The MV James Cook is no longer operating as a commerical vessel.
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The MV James Cook...
The MV James Cook is a custom built 45ft steel charter vessel operating from the town of 1770 Marina since 1985, cruising the waters of the 'Capricorn Bunker group' on the Southern Great Barrier Reef - a cluster of 21 reefs & 15 islands.
The vessel can accommodate up to 8 passengers for a live aboard or DAILY adventure, from 1 to 5 days, with all meals, bait and on board bunk accommodation included.
Operating as a fishing charter vessel for 21 years, the MV James Cook, skipper and crew can put you onto the fish…...hitting the waters of the Capricorn Bunker Group, with an overnight mooring in the sheltered lagoon of Fitzroy Reef or anchoring in the lee of one of the many reefs on offer.
Nice wide, full walk-around decks and sturdy steel construction makes the James Cook an excellent fishing platform for chasing the prized reef fish on the Southern Great Barrier Reef.
Understanding fisherman’s needs and styles allows us to maximise your enjoyment.
Be sure to bring along a big esky to take your fish home in!
DAY FISHING CHARTERS
On a one day fishing trip, the MV James Cook and it's experienced crew will be working the in-shore coral reefs, offering a full day of fishing for reef & pelagic fish species. We do not schedule day charters - only take group bookings of 6-12 people.
PRICE PER PERSON = $220
Breakfast, lunch, morning & afternoon tea
tea, coffee & water
bait & fishing gear
two experienced crew
on-board bunks with shower & toilet facilities available
Trolling, spinning and fly fishing. Working close around the reefs, drop offs and isolated bommies targeting pelagic species: Spanish Mackarel, Tuna, Marlin, Trevally and Reef species: Coral Trout, Green Job Fish, Rainbow Runner and many more.
Many techniques can be employed to target to large variety of reef species, these range from pinpointing small isolated pinnicals in 50 metres in search of schooling Red Emperor and deep water Coral Trout – to drifting over coral reef shoals and bommies ranging from 10-20 metres with a possibility of catching anything from Hussar to Red Throat and Coral Trout.
Deep Sea Fishing
With the continental shelf running parallel to the reef chain the opportunity of working the 100m line exists for those equipped to do so, with large schools of Snapper, Pearl Perch and Red Emperor habiting the shelf areas.
From bluewater to shallow reef - whatever your skill/equipment level, we can cater for you. The variety of targets is amazing! All spearfishers must have membership with an affiliated spear fishing club.