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Cairns Reef Fishing Day Tour

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

  • Your chance of catching some of the most beautiful eating fish in the world. Another way to experience the Great Barrier Reef, without getting wet!  
  • Chefs at top restaurants on the marina will cook your catch at the end of the day while you go for a shower then return for your fresh fish prize dinner.
  • 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.

Exciting opportunities await you on this full day Cairns reef fishing tour. Prepare for ‘reel’ action on the way out to the Great Barrier Reef, as surface lures may hook up large sportsfish such as wahoo, Spanish mackerel and the mighty tuna varieties.

We have one of the largest fishing boat charter fleets in Cairns and can offer our guests a choice of 3 top quality fishing boats on the Great Barrier Reef.

Fishing Boat 1. Surveyed to carry 34 however we cap the number at 14 persons on shared charters and 20 on sole boat charters with 15 at most fishing at a time. She has a cruising speed of 14 knots, a large spacious rear deck with shade. 

Fishing Boat 2. Our newest member to our Cairns fishing fleet is our 11m Kevlacat available for private charters for up to 8 persons. On this boat we can offer reef fishing, snorkelling, light tackle game and sportsfishing. She has a cruising speed of 22 knots 

Fishing Boat 3. Surveyed to carry up to 24 guests but capped at 11 for more comfort on shared charters and 13 on private fishing boat charters. She has a crusing speed of 14 knots and has recently completed a full re-fit.

If you have a group of friends who all love to go fishing then book our boats for the day and we can combine your fishing tour with some snorkelling.

With generations of deep sea charter boat fishing experience on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, our boats crew know where to find the best fish at all times of the year.   

Safely land varieties of large fish of 10kg or bigger on this exciting full day reef fishing tour or on one of our exciting night fishing tours.

Lures are set for you as well as surface baits with only the best fishing equipment provided.

You’re sure to land a prize of Australia’s waters; fish 10kg or larger, such as coral trout, Red Emperor, cod and trevally, GTs and mackerel.

Enhancing your adventure is the well-trained and experienced crew with top equipment and the latest electronics; they know where the fish are and put you on them!

Enjoy reef and deep sea fishing at or near the bottom of the reef in 30–60 metres of depth.

Our Cairns based purpose-built fishing vessels, feature huge undercover deck areas, have been fishing these waters for over 15 years and combined we have over 2000 GPS fishing marks 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.

A delicious lunch accompanied by a cold beer (BYO welcome) tops off a great day of shared charter reef fishing in Cairns. 

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 and 37 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 day and night Cairns fishing boat charters suit all levels of angler.

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.

Included In Price

  • All fishing gear including tackle, rods, reels & hand lines
  • Your catch is cleaned and prepared to take home
  • Cakes & Fruit Platter
  • Lunch
  • Complementary sports bottle
  • Filtered Water
  • Reef Taxes
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

6:30am boarding time

Departure Instructions
  • Departure needs to be re-comfirmed the day before travel
  • Present your fully paid voucher on boarding
  • Boarding 6:30am - returns 4:00pm (approx)
Pickup Locations

Cairns

  • Meet the vessel at Cairns Marlin Marina, D Finger.
  • Transfers must be arranged at the time of booking (charges apply-subject to availability)
Destinations
  • Cairns
  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Not available Christmas Day and Boxing Day
High winds may affect tour departures

Duration

9 hours (approx)

Fitness Level Required

Low

Restrictions

For those who are 6ft 1” or taller, please advise the tour operator as the larger boat may be more comfortable

  • Pre-paid Voucher
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • BYO alcohol in cans
  • Camera (charged)
  • All charters are BYO alcohol if you choose, we have ample ice on board.

  • For all shared charters, children must be 6 years and over.
  • Children's life jackets are available.
  • children must be under adult supervision at all time

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.

  • Shared charters require 48 hours from the evening before your booked trip to make any cancellations or to move the booking.
  • Late cancellations will incur 100% of the fee

Cairns Reef Fishing Day/Night Fishing

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

From

au$260.00

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

Child: au$220.00
Family: au$960.00

Tour Code: 277

From

au$260.00

15 yrs & over

6 - 14 yrs

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

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