Fish Tales Charters - River Rocket

(12) In 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.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Afternoon Half Day Estuary Private
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 429
    up to 6 persons
    This private afternoon trip will star at 1 pm and last until 5:30 pm. You will target a variety of species including Giant and Golden Trevally, Barramundi, Queenfish, Estuary Cod, Fingermark and Flathead.
  • Private trip
    Morning Half Day Estuary Private
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 429
    up to 6 persons
    This is a private trip just for you and your group. The trip runs from 7:30 am until 12 pm. Your targeted species will include Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Golden and Giant Trevally and other species.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Estuary - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 135
    per person
    This si a full day trip that runs from 7.30am to 12.00pm, then 1.00pm to 5.30pm. Please note there is no lunch supplied on this charter. You will have one hour from 12-1pm to have lunch back at the Marlin Marina where multiple takeouts are available. Your targeted species will include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Fingermark, Estuary Cod, Bream, Salmon and other species.
  • Shared trip
    Afternoon Estuary Share Charter
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 71
    per person
    This is a four hour shared charter in the protected waters of Trinity Inlet. Your targeted species will include Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, Trevally, Queenfish, Estuary Cod, Fingermark, Flathead and other species.
  • Shared trip
    Morning Estuary Share Charter
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 71
    per person
    This is a morning trip from 7.30 am to 12.00 pm. You will meet your guide in the Marlin Marina on Finger D Berth 2 at 7.15 am. From there you will go net casting for live bait and then onto fishing in the Trinity Inlet. Your targeted species will include Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, Trevally and other local species.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Barramundi
  Bream, Fingermark
  Grunter (Javelin)
  Queenfish

  Snapper (Mangrove)
  Tarpon
  Trevally (Giant)
  Trevally (Golden)

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.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since June 2014
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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: 4 hours
Response rate: 98%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.53 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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Went out today for a great charter with Darryn. Second time ive used fish tales charter and again it was a great experience. He put us on the fish and was willing to help out whenever we needed him. Ive never caught such a variety of fish in my life. Was great with the kids too and they loved it. Highly recommend fish tales for anyone looking to estuary fish.

Fished March 23, 2018
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 23, 2018

Thank you for coming out with us again. Great to see you. Cheers Darryl at Fish Tales Charters

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Fished January 20, 2018
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 30, 2018

Thank Fiona for coming out with us. Good to meet you. Regards Darryl

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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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