Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Cairns QL, Australia

Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris is based in Cairns, Australia. The company hunts the biggest and meanest fish on the waters of Great Barrier Reef. If you are looking for an exciting adventure for your next holiday, you have found the right guides. You will be chasing some of the hardest fighting piscatorial brutes in the ocean, enjoying one of the most spectacular environments this world has to offer.

Step aboard the “Insidious”, a 27-foot center console, which comes powered by twin 175 HP Yamaha engines for more security and speed. This is a spacious, seaworthy boat, custom-built for fishability, comfort, and safety. The “Insidious” provides comfortable fishing space for up to four anglers. It comes rigged with Simrad NSS EVO 2 GPS and fish finder with Structure scan 3D, as well as Simrad 3G radar and VHF radio. Outriggers are fitted on board for a professional fishing experience, as well a 260-liter kill box to keep the catch fresh during the day and an 80-liter refrigerator.

During your “Escape Trip”, you will be casting surface lures, jigging, and light tackle trolling for a great variety of species. Your main target will be Giant Trevally, Coral Trout, Dogtooth Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Maori Wrasse, Wahoo, and Black Marlin, as well as a myriad of other species that all readily take lures.

Coral Sea Sportfishing will not only take you to the hottest spots where the big and bold fish are hiding, but will also provide the knowledge required to hook, fight, and land those monsters.

A trip with Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris comes inclusive with licenses, Catalina and Daiwa Dog Fight reels, and Wilson Livefibre Venom rods. If your catch is good table fare, it will be cleaned and filleted for you at the end of the trip. The captain will offer pastries and fruit, soft drinks, water, chef-inspired wraps, and platters.

They do the miles so you get the smiles. Join Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris – your hooks are baited!

Coral Sea Sportfishing Safaris is based in Cairns, Australia. The company hunts the biggest and meanest fish on the waters of Great Barrier Reef. If you are looking for an exciting adventure for your next holiday, you have found the right guides. You

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  • Escape Day Trip
    12 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    US$ 1228 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Hooker Boats (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2016. Powered by 2 175HP Yamaha F175 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

27 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Lure casting the reef flats
What we live for and our speciality.
Targeted Species
Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Black)
Red Bass

Spanish Mackerel

Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Yellowfin)
If required.
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Simrad NSS EVO 2
Life Jackets
Simrad NSS Evo 2 with Structurescan 3d
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
260 litre kill box and 80 litre refrigerator.
If required.
Simrad NSS EVO 2
Life Jackets
Simrad NSS Evo 2 with Structurescan 3d
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa dogfights, Catalinas; Wilson Livefibre Venom
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Pastries and Fruit
Soft Drinks/Water; BYO Alcohol
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Chef Inspired Wraps and Platters
Fly Fishing Equipment
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Cairns to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
You Keep Catch
If it's good table fare.
Catch and Release Allowed
Our preferred practice.

25% 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, Bank Transfer.

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Greg "Harry" Harriman
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2017
I love all aspects of top water fishing, hence the nature of my operation. Popping reef edges for GTs and seeing those explosive surface strikes has to be my favourite. Nothing pulls like a proper GT! Closely followed by casting the reef flats with light gear, the sheer variety of species caught and the endless possibilities of what lies in the next hole are what attract me. It is not uncommon to encounter large GTs up on these flats and when you hook up to one of these brutes on the light gear - that's when the fun really begins. I'm a firm believer of doing the miles to wear the smiles and I do this all the time; escape the crowd, go that little bit further. Always in search of big fish.There is so much structure on the Great Barrier Reef it works as the world's biggest FAD; it’s no wonder there are so many big fish here. All this is on our doorstep, beckoning to be explored, this is what I love the most..... exploring. Every day is a new adventure with Coral Sea Sportfishing.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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I have fished with dozens of different guides around the world and Harry has a top notch operation. Having cut my teeth in San diego, on the long range fleet, I often take my own tackle with me when I travel Penn Internationals and Torques, they are typically of better caliber, and condition than what most guides have, but Harry assured me there was no need. He was correct, had Diawa dog fights with fresh spectra, and in excellent condition. Harry also plans on spending the fuel to put you on the fish. We started in Cairns, and then proceeded to drive an hour north to port douglas, then on the boat we drove another hour north of point tribulation. We could have stopped 15 minutes outside the launch where the other boats Fish, but further away gets less pressure, and it payed off.

Bottom line is Harry has a phenominal operation, and is excellent choice for a GT guide.

Fished May 3, 2017
Greg "Harry" Harriman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on May 5, 2017

Gareth thanks for the awesome review.
We do pride ourselves in top of the line tackle; well lets face it you’ve seen where we fish and what we target…... It has to be the best and in the top notch condition.
As you witnessed it pays to go that little bit further.
I can’t stop thinking about that wrasse that Jennifer hooked.
Thanks for joining my operation and helping make a memorable day.
Capt. H

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Weather was great. The fishing was insane. H put me in the right spot every time and knew the area well. Got my PB GT also. Morning tea and lunch was great. And plenty of refreshments on board. Awesome experience and 10/10 service.

Fished January 26, 2017
Greg "Harry" Harriman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2017

Thanks Clint.
We have had some awesome days on the water together always a pleasure to fish with you.
Looking forward to upgrading that PB to 40+ in a fortnight.

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Best fishing experience by far. Will be back at the end of the year. Everything and more that was spoken of and expected. Easy to organise and even easier fishing. Captain Harry knows his stuff and the ocean. A true wise fisherman.

Fished January 14, 2017
Greg "Harry" Harriman (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 5, 2017

Rochelle and Owen, thanks for the review.
We had a ball fishing with you guys and can’t wait for your return at the end of the year…....
It’s going to be Massive!

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