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 private fishing charters that are 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 choice of 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 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. 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. 

You can also inshore fish in the islands, wrecks, and reefs for species like Nannygai, Spanish Mackerel, GT’s, and even Black Marlin (weather permitting). Opt for a longer trip and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the Daintree River and its pristine environs.

Your trip includes quality Shimano tackle as well as lures and bait, and plenty of guidance from your captain. Light snacks, soft drinks, and water are provided, as is wet weather gear if required. You are more than welcome to BYO tackle if you prefer.

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



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – River/Reef
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $581
    For keen anglers who want to get the most out of their day, the 10-hour trip is your best choice. Trips can be tailored to include a mix of reef and estuary fishing. Whether you want to chase GT's and mixed reef fish or light tackle game fish for Mackerel, Sailfish, Black Marlin and Tuna – this trip delivers. Please note that the trip is subject to weather conditions. If conditions do not suit offshore fishing, then a full day of estuary fishing can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Daintree
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $472
    What better way to explore the magnificent Daintree than on an 8-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 can also include 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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $327
    Enjoy a fun 5 hours exploring the local estuaries and inshore waters of Port Douglas and Mossman! You'll chase species including Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Queenfish, and Trevally, or inshore reef species such as Coral Trout and Nannygai (weather permitting). Trips are tailored to suit the beginner and small families, right through to experienced anglers using lure, fly or bait, whatever your preference.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $327
    If you'd like to start out a bit later, this trip is the one for you. You'll still have plenty of time to fish the inshore waters and estuaries surrounding Port Douglas to chase Barramundi, Fingermark, Queenfish, Mangrove Jack, and Trevally. Around the inshore reefs, you'll hook Nannygai, Coral Trout, Mackerel, and more (weather permitting). The captain will provide all of your fishing equipment and your license, as well as snacks and drinks. Bring your camera and come along!
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About the Captain

Damon Gruzdev
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
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Captain Damon Gruzdev has over 20 years of local fishing experience and has captained boats chasing Marlin and Sailfish on the east coast 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!

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Targeted Species

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

Queenfish Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Threadfin Salmon Threadfin Salmon

Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Half day reef fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM) on July 23, 2021
Great morning on the water Captain Damon worked hard to find us fish and when he did it was on with three types of mackerel,...
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM) on February 6, 2021
Can’t thank Damon enough for taking me out to chase gt’s unfortunately we missed our chances with the gt’s but got a...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – River/Reef on November 6, 2020
Great day out with Damon,didn’t hold back trying to keep us on the bite all day.would definitely recommend Sublime charters...
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM) on October 20, 2020
5hr charter was a full 5 hours. Not cutting it short by the ride home. Out to the reefs where we tried for a GT without success....
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Great day out

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Daintree on January 2, 2021
Damon is a weapon! Took us to all the spots to get all the species we were targeting. Great day out and I would do again
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FAQs about Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

Sublime Sportfishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $450 per group - Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $450 per group - Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $650 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Daintree (8 hours)
  • AU $800 per group - Full Day Trip – River/Reef (10 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
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

Sublime Sportfishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef 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)