Out N About Sportfishing

If you’re in need of some ‘Reel therapy’, Out N About Sportfishing have a trip for you! Captain Syd McMonnies is here to offer you his expertise by showing you a range of fishing techniques and sharing his knowledge of the area’s ecosystem. He runs private and shared charters year round.

Capt. Syd welcomes you aboard his 20’ Stabicraft boat. Newly restored in 2018, she’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha engine and accommodates up to 6 guests. She also features an ice box, live bait tank, safety equipment, and navigational electronics.

All tours depart from the public pontoon on Ashford Avenue and you can choose where you want to go – upstream for river fishing or target saltwater species on the reefs, wrecks, flats, and inshore waters.

Fishing on the fringing coastal reefs will get you the famed Coral Trout, Nannygai, and pelagic fish, such as Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Cobia, Queenfish, and Trevally. Stay on the Port Douglas estuary and target an elusive Barramundi, Queenfish, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, and Tarpon.

Your captain will provide your fishing equipment and live bait. There’s also going to be some fresh 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 beautiful surroundings while pulling in a line. The trips are personalized for both novices and experienced anglers.

Fishing is a ‘must do’ while visiting Port Douglas. Contact Capt. Syd and experience the area in the best way possible.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,116
    Spend a full day fishing on the outer reef and/or in the estuary (depending on weather conditions) and have the boat to yourselves. A range of different fishing methods is available upon request, with some of them being trolling, jigging, popping, or bottom fishing. This rate is for 6 guests.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $853
    Up to 6 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 where you want to go fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $558
    Spend your morning fishing on the reef and/or in the estuary. Afternoon option is also available. This trip accommodates up to 6 guests and will fish the reef and/or the estuary depending on the conditions Your fishing equipment, bait, and drinks will be provided by the captain.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $558
    Spend a half day fishing on the reef and/or in the estuary (depending on weather conditions) and have the boat to yourselves. 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $426
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $186
    If your fishing buddies are not available for a private trip, book a shared charter! This tour takes a maximum of 6 passengers and will fish the reef and/or the estuary depending on the conditions. This is the best way to start your day! Captain Syd will provide your fishing equipment, bait, and drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $186
    This shared afternoon adventure is intended for those who have a busy morning. This tour takes a maximum of 6 passengers and will fish the reef and/or the estuary depending on the conditions. Enjoy the local waters and target Snapper, Queenfish, Coral Trout, Trevally, and many more. Captain Syd will provide necessary fishing equipment and soft drinks.
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About the Charter Operator

Out N About Sportfishing
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Angler's Choice
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
81 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
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.

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Targeted Species

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

Nannygai Nannygai
Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Stabicraft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2011, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
20 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
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
No Smoking
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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
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4 hour trip with paul

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on April 11, 2021
A great trip. Paul was a knowledgeable captain with great stories and inside knowldge for the best spots. He obviously cares...
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Great Day Out on the Water!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on January 3, 2021
I booked this half day charter for my husband and teenage sons while we’re staying with family on Cairns.  They had a great...
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Half day trip with Casey!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) on April 7, 2021
Had a great time on this trip! Got to catch a shark and also caught heaps of fish. Nothing massive but have definitely learnt...
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Half Day trip with Captain Rosco.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on May 2, 2021
Great trip and well priced, I didn’t bring home dinner but had a fantastic time.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on April 25, 2021
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FAQs about Out N About Sportfishing

Out N About Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $120 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $550 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $720 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $720 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $1,100 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • AU $1,440 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

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

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

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

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