Fish Tales Charters

1 Spence St
Cairns QL, Australia

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Cairns Custom Craft (Commercial) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 140HP 2015 Suzuki engine .

20 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Coral Trout

Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel

Trevally (Bigeye)
Trevally (Giant)

Trevally (Golden)

Join Fish Tales Charters for bluewater fishing (inshore reef) aboard their vessel ‘Don’t Know’, a 20ft Cairns Custom Craft (North Wind), custom fitted for maximum comfort and space, and suited for up to 4 anglers. The boat is fitted with the latest fishfinders and GPS, and is powered by an efficient 4-stroke Yamaha 115 HP to get you to your fishing locations fast and safe. The crew offer maximum customer service for a specialized fishing charter.

Only a short distance from Cairns, there are numerous wrecks, reefs and islands. Here you will find a large variety of fish species that inhabit these waters, such as Snapper, Trevally, Coral Trout, and Cobia. Fishing methods include live-bait fishing, bottom bouncing, jigging as well as lure and popper fishing with surface lures. Fish Tales Charters supply all top quality rods, reels, tackle and bait, a delicious lunch, bottles of water, tea & coffee, and an experienced fishing guide.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Tank
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing Licence
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates

Other Policies 
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

15% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card.

About the Captain

Darryl Wilson
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Member since June 2014
Grew up in Adelaide fishing with my brother from a very young age. 20 years arrived in Cairns-every possible moment including weekends and holidays where all about fishing and exploring. Became an owner operator 14 years ago with `fish tales` charters with vessel `river rocket`. 5 years ago decided to build vessel `dont know` to offer a variety of fishing charters due to the high number of repeat customers.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Cairns Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.58 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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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!

John Friedrichs • Fished Dec 26, 2015
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Boat and equipment were good. Captain / guide is competent and entertaining. Had a good time and caught the target fish.

Grant Copley • Fished Jun 16, 2015
Darryl Wilson (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 29, 2015

Thank you Grant for coming out with us while visiting Cairns.
Due to a very windy and very wet June ( over 150 mm for the month)in tropical Far North Queensland, we where unable to take you Bluewater (reef) fishing; instead you agreed to go half day of estuary fishing in Trinity Inlet, Cairns. We have a very healthy population of Mangrove Jacks that live in the estuary. Many thanks for coming out with us.

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Unfortunately we did not catch eatable fish; if we have this would have been a 5 star review. However, the captain did all he could to put us in places we ought to have caught fish that were not too small or an inedible species. When it became evident we were going to go home empty-handed, the Captain pulled out some live bait to hook a 2m bull shark!  We would happily go out with Vessel `don’t know` and FishingBooker again!

Visited June 2014

Lesley P • Fished Jun 09, 2014
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  • 1 Spence St, Cairns
    QL 4870, Australia