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Why Choose Charter 1

Why Choose Charter 1 for your Sailing Experience?

There are plenty of options when it comes to cruising the Swan River, but none quite like us!

Charter 1 is a family run business, owned and operated locally in Fremantle. Our beautiful vessel Capella, or ‘The Yellow Cat’ as she’s affectionately known, has been providing guests with unique experiences both on and in the water for over 15 years.

Eco tours, sunset sailing, private charters, weekend escapes, SUP and kite tours. There’s something for everyone.

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We are Jules and Erin and we live right here in the vibrant community of Fremantle with our young family. Jules is WA-born and spent many of his years cruising around the waters of Perth and WA, developing a strong knowledge and passion for these local waters and its marine life. The son of an Italian solo sailor of a 42-foot ketch ‘Baby Elephant’, he completed many ocean crossings alongside his Dad and from a very young age, where his love of sailing and all things ocean began.

Together we’ve had a lot of amazing adventures over the years – sailed international waters across countries, driven the ‘big lap’ around the coast of Oz living out of a trailer, swam with whale sharks, real sharks, rays and even humans too! We built careers in Melbourne (where we met many years ago), later starting our own little family inclusive of the four legged kind! But it was the inevitable ‘tug’ from home that most Sandgropers eventually feel, combined with the want to get back to the ocean and start doing something that we really love – that makes us bounce out of bed each day and that our kids would also benefit from, that led us back to WA and to CHARTER 1.

We are incredibly blessed and proud to be supported by a team of equally dedicated, passionate and knowledgeable crew, and a wonderful support network. It is our vision to share with as many people as possible the thrill of sailing and feelings of peace, calm and being ‘at one’ with the ocean that’s impossible not to feel. And of course, the stunning beaches and abundant marine life that we are blessed to have in such abundance in Western Australia! (So much of which can be found on our doorstep, just 20km from Perth!). We are both passionate about the ocean and promoting responsible behavior and the legacy we must leave behind for future generations.

Thanks for stopping by & we hope to see you onboard Capella soon!

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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT CHARTER 1’S ROLE IN ECOLOGICAL TOURISM?

We work together with the following to ensure our  business plays a vital role in Environmental protection  and data collection. Follow the links below to learn more:

Department of Parks and Wildlife

http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au

Department of the Environment

http://www.environment.gov.au

World Heritage Convention

http://whc.unesco.org

Tourism Western Australia

http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au

Eco Tourism Australia

http://www.ecotourism.org.au