Port Douglas Sportfishing

There’s a fish with your name on it in Port Douglas and Port Douglas sportfishing will help you catch it!

These waters are known for big Largemouth Nannygai, Spangled Emperor, Sweetlip Emperor, Cobia, Giant Trevally, Barramundi, Queenfish, Golden Trevally, Coral Trout, Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, Longtail Tuna, and more – with any luck, they’ll make your reel scream. On the day of your trip, you’re likely to troll and bottom fish using light tackle. Capt. Gavin also offers topwater fishing for big GTs, just enquire about this option so this can be added to your adventure

Port Douglas Sportfishing welcomes kids aboard, so the whole family can come and unplug for the day! Children must wear life vests, so find out if the appropriate size is available on board. Snacks are also a good idea so that nobody gets cranky on an empty stomach!

Your adventure begins aboard an 18’ Eagle Ray center console that holds up to 5 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. Capt. Gavin will supply rods and reels for you, along with lures. Live bait is available, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

You will need to buy a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. A few items to bring include sunscreen (non-spray), and sunglasses. Drinks are included, free of charge. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Get in touch with Capt. Gavin below and start planning your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $218
    This is an estuary shared charter, heading out at 8:00 a.m. Depending on the season, you can target Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $218
    This is an inshore and estuary shared charter. Depending on the season, you can target Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Mangrove Jack, and many more!
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $266
    This is an inshore reef and wonky hole adventure depending on the season, you can catch, big Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Grassy Emperor, and many more.
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $266
    This is an inshore reef and wonky hole adventure depending on the season. You can catch big Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Grassy Emperor, and many more!
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Reef
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $398
    This is an inshore reef and wonky hole adventure depending on season. You can catch big Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Grassy Emperor and many more.
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Outer Reef
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $530
    This is a full-day outer reef and wonky hole adventure where you can catch big Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia and much more we can catch a large variety of different reef species with loads of rod-bending action.
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
    Spangled Emperor
    Spangled Emperor
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $423
    Private charter for the boat, up to 4 people. You will find yourself fishing estuary waters for Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Mangrove Jack, and many more, depending on the season.
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Estuary (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    US $423
    Private charter for the boat, up to 4 people. You will find yourself fishing estuary waters for Barramundi, Golden Snapper, Mangrove Jack, and many more, depending on the season.
    Targeted fish
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Bream (Fingermark)
    Fingermark Bream
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $529
    This is an inshore reef and wonky hole adventure depending on the season. You can catch big Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Grassy Emperor, and many more!
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $529
    This an inshore reef and wonky hole adventure, depending on the season. You can catch Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Grassy Emperor, and many more!
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Reef
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $794
    This an inshore reef and wonky hole adventure, depending on the season. You can catch big Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Grassy Emperor, and many more!
    Targeted fish
    Cod
    Cod
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Outer Reef
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $1,059
    This is a full-day outer reef and wonky hole adventure you can catch big Largemouth Nannygai, Coral Trout, Cobia, Red Emperor, Mackerel, Giant Trevally, and much much more. We can personally tailor your day to suit whatever you want to target.
    Targeted fish
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Queenfish
    Queenfish
    Trevally (Golden)
    Golden Trevally
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
    Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
    Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Red Emperor)
    Red Emperor Snapper
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Sweetlip Emperor
    Nannygai
    Nannygai
    Spangled Emperor
    Spangled Emperor
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FAQs about Port Douglas Sportfishing

Port Douglas Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $170 per person - Half Day Trip – Estuary (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $170 per person - Half Day Trip – Estuary (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $207 per person - Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $207 per person - Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $310 per person - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Reef (6 hours)
  • AU $413 per person - Full Day Trip – Outer Reef (8 hours)
  • AU $660 per group, additional AU $170 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Estuary (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $660 per group, additional AU $170 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Estuary (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $825 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $825 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore Reef (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $1,238 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore Reef (6 hours)
  • AU $1,650 per group - Full Day Trip – Outer Reef (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Port Douglas Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor 102lb pinpoint xi5
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Port Douglas Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Port Douglas Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Port Douglas Sportfishing include:
  • Barramundi
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Tuna (Longtail)

Meet the Captain

Gavin Mcgahan
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
9 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2023
I have grown up around boating and fishing, am very passionate about fishing, and love to show people of all levels and experiences in fishing and boating an absolutely awesome adventure.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barramundi Barramundi
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Nannygai Nannygai

Boat specs

Eagle Ray (Center console) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2023. Powered by a 180HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
102lb pinpoint xi5

Trip includes

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

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
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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fishing with Gavin

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Gavin is a very experienced fisher, with a well prepared and equipped vessel
Charlie J. recommends Port Douglas Sportfishing
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