Reefinity Adventures Reef Charters

Get on board with Reefinity Adventures for the fishing experience of a lifetime. Go after that dream game fish, or hook a 5-star table fish to take back to shore for dinner. Based out of the north of Cairns, you’ll hit up the Great Barrier Reef, as you fish some of the world’s best waters. Try a range of fishing techniques and hook ‘em all.

Who better to take you out than a local, experienced, and passionate guide? Captain Craig Hill is just that. He’s been fishing the famous reef since childhood, and now boasts over 15 years of professional experience here. He knows exactly what it takes to land the biggest fish, and can’t wait to give you a helping hand.

Up to 6 guests are welcome aboard the “Aurora” to enjoy nature’s wonders that the area has to offer. Explore the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style on the 30’ Cairns custom-craft flybridge. A work of art, she features an air-conditioned cabin, fitted with a bunk, galley, TV, toilet, and shower. Come aboard, relax, and enjoy the life of luxury.

She also boasts outriggers, a livewell, and a fighting chair to give you the edge over the fish. You’ll need all the help you can get as you go up against some true ocean royalty. Red Emperor and Nannygai rub shoulders with Coral Trout, Trevally, and Mackerel nearshore. While an offshore adventure will see you come up against Tuna, and even Black Marlin.

Thrill-seekers can even take advantage of the chance to go spearfishing, just let your captain know if you need to hire some gear. Meanwhile, snorkeling gear is available on all trips, so you can discover the beauty of the Great Barrier reef up close and personal.

With food and drink provided, there’s not much you need to do but come aboard and make yourself at home. The crew will even clean and fillet your catch back on shore, so you’re in for a real treat from start to finish.

Reefinity Adventures promises the fishing adventure of a lifetime. Come and see for yourself what wonders Cairns has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Black Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $2,146
    Go after one of the world's most prized game fish in some of the most stunning waters imaginable/ on this incredible trip. Head to the outer Great Barrier Reef and troll to entice the bite of the famed Black Marlin, as you put your strength to the test to hook this beauty aboard. Get ready for the fight of a lifetime to land this monster, before taking a photo with your trophy catch and releasing it back to fight another day.
  • Private trip
    Overnight Trip (MAX 4)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $2,146
    Bring your nearest and dearest aboard for a fishing trip like no other, as you enjoy a luxury trip to the Great Barrier Reef, testing your fishing skills like never before. Everything you need for a productive couple of days out and comfortable time aboard is awaiting on board, so get ready to live like royalty while going after some of the prized fish that call these waters home. Go after anything you'd like, with the extra time on the water allowing you to explore all the fishing grounds.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Pelagic Fish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,645
    On this 10 hour trip, you'll have the chance to go after some of the Pacific Ocean's royalty. Hit up the inner and outer Great Barrier Reef and troll to entice the bite of some monster creatures, as you try to land a trophy-sized catch, and head home with plenty of meat to fill the freezer. Spanish Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, and the famous Giant Trevally all promise a thrilling encounter on the fishing adventure of a lifetime.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,502
    Hit up the Great Barrier Reef's outer portion and get your fish on in style over the course of 7 and more hours (factoring in travel time). Test your bottom fishing skills in the crystal clear waters or let the trolling lines do the work, as you settle in for a fishing adventure like no other. Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor, and Giant Trevally are just some of the beauties you'll be going after, so settle in for a thrilling day out.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,159
    If you're looking for a fix of fishing in some of the world's most beautiful waters, then this 4-hour trip has you covered. Hit up the wrecks and the inner part of the famous reef, for some exciting and delicious fish. Test your bottom fishing skills or let the trolling lines do the work, and land Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor and the famous North QLD GT, among many more.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip (Shared)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $501
    If you're on your own or in a small group, why not share the incredible experience of fishing the Great Barrier Reef with some like-minded anglers? Get your fish on in this stunning body of water, as you try bottom fishing and trolling to entice the bite of some dazzling and delicious fish. Go after Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor, Giant Trevally, and many more, as you put your angling skills to the test to fill the boat.
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About the Captain

Craig “Chilly” HILL
Yorkeys Knob, Queensland, Australia
4 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since June 2019
A passionate angler from the FNQ area, Skipper CHILLY has a zest for life like no other. He’s been a keen fisherman his whole life, and loves getting out on the water as much today as he did when he was a young boy. He now boasts over 15 years boating in the Great Barrier Reef, and promises to do whatever he can to put you on the 5-star fish.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

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

Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Trevally (Golden) Golden Trevally
Tuna (Skipjack) Skipjack Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Commercial) originally built in 1995. Powered by 2 210HP Cummings 6BT Inboards engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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, 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Full day fishing with Andy and Byron

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip (Shared) on June 7, 2021
Had the best day. Caught lots of fish and the crew were bloody fantastic.  Catered to all our needs.  Highly recommend this...
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Private Charter

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Pelagic Fish on May 30, 2021
We had a sensational day out with Craig and Andy, conditions weren’t great but they worked hard to put us onto some quality...
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Full day private charter with Craig and Andy

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Light Tackle on December 28, 2020
Awesome trip, excellent service, clean and very comfortable boat! We will come back! Thanks again
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on February 4, 2020
We had a fantastic, interesting and successful half day trip with Chilli & Andy! Chilli was very informative about the...
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FAQs about Reefinity Adventures Reef Charters

Reefinity Adventures Reef Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $350 per person - Full Day Trip (Shared) (9 hours)
  • AU $1,620 per group, additional AU $270 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • AU $2,100 per group - Full Day Trip – Light Tackle (9 hours)
  • AU $2,300 per group, additional AU $350 per person after 5 guests - Full Day Trip – Pelagic Fish (10 hours)
  • AU $3,000 per group, additional AU $800 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip – Black Marlin (10 hours)
  • AU $3,000 per day per group, additional AU $800 per person after 4 guests - Overnight Trip (MAX 4) (2 days)

When you book a trip with Reefinity Adventures Reef Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Spearfishing Equipment (On request, for a charge )
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reefinity Adventures Reef Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures (Hard body lures and soft plastics)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water)
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Reefinity Adventures Reef Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Outer reef continental shelf)
  • Reef Fishing (Inner and outer Great Barrier Reef)
  • Wreck Fishing (Inshore trawler wrecks)

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

Top targeted fish species with Reefinity Adventures Reef Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Nannygai
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spangled Emperor
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Tuna (Skipjack)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)