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Cairns Great Barrier Reef Private Charters - Fish & Snorkel - CRF

Tour Code: 324

Departing: Cairns

Private Charter Fishing & Snorkelling
  • Combine a day of fishing with a day of snorkelling, a day on the Great Barrier Reef the whole family/group will enjoy
  • We have two vessels avaialbel for you to charter. Both are fitted with the latest technology in safety and fish finding as well as an undercover decking area.

Included In Price

  • Morning tea, buffet lunch & afternoon tropical fruit and NQ prawn platter
  • Fishing equipment, tackle and bait
  • Personalised CRF sports drink bottles with filtered water (yours to keep!)
  • Esky & ice on-board for fish and BYO alcohol (no glass, light & mid strength only)
  • Snorkel equipment (optional)
  • Skipper and crew
  • Catches cleaned and bagged
  • Reef tax and fuel levy

Cairns private reef fishing charters, full day reef fishing just off the Cairns coast on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Up to 14 guests perfect day out for family, friends and any other types of groups

We are the Great Barrier Reef fishing experts in Cairns.

We have two vessels on offer; a 48-foot Randell able to accommodate up to 14 guests and a 42-foot Randell taking up to 12 guest fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

Perfect day out for corporate functions, Christmas parties, birthday parties or just a group of friends looking for a great day out fishing.

Departin from Cairns Marina our fully inclusive day private fishing charters on the Great Barrier Reef offer comfort and safety

Our boats are fitted with the latest in electronics, safety and fish finding equipment with over 2000 GPS fishing marks providing a high quality Great Barrier Reef fishing experience.

There is a large undercover decking area on both vessels, seating for all passengers, swim platform and full-size toilet facilities.

Our all inclusive day is fully catered but menu upgrade are avialble on request.

All fishing gear is provided so you don't have to worry about a thing! 

Large refrigerated ice boxes are on hand to keep your day’s catch fresh for your dinner table that night – it doesn’t get any fresher than that!

We also offer the option to add snokelling to you day (optional extra) and we offer a Twilight/Sunset Cruise up to 18 guests, the perfect way to strat an evening.

Fishing is also a great way to meet new people, so you could also join one of our shared charters

Private Fishing Boat Charter from Cairns

There is no better way to make the most of your Tropical North Queensland fishing trip than chartering the whole boat for yourself.

We depart from Cairns Marina.

  • Check-in at the Cairns Marlin Marina (behind Shangri-La), D Finger at 6:20am, departure/return times can be altered for private charters but we do need to return by 4.30 pm at the latest
  • Depart for the reef, travel time is 90 minutes minimum
  • 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.
  • 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)

Trust our crew, with over 15 years experience they know fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.

With a full day boat charter, you have total exclusive use of the entire fishing boat and the opportunity to tailor your day to suit your group’s needs.

This might involve a flexible departure time and the optional inclusion of upgrading to a swank catering package.(BYO alcohol in cans only)

A day fishing on the Great Barrier Reef is a good option for corporate business functions, Christmas parties, birthdays or for wedding group holidays.

We can cater for up to 14 guests.

This is a full-on nine-hour day private fishing charter that will have you reeling in some fantastic table fish to take home. 

Private Fishing and Snorkelling Charter from Cairns

This is a great charter option for those who may be short on time but would like to go reef fishing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef whilst in Cairns.

It allows for a morning of fishing our fantastic Great Barrier Reef followed by snorkelling in the afternoon.

You will meet at Cairns Marlin Marina at 6.20am for a 6.30am departure. Times can be flexible however remember the best time to fish is in the morning.

We return to Cairns Marlin Marina no leter than 4.30pm.

After lunch it is time for some awesome snorkelling (optional extra)

If you catch the right type of fish you might be able to enjoy fresh sashimi...

See more Great Barrier Reef private charter fishing boat options.

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

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!

Twilight/Sunset Cruise

Duration: 2 hours

5.00pm check in for 5.30pm departure, arrives back to Cairns Marina by 7:30pm

A private twilight charter aboard one of our vessels is a great idea for corporate functions, birthdays, Christmas party’s or any time you want to get a group of friends together and enjoy the calm inlets & waterways of Cairns as the sun sets.

Have exclusive use of the whole boat, the cruise can be tailored to your requirements with catering packages and upgrades available on request.

Inclusions:

  • Up to 18 guests
  • Dinner and drinks (non-alcoholic) included
  • Menu includes: BBQ Chicken Taco's, Salads & Condiments

Optional Extra - Catering upgrades available including Seafood Platter, avaolable upon request.

Note: BYO Alcohol

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
  • Add snorkel to your day: $200 for all guest on board
  • Beers, soft drinks & merchandise
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Cash for beer, soft drinks or merchandise
  • Alcohol (no glass, light & mid strength only)

  • 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.
  • Please contact us if you have younger children travelling with you.
  • 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:

  • A 30% deposit for sole charters is due at time of booking.
  • Bookings are not held until a deposit is made.
  • The remaining balance must be paid in full no later than 14 days prior to departure, or earlier if preferred. 
  • If guest does not show up on the day of booking ‘no show’ no refund will be given.
  • Cancellations: private charter bookings can be cancelled or changed up to 7 days before the charter. 
  • 7 days or less no refund.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Private Charters - Fish & Snorkel - CRF

Tour Code: 324

Departing: Cairns

Private Charter Fishing & Snorkelling

From

au$1,800.00

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

Tour Code: 324

From

au$1,800.00

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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