Jaw-dropping, breathtaking, awe-inspiring. Words cannot do justice to the Great Barrier Reef. Come and discover this underwater oasis with Reef Runner Charters. Based out of Cairns, you’ll be out on the legendary reef in no time. Get your snorkels on and get up close to this magical world, or get your fish on and bring the underwater world to the boat.

The 11 m Kevlacat 3700 Flybridge Deluxe Catamaran is a modern, spacious vessel catering to all your relaxing and fishing needs. Captain Dan Kelly will be your guide. A 3rd generation fisherman, he’s spent his whole life on the water. He knows just what’s needed for a fun day at sea, along with a productive day’s fishing.

Experience a luxury boat, providing plenty of comfort, while also being a serious fishing vessel. There’s plenty of comfortable seating inside the cabin, as well as on the deck, for up to 8 guests. Make use of the kitchen and toilet, and make yourselves at home! Capt. Dan and his first mate will put on a spread of light refreshments, and even provide breakfast and lunch on full day trips.

Fish the reefs and jig for Coral Trout, Snapper, Spangled Emperor, and Trevallies, among others. These are just some of the incredible creatures you can expect to tackle. Radiant and glistening, they’ll shine in the crystal clear waters and in the sun when you hook them aboard.

While offshore, monstrous Marlin, exciting Spanish Mackerel, and delicious Tuna and Mahi Mahi can be found in abundance. Try trolling to entice the bite of these incredible species and get ready to spring into action at the screech of the reels, as one of these monsters takes the bait.

You’re sure to work up a sweat as you reel in these fish species to take back home. Don’t forget to bring some drinks with you to stay energised all day long. Other than that, Capt. Dan would just like to remind you to bring towels and sunscreen, and then get booking! Reef Runner Charters has you all set for a day you’ll remember forever.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,804
    Explore the Great Barrier Reef in style. Spending 9 hours on the water will give you plenty of time to discover this piece of paradise, as you can mix it up and snorkel as well as fish. Beautiful and radiant, fush such as Snapper, Spangled Emperor, and Coral Trout will leave you in awe, while you'll also get to head further offshore in search of huge, tasty Tuna and monumental Marlin. Breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments are provided, just make sure to bring your own drinks along.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,436
    Just off Queensland's north-eastern coast the Great Barrier Reef is home to a range of dazzling, exotic fish. Spend 5 hours perusing one of the world's natural wonders. Let your captain know if you'd like to snorkel and get up close to these beautiful fish and their magical surroundings. Otherwise, get your fish on and target a range of colorful and delicious fish to take back to shore. Red Emperor, Spangled Emperor, Coral Trout, and many more irresistible fish await.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $1,436
    You don't need to head far offshore to hit one of the natural wonders of the world. Home to a range of stunning, colorful, and delicious fish, this 5-hour trip will give you the chance to discover the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close and snorkel, or fish these incredible waters to catch the bite of one of the beauties who live here. Coral Trout, Snappers, Spangled Emperors, and Trevallies are just some of the species you'll go after. You're in for a big fight to get them aboard and you'll be gobsmacked.
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About the Captain

Dan Kelly
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since January 2019
A 3rd-generation fisherman, Captain Dan was always likely to follow in his family's footsteps. He's been passionate about getting out on the water since a young age, and claims its 'all he's ever done!' When the opportunity presented itself to him in 2008, he leapt at the chance to start running charters, and hasn't looked back since. He says that getting out on the reef is the best feeling in the world, and wants you to experience it with him.

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Targeted Species

Coral Trout Coral Trout
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Nannygai Nannygai
Red Bass Red Bass

Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Spangled Emperor Spangled Emperor
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Sweetlip Emperor Sweetlip Emperor

Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)
Tuna (Dogtooth) Tuna (Dogtooth)
Tuna (Longtail) Tuna (Longtail)

Boat Specs

Kevlacat 3700 Flybridge Deluxe (Catamaran) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 3, 2019
Dan looked after us and did a great job! Lots of fish too
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FAQs about Reef Runner Charters

Reef Runner Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $1,950 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $1,950 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $2,450 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reef Runner Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reef Runner Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch

Reef Runner Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reef Runner Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reef Runner Charters include:
  • Coral Trout
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Nannygai
  • Red Bass
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spangled Emperor
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Sweetlip Emperor
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Longtail)