Luxury cruises with Emerald lady
Cruise, relax and enjoy the Emerald Lady with family and friends, choosing your adventure activities at your leisure as we explore the reefs and islands of remote Cape York and the Whitsundays. Snorkel, stand up paddle board or canoe on your own deserted sand cay or island.
The Emerald Lady is a 115ft luxury Benetti super-yacht originally built in Brisbane with a major refurbishment completed in 2019. Featuring several dining options including formal dining in our fully airconditioned saloon or choose to dine on either of our external decks. Our state of the art integrated entertainment system has access to Foxtel, Netflix and a folio of blockbuster films featured throughout the vessel including the sun deck and back deck. The vessel can cater to any luxury cruising experience that you choose.
The yacht boasts two VIP staterooms with your choice of a deluxe king or king singles as well as two deluxe share cabins with private ensuites accomodating up to 10 guests overnight.
Spend your time relaxing on the deck in the sun or enjoy the reef with our onboard snorkelling equipment, stand up paddle boars and canoes.
Using locally sourced produce from Far North Queensland and your own daily caught seafood, all overnight charters include three gourmet meals per day prepared by our onboard, five-star chef. The menu can be tailored to most dietary and special requests in conjunction with our head chef, please make us aware at the time of booking so we may prepare accordingly.
Meet the emerald lady team
The crew aboard the Emerald Lady are highly-experienced with extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and charters on the open-water. Our team are specially selected for their professionalism and passion for providing memorable charters. Your crew will be personalised for your charters particular needs, so please let us know how we can accommodate you at the time of booking.
Russ Player | Captain | Fishing Guide
Captain Russ has 15 years’ experience skippering charter boats in Far North Queensland. Considered one of FNQ’s most experienced Barramundi and Bluewater guides/skippers, Russ was then drawn to the Superyacht industry. He has captained Emerald Lady for the last 2 years and holds a vast knowledge of both the vessel and the Great Barrier Reef in this remote part of Australia.
Hamish Macdonald | Chief Engineer | Dive Master
Hamish, a native to Cairns, began his sea journey on Trawlers straight out of school before being drawn to the dive industry. Spending several years as both dive crew (he is a certified PADI Dive Master) and as captain of the dive vessels, ventured to the Mediterranean where he further developed his skills on superyachts up to 60m in length. Hamish now holds both a Master 4 and a MED1.
Michael Flew | Bosun | Fishing Guide
After a career in Melbourne as a chef for 10 years, Michael made a huge leap of faith into the fishing industry. He has since worked for over a decade as a sport fishing guide all over the top end of Australia (Ord River in the Kimberley’s / Cape Don in the NT / East Coast of Cape York) and gained his Master 5 captaining vessels in the Torres Strait. He is our resident expert on fish species and habits, bringing invaluable experience to the Emerald Lady team as bosun and head fishing guide.