Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

Sublime Sportfishing prides itself on going the extra mile to take you to some of the best locations the Port Douglas and Daintree region has to offer. Head out on a private fishing charter that is perfect for small groups or families, personalised to suit all fishing levels, from the beginner to the experienced angler.

Hop aboard an 18’ fiberglass Galeforce centre console, powered by a 90 HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine. She also features state of the art electronics and a Minn Kota electric bow mount trolling motor that will take you to your fishing destination in comfort.

With a large front deck casting platform, you’ll be able to participate in all aspects of lure fishing; from fly to soft plastics, through to hard bodies and surface lures. Bait fishing is also an option.
Captain Damon Gruzdev has over 25 years of local fishing experience and has captained boats chasing Marlin and Sailfish on the east coast of Australia, as well as Barramundi guiding on Cape York. He loves the thrill of seeing someone catch their first-ever fish on a lure, knowing that they’ll probably be hooked for life!

You’ll explore a variety of far-north Queensland fishing destinations. Head into the fresh and saltwater local rivers ad reel Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, and Trevally, among many others. 

Weather permitting, you could also inshore fish in the islands, wrecks, and reefs for species like Nannygai, Spanish Mackerel, and Coral Trout.

Your trip includes quality Shimano tackle as well as lures and bait, and plenty of guidance from your captain. Soft drinks, and water are provided. You are more than welcome to BYO tackle if you prefer.

All that’s left to do is pack a light lunch, your a hat, long sleeve shirt, sunscreen, camera, and sense of adventure!



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  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Daintree River
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 30 - Sep 14
    $627
    What better way to explore the magnificent Daintree River than on a 9-hour trip! This trip includes exploring saltwater and freshwater environments and fishing along a beautiful 25 km stretch for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish, and Trevally. Weather permitting, it could also include some inshore wreck and reef fishing around the scenic Snapper Island, just outside the river mouth, for catches including Nannygai, Mackerel, Cobia, and more. The captain can pick you up in Port Douglas.
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About the Captain

Damon Gruzdev
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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59 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2017
Captain Damon Gruzdev has over 20 years of local fishing experience and has captained boats chasing Marlin and Sailfish on the east coast of Australia, as well as Barramundi guiding on Cape York. On his days off, you'll usually find him fishing! Join him and see what Australia's northern shores have to offer!

About this listing

Targeted species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark) Fingermark Bream
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout

Boat specs

Galeforce (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
maximum 2 guests only

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
not suitable for children under 6yrs
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Full day fishing the daintree river
Full day fishing the daintree river
Fantastic Day on the water
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
63%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Jackson B.
Brisbane, Queensland
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Great half day with Damon

VERIFIED   Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM) on July 21, 2022
Had a great time on a half day coastal tour with Darren. Myself and 2 others had plenty of room to fish and Darren was...
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Mark H.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
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Experience:
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3/4 day Daintree river

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Daintree River on July 13, 2022
Damon was an excellent captain. The fish weren’t active on the day but we persevered and found a hot bite landing (and losing)...
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Liam C.
Village Of Pelham, NY
Excellent
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An amazing half day of fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM) on February 25, 2022
We had an amazing half day fishing adventure. Damon, Captain of the charter knows his stuff! He knew where to find the fish...
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Gregg H.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Three quarter day trip

VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – Daintree River on June 26, 2022
We had a great day out, caught some Barra, GT’s & I have to mention 1 Queeny, Damon new where to go for the tides, really...
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Aaron M.
Australia
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Full day fishing the daintree river

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – River/Reef on August 8, 2022
Great day had by all, A good number of barra caught Along with other species Will definitely be back for...
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FAQs about Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

Sublime Sportfishing Adventures offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $900 per group - 9 Hour Trip – Daintree River (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Sublime Sportfishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sublime Sportfishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Sublime Sportfishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Sublime Sportfishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (maximum 2 guests only)

Top targeted fish species with Sublime Sportfishing Adventures include:
  • Barramundi
  • Bream (Fingermark)
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Queenfish
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Threadfin Salmon
  • Trevally (Giant)