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.

MEET CHRIS (Mustard)

Chris (Mustard) is a Master 5 skipper MED 2. Joining our fleet in 2021 as a crewman, Mustard has over 20 years experience on the deck and loves nothing more than sharing a laugh with the guests and crew. Having fished entirely throughout the east coast of Australia, including a variety of fishing tournaments with numerous team wins under the belt, Mustard’s knowledge is invaluable. He also enjoys creek fishing and is especially skilled in salt water fly -fishing (flats and sight casting).

When not on board, Mustard puts his cheffing degree to good use and fires up the smoker to slow cook a variety of drool-worthy meals (some of which make it on board for tasting sessions!). Mustard is known to go out of his way to put a smile on our guests faces and ensure they leave with some good stories to match.

MEET AMANDA

Amanda is our Client Experience Manager and likely your first point of contact. Amanda will assist you in customising your dream trip from start the finish. Partaking in over 8 heavy tackle seasons on the Great Barrier Reef, she has travelled over 35,000NM on board ZULU all over the east coast of Australia. 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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