About Us

Reality Fishing Charters is a family owned and operated business that has been operating in Queensland, Australia since 2001. It owns and operates the 25m liveaboard vessel, “Big Cat Reality”.

This unique vessel allows Reality Fishing Charters to offer a number of amazing experiences that take you to destinations that you can usually only dream about. “Big Cat Reality” offers “fishing trips of a lifetime!” out of  Bundaberg Port Marina in Burnett Heads, Queensland.

We are now taking bookings for our 7 day Swains Fishing trips and 9 day Coral Sea trips (Cato, Wreck & Kenn Reefs).

Our experience in the marine industry includes running 10-70m vessels in the local area as well as up and down the Queensland coast for over 30 years.

In these roles we have gained extensive knowledge of operating large and complex vessels in many fields including:

  1. recreational fishing charters
  2. recreational dive charters
  3. commercial diving operations
  4. hydrographic surveying
  5. large passenger operations

This knowledge is vital in running a commercial operation in the industry today and ensures you get the best and safest experience.

The Crew

The crew on-board “Big Cat Reality” and their Masters have over 30 years experience in the fish, dive and marine industry. They have a full knowledge and skill level of all fishing, dive sites and local areas.

All the staff and crew communicate and work well with regular crew training sessions to ensure smooth operation of the vessel. This ensures all guests have a more enjoyable and relaxing time onboard.

Our 2023 crew include: James, Sebastian, Kealen, Tim, Jacob, Peter, Aaron and Chris who all pride themselves on real customer service to maximise the guest’s experience.

Join the Crew

 If you believe you would be an experienced, qualified and valuable person on the Reality Fishing Charters team and are keen to challenge yourself and explore new horizons, please apply to join the crew on “Big Cat Reality”.

The crew roles include: Master 4/Med 2, qualified Chef, Deck crew with coxswains certificate

Please express interest by completing the Crew application form below:

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