Big Fish Down Under - Moana III

Marlin Marina
Cairns QL, Australia

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Dick Ward custom-built () originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 660HP Cummins QSM-11s engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
47 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Targeted Species
 
Coral Trout
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

 
Marlin (Black)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Sailfish
 
Snapper (Red Emperor)

 
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
 
Trevally (Giant)

 
Tuna (Bluefin)
 
Tuna (Dogtooth)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Wahoo
Description

Captain Daniel McCarthy owns and operates Moana III, a 47ft long luxury sportfisher powered by twin Cummins engines (660HP each), with an average cruising speed of 25 knots. The boat is outfitted with a wide range of quality navigational electronics and marine technology, including Furuno 1100L Depth Sounder and Fishfinder with twin 2kw transducers, Wesmar 110khz 360” scanning Sonar as well as a Furuno Nav Net VX2 Chart Plotter. Moana III started offering fishing trips back in 2006, specializing in fishing for the famous Cairns’ Marlin, while also providing light tackle and reef fishing expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond.

The boat is fully air-conditioned and outfitted with two showers and two separate toilets. On-board facilities include a private stateroom with ensuite and TV/DVD, a convection microwave oven and cook-top, 2 refrigerators and 3 freezers, as well as a desalinator. For overnight trips, Moana comes equipped with 4 single, 1 extra double and 2 crew bunks. It has been surveyed to accommodate up to 6 anglers per trip.

Capt. McCarthy has been a Cairns local for over 30 years, skippering a variety of marlin and game fishing vessels since the age of 21. Over the years, he’s garnered an intimate knowledge of the profuse waterways surrounding Cairns, Cape York, Coral Sea and New Guinea, and is happy to share his findings with all of his charter guests. The Moana team is no stranger to numerous fishing achievements and recognitions either, including several prized tournaments and many 900lbs+ grander Marlins.

All the appropriate fishing gear for your party is provided by the Moana crew; in particular, the team utilizes a full set of custom-built Laurie Casey rods mounted onto Penn International and Shimano Reels. Snacks, lunch as well as drinks are all parts of the standard fishing charter, as is the cleaning and filleting of your catch following the trip.

Amenities
Toilet
two
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Furuno
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
4 single, 1 double, 2 crew bunks
Flybridge
Snorkelling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
2 fridges, 3 freezers
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
two
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Laurie Casey, Penn, Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies 
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% 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

Daniel McCarthy
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since November 2014
Fishing since he could walk, Capt. Daniel is not the least bit shy about the scale of his fishing addiction. As president of Cairns Game Fishing Association, he's a strong proponent of conservation efforts as well as tag and release game fishing.

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Location

  • Marlin Marina, Cairns
    QL 4870, Australia