Cape York Adventures have been operating since 1996.
We are based at the top of Cape York, in Seisia, a Torres Strait Islander community in the Northern Peninsula Area at the top of Cape York.
John Charlton first visited the area in 1982, after travelling through the lower Cape in 1980. He returned every year or two, until he began working in Seisia in 1994.
In 1996 the family set off from Sydney and established Cape York Adventures with our vessel Island Breeze. We offered scenic day tours and fishing trips and our Sunset Cruises were always popular.
We added to the family with the vessel Island Runner, then custom built the Island Venturer. Island Venturer was a great vessel for our fishing trips and we began to visit Thursday Island. Our 'Fish on the way' tour was a great day out.
The Strait Runner was the next new addition, purpose built for the Thursday Is and Horn Is Tour. The vessel is versatile and has also provided support for some exciting projects: filming a TV show and supporting a kite surfing expedition.
The latest addition was Cape Runner, purpose built for fishing the inshore blue water and capable of cruising the estuaries as well.
John Charlton: owner, head guide. John has been visiting Cape York since 1980. He has a varied and extensive experience across Cape York. He has been fishing since he was a teenager and spent a lot of time fishing Sydney Middle Harbour and Jervis Bay before moving to Seisia. He has fished throughout the NT and PNG. John is the longest serving fishing guide on Cape York. He is also a Board Member of the local tourism association (Tourism Cape York) and Cape York Natural Resource Management.
Tom Charlton: guide. Tom moved to Seisia in 1996 and has a natural love of fishing and the outdoors. He has fished across Cape York, Torres Strait and PNG. Tom is a keen observer of the environment and photographer. His passion is salt water fly fishing. He travels through our off season, South America in 2013-2014.
Sam Charlton: admin, bookings, marketing, website. Found a typographical error? Let her know through the contact form or on the Facebook page ;-)
Sam also loves her photography and has established Samblu Designs to sell greeting cards, posters, canvas and metal prints, calendars and journals featuring her original images, many of which are from the Seisia area. www.sambludesigns.com.au
Cape York Adventures
Ring Rd, Seisia, QLD 4876
Phone: (07) 4069 3302
Mob: 0427 390 983