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Gladstone  QLD  4680

A Few Words About Us

Chris and Ellen Pike

Owner operators Chris and Ellen have been involved in long range passenger charter vessels based out of Gladstone for over 26 years. Chris has extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reefs – Swain Reefs, Capricorn Bunker Group, Shoalwater Bay and the Coral Sea areas.

Prior to charter work in Queensland Chris and Ellen had their own Boat Building establishment in Tasmania’s beautiful sunny port of St. Helens where they built Rock Lobster, Abalone and Scallop vessels for the fishing industry there. Chris has been a professional fisherman for over 30 years in Tasmania and has extensive knowledge in chartering the surrounding waters of Victoria and Tasmania.

As a boat builder Chris converted both the Tura and the Eastern Voyager to exacting standards for passenger safety and comfort.  Our certification allows us to work anywhere within Australia’s Economic Zone.

Daniel Palmer


Danny has been involved in the long-range passenger charter service and research charters for over 22 years and many of you would have met him when he was a deckhand starting out at 16 years of age. Danny has been with Tura Charters for over 15 years, skippered the Tura for 8 years and is now Master and part owner of the Eastern Voyager, has extensive knowledge of all areas of the Swain Reefs, Coral Sea and Shoalwater Bay (which is his favourite area to charter – he is a very keen mud crabber).

Danny has voyaged and skippered on all our southern charters and research trips in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia.




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