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Enjoy Fishing in Port Douglas, Australia on 52' Power Catamaran

Power Catamaran
8 Guests

About This Fishing Charter

Enjoy Port Douglas, Australia by Boat!

Go fishing in Port Douglas, Australia on 52 ft "Eclipse D" Power Catamaran for $5,720 AUD for a week. Boat comes with all fishing gear, bait and tackle.

Eclipse D a 16 meters aluminum power catamaran where guests enjoy comfortable fully air conditioned accommodation. We have 4 custom made aluminum tenders which are designed for comfort and casting. To ensure your experience is nothing but enjoyable we pride ourselves with providing our guests with high levels of customer service, a laid back yet professional atmosphere and mouth watering cuisine. With a small draft of 1 meter the vessel if perfect for sneaking into those secluded bays and estuary systems for the perfect anchorage. Fully equipped with modern conveniences and staffed with experienced and professional crew. Your home will be the Eclipse a well appointed fully air-conditioned Aluminium Catamaran with all the comforts plus more.

Eclipse is powered by twin 220 hp diesel motors and has full  navigational equipment. The Eclipse has recently undergone a major refit in 2014 and provides modern living and working space. All accommodation onboard is fully air-conditioned. There are 2 x double berth cabins and 10 x single berths as well as two bathrooms each with its own shower/household toilet. The main living area and is fully air conditioned and includes a large open plan galley, saloon area which has entertainment facilities such as a Flat screen TV, DVD, Ipod and music station.

Other facilities and features onboard the Eclipse to ensure your stay with us is comfortable are:

  • 240 v power outlets are located throughout the vessel
  • Washing machine and dryer for your use.
  • 1800 liters fresh water cap backed up by 120 liters p/hr desalination unit
  • Onboard ice machine
  • Coffee machine
  • 2000 liters freezer
  • 1000 liters fridge plus day fridge/freezer
  • Dive compressor
  • Snorkeling Equipment/ Tanks and weights
  • Paddle board and other water sports equipment for above and below the water.

Fish Species (Over 50 different species to target):

The fishing on the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula is renowned for its consistency and diversity, and is well known as being the Barramundi capital of Queensland. 

There are never any guarantees with fishing but the Eclipse crew are committed to put you on the fish! There is a huge variety of sportfish to target on the Cape’s West Coast including barramundi, GTs, the elusive permit on the flats, jacks, mackerel, salmon, tuna, milkfish and jewfish, just to name a few. There is nowhere else you can catch as many different fish as on the west coast of Cape York!

Fishing Charter Options:

• West Coast Cape York Adventure:

Cape York Run-Off/Build Up Season - March – October (Annually)

Your adventure starts at the cairns airport when you board your qantaslink flight en route to weipa. The 1.5hr catered flight will take you up the famous daintree river, over the world heritage rainforest of cape york and the outback of the far north, a spectacle in itself. You will be met by one of our keen fishing guides in our air conditioned 4wd and then travel an hour north of weipa to the small community of mapoon. You will be transferred to our tenders which will take you to find your new home away from home for the next week. Then let the fishing begin….we will be focusing on river systems such as ducie, wenlock, skardon, jackson, macdonald, doughboy, cotterell and all blue water areas in between.

• Barramundi Heaven:

Cape York Run-Off - June/July

Fly into the small community of aurukun to fish the extensive rivers/wetlands this region has to offer. We will be fishing the productive systems including the archer, the watson and the ward rivers, together with other systems lying further south (the kirk and the love rivers). During the later months of june-aug, the raging torrents of the wet season have subsided and the rivers will have cleaned right up providing clearer water. These rivers have often been referred to as “barra heaven” where you can cast for that 1m+ barra you’ve been waiting for plus plenty of fun sized ones in between.

• The Ultimate Cape York Experience – Qld East Coast:

October And November (Annually)

This is our new charter option and it is a rare opportunity to access this remote region at a very reasonable price. Our charters will be ex-lockhart river on the east coast of cape york which is serviced by a light aircraft from cairns. This trip will offer all the species, all the fishing styles, and all the action you can handle. Jump onboard for the opportunity to fish the most northern, most remote and isolated parts of the great barrier reef.

Price: 

  • $5,720 AUD per week (7 days/7 nights for Small groups – Max 8 anglers)


Price Includes:

  • All Cape York ground transfers – Air conditioned 4WD transfers
  • Fully air conditioned accommodation and comfortable living facilities - quality bed linen, towels, and toiletries supplied
  • Quality service with a smile Fresh tasteful meals and snacks prepared fresh onboard
  • Professional and experienced fishing guides
  • 240 volt power, hot fresh water showers, TV, CD, IPOD/USB connectivity, and DVDs for your enjoyment
  • Use of Eclipse FNQ Charters quality fishing gear (rods and reels). We also have a range of tackle available for purchase onboard. All our gear is loaned on a “replace if lost or broken basis”.


Deposit: 

  • $1,560 AUD


Other Activities:

• See The Great Barrier Reef

• Scuba diving

Commercial and Research Charters

Details

  • Type: Power Catamaran
  • Capacity: 8 People
  • Rental Minimum: 7 days
  • Cancellation: 50% Refund 30 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Additional Fees:

  • Flights
  • Alcohol
  • Tackle
  • Travel Insurance
  • Fly tackle not includedter

What to bring:

  • Protective clothing, light weight protective clothing including long sleeved shirt and long pants, a good hat (wide brimmed)
  • High protection sunscreen
  • An old pair of joggers, reef walkers, dive boots
  • Camera and spare batteries/ recharger, extra memory cardspliers and line cutters
  • Any personal medications
  • A good set of Polaroid sunglasses

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancelled more than 50 days prior to departure, 30% will be deducted
  • If cancelled 30 – 50 days before arrival date – 50% will be deducted. 
  • Less than 30 days notice – no refund is applicable.
  • In the event that the charter has commenced and is unable to be completed due to mechanical failure the charter fee will be refunded on a pro rata basis.
  • If Cancellation is made by us due to unforeseen circumstances or unsafe weather  conditions made at the Captains discretion, every attempt will be made to reschedule the charter to suit both parties.


Frequently Asked Questions:

• When do your charters begin and finish each year?

  • We will begin the first charter immediately after the wet season which is usually by mid March, with our last charter before the wet which is November/December. Both March and December can still be wet but the fishing in these months is optimum. Be sure to contact us to see our operating dates as they can change during heavy monsoonal activity.

• What hours do we fish?

  • A normal fishing day will usually start early in the morning between 6-8am and go through to before sunset but this will vary on clients requests or if the fish are on the bite. Of course, there will be meal times arranged to fit in with the fishing. The good thing about mother ship fishing is that the main boat is never too far away from the fishing grounds, which gives the flexibility of you picking and choosing your fishing times.

• How much luggage can I bring?

  • Qantas link flies from Cairns to Weipa twice daily on most days and restricts luggage to 1 item of 20kg so if you have a rod tube we suggest that you tape it to your bag.


• Can I keep the fish I catch?

  • Whilst onboard you can eat as much fish and crabs as you like however, we do not encourage anglers come with a vision of stocking their home freezers with fish. We are primarily a catch and release fishing charter operation and share the view that our resource is too valuable to promote the mass killing of fish .


• What if there is a medical emergency?

All of our boats have VHF radios and are always in contact with each other, and the main boat for safety reasons . Onboard the Eclipse D we have a fully stocked Royal Flying Doctors Medical First Aid kit onboard and a Satellite phone and VHF Radio to make contact. We have the ability to arrange evacuation at short notice if necessary and all our crew are trained in first aid procedures.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Toilet
  • Wheel steering
  • Bow Thrusters
  • Fishing gear
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • CD Player
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Dodger
  • Twin Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Generator
  • Inverter
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Air Conditioning
  • Head

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