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“Accolades from the Bird Fanatics”

Eclipse FNQ Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Live aboard charter vessel based in Far North Queensland.We provide a modern catamaran mothership with 4 custom made heavy duty aluminum tenders for Cape York and Great Barrier Reef Sport fishing, Saltwater fly fishing, Spear fishing, diving, research and custom made charters Our primary focus is offering 6 day/7 night live aboard fishing charters in Cape York/Gulf Carpentaria for small groups up to 10 anglers. You can target up to 40 different species within these remote waters with a variety of estuary fishing, inshore reefs and bluewater fishing all in one week. We can offer you some of the best Barramundi fishing Cape York has to offer.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

I highly recommend the Eclipse, we had a beautiful week of birding and boating in the North of the Torres Strait.
10 of us were treated to excellent service from a young and energetic crew led by a very able skipper, Joe.
We were taken care of beautifully, including gourmet food five times a day from chef Meg.
Spruced up and as clean as a whistle the boat was a joy and every time one needed something Jack seemed to be there.
The tenders were used daily as we enthusiastically explored various Islands for rare birds.
Success with 7 new species for my list.
Thoroughly recommend this outfit in the northern waters of Australia.

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Reviewed March 17, 2018

Just had a week on the Eclipse from Horn Island up to Boigu and Saibai Islands with nine other enthusiast birders. The boat was comfortable, the food was delicious and the crew amazing. Joe and Jack happily ferried us around in the dingies looking for the special birds of these northern Australian islands. Bianca and trainee crew member Phoebe and top cook Meg were terrific. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

A fantastic week on Eclipse where we felt like we were living in a national geographic marine park with so much marine life from crocs to sharks and a huge variety of species in between.
We caught and released over 24 species all on the fly.
The food was fabulous,fresh,healthy,tasty and delicious and I own restaurants so I know and love good food.
It was a very happy boat with good energy and a great couple running the operation .
Will be back for more

1  Thank R_sinke
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Reviewed August 18, 2017

Just got back from a week fishing out of Weipa on board the Eclipse FNQ. We did in conjunction with Weipa Sports Fishing. Joe, Bianca and crew looked after us like you could not believe. The meals were amazing and the sleeping was comfortable. A nice hot shower after a hectic days fishing was always tops.It was sensational kicking back upstairs on deck and bragging with the boys about the days fishing with some refreshments. We did some amazing fishing with tenders off the boat in the gulf and up the rivers.If you are looking for a great big fish experience then the Eclipse as a mothership is the way to go.

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

My wife and I joined 6 friends on the Eclipse in April for a fly fishing adventure and spent 6 nights on board. We would have stayed 6 more, time permitting. I cannot say enough good things about owners Joe and Bianca. The rooms were cool and clean. Bianca delivered spectacular and imaginative meals that included more than one could expect or even hope for. Joe could not have made us feel more welcome and can fix most anything that runs. The fishing guides were not only "fishy", but warm and knowledgeable. On top of all that, the fishing was great - varied in both species and types of waters to fish. We count ourselves quite lucky to have had the good fortune to have discovered Eclipse FNQ.
John and Martha K. (Bozeman, MT)

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