GBR Sport Fishing Charters Cairns

Cairns Marlin Marina
Cairns QL, Australia

GBR Sportfishing Charters offers an array of exciting trips to suit any taste on and around the Great Barrier Reef. Known the world over for its immense size and incredible beauty, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the most diverse and bountiful places to fish anywhere on the continent, and Cairns, where you will be launching from, is famous for the amazing selection of species you can find nearby, particularly the giant Black Marlin which migrate past every year

The vessel you will be fishing aboard is a 31 ft Powercat with room aboard for up to 7 anglers and a cruising speed of 25 knots. She comes equipped with state-of-the-art Raymarine electronics, a full battery of outriggers, downriggers and centerriggers, and masses of fish storage space, with twin 80 litre live bait tanks, and a 220 litre Infloor kill tank.

GBR Sportfishing uses tournament grade Shimano tackle, with a variety of options depending on the species you are targeting. Whether you’re popping for GTs, trolling for Marlin and Tuna, or simply hitting the reef with live bait to pull in some delicious Coral Trout or Snapper, you will be using nothing but the best gear and freshest bait to make sure you catch the very best fish out there!

All GBR Sportfishing charters come with bait, lunch and licences, as well as a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take home at the end of the day.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Deep Dropping Charters
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 1314
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 146
    each additional person
    Fishing the deep waters to depths of 500 metres chasing Ruby Snapper, Gold Band Snapper, Flame Tail Snapper, Red Emperor, Rusty Jobfish, Cod and other various deep water fish using electric reels paired with deep drop rods.
  • Private trip
    Giant Trevally Popper Trip - 3 max
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1095
    up to 7 persons
    Head to the reef lagoons, and shallow bommies to do battle with huge GTs. Use Shimano Saragosa 25000 reels with 100lb braid, 150lb leader and Shimano Tcurve GT Special Rods. Maximum 3 pax. Room for 2 rods at a time, a 3rd angler is welcome but will have to take turns.
  • Private trip
    Light Tackle Game Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1095
    up to 1 person
    + US$ 204
    each additional person
    Trolling for lage pelagics such as Wahoo, Tuna, Mackerel, Sailfish, Marlin and Barracuda. Use quality Shimano overhead combos and troll lures or skipbaits to bring in the best out there!
  • Private trip
    Reef Fishing Trip - Private Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1095
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 204
    each additional person
    Headin out to the reefs and wrtecks in both shallow and deep water targeting Small and Large Mouth Nannygai, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Trevally, Fingermark, Jobfish, Cod, Sweetlip, and Spangled Emperor to name just a few.
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1095
    up to 7 persons
    Chase big Tiger, Hammerhead, and Bull Sharks among others on stand up harness and heavy tackle combos, not for the faint hearted!
  • Shared trip
    Reef Fishing Trip - Shared Charter
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 204
    per person
    Fishing, wrecks, reefs and rubble patches for Small and Large Mouth Nannygai, Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Trevally, Fingermark, Jobfish, Cod, Sweetlip, Spangled Emperor and many more reef species depending on weather conditions and time of year.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Cod (Breaksea)
Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Black)
Sailfish
Shark (Hammerhead)
Shark (Tiger)

Snapper (Red Emperor)
Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Powercat (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 42 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 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

About the Charter Operator

GBR SPORT FISHING CHARTERS
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since October 2015
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Tim Sparks is a skilled skipper and passionate angler with a lifetime of fishing experience, and after years of crewing and skippering boats, he started his own charter business to share his passion and skill with his clients. He and his seasoned crew will do everything possible to make your trip with them one you will remember for a lifetime!
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 97%

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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Michael Brown
Pinkenba, QLD
 5.00
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Full day trip with Tim and Freddie

VERIFIED   August 4, 2018

The weather wasn’t on our side on the day, which limited the fishing opportunities, but the boys worked extremely hard...

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Ivan Mccallum
Glen Waverley, VIC
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Full Day Reef Fishing

VERIFIED   May 11, 2018

Awesome fun, as soon as we saw how Tim was putting us over the fish we new we where in for a great day great watch a master...

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David Okey
Carseldine, QLD
 5.00
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   NEW  September 7, 2018

Great trip hook up to heaps brought in a few

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Stefan Schoeman
Kawana, QLD
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 13, 2018
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Louis Chan
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 5.00
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Amazing and unforgettable fishing experience

VERIFIED   February 19, 2018

Thank you Tim and his team, providing skillful, professional fishing experience, that will be our unforgettable fishing memory

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