Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)

If you’re in need of some ‘Reel Therapy’, locally owned and operated Out n About Sportfishing offers the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the region’s beautiful surroundings while wetting a line. Their experienced guides offer personalised service with a maximum of only 6 guests per boat.

Half day charters run from 8am to 12pm & 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
Full day charters run from 8am to 4pm

The Out N About crew works hard to ensure you have a great time out on the water. With Port Douglas being such a versatile fishing region with so many choices of fishing grounds, they can adapt to the conditions and very rarely need to cancel charters due to unfavourable weather.

Be it fishing the outer reefs on a full day charger, fishing the inshore reefs on a half day, or spending some time in the estuary and the river mouths, they can cater a charter to suit you.

Fishing on the fringing coastal reefs you’ll get to target the famed Coral Trout, Nannygai, and pelagic fish, such as Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Queenfish, and Trevally. If it is too windy for the reef, you’ll be fishing in the Port Douglas estuary and river systems targeting Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Bream, Tarpon, and even the elusive Barramundi.

Your captain will provide your quality fishing equipment and live and locally sourced dead bait. There’s also complimentary water and soft drinks on the boat but feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks.

Out N About Sportfishing gives everyone a chance to get out on the water and enjoy the scenic nature while pulling in a line. The trips are family friendly and suitable for both novices and experienced anglers.

All tours depart from the public pontoon on Ashford Avenue behind St Mary’s church in Port Douglas.

*** PLEASE NOTE -  20% SURCHARGE APPLIES ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS ***



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $544
    Spend your morning fishing the local waters. This trip accommodates a maximum of 6 guests and will fish the reef and/or the estuary depending on the conditions. You'll target Queenfish, Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, and many more – it all depends on which techniques you're using and which fishing spots you're visiting. Catch bled and bagged.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $544
    Spend a half day fishing on the reef and/or in the estuary (depending on weather conditions) and have the boat to yourselves. The morning option is also available. Depending on the fish you want to catch, you'll try out different techniques. Bring some snacks, your captain will provide everything else. This trip allows 6 guests on the boat and that is the only difference from the other half day afternoon trip. Catch bled and bagged.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,088
    Up to 4 guests can go on this trip and fish the reef and/or the estuary depending on the conditions. Spend 8 hours fishing on the outer reef or in the estuary. Your main targets for the day will be Nannygai, Coral Trout, Trevally, Cobia, and many more – it all depends on where you want to go fishing. Catch bled and bagged.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
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FAQs about Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)

Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas) offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $850 per group, additional AU $120 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $850 per group, additional AU $120 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $1,700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas), you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas) include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Saragossa, Penn Slammer, Ugly Stick)
  • Live Bait (Prepared in advance)
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water, soft drinks)

Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas) offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas) offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas) include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)

Meet the Charter Operator

Out N About Sportfishing
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
355 Customer reviews
Response time 13 hours
Member since February 2019
In need of some ‘REEL THERAPY’ – Enjoy fishing on the fringing coastal reefs catching the famed coral trout, nannygai and pelagic fish including Spanish mackerel, cobia, queenfish, trevally and tuna. Or fish the Port Douglas estuary and pull in an elusive barramundi, mangrove jack, fingermark, tarpon, blue salmon or queenfish. Your guide will be there to offer all their expertise; with live bait fishing and their knowledge of the eco system that surrounds this amazing area. In addition to the great fishing, crocodile and bird spotting is a possibility too. Locally owned and operated, Out n About offers the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the regions beautiful surrounds while wetting a line. A great value tour and suitable for the novice or to the experienced angler, a must-do while visiting Port Douglas.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout

Boat specs

Amara (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Saragossa, Penn Slammer, Ugly Stick
Live Bait
Prepared in advance
Lures
Drinks
Water, soft drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
All ages on a private trip; at least 8 on a shared
No Smoking
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
American Express

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
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4.6 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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4.5 / 5
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Half Day Trip - Shared PM
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88%
Friendly captain
98%
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87%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Caught fish
66%
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Xingqi Z.
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Fishing with Mathew

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2023
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Bobby A.
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Great experience!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 4, 2024
Robert was a fantastic captain, even though it was a tough time to catch fish because of the floods he did his best to make...
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Gray B.
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Enjoyed every minute !!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on November 24, 2023
From the start to the end it was a great experience. Thanks to our wonderful and enthusiastic Captain Robert. He...
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Andrew H.
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Half day with Paul

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on September 10, 2023
Great morning, too windy to head out to the reef so Paul used his extensive experience to find us some pretty decent fishing...
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Elizabeth A.
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No stone unturned

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 24, 2023
Fantastic morning with out and about fishing. Dale is the ultimate professional and took us to many spots and showed us how...
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