours at a time to hook up game fish or to pop for GT’s. In 2012 we are working with the well known Australian expert angler George Trinkler and are travelling south to Kadavu to catch all the fishing excitement that location has to offer.
We offer you experienced crew, knowledge of the area, top-line game fishing equipment and the most comfortable ride available down here, on a 51′ Riviera called Opulence. Review our website here, and don’t hesitate to contact us for more information, and to check our calendar.
Reel Chase Charters
Arguably one of Australia’s most successful and admired game fishing boats, Reel Chase was Custom built in March 2000. At 55ft Reel Chase is powered by twin MTU 825 HP engines which enables her to cruise at 24knots and is capable of speeds of up to 32 knots. The huge “Carolina” flared bow, combine that with the extremely deep V hull makes one of the best sea keeping boats of her size and makes a awesome platform for all styles of fishing.
Live aboard trips aboard Reel Chase are both luxurious and comfortable. Her polished cheerywood interior and stone benchtops make for a sleek modern interior whilst her 5 seater leather lounge and 4 person leather dinette makes it hard to want to leave her air conditioned saloon.
Change of ownership in 2010: Reel Chase has gone under a extensive refurbishment. A complete new layout in the saloon/galley area made for more comfortable seating with the added bonus of being able to house more guests. The flybridge has also had a transformation and now allows guests to relax upstairs in what you could call another living area.
Slammer Sport Fishing Charters
Slammer Sport Fishing Charters: With the continental shelf located only 20kms from the dock, the currents of Bermagui are home to yellowfin tuna, blue, black and striped marlin, mako & hammerhead sharks, dolphin fish and other pelagic species.
Bermagui was made internationally famous by the American author Zane Grey who pioneered the sport of gamefishing here in the 1930′s. Following Zane Grey’s passion for gamefishing, Captain Dave Cassar and the crew of the Slammer stalk the massive fish that prowl these rich south coast waters.
The Slammer was custom built to ensure maximum comfort without compromising fishability. The Slammer is fast, agile and a proven fish raiser, getting you to the grounds and back again in comfort and style. Fully equipped and tournament rigged, The Slammer is ready to take on anything these prolific waters can throw at her.
Sparra Charters offers custom fishing charters specified to your needs. Running from Cairns to Lizard Island, Live Aboard or Mother Ship, from fly fishing to heavy tackle, blue water spearing to custom dive trips and corporate hire.
Currently running a custom built 42ft vindex designed vessel which in 2010 was extensively refitted. Now with an open rear bulkhead and airconditioning, anglers can relax in comfort while still being close to the action!
She’s able to comfortably sleep 6 and having caught in excess of 60 fish over 800 lbs in the last four seasons, she definitely has the ability to raise that fish of lifetime!
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.
Ultimate Charters offers sport fishing at its best along the south coast of New South Wales, Australia. Based in Batemans Bay and Bermagui, Ultimate Charters are able to travel up and down the south coast to where the fish are biting. Owned and operated by Captain Ryan Capp, your crew are professional charter fishermen with decades of experience. Whilst our specialty is game fishing, the Ultimate is also equipped for long range live aboard charters, overnight trips chasing broadbill or simply a general days fishing. We cater from private groups through to multi-boat charters for our corporate clients.