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Cairns Fishing Adventures

The Great Barrier Reef and it’s close proximity to the coast is why Cairns has become one of the world’s greatest fishing destinations. So why choose Cairns Fishing Adventures? Because they are serious fishermen. They are not the charter that finds the closest location with an overcrowded boat and waits until your fishing time is up - they do whatever it takes to catch fish!

Their purpose built sportfishing boat has raised casting platform, twin-engine and forward trolling motor. She also boasts the latest electronics with GPS, Echo sounder, down imaging, and side scanning. She is licensed to carry 7 people but Capt. Carlo limits the trips to 4 passengers, which equates to more fishing action per angler.

The species you’ll target vary depending on where you choose to fish, but can include Mackerel, Red Emperor, Nannygai, Cobia, Giant Trevally, Tuna, Coral Trout, Jobfish, Barramundi, Threadfin Salmon, and many more. The captain will let you know which fish can be kept and which should be returned.
Capt. Carlo offers a range of trips to cover everyone. There are shared trips for people traveling alone, as well as private trips for your family or friends.

Included in the price of the trip are top quality rods and reels from Shimano. These won’t let you down when reeling in your next trophy catch. Live bait is also used and included in the price. This can be caught before the trip, or the captain will cast a net for it during the trip. It won’t take long but can be a fun experience for the kids. Your fishing license is provided, too.

You’ll need to bring your own food and drinks along. Don’t forget your sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. Wear light layers of clothing and deck shoes and you’re good to go.

The only thing left to do is book a trip with Cairns Fishing Adventures today. Capt. Carlo is looking forward to welcoming you on board and making some awesome memories together.



About the Captain

Carlo Ferrara
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
6 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since April 2019
Carlo has been a captain since 1991 and has been fishing since his early childhood. He previously had a scuba diving business, so he knows the waters well and holds a different perspective to it than other skippers. He has owned a boat for the past 9 years when he began running his own charters. He loves meeting new people and watching the expressions on their faces when they hook a monster fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Nannygai Nannygai
Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Threadfin Salmon Threadfin Salmon

Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Bluefin) Bluefin Tuna

Boat Specs

Marineline 7.5 (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by 2 150HP 2 x 150 hp Mercury 4 strokes engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License

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
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Stephen P.
Alexandra Hills, QLD
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Half day morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day River Fishing on December 21, 2020
Carlo was waiting way before time that we officially started the charter and got going straight away, he focused on our target...
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Adam D.
Brisbane, QLD
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Fishing with Carlo

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Fishing on December 29, 2020
Carlo is the man highly recommended my son had a blast bent rods screaming i would have paid more a great day out and an awesome...
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Greg F.
New Farm, QLD
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Fishing with Carlo

VERIFIED   Half Day River Fishing – Private on January 2, 2021
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Michael L.
Dinmore, QLD
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Full day out with captain Carlo.

VERIFIED   Full Day Offshore Fishing on January 15, 2020
We did a full day out offshore with Carlo, I must say it was the BEST fishing charter I have ever been on. From Carlo’s...
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Max M.
Houston, Texas
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Half day trip with Carlo

VERIFIED   Half Day River Trip (AM) on May 29, 2019
Awesome experience overall! Carlo was a great captain. He was very knowledgeable and provided a trip that will always be remembered....
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FAQs about Cairns Fishing Adventures

Cairns Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $167 per person - Half Day River Fishing (4 hours)
  • AU $167 per person - Half Day River Fishing – Shared (4 hours)
  • AU $500 per group - Half Day River Fishing (4 hours)
  • AU $500 per group - Half Day River Fishing – Private (4 hours)
  • AU $600 per group - Half Day Inshore Fishing (4 hours)
  • AU $800 per group - Full Day River Fishing (8 hours)
  • AU $900 per group - Full Day Inshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • AU $1,000 per group - Full Day Offshore Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Cairns Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box (For your drinks and snacks)

Trips booked with Cairns Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (Usually Capt. catches on the trip)
  • Fishing License

Cairns Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (40 minutes offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Cairns Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own equipment)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Cairns Fishing Adventures include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Threadfin Salmon
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)