Fish Tales – "Don't Know"

Fish Tales Charters offers a wide variety 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 has been guiding for more than a decade and has an intimate knowledge of these waters.

His 20’ Cairns Custom Craft boat, the “Don’t Know,” provides comfortable fishing space for up to 5 anglers, runs on a single 140 HP 4-stroke Suzuki engine. She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a livewell full of fresh live bait, and everything you will need to ensure a safe and productive trip.

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.

The price of a given trip includes all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle you’ll need for a fun day on the water. Capt. Darryl also provides soft drinks and light snacks aboard, so just make sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses. Otherwise, the only thing really missing here is you!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef (Private)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $791
    up to 5 persons
    Get some mates together for a full day inshore fishing reefs, wrecks, and islands. You'll be targeting the likes of Trevally, Coral Trout, Mackerel, Cobia and more.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – River (Private)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $688
    up to 5 persons
    This trip will take you fishing to the Mulgrave & Russell Rivers some 40km south of Cairns. Here you can expect to fish for Trevally, Queen Fish, Barramundi, and more besides.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef (Shared)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $198
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This shared charter takes you inshore fishing in reefs, wrecks, and islands for Trevally, Coral Trout, Mackerel, Cobia and more. It includes all top quality rods, reels, bait, and tackle, a delicious lunch, bottles of water, tea, coffee, and an experienced fishing guide.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip – River (Shared)
      FREE Cancelation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $172
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    This trip is all about 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

Cairns Custom Craft (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 Cancelation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 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 later, 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: 94%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (9)
4.54
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Experience
Full day with Darryl, boat to ourselves!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Emily P.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Full day with Darryl, boat to ourselves!

VERIFIED   NEW  March 24, 2019
Couldn’t have asked for a better trip! Darryl is an expert and a great bloke. Bought this trip for my boyfriend for his...
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Gregory R.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Fishing with Darryl

VERIFIED   August 20, 2018
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John F.
United States
 5.00
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Great Fishing Excursion!

VERIFIED   December 26, 2015
Great Day Fishing with Darryl… Everyone on the boat caught Several fish including Keepers!  Darryl was on it! ...
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Kane F.
Australia
 4.00
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Full DFay with Fish Tales

VERIFIED   July 6, 2017
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...
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Lesley P.
 4.67
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A really good day out!

June 9, 2014
Unfortunately we did not catch eatable fish; if we have this would have been a 5 star review. However, the captain did all...
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