Fishen Charter

FISHEN CHARTER is a local run business and have been operating by owner, based at Port Douglas, in beautiful Far North Queensland, Australia.

We take pride in giving our passengers the best most enjoyable reef, coastal ocean and river fishing experience. Aboard our comfortable, fully equipped, purpose built fishing vessel, whether you are an experienced fisherman or a first timer trying out something new, we have the best tour to fit your needs.

Capitan Dean has experienced over 30 years in Marine industry. From mining logistics oversea to commercial fishing for prawn trawller’s skipper, Dean has a wealth of knowledge to share. Whether you are a beginner, or a profressionla angler, Dean will go above and beyond to help make your Reef Fishing Experience one you’ll never forget.

Your fishing machine for the day is a 20’ Aluminum fishing with space for 5 passengers. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is available, but be sure to ask about it ahead of time so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

Young ones are welcome, so bring ‘em aboard and get the kids hooked while they’re young!

Now’s the time to experience fishing in Port Douglas for yourself, with Fishen Charter!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Shared Charter (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $214
    Experienced guides offer personalized service with a maximum of only 5 guests per boat. Affordable half-day charters run from 8 am-12 pm daily.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Shared Charter (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $214
    Experienced guides offer personalized service with a maximum of only 5 guests per boat. Affordable half-day charters run from 12:30 pm-4:30 pm daily.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $395
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coastal reef and Port Douglas estuary system on our exclusive half-day private fishing charter. With a maximum capacity of 5 guests, this personalized tour ensures an intimate and memorable fishing adventure. In just 4 hours, you'll have the chance to reel in an awesome catch and create lifelong memories. Book now and embark on an exhilarating journey!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $395
    Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Coastal reef and Port Douglas estuary system on our exclusive half-day private fishing charter. With a maximum capacity of 5 guests, this personalized tour ensures an intimate and memorable fishing adventure. In just 4 hours, you'll have the chance to reel in an awesome catch and create lifelong memories. Book now and embark on an exhilarating journey!
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Outer Reef Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $641
    Discover the thrill of outer reef fishing on our action-packed 6-hour private charter. With the turquoise waters as your playground, get ready to battle Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, Nannygai, and a multitude of other reef fish. This exclusive charter allows you to maximize your adventure while saving time and staying within your budget. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience - reserve your spot now and embark on an angler's dream!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    Full Day Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $841
    Embark on an unforgettable deep-sea fishing charter in Port Douglas, renowned for its incredible opportunities. Spend 8 hours exploring the remarkable Great Barrier Reef, a haven for both beginners and experienced fishermen. Our experienced captain will guide you to the best fishing spots, where a diverse range of fish awaits. Maximize your time and indulge in this extraordinary playground of angling excitement. Book now and let the adventure begin!
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
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FAQs about Fishen Charter

Fishen Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $165 per person - Half Day Shared Charter (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $165 per person - Half Day Shared Charter (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $610 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Private Charter (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $610 per group, additional AU $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Private Charter (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $990 per group, additional AU $100 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Outer Reef Private Charter (6 hours)
  • AU $1,300 per group, additional AU $150 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Private Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishen Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fishen Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Fishen Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing

Fishen Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishen Charter include:
  • Barramundi
  • Coral Trout
  • Nannygai
  • Queen Snapper (Australian)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)

Meet the Captain

Fishen Charter
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
ID & license verified
88 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2022
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Join Captain Dean on his 20' Aluminum Fishing boat and let him guide you through the crystal clear waters of Port Douglas. He knows all the tricks of the trade and is eager to share them with you as you go in search of the prized Coral Trout and Red Emperor. With his years of experience and a few secret techniques up his sleeve, you're guaranteed to come back with a full cooler and a head full of new fishing knowledge. So what are you waiting for? Book your trip with Capt. Dean today and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barramundi Barramundi
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Nannygai Nannygai
Queen Snapper (Australian) Australian Queen Snapper

Boat specs

Rambla (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 225HP Honda engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 88 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (48)
Great with kids
Great with kids
Ripper day
+45
Angler rating
82
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
78%
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Melissa P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fantastic Family Fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Shared Charter (PM) on December 28, 2023
We had a wonderful morning with Captain Dean and caught lots of different fish across 3 different locations. He was so quick...
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David B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in September

VERIFIED   Half Day Shared Charter (AM) on September 26, 2023
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Roger M.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day Private Charter (PM) on July 8, 2023
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Sue N.
Brisbane, Queensland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Estuary visit with Capt Dean

VERIFIED   Half Day Private Charter (AM) on September 24, 2023
We had initially wanted to go to the outer reef for a fishing trip but Dean had advised that due to the strong wind and choppy...
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Roger A.
Parker, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Captain Dean

VERIFIED   Half Day Private Charter (AM) on June 4, 2023
We had a great half day with Captain Dean despite the weather. When we got out of the port, the swells were a bit challenging...
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