Fish Tales -"Don't Know"

Pierpoint Road
Cairns QL, Australia

Fish Tales Charters offers a great menu of fun fishing options to suit any taste. Operating out of Cairns, you will be just a short sail from the beautiful reefs, calm inlets, and winding rivers full of amazing fish that surround the area.

Captain Darryl Wilson’s 20 ft Cairns Custom Craft boat, the “Don’t Know”, provides comfortable fishing space for up to 4 anglers, and was fitted with a new 4-stroke Suzuki engine in 2015. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a livewell full of fresh live bait, and everything you will need for your day on the water.

All Fish Tales Charters come with a selection of fishing equipment to match the range of destinations on offer. Whether you want to troll the reefs and wrecks for Snapper, Coral Trout and Cobia, or stalk the rivers and shallows for Trevally and the infamous Barramundi, Captain Darryl will do everything he can to put you on fish, and to make sure you have a great time bringing them in your way.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Reef Trip - Private
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 806
    up to 5 persons
    Get some mates together for a full day inshore fishing reefs, wrecks and islands. Trips take a maximum of 4 people, and include all top quality rods & reels, bait & tackle, a delicious lunch, bottles of water, tea & coffee, and an experienced fishing guide.
  • Private trip
    Full Day River - Private
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 643
    up to 5 persons
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Reef Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 201
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This shared charter takes you inshore fishing in reefs, wrecks & islands for Trevally, Coral Trout, Mackerel, Cobia and more. Trips take a maximum of 4 people, and include all top quality rods & reels, bait & tackle, a delicious lunch, bottles of water, tea & coffee, and an experienced fishing guide.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day River Trip - Shared
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 160
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    8 hours exploring the Mulgrave & Russell Rivers some 40km south of Cairns for Trevally, Queen Fish, and Barramundi among others.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bream (Fingermark)
Coral Trout
Queenfish
Snapper (Pink)

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Commercial) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash

About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since June 2014
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Captain Darryl grew up in Adelaide fishing with his brother from a very young age. 20 years he arrived in Cairns, and every possible moment became all about fishing and exploring. Captain Darryl became the owner-operator of Fish Tales Charters over 15 years ago, and after a decade of successful guiding decided to build the `Don't Know` to offer a variety of fishing charters due to the high number of repeat customers.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 93%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.39 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Day was suppose to be calm got out on reef rough as. We all got sick, but captain bought us back in to smoother waters where we came good and hit up on an esky full of fish to take home.
Great Day

Fished July 6, 2017
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 6, 2017

Hi Kane,
Thank you for booking with us. Unfortunately, it has been a very windy winter so far.
We think you had one of the best day`s fishing not only did you get to catch different fish species but the Hump Back Whales came in real close.
Do come and visit us again. Your Hosts Darryl and Raewyn at `Fish Tales` Charters

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Darryl worked hard to find good quality fish, not just any fish. A good day out.

Fished October 18, 2016
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 27, 2016

Thank you for coming out with us; was a pleasure to have you on board. We love meeting nice people. Darryl at `Fish Tales` Charters

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Great Day Fishing with Darryl… Everyone on the boat caught Several fish including Keepers!  Darryl was on it!  Took us to the Hot Spots and got good action.  Any spots that were slow, we pulled up the lines and moved on to other hot spots he knew of! Many fish, Many species, Darryl was great with Locating the fish, helping with tips on catching and a nice job cleaning them!  We were also able to avoid the rain storms!  Could not have been much Better!  Thanks for the Great Day of Fishing!

Fished December 26, 2015
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