Welcome to Great Marlin Hunt. We are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity to join us as a crew member aboard the M/V November Rain, as we travel around the globe to fish the world's hottest spots. We are looking for fit, healthy and personable individuals who are ready to embark on a journey that will last us between 3 and 5 years.
Whether you join us for 2 weeks or up to 3 months, you will experience the thrill of fishing in some of the most beautiful locations on the planet!
While Garry and Lori are perfectly capable of handling the boat on their own, they find it much more enjoyable to share the experiences (as well as a few chores) with like minded people. Also, extra hands make long passages much more enjoyable.
Please note, We are NOT a charter boat and this isn't an employment opportunity, but a chance to share some of the expenses for food, and fuel while experiencing the kind of life that most people dream about. It is extremely rare that a sport fishing motor vessel takes on the challenge of circumnavigation due to the cost of fuel for our estimate 80,000 mile journey. Normally, circumnavigation by cruisers is by sailing vessel, but as you can imagine, sailboats are notoriously terrible big-game fishing platforms (they don't back up easily or spin around) and the sails might have to be dropped to fight a fish. Fortunately, November Rain is a very fuel efficient catamaran, which makes this type of long-rang expedition feasible. We only ask for a daily contribution of NZ$ 100/day from each crew member. If you can commit for more than a month, then the contribution is reduced to NZ$ 500/wk. This is less than what you would pay to send your kid to summer camp, and probably less that it costs you to live at home.
2-4 weeks $NZ 100/day
1 to 3 months $NZ 500/wk
Included in Daily Contribution
Bunk, fuel, meals, snacks, shared sundries, i.e., shampoo, body wash, sunscreen, towels, linens, use of fishing gear, kayaks, and all boat amenities
Transportation to and from departure point, visas, alcohol, meals ashore, personal expenses
As a crew member, you'll be assigned a night watch when underway, pitch in with boat duties, general cleaning, grocery runs, rubbish runs and meals. Expect 2 -3 hours a day of work, most likely things you already do at your own home, i.e., keeping your room clean, taking out the trash, washing dishes, mowing the lawn, etc. You'll have plenty of free time to sleep, read, snorkel, day dream, watch TV, kayak, explore destinations and of course, fish!
Meals are shared family style, and Lori is considered an excellent cook. She normally manages the evening meal, which usually consists of a meat, starch and a veg or two. We try to eat fresh whenever possible, with local and freshly prepared food, mostly of a European, Mexican and Asian variety. Of course, we enjoy fresh fish whenever we can. Crew members are expected to rotate lunch prep for the team which might be sandwiches, reheating left overs, pizza, etc, while breakfast is usually forage for yourself from the galley's stores. No one has ever gone hungry on November Rain. However, if you have strict dietary requirements or allergies, you might not be a good fit for us.
Do you need to be an expert angler or licensed mariner? Hell No! Just bring a good attitude, a willingness to learn and be financially solvent. Bonus points if you are a musician, medic, photographer, drone operator, card shark, magician, diesel mechanic, marine sparky, comedian, cook or diver. You should also have a strong passport that will allow you entry into our ports of call. Preference is given for those that can stay for 3 months. Absolutely no smokers/vapers, social drinkers only, (it's not allowed on night passage). Please be neat and tidy and have good hygiene.
If all of this sounds like an adventure that you would want to be part of, send us a line, along with your details, where and when you would like to join us. See our FAQ page for more answers, or live chat with us.