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 ‘Duyfken’, an impressive 51 ft custom built Riviera that is powered by twin Detroit engines, giving her a maximum cruising 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 three staterooms, two bathrooms and showers, 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.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    1 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip available 1 Oct - 31 Dec
    US$ 2404
    up to 8 persons / day
    This trip gives you everything you need to catch a 1000 lb Black Marlin. These fisheries are Marlin Mecca and you simply must try and catch them. The crew will supply you with all the gear. Their vessel is fitted with all game fishing equipment, so you will be in safe hands. Pack a cap, sunnies, sunscreen, put on comfortable clothes that will let you move with ease, and cosy footwear. Come for a blast and go get that Marlin!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Riviera custom (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 750HP Detroit engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 31 knots.

51 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing


Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 0.5% fee.

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.
Response time: 14 hours
Response rate: 75%

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