Fish Tales Charters - River Rocket

(10) In high demand!
Pier Point Road
Cairns QL, Australia

Fish Tales Charters offers exciting estuary fishing adventures in the beautiful Trinity Inlet located in Cairns, Australia. The area is famous for the open waters, creeks and the deep channel of the Cairns Estuary System. These waterways are an extremely important part of the breeding cycle of juvenile fish and offer exceptional fishing for adult species.

Your targeted estuary species will include Grunter (Javelin Fish), Fingermark, Blue Salmon, Queenfish (Queenies), Giant Trevally, Threadfin, Mangrove Jack, Gold Spot Estuary Cod, Bream, Golden Trevally, Flathead, Hairtail, Tarpon and the prize catch Barramundi.

You will fish aboard the River Rocket, which is a 5.8 meter purposely designed and built boat, for the estuaries and rivers systems in Cairns. It is powered by a 2015 140 HP Suzuki-4 stroke outboard motor that makes is fast and reliable when getting to the desired fishing destination and moving between productive spots. Fitted with the latest colour sounder and GPS, it will easily reveal what lies beneath the water line.

The charter is operated by Skipper Darryl who was been fishing the local waters for over 20 years.He will supply all bait - live and dead- and tackle, top quality rods and PENN reels (or you may like to bring your own), bottles of water, and will happily give advice on how to catch your target fish. Please bring along sunnies, a hat, a camera, and a few beers are OK.

Fish Tales Charters offers exciting estuary fishing adventures in the beautiful Trinity Inlet located in Cairns, Australia. The area is famous for the open waters, creeks and the deep channel of the Cairns Estuary System. These waterways are an extre

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  • US$ 437 private charter
  • US$ 437 private charter
  • Full Day Estuary - Shared
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 138 per person (shared)
  • US$ 72 per person (shared)
  • Morning Estuary Share Charter
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 72 per person (shared)
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Subsee Flat Bottom Punt (Commercial) originally built in 1985, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 140HP Outboard 2015 Suzuki 4 stroke engine.

20 ft
6 persons
Types of Fishing
River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
The Estuary Of Trinity Inlet
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Live Bait Fishing
PENN Reels And Rods
Targeted Species
Bream, Fingermark

Grunter (Javelin)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Bottles Of Water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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.

About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since June 2014
Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years he arrived in Cairns, and every possible moment became all about fishing and exploring. Captain Darryl became the owner-operator of Fish Tales Charters over 15 years ago, and after a decade of successful guiding decided to build the `Don't Know` to offer a variety of fishing charters due to the high number of repeat customers.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 95%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Too bad I didn’t catch any fish. Daryl tried everything but that was not his fault. It was still a nice morning on the water.

Fished April 24, 2017
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 27, 2017

Hi Bruce,
Thank you for coming out with us. It was good to met you, unfortunately it was not your day. Do come back for a visit and we will see what we can do for you.
Thanks mate. Cheers Darryl

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Only 2 fish caught between 6 fishermen in 4 hours . Both were through backs
Would have thought crew would have more knowledge of the best place to catch a fish?

Fished April 17, 2017
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 17, 2017

Hi there Barry, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Online bookings are very convenient for both users and operators. However, a little research from anyone wishing to take a fishing charter can shed some light of how the fishing has been? Target species? etc.
On all our fishing charters simple things like expected weather for your charter, expected tidal movement, expected bait to catch and expected fish target species are all spoken about at the beginning; along with any question and answers you may have.
If you remember as motoring out the marina Darryl spoke to everyone on board QUOTE `it is going to be extremely difficult fishing this afternoon, it is really windy, there is no tidal movement, probably going to take a while to get the right bait. The water temperature has dropped a few degrees and we are going from our summer species to our winter species. We are going to try our best!` UNQUOTE.
We welcome anyone to phone/text/email us at any time to chat about taking a fishing charter before they decide. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Alternatively chat to the online booking company first, they in turn to talk to us to find out the
information to pass on; they like us wish for guests to partake in the right charter for you.
Kind Regards
Darryl and Raewyn
`Fish Tales` Charters

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Even though the fish weren’t on for the day because of conditions had a great day out with Darryl. Very informative and a good host. Looked after us well and would highly recommend. Definitely will come back again.

Thanks Darryl

Dave & Ingrid

Fished April 16, 2017
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 16, 2017

Thank you Dave and Ingrid for choosing to come out with us. For us, it is so good to met and share our little piece of paradise; allowing us to show you our backyard. Sensational to met you and we would love to see you next time while in Cairns. Your Host Darryl `Fish Tales` Charters

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