Australian Black Marlin Charters

2 Pier Point Road
Cairns QL, Australia

Based in Cairns Australia and in operation for over 30 years, Australian Black Marlin offers heavy tackle charters to suit your needs. They have a proven record in fishing for huge Black Marlin, with over 450 fish in excess of 900 lbs released and ten over 1000 lbs weighed.

You will be fishing aboard the ‘Kiama’, a comfortable 47 ft custom built Pleysier that is powered by twin MAN engines, giving her a cruising speed of 26 knots, and reaching a maximum speed of 31 knots. This is extremely fast for a boat of her size, and it allows you plenty of time to fish. The boat is fully equipped both inside and out, and features two staterooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen, as well as all the essentials and more for big game fishing, including outriggers, tuna tubes, and a fighting chair.

The highly experienced skipper and crew will focus on helping you achieve your sport fishing dreams, providing equipment, experience, and advice in order that you can reel in the biggest fish of your life. Whether you want to fish with heavy tackle, light tackle, or even fly fishing gear, they will provide top of the range equipment so all you have to think about is reeling in your fish.

With over 80% return clientele, Australian Black Marlin Charters are offering you the rare opportunity to join them and fish for Black Marlin from the world famous destination of Cairns.

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Pleysier (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2014. Powered by 2 600HP MAN engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

47 ft
8 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
2 staterooms
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 60 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Checks, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Brad Craft
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since August 2016
I have been involved in both sportfishing and recreational and commercial fishing since I was 16 and have worked tirelessly to stop illegal longlining in the coral sea. I have caught over 4000 black Marlin in the last 36 years, 450 of which have been in excess of 900 lb. The heaviest fish weighed 1304 lb. I weighed my first grander as a captain in 1990, and I am a past president of the Cairns Professional Gamefishing Assosciation.

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