Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water

Saltaire Fishing Charters invites you aboard their classic 34ft blue water quarter-horse vessel. IT has witnessed some of the most exciting fishing to be experienced on The Great Barrier Reef and also beyond to the vast reaches of the untamed waters of Papua New Guinea.

Based in Port Douglas, Saltaire is available for heavy tackle Black Marlin, light tackle Marlin and game fishing, GT fishing, jigging, reef fishing, and personalized charters, including adventure cruising, snorkeling, and diving.

The boat is a Dick Ward custom-made vessel built specifically for the Great Barrier Reef conditions and is beautifully designed for daily and extended trips. With comfort, speed and great service on your side, you will be amongst the serious action on offer whether it be pursuing Giant Black Marlin, Giant Trevally, pelagic species, or classic reef fish.

Saltaire Fishing Charters is a well-oiled operation equipped with all the bells and whistles and prides itself on the reputation it has built.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Heavy Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,000
    The 150 miles from cairns to lizard island is the undisputed home of the Giant Black Marlin. More Black Marlin over 1000Lbs (Granders) are caught here every season than anywhere else in the world. September to mid December is the best time to catch one of these monsters.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,714
    The run of juvenile black marlin are from july to october and are an exciting catch on 10kg line. There is a number of mackerel species to catch and can be caught most of the year. Other species are northern bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi & giant trevally.
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About the Captain

Damian Colette
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 9 hours
Member since November 2014
Captain Damian Colette has been fishing all of his life and started charter fishing as a deckhand for many top captains before getting his captains ticket and doing his own charters. He now runs Saltaire Charters. He has great experience, so knows exactly what customers are looking for when booking a trip. Capt. Damian specializes in light tackle and Giant Trevally fishing.

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Targeted Species

Coral Trout Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Sailfish Sailfish

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna
Tuna (Dogtooth) Dogtooth Tuna

Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Length
34 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Phillip K.
Capalaba, QLD
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Fishing with Damian

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Light Tackle on September 29, 2021
Kids had a great day and the snorkeling was a good lunchtime break Very good
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Toowong, Queensland
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Heavy Tackle on December 28, 2020
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Alex G.
NO FORT MYERS, FL
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Full Day Light Tackle Trip to the Outer Reef

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Light Tackle on June 27, 2019
We went fishing with Troy as the Captain and Jake as the mate. It was a tough day of fishing, originally intended to be a trip...
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Chris L.
Boondall, QLD
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Fishing on Saltaire

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Heavy Tackle on October 1, 2019
Had a great day on the water with Bryan, Pat and Mick. Loads of yellowfin around, big marlin crashing baits twice but no solid...
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William P.
Houston, TX
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Fishing the Reef

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Light Tackle on August 27, 2019
First time fishing in Australia. Great whole day with captain Damian and first mate Jake.  Wonderful service and a very enjoyable...
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FAQs about Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water

Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $2,400 per group - Full Day Trip - Light Tackle (8 hours)
  • AU $2,800 per group - Full Day Trip - Heavy Tackle (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water include:
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo