Private fishing charters


Custom build 34 Pirate Sports Fisher

The Pirate is a custom build 34 ft sports fisher built locally in Cairns in 2003. Built by an experienced marlin captain Brad Craft, who teamed up with master boatbuilder Dick Ward in 1999. Between them, they produced four sports fishing boats under the PIRATE brand. Two 31 footers and two 34 footers. The Pirate and Saltaire (34 ft game boats) are both very well-known in the Cairns sports fishing industry as excellent fish raisers.

This model has proven it’s sea-keeping ability in rough seas and agile precise manoeuvrability to chase down a billfish quickly. With her good looks to match, the 34 footer certainly grabs the attention of many keen light tackle anglers. The boat is powered by twin Cummins B Series 280hp turbocharged 6 cylinder diesel and fitted with Twin Disc gearboxes to control the transmission. With a comfortable cruising speed of 20 knots, we will have you at the fishing grounds in no time at all.

Onboard Features

Onboard there are high-quality GARMIN electronics fitted to ensure safe navigating at all times and of course, to find those fish off course. Offering comfort and convenience, there is a toilet/shower, bar fridge in the galley. The open style shaded saloon has two spacious L shaped lounge seating on both sides of the boat making it ideal to watch all the fishing action. The vessel is a little over 10 metres long, and can cater for up to 10 passengers with two crew and is in class 2C survey on day charters.

The Pirate Specifications

  • Boat Name: The Pirate
  • Registration Number: 430688
  • Make: 34 Pirate 2003 Sports Fisher
  • LOA: 9.90m
  • Beam: 3.2m
  • Draft: 0.8m
  • Engines: 2 x Cummins B Series – 280hp turbocharged 6 cylinders diesels
  • Transmission: Twin Disc
  • Electronics: GARMIN
  • Fuel Capacity: 1300 L
  • Fresh Water Capacity: 400 L
  • Berths: 4
  • Guest Accommodation: V berth with 2 x singles and 2 x single bunks starboard side

All Hamilton Island fishing charters include bait, high-quality tackle, and also professionally crewed by our passionate experienced staff. BYO your favourite alcohol.


Private Half-Day $1,800.00 (max 10pax)

  • Whole boat booking with up to a max of 10 guests.
  • 4-hour duration.
  • 8 am to 12 pm or 1 pm to 5 pm.
  • From Hamilton Island Marina only.

Private Full-Day $3,200.00 (max 10pax)

  • Whole boat booking with up to 10 guests.
  • Departing from the marina at 8 am and returning at 4 pm.
  • Fishing tackle supplied.
  • Complimentary light refreshments.
  • Catering provided.
  • Take home your catch
Live-aboard Rates – The Pirate
  • 2 Days – 1 Night = $6,400.00
  • 3 Days – 2 Nights = $9,600.00
  • Up to 3 pax.
  • Departing 8 am & returning 4 pm on the last day.
  • Fishing the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef.
  • Includes catering, tackle, bait, light refreshments.
  • BYO alcohol.

What To Bring On Your Charter

  • Sunscreen, hat, towel, camera, sunglasses and protective clothing.
  • BYO alcohol.

*** Pick up fee in The Pirate from Hayman Island Marina (full-day private charters only – 8 hours) – $250.00

All charters depart & return from Hamilton Island Marina unless booked from Hayman Island.

Charter PIRATE today!
Contact us today to discuss your next luxury motor yacht charter in the Whitsundays. Or call our Charter Consultant direct on +61 (0) 434 214 446 – available 7 days per week!