Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas

Half-day Sportfishing coastal charters with Tropical Sportfisher from Port Douglas, with Captain Rory as your guide, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Lure and fly fishing for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, and many more. On these trips, you can expect to spin using light tackle. Capt. Rory also offers fly fishing, and you can bring your own fly gear.

You’ll be fishing from a 16’ ft Cairns custom craft Barra Tracker with a max capacity for 2 anglers. Hotel pick-up and use of all gear, drinks, and snacks are all included for the morning.

Bring along your polarised sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen, we’ll sort out the rest.

Join us for a morning of lure or fly fishing during your stay in Port Douglas.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – River/Estuary/Flats
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Price for up to 2 persons
    US $438
    Depending on the conditions we'll launch the boat from either Port Douglas or a nearby ramp. We will fish the coastal flats and rivers for Barramundi and Mangrove Jack. If the winds are light we'll fish the inshore reef close to Port Douglas. These trips are Lure or fly fishing only with hotel pick-up available or we can meet you at the dock.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Popping
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Permit
    Permit
    Trevally (Giant)
    Giant Trevally
    Barramundi
    Barramundi
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Trevally (Golden)
    Golden Trevally
    Coral Trout
    Coral Trout
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A great guy who knows how to fish!!!
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A great guy who knows how to fish!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – River/Estuary/Flats on May 20, 2024
Couldn’t be happier with the charter, Rory worked extremely hard to put us on fish constantly. He showed us a wide range...
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Skipper was a top bloke

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – River/Estuary/Flats on May 27, 2024
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FAQs about Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas

Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $650 per group - Half Day Trip – River/Estuary/Flats (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box Yeti

Trips booked with Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tropical Sportfisher – Port Douglas include:
  • Barramundi
  • Permit
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)

Meet the Charter Operator

Tropical Sportfisher
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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50 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since January 2020
I've fished in North Queensland for over 30 years, I grew up fishing for Jungle Perch and Sooty Grunter along the banks of the Mulgrave river which eventuated into an obsession with Barramundi fishing. Then onto big Barramundi fishing which became my life for many years. These days other guides follow me around trying to find my barramundi spots. I started guiding to spend more time fishing and work in an industry I love. I've guided all across the top end of Australia for sport fishing lodges and multiple luxury mothership operations. I'm very fortunate to have grown up in the FNQ region with many different sportfishing options and being able to access the remote back country so easily.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barramundi Barramundi
Permit Permit
Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Trevally (Golden) Golden Trevally

Boat specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Yeti

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Port Douglas to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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