Captains & Crew

Captain's Corner

While we always strive to offer best advice, and many of our agency services are available nationwide, Queensland is our area of expertise, and we freely offer all Captains our local resources to assist with itinerary planning.


Charts & Navigational Resources/Links

We recommended Australian Charts for cruising in and around Cairns & Whitsundays

  • Aus 616 PLans in the Coral Sea (includes Osprey Reef)
  • Aus 832 Cape Flattery to Barrow Point (includes Lizard Island)
  • Aus 831 Low Islets to Cape Flattery (Cooktown)
  • Aus 830 Russell Island to Low Islets (Cairns Area)
  • Aus 829 Brooke Islands to Russell Island
  • Aus 262 Approaches to Cairns
  • Aus 263 Cairns (Northern Sheet)
  • Aus 825 Whitsunday Island to Bowen
  • Aus 824 Bailey Islet to Whitsunday Island
  • Aus 252 Whitsunday Group – Laguna Quays
  • Aus 253 Whitsunday Passage – Shute Harbour
  • Aus 254 Plans in Whitsundays
  • Aus 268 Plans or Airlie Beach & Bowen

For more comprehensive, latest cruising advice and local regulations for the Great Barrier Reef, we recommend referring to the Australian Government Great Barrier Reef Marine Park website and the associated cruising guide Superyacht


Weather & Tides

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Note Local time is GMT+10 hours

Local Advice

The city of Cairns is primely located in the heart of far north Queensland, and benefits from all of local services that you would expect from a modern city, without any of the drawbacks. The air is clean, and the road networks are strong, allowing for easy access city wide. Peak hour lasts for about 20 minutes at 8.30am and 4pm, while at all other times the roads are free of congestion and navigation is easy. For more information about what the city of cairns has to offer, please check out Travel Guide to Cairns, Queensland – Tourism Australia

  • International Airport
  • Several haul out facilities for vessels up to 1120 tons (approx 55m LOA)
  • Marine chandleries
  • Safety Equipment services
  • World Class Marina in the heart of the city
  • Museums, Libraries, Shopping Malls, Bars & Restaurants

Cairns Marlin Marina

The jewel in the crown is the sought-after Sailfish Quay which caters exclusively to superyachts up to 60m in length inside a floating pontoon, or 140m on the outside fixed wharf. Recognised as the superyacht hub of Australia, the Cairns Marlin Marina has the friendly staff to match – with decades of collective experience in the superyacht industry.

•12 dedicated Superyacht berths
• Berths up to 140M
• Customs and Quarantine clearance from berth
• Min Channel Depth 9.2M
• Depth alongside up to 6.5M
• Truck or Bowser Bunkering
• 3 Phase Power up to 200 Amps
• Refuse/Recycling services including bulk refuge removal
• Re-fuelling facilities
• Security card access to gated pontoons
• Security lighting on dock
• 24 hour security and CCTV surveillance with monitoring and recording
• 24 hour customer service
• Alongside parking for Yacht crew vehicles
• Floating work platforms for hire
• Direct access for services & suppliers for work and deliveries
• Black water pump out available
• Fresh water
• Bathroom amenities and laundry
• Wifi connection
• Modern Fire Fighting facilities
• Mail and Newspaper delivery

Crew & Guest Concierge

Our team possesses a deep understanding of the unique requirements of Superyachts which together with vast local knowledge, is pivotal to anticipating and exceeding the expectations for Captains, crew and their guests.

    • Car Hire
    • Hotel/Restaurant Bookings
    • Medical Appointments
    • Private (Guest) Transfers/Tours
    • Crew Repatriation
    • Freight Management

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