Meet Our Crew

Captain Daniel Radcliffe

Meet Daniel (Dan)

Daniel is the captain of MV ZULU.  Born and raised in Cairns, Australia, Daniel has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the marine industry and is a qualified Master 5 captain, diesel fitter and an experienced crewman in all aspects of fishing. Having spent much of his life on the Great Barrier Reef and having worked on the water for over ten years including over seven Cairns heavy tackle marlin seasons both on the deck and in the helm, he has worked his way up through the ranks and enjoys sharing incredible oceanic experiences with his guests . Daniel also skippers our 40ft Assegai express MINKE when ZULU is not in use. 

We pay respect to the late Captain Casey Dent (2020) 

Casey was our Operations Manager and Captain of MV ZULU – Working closely with the owner and shipwright throughout the design and build of ZULU, Casey was a true legend of the seas, having spent his entire life on the water and as a respected charter captain for over 20 years. He is greatly missed and rides along in spirit on every ZULU expedition. Casey’s partner Amanda continues to work on board alongside Capt. Daniel Radcliffe who also worked under Casey for many years – The team spirit and level of service continues in honour of this great captain and human being. 

Our Crew

Our professional captain and crew can offer you a customised charter to suit your requirements, and always provide their guests with a very personal experience, wherever your preferred fishing destination.

They are familiar with all aspects of deep-water fishing in Queensland.

An experienced deckhand is available to rig your lines and take care of the bait and dirty work. Fully catered meals are also prepared by our crew onboard.

Zulu’s captain and crew love to share their passion for deep-sea fishing with enthusiasts from Australia and all over the world.


Jayson originally hails from Gosford on the Central Coast in NSW, Australia. Jayson is a qualified and experienced Master 5 Captain and Crewman. Jason ran and operated a Hamilton Island reef fishing charter boat for over 12 years before making his move to beautiful Port Douglas and joining our fleet.Jayson rotates his role as Captain and Crewman between our game boats.


Amanda is our Client Experience Manager and likely your first point of contact. Amanda will assist you in customizing your dream trip from start the finish. Being a keen fisher-person herself, she’ll be on hand during live-aboard trips to cater, host and document your trip on film so you’re ensured bragging rights on your return home!

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About Zulu Gamefishing Charters

Zulu Gamefishing Charters operates primarily out of North Queensland in Australia.

Tropical Port Douglas is our home base, however we travel down the east coast of Queensland and seasonally all the way down to Port Stephens in New South Wales to follow fish migrations and ensure you are targeting the densest fishing grounds. Queensland and in particular the Great Barrier Reef is flourishing with a variety of fish and coral species which is unmatched elsewhere on earth.

Light tackle and Heavy tackle game fishing are popular options for keen anglers between July and November as marlin migrate to the GBR to spawn. Black marlin range from 7kg to over 500kg making the Great Barrier Reef arguably the best gamefishing destination in the world.

Scuba diving and snorkelling is also readily available to our guests so you can explore the wonders of the reef from below and get up close and personal with the locals. We have special access to famous dive sites and moorings ensuring you the trip of a lifetime.

Find out more about our Destinations & SPECIES CALENDAR

Zulu is a custom 54ft Assegai game boat which is specifically designed to carve through the toughest of oceans whilst providing comfort and doing it in style. The vessel is fitted out with the most current and technologically advanced navigation and stability systems to ensure it provides the utmost comfort and reliability in any conditions.

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