About Us

Our Vessel

Escape 2, is a custom built Haines Hunter with all the bells and whistles. Powered with over 400hp, it is guaranteed to get you to the fishing grounds fast and in style.

She has been set up with serious fishing and cruising in mind from the latest Simrad Electronics, 3D scanning and Bluetooth stereo. Also recently added was a set of Reelax outriggers and new Loanstar Anchor Winch.

The boat has ample Esky space to keep drinks, lunch and a feed of fish cold for days, and cover from the sun for those nice exciting full day Reef adventures.

All tackle has been supplied from the well known company Penn with models including Slammers, Squalls and the Legendary Penn internationals.


Jake has been fishing for as long as he could walk. Every weekend he was lucky enough to be able to throw a line in somewhere around Australia.

From chasing Snapper in the gulfs of South Australia to the mighty Giant Black Marlin out of Port Douglas, Jake has done it all.

After completing his apprenticeship as a Chef he soon wanted to explore Australia and found himself on Heron Island out of Gladstone. Working in the restaurants and on the boats he built up valuable experience.

He and his wife then moved to Lord Howe Island between Australia and New Zealand and this is where he decided to make the change from cooking to fishing full time. He sharpened his skills here chasing King Fish, Wahoo, Tuna and even Marlin before marking the move up North to Port Douglas. Jake has been running boats for many years now and also working the deck on game boats during the Heavy Tackle Season. As a deckhand he has competed in numerous heavy and light tackle competitions, winning a couple and coming runner up on numerous occasions. Jake had also been luckily enough to have fished in some very remote locations like Princess Charlotte Bay and the Gulf of Carpentaria chasing Barramundi on Lure and Fly.

His real passion is putting smiles on faces. It does not matter if it’s a 1000lb Marlin or a 20cm bream. The excitement customers get when they catch the first, or biggest fish is fantastic.

Exceed practices sustainable fishing and are more than happy for the customers to take home a nice feed of fresh fish.

Terms and Conditions

Our cancellation policy is strictly 72 hours for 100% cancellation fee.