Behind the Helm
Charter 1 along with our signature vessel Capella is a leading charter and tour operator in Perth and WA. Highly recognizable by her bold yellow colour, Capella has been making waves and headlines for over 17 years. Our crew pride themselves on offering the highest quality experiences with every single one of our guests.
Charter 1 is owned by Jules and Erin who we live locally in the salty town of Fremantle with thier two young children. The son of Italian solo sailor and geologist, Jules learnt how to navigate sand and rocks at a very young age, completing many ocean crossings with his father throughout the Mediterranean sea. Raised in Perth, childhood summers were spent on the water at Rottnest, or just anywhere on the water.
Fast forward to 2017 after living on the east coast for 13 years, where the two met. Tired of the big mortgage, long commutes, salaries consumed by daycare fees and just never having enough time to get out and enjoy life, they decided to make a change. A big change. In the words of a 4 year old Asha (pictured right) “we bought a yellow boat!“.
Packing thier life into a 20ft container to head “home”, they took ownership of Charter 1 on December 1st, 2017.
We are incredibly blessed and proud to be supported by a team of equally dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable crew
Divemasters, Sailing Instructors, Freedivers & Marine Biologists – we have the best team in Perth, at least that’s what our guests tell us!
It is our passion to be able to share with as many people as possible the freedom and sense of wellness that being on the water brings. Not to mention the amazing beaches and marine life we are blessed to have in abundance right on our doorstep here in Perth and Western Australia!
We are equally passionate about promoting responsible behavior so that it is there for future generations to enjoy.
We can’t wait to see where our adventures on this beautiful vessel (affectionately known as ‘The Yellow Cat’) take us!