Hotshot Charters - Cairns

2 Pier Point Road
Cairns City QL, Australia

Hotshot Charters is a staple of the Cairns Black Marlin charter boat scene. Fishing these waters every year from September until the end of November, this family owned and operated company has caught and weighed many fish over the 1000 lb mark. Let this be your chance to break a record.

Hotshot is a semi custom built 43 ft O’Brien sports fishing boat that can accommodate up to four anglers on liveaboard multiday fishing excursions. Equipped with a Furuno colour sounder and Simrad electronics in the flybridge and tower, she has the best electronics on the market to put you on fish in the Great Barrier Reef. She has all the big game fishing necessities and more, with Lee’s outriggers and a Reelax fighting chair to help you tackle a monster. And with a smooth, fast ride and comfortable liveaboard amenities, your time on board will be nothing but a pleasure.

Hotshot Charters mainly uses dead bait to attract huge Black Marlin, with lures also being used on occasion. You will usually start your day on the water by having some fun catching the bait on light tackle before heading out to look for the behemoth of the seas - a Cairns Black Marlin. You could be fishing all the way from Cairns up to Lizard Island, tracking the movement of the best sportfish. Fishing through till sunset every single day, this is a real sport fisherman’s dream. The best part is, on a multiday excursion, you will have multiple attempts at catching the fish of a lifetime.

Let your multi-record-holding skipper show you how he does it. Come aboard and get ready for an unforgettable Cairns fishing experience!

Hotshot Charters is a staple of the Cairns Black Marlin charter boat scene. Fishing these waters every year from September until the end of November, this family owned and operated company has caught and weighed many fish over the 1000 lb mark. Let t


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  • Giant Black Marlin of Australia
    Overnight stay, liveaboard, 4 day minimum, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 2657 private charter / day
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About this listing

Boat Specs

O'Brien (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2016. Powered by 2 430HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Great Barrier Reef
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Targeted Species
 
Marlin (Black)
 
Marlin (Blue)

 
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
 
Wahoo
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
bedroom
Stateroom double 4 bunks
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano/Penn/Saltiga
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Both mates speak English 1 speaks Spanish/Portugese
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
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
 
Disabled Accessible
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Craig "Sparra" Denham
Cairns City, Queensland, Australia
Member since October 2016
Captain Craig "Sparra" Denham has been in the fishing charter industry for over 30 years, during which time he has explored numerous sportfishing hotspots worldwide, including Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea, Hawaii, Japan, Ghana, Cape Verde and all over the east coast and north west of Australia. Throughout that time he has always come back for the Cairns Black Marlin season, working as a crewman for 10 seasons and as captain for a further 20. He is very experienced in a wide range of techniques, and holds a string of records for light and ultra light tackle Marlin fishing, including the one, two, and three kilogram men's Black Marlin records and the two kilogram Striped Marlin record. He has guided countless anglers to big game catches on the fly, including an incredible 101 kg Black Marlin on 10kg tippet! On heavy tackle, he has caught over a dozen granders, including one Black Marlin that weighed 1389lb. Who could be better to guide you to Billfish in Cairns and the Gold Coast?