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Zulu Destinations

Tropical North Queensland

Zulu Game fishing Charters operates primarily out of North Queensland in Australia.

Tropical Port Douglas is our home base, however we offer charters all along the east coast of Queensland and in Papua New Guinea.

Queensland and in particular the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world flourishing with fish and coral species, attracting visitors from all over the world. Our destinations include Cairns, Port Douglas, Cooktown and Lizard Island as well as remote coral sea locations such as Osprey Reef, Holmes Reef and beyond. 

Light tackle and heavy tackle game fishing is our speciality! July through until early September is ideal for light tackle fishing targeting juvenile black marlin, sailfish and other pelagic species. Late September through until early December is the best time for heavy tackle fishing, targeting giant black marlin as well as yellowfin tuna and dogtooth tuna just to name a few. Keen anglers from all over the world flourish to Far North Queensland to experience the adrenaline pumping action the GBR is famous for.

The Destinations

Port Douglas marina

The Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in beautiful Port Douglas is home to Zulu Luxury Charters.

Port Douglas is located a scenic 50 minute drive north (70klms) of Cairns International airport. Port Douglas is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the closest Port to the infamous Ribbons Reefs, which are renowned for their beauty and the ultimate fishing and diving grounds.

The far North Queensland area has long been recognised as the Black Marlin Capital of the world, with Cairns being frequently noted when world records are mentioned. Pacific Ocean Black marlin migrate annually to the reefs and waters off Cairns to spawn. The fishing grounds within this area are the only known spawning ground for Black Marlin in the world.

Port Douglas is the ideal departure point if you are interested in day trips. The inner reefs are a short distance offshore allowing you to maximise your fishing time in the dense and diverse waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Extended live-on-board trips are the way to go if you want to explore the Ribbons reefs for fantastic fishing and word renowned dive sites.

Lizard Island is a secluded paradise unlike anywhere else is the world. The island, also known as “The Rock”, is formed by granite rock which is now a national park covering 1,013 hectares with 24 sandy beaches, a lagoon and an exclusive resort.

The island can be accessed via boat out of Cooktown/Port Douglas or by air departing Cairns airport.

Over 7 days in October every year, Lizard Island is host to an international tournament run by The Lizard Island Gamefishing Club chasing giant black marlin which have recorded weights of over 1000lb. We have a few clients fortunate enough to be recognised as part of the prestigious ‘1000lb tag & release Club’. The Australian Game Fishing Association Club has a panel of judges that review submitted tag and release videos and induct anglers to the club based on a unanimous agreement to approximate weight. Do you want to join them?

The Ribbon Reefs are a long narrow winding series of reefs that are located about 60miles north of Cairns. These reefs are remote, majestic and thriving with sea life, they can only be accessed by predominantly larger vessels with the knowledge to navigate these exclusive areas. These series of reefs are the Jurassic Park of fishing, containing the largest and most densely populated areas of reef, sports and gamefish.

Fishing the Ribbon Reefs is something tick off the bucket list. This is the mecca of gamefishing locations! Contact us for more information.

Papua New Guinea is a visually stunning destination with incredible fishing and diving opportunities. PNG (Alotau region) has become an annual staple on our cruising calendar and charter opportunities are available utilising BELUGA and one or more of our sports yachts for exploratory expeditions between February & April.

Expedition trips to remote coral sea locations such as Osprey & Holmes reef are available. We recommend a minimum 7 day itinerary to access these locations where you’ll expect to find marine life of gigantic proportions. These offshore reefs are famed for sports-fishing especially casting for GT’s and deep jigging for dogtooth tuna and other pelagic species (fishing only available in unrestricted zones). Numerous incredible scuba dive sites are also accessible where you’ll expect to see large sharks, big wall drop offs and an array of large marine life.

Meet Zulu

Zulu is a 54ft Assegai Gameboat

Meet Zulu

Zulu is a custom 54ft Assegai game boat specifically designed to carve through the toughest of oceans efficiently and safely.

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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Meet Levante

Levante is 44ft Assegai Sports-fisher

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Meet Levante

Levante is a 44 foot custom built Assegai sports-fisher, last refitted and re-powered in 2018. Available for leisure day trips and multi-day adventures, Levante is a well known vessel in the region and has fished numerous light and heavy tackle game fishing seasons along the east coast of Australia and has been fitted with the very best tackle along with experienced crew.

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Meet Beluga

Beluga is a 34.7M custom built Moonen explorer-style motor yacht.
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Meet Beluga

Beluga is our 35M (114ft) Moonen Explorer Yacht. She is impeccably designed for travel and luxury, allowing guests to enjoy a 6 star experience whilst exploring the vast expanses of Australia’s oceans with a professional crew dedicated to ensuring your time on Beluga is a once in a lifetime experience. Beluga is also available as your mothership alongside our game boats for the ultimate GBR fishing and/or diving trip.


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Meet Minke

Minke is a 39.4fr Assegai custom-built express style sports cruiser

Meet Minke

Minke was specifically built and designed to support M.Y Beluga and act as an activity boat for guest activities at sea. She is available for fishing, diving and snorkelling day trips out of Port Douglas and travels alongside Beluga on extended adventures as a fishing, diving and recreational chase boat with the ability to transfer guests quickly and efficiently between port/vessels.

Minke can accommodate up to 8 guests plus crew with a maximum operational cruising speed of 27 knots ensuring you get to your destination in record time!


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