Survival Beast: Net Worth, Girlfriend and Income Secrets (2023)

Everything You Always Wanted To Know

Joshua Smith

Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom

This is the definitive guide about the Survival Beast YouTube channel for 2023.

Over the last several years, I have spent many hours watching and researching everything I could about Survival Beast to learn more about their story.

(Yes, I really am *that* obsessed with Adam’s raw and primitive adventures 😃)

If you wanted to know:

➜ How Survival Beast afforded their boat

➜ How they make their money today

➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades

➜ How much Survival Beast paid for his Indonesian island

➜ What he and his girlfriend’s real names are

Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.

Before we start, a quick introduction from me…

The Cruising Freedom Author

Ahoy, Matey! I’m Joshua from Australia.

I’ve built the perfect business to sail the world.

A business model which can allow me to:

➜ Own a catamaran debt-free

➜ Go for weeks without WIFI

➜ Create semi-passive income

➜ Inspire others to dream big

But more on that later… 🙂

Survival Beast FAQs (April 2023)

I’ve tried to make this as accurate as possible. If you have additional information, please reach out to me today.

Crew Members

Adam Cavanagh (known as Cavy) is 33 years old and runs the Survival Beast YouTube channel. His more popular channel is called Cavy Fishing, while the Survival Beast channel focuses on primitive survival as opposed to big-game fishing.

So yes, he runs 2 channels on YouTube which are slightly different.

Survival Beast’s girlfriend is Natalie who is 20 years old and is featured on his main channel. She is originally from Bali, Indonesia and Adam met her on the island during a trip over there a couple of years ago.

Together, they have now bought their own small tropical island which cost them around $150,000 Australian dollars.

Island Location

The GPS coordinates for Survival Beast’s Indonesian island are a closely-guarded secret. I’m not allowed to share this information at this time.

Past Fishing

Much like his current location, I’m also not allowed to share his best fishing spots. This is to stop poaches from heading into these areas and depleting the natural fish numbers.

Affording It

Adam worked seriously hard for years and fished a lot on weekends. He was eventually able to quit his job and do YouTube as a full-time gig, but this took some hard work and skilled editing to get off the ground.

Net Worth

Remarkably, Survival Beast’s net worth is $1,540,000 Australian dollars as of 2023.

This is based on the value of his island, his boat, car and online business.

Making Loot

He does YouTube full-time now and makes $7,600/month through:

➜ Allowing ads on his channel

➜ Selling his own Survival Beast merchandise

He could easily double or even triple his earnings through brand sponsors and referral programs, but he has chosen not to do this at this time.


He hasn’t been featured with any other fishing YouTubers as most of the legends in the community are in Australia, not Indonesia. Regardless, we’re all looking forward to seeing him on YBS Youngbloods in the near future.

Future Plans

Adam plans to live out his days fishing and living off the land, rather than living anywhere near a congested city.

Key Takeaways

What can we learn from this Aussie legend?

➜ Life is too short to be working

➜ Be willing to take calculated risks

➜ Don’t be shy to jump on camera

➜ Find someone who also loves fishing

…and most importantly, work hard for your freedom!


I’ve really enjoyed watching his channel over these last few years, and certainly can’t wait to see what’s coming on the horizon for his channel!

Create Your Own Cruising Freedom

Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…

I’ve been very inspired by Survival Beast and their travels…

Some say I’m obsessed, but living off the land is my dream too.

Adam is living the dream, but that dream isn’t actually that far away.

I mentioned earlier about discovering the #1 cruising business model.

With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:

➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills

➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans

➜ Do it without selling to friends and family (I found a better solution!)

➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures

Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻‍💻

(I share more about it on the next page…🙂)