Mission Beach Charters

Scientific Research Charters

Mission Beach Charters is available for research charters/contracts with experienced research crew and our 2C surveyed vessel 'Brahminy'. Locally owned and operated, our company has GBRMPA permits for QLD's east coast, Marine Park permits for several local rivers and creeks, a Charter Fishing Permit, plus Commercial Activity Permits for the Barnard and Family Islands groups, Goold Island and several mainland National Parks.

Jason Shearer is a Master Class IV ticketed operator, with over 25 years of commercial vessel experience, 6 of those years as Master/Mate aboard AIMS Research Vessels RV Lady Basten & RV Cape Ferguson. Mission Beach Charters has aided scientists from AIMS, JCU, CSIRO, QLD DSITI , University of W.A,  ANU & UQ with various programs including inshore reef monitoring, long term instrument monitoring, flood plume sampling, glider deployment and water quality monitoring to name a few. Jason has extensive local knowledge, and our vessel "Brahminy" can be modified internally to cater for a variety of work.


"Brahminy"

  • 6m centre consol Stabicraft surveyed for l0 pax or 900kg
  • 10" Lowrance HDS GPS/ Sonar unit with side scan feature
  • 2 x 12 volt battery supplied power
  • Removable stern mounted double sided easy-lift gantry with 60kg capacity on both 'arms'
  • Gantry has 12 volt Capstan winch capable of 30 metre per minute hauling capacity
  • Fore-mounted adjustable computer/instrument bench
  • Deck wash pump
  • Manta tow board available for survey work 
  • Removable padded seating to adjust to passenger numbers or cargo space as required
  • Roll up protective clear curtains to suit a variety of weather & work conditions
  • Shallow draft & very stable in rough weather
  • Rear access steps
  • Muir freefall electric anchor winch to aid quick position changes
  • Can be trailered and towed anywhere between Cairns and Townsville (towage fee applies)

Mission Beach Charters also has a range of camping and snorkelling equipment for hire, as well as commercial gazebos.

Catering is available within the local Mission Beach area upon advance request.

½ day or full day rates apply-long term packages available.


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