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Offline Daryl McPhee

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Swains Trip - Oct 2018
« on: Mon 16 Apr 09:25 2018 »
Hi all,

I am going to the Swains this year with Max between the 13th and 20th October onboard the Eastern Explorer with Tura Charters (https://www.turacharters.com.au/). Max needs to be acquainted with reef fish and I need to be reacquanted with them after so long.

There are still four or five spots left so if their are any Nuggeters that are keen and available send me a PM.

Daryl
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    Re: Swains Trip - Oct 2018
    « Reply #1 on: Fri 4 May 17:33 2018 »
    Hi   I am going on the Eastern Voyager in Mid August also went 2 years ago.  Great boat and crew. You will have a blast and come home with some tasty meals.

    Would highly recommend them to anyone considering the Swains.

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    Re: Swains Trip - Oct 2018
    « Reply #2 on: Fri 4 May 19:21 2018 »
    im off next friday on australiana for 7 days will get you all geed up with some pics
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    Re: Swains Trip - Oct 2018
    « Reply #3 on: Sun 6 May 10:45 2018 »
    Hey BigBoat,

    I use to go on the Carlo back in the 90s. At the time they were one of the few that offered fishing from dories as well aa the mothership.

    I did a fair bit of due diligence on potential charters and narrowed it down to the Eastern Voyager and the Australiana. In particular I was looking at which ones would be most suitable for a 9 year old.

    I'm looking forward to your pictures and stories paulg!
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    Re: Swains Trip - Oct 2018
    « Reply #4 on: Sun 6 May 14:00 2018 »
    i have travelled on the australiana several times,a kid would be fine mick the skipper takes his daughter sometimes she is six,the boat has 4 dories with 15hp motors so you need a boat licence.they clean and  cryovac the fish 3 times a day.food is ok .boat has just had a full refurbish. max 13 customers plus 2 deckies and a captain.as with all boats the crossing too and from the reef can be rough and children would have to be well supervised.(pretty sure they have to wear a life jacket all the time too.
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