Private Fishing Charter 48ft, Port Douglas

Tour Code: 338

Departing: Port Douglas

Private Charter Fishing Boat
  • Having your very own private charter boat and no tangled fishing lines 
  • Combining your reef fishing with visiting a solitary sand cay and swimming in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef

Included In Price

  • Morning Tea
  • Afternoon coffee and cake
  • Lunch – cold meat platter (chicken, beef ham), fresh salad and fruit and rolls. (or to your requirements)
  • Soft Beverages
  • EMC (Marine tax)
  • Rods
  • Handlines
  • Baits and Tackle
  • Tagging, Bagging and filleting of your fish 

Book your own private charter fishing boat (maximum 17 passengers) all to yourself with your mates or your corporate/conference clients. Head out from Port Douglas on a heavy tackle 48ft fishing boat to Australia's Great Barrier Reef for some amazing fishing.

You will arrive at around 8.00am (or at a time preferred by you) at your fishing boat, where you will be welcomed aboard by the Skipper and crew. Shortly afterwards your private fishing charter will depart Port Douglas’s Reef Marina and head to the wide open Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef to begin your day on the ocean.

With extensive knowledge of the local waters and the fish habits year after year, the crew know the best spots that they have logged on their GPS (Steve has secret spots that he won’t divulge to anyone!) and so can just about ensure a tasty fish for your dinner that night.

On your private charter fishing trip, the fishing will be with 2200 light tackle and popper fishing.

Private Charter Boat - 48ft New Westcoaster - 17 Passengers Max

This fishing boat has been designed with comfort, practicality and space in mind.  With a cruising speed of 20 knots, heading to the outer reef where the fishing grounds are is like riding a hot knife through butter.  

  • Length: 48 ft
  • Beam 14ft
  • 1 x Engines 750 hp Yanmar Diesel
  • Speed: 28 knots
  • Cruising speed
  • 19 knots
  • Very spacious wheelhouse and massive covered rear sports fishing platform
  • Toilets

Private Fishing Charter Schedule

The day is yours so you have an option to arrive when you want. Usually, the boat leaves around 8.30am so arriving about 8.15am is good. The boat is moored at the Port Douglas Reef Marina, Berth C8.

If you have any specific dietary requirements or wish to have any special catering arrangements, this can be discussed at the time of booking your private boat charter. The boat does not have an alcohol license so it is BYO (Bring Your Own cans of drink). These can be stored in the fishing boat’s refrigerators on board.

Catering on board consists of:  Morning Tea, then Lunch, a cold meat platter (ham, beef, chicken) with locally grown fresh salad and fruit with rolls and afternoon coffee and cake.

You will arrive back at 4.30pm at the Reef Marina Port Douglas.

Fish Species to Be Caught On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

If you are not sure on the seasons for which type of fish, the chart below will help you.  There are fish all year round, so whenever you go, you will mostly always have something to take back for dinner.

Best fishing times:

Fish on the Great Barrier Reef

Black Marlin Fishing

During the months of June to September, you may be lucky to also come across breaching  Minke Whales and friendly Giant Humpback Whales as they migrate to the warmer waters to mate and calve. 

Fishing on the reef can be exciting as its possible to catch over a hundred different types of fish in the one day. Most will be in the smaller size category, but it is good to see the different fish with their own colouration of each species. 

Other Activities On Your Private Port Douglas Reef Fishing Charter

If you wish to vary your day or just fancy cooling off after some hot exhausting fishing, then the crystal blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef are perfect. Your private charter fishing boat can take you to some perfect snorkelling spots on a fringing reef. Snorkel above pristine reefs with a myriad of colourful reef fish below you. 

You can ask the fishing boat to stop off at a sandy cay or an island, so you can spend some time relaxing and snorkelling from the shore there. It’s your day, so your private fishing charter will work around what you want.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time
  • Check in 8.00am
  • Departs 8.30am
Departure Instructions

Please make your own way to Berth C8 at the Reef Marina Port Douglas


The Great Barrier Reef, within 60 minutes of Port Douglas

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



8 hours (approx)

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Additional Information

Transfers from your accommodation not included but can be arranged independently, please ask at time of booking.

  • Cash, EFTPOS/Credit Card
  • If you have your own favourite or lucky fishing rod and reel – bring it!
  • Your own lucky popper, rod, lures and reels then do bring them!
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera (charged)

Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility
Boarding Access

Will need to be carried onto deck from Marina jetty (one step and lip)

Onboard Access

Once on deck flat level

Visually Impaired Notes

Depends on extent. For individual to assess.

Hearing Impaired Information

Written information can be given on request


It’s flat floor to the toilet door– but since marine toilets will need help to stand or move from chair to position.

  • Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times
  • Children same price as adult

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: We have a strict 100% 7 day cancellation policy on all private charters and a 48 hour cancellation on all shared charters. No refund if cancellation received within 48 hours of departure. Please note if we cancel due to bad weather no charge will apply.

Private Fishing Charter 48ft, Port Douglas

Tour Code: 338

Departing: Port Douglas

Private Charter Fishing Boat



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

Tour Code: 338



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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