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Cairns Great Barrier Reef Fishing Shared Charters - CRF

Tour Code: 277

Departing: Cairns

Reef Fishing
  • With over 15 years of experience behind us you will be catching some of the most beautiful eating fish in the world. Another way to experience the Great Barrier Reef, without getting wet!  
  • Expect to land fish up to 10kg or bigger so hang on! Be sure to take a photo to record the moment, any camera or smart phone is fine.

Included In Price

  • Morning tea, coffee & buffet lunch
  • Afternoon Fruit and N.Q Prawn platter
  • Personalised CRF sports drink bottles with filtered water (yours to keep!)
  • Fishing equipment, tackle and bait
  • Esky & ice on-board for fish and BYO alcohol (no glass, light & mid strength only)
  • Beers and soft drinks for sale on board
  • Skipper and crew
  • Catches cleaned and bagged
  • Reef tax and fuel levy

Best Cairns shared reef fishing charter. All inclusive full day fishing on the Great Barrier Reef. This is your opppotunity to catch some iconic reef fish species such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Large Mouth Nannygai, Spanish Mackerel & more.

We have one of the largest fishing boat charter fleet in Cairns.

We operate two fishing boats to the Great Barrier Reef and offer our guests top quality reef fishing experiences.

Charter Boat 1: surveyed to carry up to 23 passengers, however, for passenger comfort we cap the number to 14 on share charters. We will take up to 16 on private charters but suggest that 15 is the most that can fish at once. She has a cruising speed of 14 knots and large spacious rear deck. 

Charter Boat 2. also surveyed to carry up to 23 passengers, however, for comfort we cap the number to 12 on share charters and 13 on Private Charter. She recently underwent a full refit and boasts a new comfortable interior and improved rear deck space. She has a cruising speed of 14 knots and is very stable for her size.

we offer an all-inclusive Full Day Shared Reef Fishing Charter, this is an awesome day out on the beautiful waters of the Great Barrier Reef chasing some of our iconic reef species such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Large Mouth Nannygai and Spanish Mackerel (to name a few!).

Shared charters are a great option to get out to the reef without worrying about getting a large group together.

You will share this trip with people from all walks of life, from mums and dads to young kids, mad-keen fisherman and inquisitive tourists. It’s a great day out on the reef!

We are a deep sea fishing charter, and usually fish at 30-60 metres depth anywhere in a 50km radius from Cairns.

Be warned, we expect you to land fish up to 10kg or bigger, so hang on!

If you would like the whole boat for yourself why not chater the whole boat.

Great way to spend the day with family, friends and work colleagues.

We have over 15 years experience so you are sure to catch a fish with us on the world famous Great Barrier Reef! 

Savour the experience knowing that best practice in responsible and sustainable fishing is exercised.

We have you all covered from morning tea to a delicious cold buffet lunch, beers and soft drink are available for purchase on board and BYO is welcome.

Fully Decked Out

Our Cairns fishing boats are built for the Great Barrier Reef condtions!

Featuring the latest equipment and electronics, the 42-foot or 48-foot long boats also have huge undercover deck areas for the ultimate in fishing adventures.

In addition, passenger numbers are capped for comfort and there’s seating for everybody.

Any prize catches are looked after in huge refrigerated iceboxes to ensure they’re kept in first class condition.

Quality Fishing Tackle

Experience the Great Barrier Reef in a different way, without even getting wet! 

Internationally renowned as some of the most prolific fishing grounds in the world, our shared Cairns fishing boats suit all levels of anglers.

A variety of fishing methods is used including trolling, live bait fishing, bottom fishing and drift fishing.

Top of the range fishing gear is provided, reels such as new Fin-Nor, Shimano and Penn as well as handlines.

Rigs are all hand-made and the expert crew is happy to instruct you on the best ways to land your prize catch. 

Land Your Prize Catch

With over 2000 GPS marks from over 15 years fishing the waters round Cairns, our boats crew knows exactly where the fish are and how to give you the best chance of landing your prize catch.

With top food, equipment and bait, on a comfortable, fully covered, quality boat, this is an all-inclusive experience, you don’t even need shoes!

Years of commercial and offshore deep sea charter fishing experience mean the crew is highly qualified in ensuring that you’ll leave this tour with amazing memories.

Target Species: Tuna, Coral Trout, mackerel, Nannygai or Snapper to name just a few

Sustainable Fishing - Great Barrier Reef

We hold the utmost respect for the marine life and the ongoing health and longevity of the Great Barrier Reef.

Full instruction is provided on sustainable fishing practices, species identification and measurement, as well as protected fish species.

You’ll learn everything about the fish found in every location. All fishing regulations and best practices are explained. 

Damage to fragile corals is avoided, litter is disposed of in an eco-friendly manner and fishing is always undertaken a safe distance from marine animals and bird areas.

Undersized and unwanted fish are returned to the water quickly and fishing is not undertaken near spawning aggregation or commercial dive sites or pontoons.

Fish Species

There are plenty of fishes on the Great Barrier Reef, the below are just some of the most popular species and they are all delicious:

  • Coral Trout
  • Large & Small Mouth Nannygai
  • Red Emperor
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Trevally

Itinerary

  • Check-in at the Cairns Marlin Marina (behind Shangri-La), D Finger at 6:30am sharp and complete some paperwork
  • Board the boat for a welcome aboard and safety briefing and help yourself to tea or coffee and fresh croissants
  • Depart for the Great Barrier Reef. Travel time to & from the reef is at least 90 minutes
  • Once we find our destination, we will give a short briefing on reef fishing technique
  • Lunch on the boat around midday
  • Depart the reef for the trip home around 2pm
  • Maybe a cold beer on the way home
  • Return between 3:30-4:00pm
  • Have your catch cooked at one of our local restaurants (needs to be pre-organised, please advise at time of booking)

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT SHOES SHOULD I WEAR ON A FISHING CHARTER?
You can wear anything comfortable that can get wet, bare foot is ok and is preferable to thongs, please don’t wear heeled shoes.

I’M NOT AN EXPERIENCED ANGLER, IS THAT OK?
Our anglers come from all walks of life and have all levels of fishing experience from beginners to serious anglers, we cater for everyone and enjoy nothing more than offering advice to those that are looking to improving their fishing skills.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING ON A CHARTER FISHING TRIP?
Make sure you bring your hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, cash and a camera. Otherwise, we’ll look after you!

HOW DO YOU LOOK AFTER MY SAFETY ON BOARD?
Your safety is our number one priority and whilst we want everyone to relax and have a great day, we want it done safely. Our boats carry the latest in navigation and safety equipment and our crew are experienced, well-trained professionals. You can help ensure your safety by always following our instructions.

HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ON THE BOAT?
We run with a minimum of 9 and up to 12 or 14 on shared charters. Our boats are large and comfortable.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR CHARTER FISHING?
We have a fully covered deck area on our boats, however, wearing a long-sleeve shirt is always recommended to protect you from the sun and board shorts or comfortable pants. We sell merchandise on board such as caps and t-shirts if you want to look the best out of your crew! Remember to apply sunscreen everywhere, feet, neck and legs too!

I HAVE A DIETARY REQUIREMENT, ARE THERE FOOD OPTIONS FOR ME ON BOARD?
Yes! We cater for all types of dietary requirements - please advise at time of booking

ARE THERE BATHROOMS ONBOARD?
Yes! Both our vessels have full-size bathroom facilities on board.

WHAT ARE THE BEST MONTHS FOR DEEP SEA FISHING?
Reef fishing off Cairns is fairly consistent year-round with just a small variation in the warmer wet season months of January to March when the bottom fishing can be a bit slower and the pelagic species such as Mackerel and Tuna more active.

WHERE ARE CROCODILES IN CAIRNS?
Crocodiles are common in both salt and fresh water in Cairns, particularly around estuaries (where the sea meets land). Don’t worry, there aren’t any crocs where we are fishing.

Meet The Crew

We are a family owned business and fishing has been in our blood for well iver 15 years.

Peter - Senior Skipper

FAVOURITE FISH: Saddletail Snapper, the bigger the better!

FAVOURITE SPOT: Out wide in the deep water, you never know what you’ll see out there!

TIP FOR A GREAT DAY ON THE REEF: If I’m not working then I’m all about relaxing out there, just chill out and enjoy the day.

Deano & Connor - Best deckys on the East Coast (modest too!)

FAVOURITE FISH: Reef Jacks – without a doubt!

FAVOURITE SPOT: Love flicking lures around coral bommies.

TIP FOR A GREAT DAY ON THE REEF: Cold beer can never be too cold!

Beck - Admin/Marketing

FAVOURITE FISH: Red Emperor.

FAVOURITE SPOT: Anywhere on the reef is magic.

TIP FOR A GREAT DAY ON THE REEF: Take lots of photos and send them in for us to see. We love seeing happy faces and your catches!

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

6.30am

Departure Instructions

Check-in 6.20am at the Cairns Marlin Marina (behind Shangri-La), D Finger at 6:30am sharp and complete some paperwork

Destinations

Great Barrier Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Not available Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Duration

9 hours approx

Available for Purchase / Hire

Beers, soft drinks & merchandise

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Cash for beer, soft drinks or merchandise.
  • Alcohol (cans preferred and mid strength only please)

  • Kids from the age of 7 and up are more than welcome on board the Cairns Reef Fishing fleet and to have a go at getting a big catch.
  • Children must be supervised at all times.

Our T&Cs:

All cancellations must be in writing.

Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Tour Operator’s Cancellation Policy:

Share charter bookings can be cancelled or changed up to 48 hours prior to the charter.

If the passenger cancels after this time or does not show up on the day of the charter (‘No Show’) then no refund will be given.

If CRF needs to cancel a charter for any reason then the customer can choose to rebook or receive a full refund.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Fishing Shared Charters - CRF

Tour Code: 277

Departing: Cairns

Reef Fishing

From

au$330.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$310.00
Family: au$1,280.00

Tour Code: 277

From

au$330.00

15 yrs & over

7 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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