OUR VESSELS

We take pride in the fact that our vessels are well maintained and inspected on a yearly basis and while we don’t have a chef onboard we do offer great home style cooked meals all prepared fresh from the chiller by our well practiced skippers and crew. Both the Tura and the Eastern Voyager are Qld Registered and Surveyed with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Our vessels are fully air conditioned and can accommodate up to 12 and 20 passengers. We also cater for smaller groups based on a minimum daily rate for each vessel. Our charters offer inclusive pricing of GST, Qld’s EMC, all meals, bedding, towels, bait, fuel , tenders and light refreshments with tea/coffee available 24hrs a day.
BYO: Fishing Gear and Beverage of choice Extra: Freight: Road Freight for your catch home can be organised if required.
If you are flying consider extra luggage payment on your return home as an option to take your catch home with you (please check with the airline you are travelling with) we can supply airline boxes (charges apply).

WHILE ONBOARD OUR VESSELS:

Any decisions made on board by our skippers in regard to our vessels, weather, tenders etc. will be made especially for the safety of you as well as our crew and ask that everyone onboard take precautions to be aware at all times.
While every reasonable effort is made to ensure you enjoy whatever trip you have planned with us on either of our vessels there are circumstances beyond the control of the skipper including weather conditions, catch rate, poor visibility etc. and cannot except responsibility as such. Our skippers will do their best to optimise your fishing time and visit a variety of reefs (again all-weather dependent).

SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT

Our crew will brief you on your departure in regard to all safety onboard the mother vessel and tenders.
Please take the time to read our safety cards onboard.

TRAVEL: THINK ABOUT INSURANCE (LAST MINUTE EMERGENCIES)

We do not accept responsibility for any loss ( monetary) or additional cost caused by delays of any kind and changes once deposits and payment of your charter have been made.

Vessels

DAMAGE & LOSS OF EQUIPMENT

We ask that you please respect our vessels, tenders and equipment as they are vital to your charter and charters there- after. We would like you to be able to re visit us and all equipment onboard be in good working order.Damage caused on board either the mother vessel and or tenders and equipment as a result of irresponsibility and misbehavior will be charged to the person responsible.
240v power is available on both vessels.

MV Tura - Tasmania

Beautiful pristine waters offer up some amazing fishing in these beautiful remote areas in and around Tasmania from deep sea fishing, searching for Southern Rock Lobster and Abalone or just exploring some of the amazing Islands.
Please look up and outward while on board as the scenery in these areas is awesome from beautiful clear white beaches to the rugged and wild mountains meeting the water almost on a gallop. A feed of Southern Rock Lobster and or black and green lip Abalone can also wet the appetite.
Bottom Fishing for Tasmanian Trumpeter, Flathead , edible gummies and Snapper is a great start, then if you like trolling catches such as Southern Blues, Bill Fish, Albacore etc. can really make your experience a really memorable occasion.
Our charters include the Kent, Hogan and Furneaux Groups in Eastern Bass Strait down to the crystal clear waters of the East including the Bay of Fires, Wine Glass Bay, Fortescue Bay and the Tasman Peninsula. If you choose Hobart as a departure point you can take in the wonders on offer past Bruny Island, SE and South Cape, the Maatsuyker Group then past SW Cape to Port Davey or beyond.
There is also the West and North West coast of Tasmania including King Island, Cape Grim and the Hunter Group then South past Mount Cameron, West Point, Sandy Cape and Macquarie Harbour
We are able to plan voyages all around Tasmania so let us know your preferred destination and we will do our utmost to accommodate your request.

TURA IS AVAILABLE FOR 3 > 14 NIGHTS AND BEYOND. WE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR DAY OR ONE NIGHT CHARTERS

Group bookings from 1-10 >12 guests. A Minimum daily rate applies

DAILY HIRE RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All meals
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Tenders & fuel
  • Bait and soft drink supplied
  • Tea/coffee available 24 hours
EXTRAS:
  • BYO Beverages and Fishing Gear
  • Freight home for your catch.

With a very large front deck, the whole starboard side and rear of the vessel as well as the back platform offer plenty of space for drift fishing with bait boards and rod holders. We have a great open back deck area with a huon pine table and seating and a large cool box for drinks. Bathroom amenities are located x1 on the back deck and x 2 inside. There are 4 x 2 berth and 1 x 4 berth air conditioned cabins below decks and a dining area. Your catch will be filleted and snap frozen (some can be kept whole).

SPECIFICATIONS

Length...................................................................... 78'
Draft ......................................................................... 9'
Beam ....................................................................... 21'
Speed ...................................................................... 10Kn

Departures / Arrival to be advised when booking.

MV Tura - Gladstone

Tura – offers 3 up to 14 day charters to the Swain Reefs, Capricorn bunker Group, Shoalwater Bay areas. – If you have another choice please don’t hesitate to ask us and we will do our best to cater for your preferred destination.

WE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR DAY OR ONE NIGHT CHARTERS

Group bookings from 1-10 >12 guests. A Minimum daily rate applies

DAILY HIRE RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All meals
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Tenders & fuel
  • Bait and soft drink supplied
  • Tea/coffee available 24 hours
EXTRAS:
  • BYO Beverages and Fishing Gear
  • Freight home for your catch.

With a very large front deck, the whole starboard side and rear of the vessel as well as the back platform offer plenty of space for drift fishing with bait boards and rod holders. We have a great open back deck area with a huon pine table and seating and a large cool box for drinks. Bathroom amenities are located x1 on the back deck and x 2 inside.

There are 4 x 2 berth and 1 x 4 berth air conditioned cabins below decks and a dining area. Your catch will be filleted and snap frozen (some can be kept whole).
Tenders: 4 x tenders are available with VHF radios and rod holders. (A recreational boat licence is required to operate the tenders.
Departures are from the Gladstone Marina, Queensland, Australia
A relocation fee will apply for departure from any other port. Trips can be arranged from no less than 3 days and up to 14 days (longer can be arranged) .Our vessel has air-conditioning throughout with cabins below decks. Your catch will be filleted and snap frozen, (some can be kept whole) packed by the crew ready for you to take home.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length...................................................................... 78'
Draft ......................................................................... 9'
Beam ....................................................................... 21'
Speed ...................................................................... 10Kn
Departure times for the Swains - between 3.30-4.30pm / arrival back into the Gladstone Harbour between 4-6am Departure times for the Capricorn Bunker Group – 10pm-midnight/ arrival back into Gladstone Harbour between 4-7pm. Shoalwater Bay same as the Swains and the Coral Sea to be advised when booking.

MV Eastern Voyager

Eastern Voyager offers 3 up to 14 day charters and beyond to the Swain Reefs, Capricorn Bunker Group, Coral Sea and Shoalwater Bay – If you have another choice please don’t hesitate to ask us and we will do our best to cater for your preferred destination.

WE ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR DAY OR ONE NIGHT CHARTERS

Group bookings – (1-14>20 guests) Minimum daily rate applies

DAILY HIRE RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • All meals
  • Linen
  • Towels
  • Tenders & fuel
  • Bait and soft drink supplied
  • Tea/coffee available 24 hours
EXTRAS:
  • BYO Beverages and Fishing Gear
  • Freight home for your catch.

The starboard side and rear of the vessel as well as the back platform offer plenty of space for drift fishing with bait boards and rod holders. There is a spacious covered area with seating and bathroom amenities on the back deck where you can relax and enjoy the views while you travel.
There is a chiller close by and a large drinks refrigerator just inside from the seating area for all of your cold beverages.
We have a very spacious dining and lounge area where you can relax and enjoy your favourite cd ,dvd’s and videos. Our vessel is air conditioned throughout.
Your catch will be filleted and snap frozen, (some can be kept whole) packed by the crew ready for you to take home.

SPECIFICATIONS

Length...................................................................... 84'
Draft ......................................................................... 10'
Beam ....................................................................... 23'
Speed ...................................................................... 10Kn

5 x 4.4 outboard tender boats with VHF radios, depth sounders and rod holders are available for reef edge fishing (a recreational licence is required to operate the tenders). Our air conditioned cabins are located below decks - 6 x 2 berth and 2 x 4 berth.
Bathroom amenities are on the accommodation level as well as the main deck.
Departures / Arrival are from the Gladstone Marina, Queensland, Australia
Departure times for the Swains - between 3.30-4.30pm / arrival back into the Gladstone Harbour between 4-6am
Departure times for the Capricorn Bunker Group – 10pm-midnight/ arrival back into Gladstone Harbour between 4-7pm. Shoalwater Bay same as the Swains and the Coral Sea to be advised when booking.
A relocation fee will apply for departure from any other port.






QUEENSLAND – EXTENDED TRIPS FROM 3 UP TO 14 NIGHTS AND BEYOND

The thrill of bottom fishing for red emperor, coral trout, cod, sweetlip or gramefishing for wahoo and mackerel is an experience you don't want to miss. Explore, Fish and Dive onboard one of our live aboard vessels, the M.V. Tura (catering up to 12 guests) or the M.V. Eastern Voyager (catering up to 20 guests) for an ultimate fishing adventure to the Great Barrer Reefs
Capricorn Bunker Group - Heron Island, Wistari Reef, Sykes Reef, North West Island
The Swain Reefs - the more remote areas of the Great Barrier Reef offering 10,000 square miles of reef systems The Coral Sea New Territories including Wreck, Cato, Frederick and Kenn reefs.
An abundance and variety of sea life that you yourself hook.
All are filleted (some can be kept whole), packaged and snap frozen for your convenience.
Fish species that are generally targeted in the Swain Reefs, Capricorn Bunker Group and Coral Sea:


BOTTOM FISHING

Coral Trout, Sweet Lip (Red Throat Emperor) Hussar, Cod, Cobia, Spangled Emperor, Red Emperor, Red Dew and Snapper

TROLLING

Spanish Mackerel and Wahoo, Dolphin Fish, Yellow/Blue Tuna
When fishing the SHOALWATER BAY area – Fish species
generally targeted are:
Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, Grass sweet lip, Red Emper- or, Nannygai.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT MUD CRABBING AS WELL WE SUPPLY THE POTS FOR YOU ON THESE TRIPS.


DIVING

With our marine creatures and aquatic life and the added bonus of crystal clear waters and vibrant contrasting colours of the coral reefs, you won’t be disappointed with this type of trip.

AT YOUR LEISURE

If fishing and diving isn’t for you, simply enjoy the fun of reef walking and snorkelling, and uncovering the delights our Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

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