Fish Tales Charters

1 Spence St
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.

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.


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About this listing

Boat Specs

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

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

Snapper (Pink)

Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Bigeye)

Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft drinks & water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
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 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
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: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

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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