With Emerald Lady

Mothershipping with Emerald lady

Let the Emerald Lady be your luxury hotel on the water after an eventful day hunting giant black marlin and big game fish. Bring your own game boat or allow us to connect you with the finest game fishing boats and captains in the Cairns fleet.


The vessel

Boasting large fuel capacity and fuel transfer capabilities, Emerald Lady compliments any heavy tackle adventure providing support to both vessel and crew of multiple vessels at once. Using one of our four custom built barramundi fishing dories or our 23ft off-shore sportfishing Bayliner walkaround trophy boat, the vessel can cater to any chartered fishing experience that you choose with top of the line fishing gear and only the most experienced guides.

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The accommodation

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.


The food

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.

Let us be your luxury hotel on water and plan your mother shipping experience today.

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 accomodate you at 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 Straight. He is our resident expert on fish species and habits, and brings invaluable experience to the Emerald Lady team as bosun and head fishing guide.


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