Cairns Reef Fishing

(106) Just booked!
Pier Point Road
Cairns QL, Australia

Cairns Reef Fishing is the longest established reef fishing company in Cairns and the only charter in the area permitted to fish the local waters all year round. They are friendly and warm to every guest who comes aboard their boat and will make sure you will have an unforgettable fishing experience in the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The crew is comprised of complete fish lovers including an ex Australian Navy guy, a super-yacht captain and all-round fishing enthusiasts with extensive marine knowledge and experience.

They have 2 boats: Aqua Cat and The Blue Whaler. Aqua Cat is a 50 feel long Randell fibreglass cruiser, which is powered by two 315 HP Cummins engines with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots. This magnificent boat has a GPS and a fishfinder with over 2000 fishing spots marked on their GPS system which are sure to deliver. The boat has a full-size toilet onboard which is essential when taking family trips with children. It also comes equipped with life jackets. The second boat is a little smaller, carrying up to 13 anglers. It is called The Blue Whaler, and the captain decides which boat is being taken out depending on the number of guests booked for the shared trip and other factors.

The Cairns Reef Fishing crew is so familiar with the fish species in the area, they will be able to educate you and help you catch some of the best specimens in the 25-mile radius of Cairns. The species caught are various Trevallies, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Nannygai and Barracudas among others. You will be provided with live bait and lures, rods, reels, and tackle, fishing licences, and best of all you have a buffet lunch of cold meats, bread rolls, salads and cold drinks. A filleting service is available for a small extra fee.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Aqua Cat - Private Charter (15)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2541
    up to 14 persons
    A private charter aboard our vessels is a great idea for corporate functions, birthdays, Christmas party’s or any time you want to get a group of friends together and enjoy fishing in the beautiful waters of the Great Barrier Reef. You get exclusive use of the whole boat and charters can be tailored to your requirements with flexible departure times and catering packages available on request. Aqua Cat can carry up to 15 passengers.
  • Private trip
    Blue Whaler - Private Charter (12)
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2173
    up to 14 persons
    A private charter aboard our vessels is a great idea for corporate functions, birthdays, Christmas party’s or any time you want to get a group of friends together and enjoy fishing in the beautiful waters of the Great Barrier Reef. You get exclusive use of the whole boat and charters can be tailored to your requirements with flexible departure times and catering packages available on request. Blue Whaler can carry up to 12 passengers.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Shared Trip - Reef Fishing
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 191
    per person
    Full Day reef fishing on the Great Barrier Reef. Be at the marina ready to board at 6.30 am and return between 3.30 and 4 pm. We provide quality, well maintained fishing equipment, bottled drinking water and a delicious, full, fresh lunch of selected meats, salads, bread rolls and fresh slices fruit. We clean and ice your fish and then bag them up ready for you to take home. We even give you some cooking tips for your catch! Just bring a hat and sunglasses.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Coral Trout
Nannygai
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Randell (Cruiser) originally built in 1980. Powered by 2 315HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
50 ft
Capacity
14 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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 Captain

Nick Kelly
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since October 2015
106
A 20 year career as a commercial mariner and fisherman has given me a deep love of the marine environment and I enjoy nothing better than sharing that appreciation with clients.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 99%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 106 reviews

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Had a magnificent time on the fishing trip. We went for my brothers bucks trip and his dream was to catch a big fish. He caught a 68cm fish along with other fish and he was over the moon. The captain Dan knew all the good fishing spots and the deck hand Deano was high energy and very helpful. The boat was clean and the equipment were all top grade.

Thanks Dan and Deano for an amazing time.

Fished June 17, 2018
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