Extended Liveaboards

"We are proud to offer what we believe could be the most versatile range of live aboard options in the country."

  • Standard Reef fishing for Coral Trout, Red Emperor and numerous other species. (Some of our most popular trips for guys that want to take a bunch of fish home).
  • Coral Sea wilderness fishing (Flinders reef) Marlin Huge Dog Tooth Tuna, XOS Gts and much more.
  • Specialized guided trips. Deep sea jigging, poppers, soft plastics and trolling techniques for Dog Tooth Tuna, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, GTs and other Sports and game fish.
  • Mud crab and Barramundi tours in the pristine Hinchinbrook Chanel or the fantastic Burdekin River.
  • Island and Sand Cay stop over's to stretch the legs if our clients are keen.
  • Your fish can be packed and shipped at the end of your trip to anywhere in the country. Price dependent on location.


  • Complimentary Airport pick up/drop off if our bus available.

  • Quality cooked meals on board and snacks in between

  • Non alcoholic drinks (Soft drink, Fruit Juice, Tea and Coffee)

  • Linen including Towels

  • Tackle (Sinkers, Hooks, Swivels and leader.)

  • Bait (Pilchards and Squid)

    Available by arrangement

    • Boxing of fish in airline approved boxes
    • Alcohol delivery to boat (Australian Hotel) min. 2 weeks notice
    • Accommodation can be organised for either end of your trip
    • Freight to anywhere in Australia can be organised.

    Our Boats


    Sir Reel is a 58' Conquest purpose built for fishing in total comfort and safety along with the following features, comforts and trip inclusions:

    • State of the art Fish finding and navigation equipment on board
    • Air Conditioned accommodation cabins
    • A great shower with a desalination unit ensuring heaps of fresh water for the shower and toilet
    • A huge rear deck for maximum fishing room 
    • An air conditioned saloon making a great place for a game of cards or just kicking back 
    • Four freezers and three fridges ensure we take the utmost care with your catch
    • On extended trips (exceeding 72 hrs) we will fillet, bag and freeze your catch for you
    • An extensive range of quality fishing equipment supplied by our good friends at Shimano with all bait, proven hard and soft body lures and terminal tackle supplied
    • All of our trips provide a wide variety of quality cooked meals and drinks (non alcoholic) and can cater for all diets.

    San Miguel is a 65'  Purchased in 2014 to provide a platform for our extended trips. It has a length of 18.2 metres and a beam of 5.0metres

    • Room for up to 10 guests (All linen supplied)
    • 2 showers and 2 Toilets (Helps with that line up in the mornings)
    • Great top deck area for relaxing or even as a casting platform (Catch the breeze on the top deck)
    • 2.5m3 of Freezer space + Snap (Treatment of your catch is very important to us and goes through the following steps. After being caught the fish are bled in a saltwater tub. From there they are chilled in a saltwater brine until set. Next filleted and the snap frozen ensuring the highest quality. We also supply Styrofoam airline approved boxes to take your catch home. Alternatively road transport can be arranged.)
    • Fully Air-conditioned in Cabins and Bridge (Great comfort)
    • Power outlets in Cabins for CPAP machines ( Keep the snoring down)
    • Great Galley area with Large BBQ (taste the marvels that chef Roly creates)
    • Large water storage and desalinator (Plenty of hot water for showers)

    Hinchinbrook Flyer is a 7.7 metre Javelin,  purpose built for all your sports fishing needs,
    including popper casting, jigging or just getting up close to the reef:

    Add this on to your Charter for the complete sportsfishing experience!

    • Room for 10 but capped at 8 people
    • Includes a Guide
    • State of the art Fish finding and navigation equipment on board
    • Portaloo on board to make things easy
    • Drum anchor winch
    • Great fishing around the shoals and wrecks
    • Cruise at 24 knots making for less travel time
    • Retractable shade to help protect from the harsh North Queensland Sun

    All fish on 72 hour or more duration, snap frozen and packed for when you get in. Under 3 day trips are gutted, gilled and iced.
    All terminal tackle supplied including a range of lures for trolling. (Casting lures not supplied but you are welcome to bring along.)
    We have an 8-metre tender available as well for those that enjoy this style of fishing. Please inquire about tender availability at booking.

    Fishing Gear

    Due to rising costs and maintaining our level of quality we have needed to bring in a system of Rod and Reel hire.

    On extended trips, that will be a $20.00 a day surcharge to cover purchasing new gear and maintenance of the old.

    Our guests of course are very welcome to bring their own gear.

    For Reef fishing we have quality glass rods and Shimano Spheros in spin reels and TLD 20 in Overheads.


    Our Crew

    "We are proud to employ some of North Queensland's best Game and Reef fishing captains and crew."

     Bob Wallenburg, Laurence Buckley and Steve Croucher are our captains and along with their experienced crew can ensure that if the fish are biting you will be there amongst it.



    All our trips are catered with the highest quality meals prepared by on board chefs and cooks.  Their experience ensures that you will only be dining on the best.

    **Please let us know if you have any special dietary requests.

    Liveaboard Pricing

    Prices are dependent on multiple factors, some of which being group size, whether exclusive use or shared use are required and also on what day you may require your trip. The whole boat booking can also be worked on a pro-rata system for passenger numbers between the guidelines. All individual bookings include insurance. This insurance can only be obtained if a booking is fully paid for 2 weeks before trip departure. If a trip is inside this time frame a free rebooking is offered. Unfortunately we cannot offer this to corporate groups so we offer a free rebooking service for these clients. Corporate groups will receive a discount please enquire. We also offer Defence discount.

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    Liveaboard Reef Fishing Charters

      Where are we located?

      Please ring or email us on the numbers below if you would like any further information or for bookings.


      Phone: 0429 639 514

      Email: sales@nccharters.com.au

      Head Office

      66-70 Perkins St West, Railway Estate, Townsville, QLD, 4810

      Townsville Departures

      G Finger Breakwater Marina Mariners Drive, Townsville

      We also do custom jobs. So for a quote please contact us by email.


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