Capt. Luke’s wife Kelly is an integral part of our team here at KEKOA. She will take care of your entire experience from booking through to arrival on board, and more often than not, is our cook and photographer as well.
So a little about Kelly too:
Kelly is a 2nd generation in the Cairns giant black marlin fishing charter industry. She was born and bred in north Queensland and grew up on the water with her parents Jim and Anne Dalling (themselves very well known within Australian gamefishing circles). She caught her first world record as an 8 year old fishing the annual Whitsunday Tournament.
After graduating university, Kelly took some time away from fishing, living and working overseas in Japan (and so we enjoy plenty of Japanese style goodies on our menu on board!)
She then returned to Australia and the reef in 2005, and has been working on board ever since. With so many seasons on board, she’s seen as much action as even the most seasoned deckies!