Cairns Black Marlin Charters – 43’

Join Cairns Black Marlin Charters for the ultimate fishing adventure in some of the best waters on the continent! Operating out of Cooktown, QLD, the crew specialise in offshore fishing for giant pelagics which have made Cairns a household name among anglers worldwide.

You will be fishing aboard the Hellraiser 2, a 43’ O’Brien offshore sportfishing boat with room aboard for up to 6 anglers. It is powered by twin 450 HP Cummins engines, making sure you lose no time getting out to the best waters. The Hellraiser 2 offers luxury as well as functionality, with an air-conditioned interior featuring a private ensuite double cabin.

When it comes to fishing, the crew specialise in targeting the giant Black Marlin the area is famous for. They provide Shimano tournament-grade gear for a variety of techniques including trolling, popping, and jigging. You’ll also get a choice of high-quality lures or the freshest live bait.

These waters are home to some of the biggest pelagics around, so expect to target a variety of monster species. Apart from Marlin, you’ll test your skills against, Tuna, Trevally, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Sailfish. The crew will be happy to clean your catch for you to take home and fill the freezer.

Steve and his crew will base their game plan around what you choose to fish with, as well as what you’re fishing for. All you need to bring is some sun protection, so you can relax and enjoy your time on the water.

This is set to be the trip of a lifetime, so join Cairns Black Marlin Charters and you’ll be sure to come home with some unforgettable memories, as well as amazing fish!

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  • Private trip
    Multi Day Trip – Heavy Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 day trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    up to 6 persons / day
    There is a maximum of 4 people on this trip. Spend 2 days and up liveaboard going way offshore to target Marlin, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi and many more amazing pelagic species. All the fishing gear will be provided for you on board, just bring some sun protection so you can relax and enjoy your time, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 6 persons
    A full day on the water targeting Marlin, Tuna, GTs, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish and more! The departure destination can change between Lizard Island, Cooktown, Port Douglas, and Cairns. All the equipment will be provided by the captain, just bring some sunscreen, and get ready for some fun in the waters of Queensland!
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About the Charter Operator

Cairns Black Marlin Charters
Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
1 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 36 hours
Member since January 2015
Steve and Sue Ahlers share a passion for big game fishing, and consider Cairns as the biggest fishery of its kind in the world. Specializing in extended charters on the Great Barrier Reef, chasing large Black Marlin

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Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Longtail) Tuna (Longtail)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

O'Brien (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2012. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

43 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
Bank Transfer

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Ben N.
Dicky Beach, Queensland

Hellraiser 2 fishing charter

VERIFIED   July 19, 2016
Steve, Sue and Dan were exceptional hosts for a day out with my wife and kids. Caught a wide variety of fish by both trawling...
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La Paz, La Paz

Cairns Black Marlin Charters

VERIFIED   November 22, 2015
Everything was great! Great service, exellent food. The crew was extremely nice , really great people, always willing to go...
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Brett D.
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Fishing trip

VERIFIED   November 28, 2015
Boat and crew all good fishing very poor
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