Cairns Private Charter Fishing Boat, Day Or Night Charter

Tour Code: 324

Departing: Cairns

Private Charter Fishing & Snorkelling
  • Awesome, you can now meet the boat out on the reef by taking a helicopter transfer. Now that is seriously cool!
  • Night fishing on the Great Barrier Reef is a whole new game as you never know what is lurking down there in the dark 
  • Combine a day of fishing with a day of snorkelling and island exploring on the Great Barrier Reef around Cairns 

Included In Price

  • Exclusive use of the boat
  • Quality fishing equipment
  • Bait & Tackle
  • Morning Tea
  • Buffet style lunch

Anglers have the choice of night or day fishing on Australia's Great Barrier Reef! Experience some time with your family, friends or business associates on the open water reef fishing just off the Cairns coast.

We are the Great Barrier Reef fishing experts in Cairns and offer the biggest range of private charter fishing boat options for anglers keen to chatch some of the famous eating and fighting fish on the Great Barrier Reef.

Our three fishing boats are able to cater for large groups of friends, corporate groups and any other special occassion such as a combined fishing and snorkelling charter.  

From Cairns our fully inclusive day and night private fishing charters on the Great Barrier Reef offer flexible departure times, large comfortable fully equipped motor boats, food upgrade options and catering on request, and all ages are welcome. 

All fishing rods, reels, handlines, lures and bait are provided as a fully inclusive private charter fishing tour on the world famous Great Barrier Reef, the home of the Black Marlin. 

Our Fleet of Private Charter Fishing Boats

We have three custom designed and built fishing boats, designed to optimise your deep sea fishing experience.

  • 48ft Randell – this fishing boat is surveyed to carry up to 34 people, however, for passenger comfort, this has been capped to 15 anglers. 
  •  It is strongly recommended that if 24 passengers are travelling, only 15 should be fishing at any given time to prevent any discomfort or accidents
  • 41ft Randell – This slightly smaller vessel is registered to carry 24 passengers, but this number is capped at 12 for charters and passenger comfort. 
  • 38ft Kelvacat powered by twin 250 Suzuki outboard engines to get you to the outer reef fishing grounds faster. This boat caters for 8 anglers.

Alll three of our fishing boats are equipped with the finest gear and modern electronics, providing a high quality Great Barrier Reef fishing experience.

Huge undercover deck areas provide shade from the warm Cairns climate, and there is plenty of seating for a guests.

Full-sized toilet facilities are also on board, as well as eskys for your BYO drinks (cans only please).

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!

Fishing Boat Charter from Cairns

There is no better way to make the most of your Tropical North Queensland fishing trip than with a private fishing charter out of Cairns and a crew that have been fishing the Great Barrier Reef waters for a lifetime.

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 from 8 people up to 15 people (although the vessels can take up to 20, this number is not recommended for passenger comfort).

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

Night fishing boat charter from Cairns

If you’re looking for a unique private fishing boat charter experience, then a night time fishing charter is definitely the way to go.

This is one of the only night fishing boat charter options in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

Departing at 4.00pm, you will head out to the fertile fishing grounds of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

With the mountains to your back, you'll see the sun dip down behind them making the sky come alive with a pallet of colours for your entertainment as it disappears to make way for the moon and the stars.

This nine-hour fishing boat tour keeps you fishing into the very early hours of the morning (12.30pm - 1.00am return).

Your evening will include some reef fishing in the initial hours, before heading out to deeper water as the sun goes down.

During these hours, large fish species like Sweetlip, Nannygai and Red Emperor come to life as they prey on smaller fish.

Dinner and snacks are provided and you can also order more gourmet style food upgrades if your group desires.

Night fishing is an exciting adventure as all the predators of the deep are out and about looking for prey so there is a lot of activity going on and a lot of competition for food.

Again we suggest keeping night fishing numbers to a minimum of 12 and a maximum 16 (we can carry 20 fishermen but recommend lower numbers for angler comfort).

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 reef whilst in Cairns.

It allows for a morning of fishing our fantastic Great Barrier Reef species, and then you can enjoy an afternoon snorkelling around stunning Green Island.

It is also a good choice for a group that isn’t too serious about their fishing.

You will meet at Cairns Marlin Marina at 7.00am, and from there the boat cruises out to Arlington Reef, an enormous reef system about one hour offshore, famous for its Coral Trout and Red Emperor.

After lunch (cold meats, salads, fresh bread rolls and sliced fruit) the boat heads over to Green Island for some snorkelling amongst some of the Great Barrier Reef's iconic fish species.

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

If you’re not a snorkelling sort of person, you have the option of exploring Green Island on a stroll amongst the island's own rainforest and you can even visit the world’s largest crocodile in captivity, Cassius, at the Marineland Melanesia.

This private charter fishing and snorkelling tour aims to return to Cairns Marlin Marina by 4.30pm.

See more Great Barrier Reef private charter fishing boat options

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time


Departure Instructions

Make your way to the Marlin Marina Cairns, D finger a half hour before scheduled departure time

  • Arlington Reef
  • Green Island
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



9 hours
Charter duration will vary depending on departure time selected

Available for Purchase / Hire

Catering upgrade packages available

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information

Price includes 12 anglers, any additional anglers $150 each.

  • Swimming gear if you select the snorkelling option
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (charged)
  • Alcohol is BYO, ample ice is provided to keep the beers cold!

Children welcome onboard with a parent or guardian

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.

  • If cancelled within 7 days no refund.
  • If cancelled within 8-14 days prior to charter 50% refund.

Cairns Private Charter Fishing Boat, Day Or Night Charter

Tour Code: 324

Departing: Cairns

Private Charter Fishing & Snorkelling



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

Tour Code: 324



15 yrs & over

3 - 14 yrs

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

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