Vessel Hire service

We specialise in offering long range extended trips to remote destinations

Our crew are particularly experienced with waters between the Torres Straits and Karumba as this is our normal area of operation for majority of the year. We will safely and comfortably take your crew  to any of the following destinations:

  • Gulf Carpentaria
  • Western Cape York Peninsula
  • Weipa
  • The Great Barrier Reef (specialising in the Far Northern Regions)
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas
  • Princess Charlotte Bay
  • Torres Strait Islands.

Get in contact with us to discuss your remote charter

We have extensive experience in working with government and non government agencies in the areas of research, environmental studies, scientific studies, Environmental Impact Studies for potential mining activities, marine studies across areas such as coral bleaching, sea grass, Marine Mammal monitoring, turtle egg counting and bird migration.

Tropic Paradise is a purpose built catamaran that has proven extremely practical for previous charters of this kind. Depending on crewing requirements, the vessel can accommodate up to 12 guests plus crew for extended periods. The Tropic Paradise stands out from the rest with its large amount of open deck space, a shallow draft of 1m and stability.
There are 4 custom built heavy duty aluminium tenders (3 x 5m and 1 x 6m) together with a 5.5m Swift Marine Rigid Inflatable. Each of the tenders are individually registered in their own 2C Commercial Survey. This allows them to venture within their own limitations and are not restricted to the mothership. This is a huge advantage for coastal surveys, transporting people and supplies and day trips.

The owner/operators of Eclipse FNQ Charters are always interested in discussing any research or commercial charter and offer competitive rates

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  • Catlin Seaview Survey – Google Earth

  • Department of Agriculture & Water Resources
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • Griffith University
  • TSRA – Torres Strait Regional Authority
  • Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Rio Tinto Alcan
  • GHD Australia
  • Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority GBRMPA
  • Eye to Eye Marine Encounters (John Rumney)
  • Balkanu Cape York
  • Mapoon Land and Sea Management
  • Glencore Bauxite Resources Pty Ltd