AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas

Based out of Port Douglas, AKULA Sportfishing is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Come on aboard with AKULA, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 8 hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Coral Trout, Cobia, Sweetlip, Mackerel, Queenfish, Trevally, Red Emperor and Nannygai, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

Your boat for the day will be a 24’ Marlin Broadbill that fits up to 5 anglers at any one time.

All rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price so you can focus on what really matters, fishing.

You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught on private charters.

The boat will be supplied with non alcoholic drinks, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with AKULA Sportfishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour - Inner Reef Shared (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $214
    A maximum of 5 guests. All equipment, tackle, and bait are supplied. Experienced skipper/owner with 30 years local experience. Departing Port Douglas at 8.00am and returning at 12.00pm. Catch is bled and bagged. CONDITIONS # The operator reserves the right to transfer the trip to calm water options in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the coastal reefs.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
    Grunter (Javelin)
    Javelin Grunter
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour - Inner Reef Shared (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $214
    A maximum of 5 guests. All equipment, tackle, and bait are supplied. Experienced skipper/owner with 30 years local experience. Departing Port Douglas at 8.00am and returning at 12.00pm. Catch is bled and bagged. CONDITIONS # The operator reserves the right to transfer the trip to calm water options in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the coastal reefs.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
    Grunter (Javelin)
    Javelin Grunter
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    3.5 Hour - Night Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $454
    A maximum of 4 guests. All equipment, tackle, and bait are supplied. Experienced skipper/owner with 30 years local experience. Departing Port Douglas at 5.00pm and returning at 8.30pm. Catch is bled and bagged. CONDITIONS # Private charters are to be paid in full by 7 days before departure date. # The operator reserves the right to transfer the trip to calm water options in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the coastal reefs.
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Cod
    Cod
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
    Spangled Emperor
    Spangled Emperor
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inner Reef Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $454
    A maximum of 5 guests. All equipment, tackle, and bait are supplied. Experienced skipper/owner with 30 years local experience. Departing Port Douglas at 8.00am and returning at 12.00pm. Catch is bled and bagged. CONDITIONS # Private charters are to be paid in full by 7 days before departure date. # The operator reserves the right to transfer the trip to calm water options in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the coastal reefs.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Cod
    Cod
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
    Grunter (Javelin)
    Javelin Grunter
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
    Spangled Emperor
    Spangled Emperor
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inner Reef Private (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $454
    A maximum of 5 guests. All equipment, tackle, and bait are supplied. Experienced skipper/owner with 30 years local experience. Departing Port Douglas at 12.30pm and returning at 4.30pm. Catch is bled and bagged. CONDITIONS # Private charters are to be paid in full by 7 days before departure date. # The operator reserves the right to transfer the trip to calm water options in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the coastal reefs.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Cod
    Cod
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
    Grunter (Javelin)
    Javelin Grunter
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
    Spangled Emperor
    Spangled Emperor
  • Private trip
    5 Hour – Outer Reef Private (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $584
    A maximum of 5 guests. All equipment, tackle, and bait are supplied. Experienced skipper/owner with 30 years local experience. Departing Port Douglas at 7.00 a.m. and returning at 12.00 p.m. Catch is bled and bagged. CONDITIONS # Private charters are to be paid in full by 7 days before departure date. # The operator reserves the right to transfer the charter to either the inner coastal reef or estuary in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the outer reef.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Cod
    Cod
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Jobfish (Green)
    Green Jobfish
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
    Spangled Emperor
    Spangled Emperor
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Outer Reef Private Charter
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,038
    A maximum of 5 guests. All equipment, tackle, and bait are supplied. Experienced skipper/owner with 30 years local experience. Departing Port Douglas at 8.00 a.m. and returning at 4.00 p.m. Catch is bled and bagged. CONDITIONS # Private charters are to be paid in full by 7 days before departure date. # The operator reserves the right to transfer the charter to either the inner coastal reef or estuary in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the outer reef.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Cod
    Cod
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Jobfish (Green)
    Green Jobfish
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Jobfish (Rusty)
    Rusty Jobfish
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
    Spangled Emperor
    Spangled Emperor
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FAQs about AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas

AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $165 per person - 4 Hour - Inner Reef Shared (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $165 per person - 4 Hour - Inner Reef Shared (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $700 per group - 3.5 Hour - Night Private Charter (4 hours)
  • AU $700 per group - 4 Hour – Inner Reef Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $700 per group - 4 Hour – Inner Reef Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $900 per group - 5 Hour – Outer Reef Private (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $1,600 per group - 8 Hour – Outer Reef Private Charter (8 hours)

When you book a trip with AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Garmin
  • Fishfinder Furuno & Garmin
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Raymarine

Trips booked with AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Any damaged or lost equipment charged at cost)
  • Lures (Lost lures charged at cost price)
  • Drinks (Non alcoholic only. BYO alcoholic beverages)
  • Fishing License (No fishing license required)

AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Outer reef & inshore coastal)
  • Wreck Fishing

AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bonito
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Grunter (Javelin)
  • Jobfish (Green)
  • Jobfish (Rusty)
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Sweetlip Emperor

Meet the Captain

Jason Knack
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
53 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2020
Join us on "AKULA" departing Port Douglas daily, for the thrill of fishing the Great Barrier Reef. With 28 years of local experience, we strive to provide you with an unforgettable angling experience. AKULA is very stable, comfortable, and dry, with a fully covered deck. We cater to the most highly experienced to total beginners alike.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bonito Bonito
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Marlin Broadbill (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 150HP Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Outer reef & inshore coastal
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Furuno & Garmin
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar
Raymarine

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Any damaged or lost equipment charged at cost
Lures
Lost lures charged at cost price
Drinks
Non alcoholic only. BYO alcoholic beverages
Fishing License
No fishing license required

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days 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
Minimum age 10
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
Bank Transfer
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
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (29)
Great day out
Wonderful experience!!
Wonderful experience!!
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Angler rating
43
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
87%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
97%
Caught fish
81%
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Carmen B.
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great day out

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Inner Reef Private (AM) on April 7, 2024
We had a great time. Jason has wealth of knowledge and it was like we had been mates for years. He took us to 3 locations and...
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Jarrod M.
Excellent
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Experience:
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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5 Hour - Outer reef

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Outer Reef Private (AM) on February 13, 2024
I did a solo reef trip with Jason, he was a great skipper with plenty of knowledge. He made sure he made the most of my time,...
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Tony Z.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Jason

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Outer Reef Private (AM) on September 20, 2023
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Jesse B.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day. Very knowledgeable skipper

VERIFIED   5 Hour – Outer Reef Private (AM) on February 27, 2024
Had myself and my 2 teenage boys go out. Allot of options for fishing and we caught some decent fish. Was also great to listen...
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Narelle B.
Excellent
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Crew
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour – Inner Reef Private (AM) on March 25, 2024
Great charter jason was very good to deal with he put us on some great spots and we got some nice fish. Will definitely go...
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