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Port Douglas: 22 fishing charters available

Aquis Fishing Charters

4.8 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (27)
Port Douglas
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trips from $865

Hook Up Fishing Charters

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (126)
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Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (40)
Port Douglas
trips from $325

EAST COAST ANGLING

Port Douglas
trips from $1,190

Out N About Sportfishing

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (139)
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Fish Hunter FNQ

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (12)
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EAST COAST ANGLING

5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (1)
Port Douglas
trips from $1,551

Port Douglas Sportfishing

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (99)
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Saltaire Charters - 34’ Blue Water

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (8)
Port Douglas
trips from $1,731

Gone Fishing Cairns

4.6 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (149)
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Port Douglas is easily one of the most popular fishing destinations in Australia. With the Great Barrier Reef at your disposal, and bluewater brimming with all kinds of game fish, how could it not be? You might come here for a vacation, but you’ll be blown away by the premier bite. That’s where Port Douglas fishing charters come in.

This part of Queensland is nestled next to vibrant reefs which are home to hundreds of fish species. Coral Trout, Trevally, Nannygai, Red Emperor Snapper and Narrow-Barred Mackerel are common catches in this area. Head beyond the Great Barrier, and you’ll be in the realm of grander Black Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo and Giant Trevally.

Fishing closer to shore on local rivers and estuaries is also very productive. This is where you go to hook into Barramundi, Queenfish, Permit, Tarpon, Threadfin Salmon, Fingermark Bream and Mangrove Jack.

Whichever fishery you decide to explore, there’s a Port Douglas fishing charter to help you out. Half day trips are a popular choice when you’re in the mood for excellent reef fishing with your family or you’d like to land something good in the inshore waters. Longer expeditions will take you further away from shore and put you on the trail of impressive trophy catches.

If you’re wondering where to go to get a taste of the Port Douglas angling action, head to Wharf Street and Ashford Avenue, where you’ll find a good number of charters ready to take you out.

Rules & Regulations

You don’t need a license to fish recreationally in Port Douglas. Size and bag limits do apply to some species, and these may vary depending on the season. Always be aware of local regulations regarding where you can and cannot cast lines, whether on land or by boat. 

Port Douglas
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January

Game fishing is strong during the Australian summer. The inshore bite is excellent, with Barramundi, Queenfish, and Mangrove Jacks on the menu. Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Trevally and Marlin are also on the cards. Be prepared for heavy rains, with the possibility of cyclones.

February

The wet season continues, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying great fishing for Giant Trevally. On the reefs, you’re likely to catch Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Mackerel, Nannygai. Adrenaline seekers can target Blue Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna and, of course, Giant Trevally.

March

The peak season for game fishing is winding down, but the reefs and rivers still provide plenty of opportunities. You can fish inshore for Barramundi, Queenfish and Fingermark Bream, as well as Nannygai, Snapper and Mackerel around the reefs.

April

This time of year, you can still enjoy fishing the reefs, rivers and estuaries. The rainy season has ended, which means you’ll have beautiful days to target anything from Coral Trout and Cobia to GT and Tuna. Let’s not forget about Threadfin Salmon, Barramundi and Queenfish.

May

May is the break between peak seasons. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do on the water – you’re still likely to catch Nannygai, Coral Trout and Red Emperor in addition to all inshore species.

June

Come June, more and more fish are active in all fisheries. Reef fishing and inshore fishing are picking up momentum, with Queenfish, Red Emperor Snapper, Nannygai and Trevally biting more frequently. Sailfish, Tuna and Trevally are starting to appear more often offshore.

July

Reef fishing is in full swing, with very high chances of catching excellent Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor and Mackerel. This is a great time to go out and spend a day chasing Sailfish, Mackerel and Red Emperor Snapper and try out different angling techniques.

August

The long-awaited game fishing season is back! There’s no limit to what you can find at the end of your line these days – Sharks, Trevally, Tuna, Wahoo and Sailfish are all fair game. Closer to land, you can look forward to Fingermark Bream, Nannygai and Queenfish.

September

The Black Marlin breeding season has begun, and every major game fish is biting! This marks the beginning of the best time for fishing in Port Douglas, with pleasant weather and lots of fish. If you’ve got your eyes on landing a personal record, September is the time to come.

October

Now is the time to get out on the water, with every species biting vigorously in the rivers, reefs, and offshore! You can reel in pretty much anything you can think of, from Mangrove Jack to Barramundi, grander Black Marlin to feisty Dogtooth Tuna. It’s a real fishing carnival!

November

Angling action on the reefs is winding down, but deep sea fishing for monster catches is still very much on. Black Marlin are most sought-after this time of year, but you could easily stumble upon Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish and Giant Trevally, to name a few.

December

The holiday season is upon us, and going fishing in Port Douglas sounds like an amazing Christmas present. You can catch anything from Sailfish, Marlin and Giant Trevally to Barramundi. Be sure to get in on the action while the weather is still decent!

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Would be great for first time anglers as Blake took the time to ensure everyone was catered for and the weather was sensational. We caught some great fish and had a really great day.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Would be great for first time anglers as Blake took the time to ensure everyone was catered for and the weather was sensational. We caught some great fish and had a really great day.
Reuben  S.
Reuben S. Sydney, New South Wales
Didn’t catch any of legal doze on the day, but had heaps of fun. Would go again and will for sure.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Didn’t catch any of legal doze on the day, but had heaps of fun. Would go again and will for sure.
Ivana  O.
Ivana O. Rockingham, WA
Don’t be cheap and pay for a full day if time permitted, you will not be disappointed.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don’t be cheap and pay for a full day if time permitted, you will not be disappointed.
Kwok  N.
Kwok N. Burleigh Heads, QLD
A tough time of year to catch barramundi, but with so many other amazing fish to catch I wouldn't get caught up on solely targeting barra this time of year.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
A tough time of year to catch barramundi, but with so many other amazing fish to catch I wouldn't get caught up on solely targeting barra this time of year.
Alex  G.
Alex G. NO FORT MYERS, FL
The wind can definitely be a factor but with the right crew, you will catch fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The wind can definitely be a factor but with the right crew, you will catch fish.
Alex  G.
Alex G. NO FORT MYERS, FL
Take a charter with an experienced captain who ca put you amongst the fish.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take a charter with an experienced captain who ca put you amongst the fish.
Dean  W.
Dean W. Glenella, QLD
Go straight to Glenn Shaw for the best charter at the best rate.A great bloke ,super friendly and full of knowledge about fishing around Port Douglas.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Go straight to Glenn Shaw for the best charter at the best rate.A great bloke ,super friendly and full of knowledge about fishing around Port Douglas.
Garry  B.
Garry B. Latrobe, TAS
Wear appropriate sun protection clothing (long sleeved shirt, hat, face and neck protector) and use plenty of high factor sunscreen
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Wear appropriate sun protection clothing (long sleeved shirt, hat, face and neck protector) and use plenty of high factor sunscreen
John  W.
John W. Acton, ACT
Book a charter and talk to locals about desired fishing species and locations.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Book a charter and talk to locals about desired fishing species and locations.
Craig  C.
Craig C. Penrith, NSW
Be aware it’s hot, don’t just imagine you can chuck in and catch as there are a lot of variables the skipper can’t control.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be aware it’s hot, don’t just imagine you can chuck in and catch as there are a lot of variables the skipper can’t control.
Graham  C.
Graham C. Hull, England

Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Great trip out, very knowledgeable skipper. Great to meet you guys hopefully be back soon
Ben  W.
Ben W. Australia
Sublime Sportfishing Adventures
Sublime Sportfishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Great day. Damon set our fishing around my 9.5 Year old lad and he can’t stop talking about the trip.
Brendan  A.
Brendan A. Australia
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
Highly recommend to get a variety of fishing experiences. Captain Shawry was fantastic. He has so much knowledge of the local area and fisheries and is just a great down to earth bloke. His craft is awesome too and has a good size shade canopy so you don’t get sunburn. Even in some of the worst conditions we still caught a variety of fish as he knows all the good spots!
Travis  H.
Travis H. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Great half day of fishing. My son caught a 2.5 kg Coral Trout. Cooked up beautifully!
Tim  H.
Tim H. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Excellent friendly and helpful trip for Anybody Paul and released many different beautiful fish but kept this cracker Trout for dinner
Noel  R.
Noel R. Australia
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
Glenn keep moving around to find the fish and was the best charter operator I have dealt with. Was so genuine and helpful. Will be booking a trip with Glenn again next time I am in port Douglas. Highly recommend him to anybody looking for a good days fishing. Best value for money.
Michael  K.
Michael K. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
This coral trout was 1 cm short of being a keeper. We caught a swag of fish, unfortunately all fell short of minimum legal size but was a great morning nonetheless
Peter  N.
Peter N. Darwin, NT
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
A friendly and knowledgeable crew, good equipment, great time. Easy booking and payment. I would recommend this experience to everyone.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Yandina, QLD
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
We had an awesome morning on the water with a local guide, he was awesome! Lots of local knowledge and good banter in general, highly recommend and we will be back to get a barra next time, cheers, Scotty and Tiffany Kelly, Gold coast.
Scott  K.
Scott K. Yandina, QLD
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 146 reviews
Went off Port Douglas. Lots of little reef fish caught, plus a shark. Three big fish, probably sharks, broke the line unfortunately. Still had a lot of fun. Only two of us on the trip, plus Malcolm, which was a bonus. Malcolm very helpful and knowledgeable. Bit frustrated we didn't catch bigger fish like a coral trout or Spanish Mackerel, but that's fishing.
Garry  Y.
Garry Y. Plano, TX
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Great Crew, knew their spots in Nd alth of ugh we didn't catch big we caught many. Cheers
Timothy  H.
Timothy H. Brisbane, QLD
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Paul, the skipper was great, very accommodating to the way I wanted to fish, local knowledge and advice much appreciated. Booked boat and skipper as a personal charter, all went very smoothly. Enjoyed myself and would do it again in a heart beat….Well done to all…
Brian  G.
Brian G. Litchfield, ME
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
Awsome day caught coral trout spotted cod red throat emperor can't wait ta do it again 10 out of 10
Rod  H.
Rod H. Andover, ME
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Malcolm was a great skipper who worked extremely hard to get us fish. He was very knowledgeable of the area and local species and was very cocious of protecting the fish and environment. I would highly recommend this charter, thanks Malcolm 👍👍
Chad  M.
Chad M. Brisbane, QLD
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 126 reviews
Awesome Skipper, very informative and helpful. Highly recommend Hook up Fishing Charters!
Michelle  D.
Michelle D. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Whether you are an experienced angler or an outright beginner these guys have you covered. Mal was fabulous and knowledgeable, highly recommended. If you want to get to know and catch reef fish, these are the guys to contact. Thanks for a great half day and lots of fish. Will see you again soon but next time it will be for a full day.
Kylie  W.
Kylie W. Ipswich, QLD
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Casey was a champ, we saw plenty of big stuff, just couldn’t hook it, bit great local knowledge. Tonne of fun
Troy  B.
Troy B. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Awesome day out on the water, not too many fish biting but a bad day fishing still beats a good day at work!!! Captain was informative and moved us on to spots to get bites. Really enjoyed the morning fishing!! Thank you.
Frances  P.
Frances P. Brisbane, QLD
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Loved this morning trip. We were blessed with millpond conditions but Captain found good spots fir us to reel in some action!
Liz  M.
Liz M. Eagle Farm, Queensland
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 146 reviews
Skipper ensured safety and comfort with added bonus that everyone caught fish Highly recommended
Francis  D.
Francis D. Australia

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Port Douglas

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Port Douglas costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $377, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $834. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Port Douglas is 23 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Aquis Fishing Charters, Hook Up Fishing Charters, and Sublime Sportfishing Adventures are some of the most popular fishing charters in Port Douglas, Queensland. Full list of top fishing charters in Port Douglas.

Aquis Fishing Charters, Hook Up Fishing Charters, and Sublime Sportfishing Adventures all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Port Douglas.

The best way to experience fishing in Port Douglas is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Port Douglas, Queensland.

The most popular fish species you can target are Trevally (Giant), Coral Trout, and Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, popping, and trolling. Reef fishing, inshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Game fishing is strong during the Australian summer. The inshore bite is excellent, with Barramundi, Queenfish, and Mangrove Jacks on the menu. Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Trevally and Marlin are also on the cards. Be prepared for heavy rains, with the possibility of cyclones. Check availability for local fishing charters in Port Douglas.

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