About this listing
Custom built Vindex () originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 330HP Cummins 6BTA engines.
Big Game Charters offer world‐class fishing adventures to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Our highly reputed game boat “Shikari” is a 40ft ‘Vindex’ that has associated in multiple world records and tournament wins. The boat’s design makes her very stable in all weather conditions, and she offers a fast and comfortable ride to the reef. Equipped with a tuna tower for spotting bait fish and birds, as well as the full range of navigational systems, she is well designed for getting you near fish. With an open cockpit, the boat is comfortable and lets you stay close to the action throughout your trip
The waters around the Great Barrier reef offer some of the best sport fishing opportunities in the world. From May-September you can fish for juvenile Black Marlin, Sailfish and Spanish Mackerel, while light tackle sport fishing for Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi-mahi and Giant Trevally is better in the warmer months (October to March). From September to December you can try your hand at Giant Black Marlin fishing in the area renowned as the ‘Black Marlin Capital of the World’. If you are an experienced Marlin fishermen or a complete novice, Cairns Big Game Marlin Fishing should be on your “bucket list”!
The variety of fishing techniques used aboard, such as live baiting, jigging, popper fishing, fly fishing and trolling, ensures all anglers’ requirements are fully catered for. Charter trips include the use of quality fishing tackle, including Penn 130 2-speeds for heavy tackle fishing and TLD Shimano overheads and Penn spinning reels as light tackle gear.
We offer multi-day trips for up to four anglers. You can enjoy a snorkel/spearfish after breakfast, sportfishing for bait and the table during the morning, before heading out to do battle with the Giant Marlin. Scuba diving equipment is also available on board to let you explore the underwater treasures of the Great Barrier Reef.
20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer.
About the Captain
Member since November 2014
Cairns Fishing Calendar
Marlin Marina, Cairns
, QL 4870, Australia