Adrenaline Charters specializes in connecting anglers from all around the world with the world’s biggest Coral Reef System. Enjoy the nature’s wonders that the area has to offer and explore the Great Barrier Reef in comfort and style.

The company is based in Cairns, Far North Queensland. They offer exciting heavy tackle adventures for giant Black Marlin, bottom fishing reef trips for Coral Trout, Nannygai, and Red Emperor. As well as that, Adrenaline Charters offer light tackle game fishing excursions for Tuna, Giant Trevally, and Spanish Mackerel. When heading to the reefs, you can expect to take a dip in those pristine waters - with all the equipment provided.

Their boat, the “Adrenaline,” is a 40’ Blackwatch flybridge. She is a true work of art and comes powered by two inboard Cummins 6CTA engines 450 HP each. The Adrenaline can get you to the fishing grounds quickly and safely. She is also fully rigged with navigational and fish finding electronics, professional accessories, and other equipment.

The Adrenaline also features a full head and a freshwater shower, along with a kitchen and a bed. Inside, there is an air-conditioned cabin with a TV, freezers, and a multimedia system for you to relax in between bites. She is also equipped with a fighting chair for those who are up to a challenge.

The trips are all-inclusive. You will be provided with Penn International gear, bait, lures, and licenses. A breakfast with a tea platter in the morning and an afternoon tea platter in the evening will be provided. Drinks are coffee, tea, sodas, and water, while food includes cold meats, salads, and shrimp.



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  • Private trip
    11 Hour – Heavy Tackle Black Marlin
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 15
    $2,285
    This heavy tackle fishing trip will take you battling giant Black Marlin between Lizard Island and Cairns. Everything is included in the price of the trips.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 15
    $2,285
    This multi-day trip will see you concentrating on targeting Giant Black Marlin. You will be trolling large baits with the use of circle hooks. The crew will take you fishing to North of Lizard Island. The package is all-inclusive with meals, drinks, and gear provided.
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip – Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,714
    This is a light tackle game fishing charters for juvenile Black Marlin, Tuna, Spanish Mackerel, and other species. The trip begins in 7:30 and ends around 5 in the afternoon. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be provided along with all the gear.
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About the Captain

Tony Van Straten
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2017
Captain Tony Van Straten is a native guide who has been fishing the area for over 40 years. Tony began his career as a professional captain earlier this decade and hasn't looked back. He enjoys seeing people catch their dream fish. Capt. Tony especially loves heavy tackle fishing for giant Black Marlin.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin

Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Nannygai Nannygai
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Red Emperor) Red Emperor Snapper

Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Dogtooth) Dogtooth Tuna
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Blackwatch 40 (Flybridge) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 450HP Cummins 6CTA engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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
American Express
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Cathryn M.
Cairns, Queensland
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   11 Hour – Heavy Tackle Black Marlin on September 30, 2021
great bunch of guys to fish with
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Sammy C.
Hillside, VIC
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Light Tackle on July 3, 2021
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Mathew C.
Melbourne, VIC
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Giant Black Marlin on Adrenaline

VERIFIED   11 Hour – Heavy Tackle Black Marlin on September 22, 2019
An excellent trip with Tony and his crew. Professional, prepared, and most importantly, put us on the fish.  Experience of...
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Usadee P.
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   11 Hour – Heavy Tackle Black Marlin on November 12, 2020
Tony and Simon did everything they could to hook us up on the Marlin. We had an awesome day out on the water and overall we...
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Gerard F.
Darwin NT, QLD
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Levi’s marlin

VERIFIED   11 Hour Trip – Light Tackle on October 7, 2019
A big thankyou to skipper Tony and decky Paddo for a great day out on the heavy tackle   Levi 10 nailed his first marlin...
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FAQs about Adrenaline Charters

Adrenaline Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $2,400 per group - 11 Hour Trip – Light Tackle (10 hours)
  • AU $3,200 per group - 11 Hour – Heavy Tackle Black Marlin (11 hours)
  • AU $3,200 per day per group - 2 Day Trip (2 days)

When you book a trip with Adrenaline Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Full head)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Cockpit freezers)

Trips booked with Adrenaline Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn International)
  • Live Bait (Caught on the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Adrenaline Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Adrenaline Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Adrenaline Charters include:
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Coral Trout
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Nannygai
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Dogtooth)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo