Cairns Reef Fishing - Heavy Tackle - Light Tackle - Private Charter Tour - MOA

Tour Code: 209

Departing: Cairns

Private Charter Fishing & Snorkelling
  • Cairns charter boat tours. During whale migration season (June to October) you may be lucky enough to spot a Humpback whale whilst out fishing and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Private charter fishing tours and snorkel tours are available all year round from Cairns. Take a break from fishing. Your skipper can take you to the best locations on the Great Barrier Reef to enjoy pristine snorkelling sites
  • On our 47 foot flybridge cruiser we cater for 12 guests on day charters and 6 guests on overnight extended charters. Tag and release Black Marlins to swim and fight another day

Included In Price

  • Crew - Skipper, Host & Deck Hand
  • All quality gear and tackle
  • Buffet Lunch including Seafood
  • Morning & Afternoon tea
  • Snorkeling gear including sun suits

Book a private charter fishing boat tour in Cairns for 12 guests to hunt the depths of the Great Barrier Reef for those magnificent highly prized redfish – the Coral Trout and Red Emperor or tag a Black Marlin or Sailfish

Jump on board with one of Cairns most experienced Great Barrier Reef fishing guides for a one day boat charter that caters for 12 guests or stay even longer for more fishing action on an overnight fishing trip for 6 anglers from Cairns and spend one or two days trawling the depths of the Great Barrier Reef whilst also enjoying some snorkelling and island hoping.

Our private charter fishing boat is a custom built 47-foot luxury game fishing boat based in Cairns Queensland Australia and she is available all year round for light tackle sports fishing.

Our boat is available for charter all year round for both fishing tours, family and private snorkelling trips.

There are fish to be caught in abundance on Australia’s mighty Great Barrier Reef, from the mighty Giant Black Marlin to the highly prized table fish Red Emperor and Coral Trout you are sure to return back to the Cairns Marlin Marina a very happy angler.

Custom built to travel long distances on the Great Barrier Reef she is a 47-foot luxury game boat that caters for 12 anglers for a one day charter, 6 anglers for an overnight charter and 4 anglers for an extended expedition charter over a number of nights for fishing tournaments.

Should you have more anglers and keen fishermen wishing to join one of our popular remote fishing trips to the northern sections of the Great Barrier Reef we can provide a larger mother ship to cater to everyone overnight if required.

One Day Private Fishing Boat Charter - Cairns

Departing early morning from Cairns we make our way out to the fertile grounds of the Great Barrier Reef to begin our search for some of the iconic sports fish Tropical North Queensland and the reef is well known for worldwide.

After motoring for one hour we reach the channels where we can find the Juvenile Black Marlin. These mighty fish can range in size from 20lbs to 120lbs and give you a very long fight, so we will lock you down in the chair until you haul the big fish in, then we will tag and release it back into the water to fight another day.   

Other prized iconic fish you will catch on the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns are Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor, Job-fish Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Yellow and Blue Fin Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi and many other varieties.

Peak Fishing Months on the Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

If you are particularly coming to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef for the sole purpose of deep sea fishing then we suggest you plan your holiday around the peak sports fishing seasons of March to December and December to January as these are the months the ocean is alive with all sorts of fish and marine life.

During the months of July to September, you will certainly encounter Dwarf Minke Whales and Giant Humpback Whales as they come to the Great Barrier Reef to calve and find new mates in the warmer waters and put on their breaching displays and sing songs to try and attract each other.

One Day Private Game Boat Fishing Charter Inclusions

One of Cairns most highly regarded deep sea skippers capatains the boat and her crew.  Dan has been plying the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and Papua New Guinea for many years so you can be assured he will be taking you directly to the place you will be hauling in some good amounts of fish for the day and if no luck in that location he will move on quickly to another one to ensure the fish get on the bite for his guests.

Also on board is a deckhand to help you with all your rigging and setting up of fishing gear and they will also clean and prepare the freshly caught fish for you to take home your days catch.

The host/hostess will prepare refreshments and meals for morning tea, afternoon tea and a lunch. Please note alcoholic beverages consist of standard beer and wine and are included in the price of your private fishing boat charter.

Enjoy Some Snorkelling On Your Fishing Charter

When its hot you can put down the fishing gear and take a refreshing dip in the ocean for some snorkel time.

The crew will supply you with snorkelling gear and lycra suits to protect you from the sun whilst you are bottoms up admiring the coral reefs below and all the antics of the fish and other marine life.

Should you wish, the skipper may also call into an island or a coral sand cay so you can get off the boat and take a walk around or have a swim in the ocean off the beach.

As it is a private charter the day is yours to dictate the schedule so just have a chat with our reservations team whilst booking the boat about your plans and we can then co-ordinate it with the skipper and his crew.

We especially love planning charters for special events such as a proposal on a remote sand cay, wedding groups keen to go fishing before the big day and for families. 

The Game Boat

  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Private stateroom with TV/DVD and ensuite
  • 4 single bunks, 1 extra double and 2 crew bunks
  • Beautiful modern fit out
  • 2 showers, 2 toilets
  • TV, DVD and CD Stereo
  • Full set of fully custom built world-class Laurie Casey Rods and Penn International and Shimano Reels
  • Furuno 1100L Depth Sounder/Fishfinder with twin 2kw transducers (50and 200kHz)
  • Furuno Nav Net VX2 Chart Plotter with 12kw 72 NM radar
  • Wesmar 110khz 360" scanning Sonar
  • ICOM HF and VHF radios
  • Intercom system
  • 9ft ridged hull inflatable tender
  • Brine Tank

The engineering fit out is nothing short of brilliant but still simple:

  • Cruise Speed 25kts, max speed 32 kt
  • Powered by twin Cummins QSM-11s @ 660 hp each set at 580 hp
  • Twin Disc 5114A Quick Shift gearboxes and ES300 Controls
  • 13.5kva Isuzu/Zenth Genset

For more Great Barrier Reef private charter boat options please see here

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Approx 8.00am
  • Times are flexible with private charters
Departure Instructions

Meet at vessel at H Finger Marlin Marina, 1 Spence Street, Cairns


Outer Great Barrier Reef

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



Approx 9-10 hours

Fitness Level Required


Additional Information

Transfers can be organsied upon request

  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen

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.

  • Operator's Cancellation Policy: If made 120 days or more before the departure date all monies paid will be refunded (less $100.00 administration charge).
  • If made within 120 days before the department date, then a refund will only be made if the charter time can be resold at the same price.
  • If the charter is cancelled by Moana Fishing Charters prior to departure , all monies will be refunded in full

Cairns Reef Fishing - Heavy Tackle - Light Tackle - Private Charter Tour - MOA

Tour Code: 209

Departing: Cairns

Private Charter Fishing & Snorkelling



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

Tour Code: 209



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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