Full Day Fishing on the Great Barrier Reef – Share Charter

$300.00

CRFSHARE

This Cairns Reef Fishing Tour will see you spend your day up to 25 nautical miles offshore fishing on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns.  On the way out to the reef the crew will troll some lures which can result in hook ups of large Dolphin fish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin and different varieties of Tuna. We set the lures then hand the rod to you, so be ready for some reel screaming action!  Once at the reef we drop the lines for some “bottom fishing”. This style of fishing gives the angler the best possible chance to catch superb fighting and very tasty reef fish.  Being a share charter, means you don’t need to worry about getting a whole group together.  This boat takes a maximum of 16 anglers and is a fully inclusive fishing trip!

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Adult $300.00
Child $280.00
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Rates are valid until 31st March 2023.  Child: 4-14 years.

This Cairns Reef Fishing Tour will see you spend your day up to 25 nautical miles offshore fishing on the Great Barrier Reef near Cairns.  On the way out to the reef the crew will troll some lures which can result in hook ups of large Dolphin fish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin and different varieties of Tuna. We set the lures then hand the rod to you, so be ready for some reel screaming action!  Once at the reef we drop the lines for some “bottom fishing”. This style of fishing gives the angler the best possible chance to catch superb fighting and very tasty reef fish.  Being a share charter, means you don’t need to worry about getting a whole group together.  This boat takes a maximum of 16 anglers and is a fully inclusive fishing trip!

Our Fishing Gear

A full range of quality fishing gear is provided, including new Fin Nor, Shimano and Penn reels as well as handlines for those who, like our crew, prefer this method. We hand make all our own rigs and are constantly updating our fishing methods and equipment. Our knowledgeable crew can also happily show you how to use all of the gear.

What Type of Reef Fish Do We Target

Out at the reef we will be targeting Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Large and Small Mouth Nannygai, Sweet Lip, Cod, Trevally, GT’s and many other reef species. We will be generally fishing on the bottom or close to it and usually in 30 – 60 meters depth. We will also put out some surface baits targeting Mackeral or Cobia. Be warned that we expect to land fish up to 10kg or bigger so hang on!

  • Tea, coffee and fresh croissants
  • Delicious lunch of cold meats and salads, fresh bread rolls and sliced fruit
  • All fishing equipment, tackle and bait
  • Your catch cleaned and bagged for you to take home
  • Experienced crew
  • All government fees (reef tax)

All you need to bring on the Shared Fishing Charter is a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a camera. All charters are BYO alcohol if you choose. We have an Esky (Ice Box / Portable Cooler) and lots of ice on board.

  • Departs Cairns: 6.30am (boat is located on D Finger. Marlin Marina)
  • Returns Cairns: 3.30- 4.00pm

Your Cairns Reef Fishing experience begins at Cairns’ Marlin Marina. The boats are berthed at D Finger, Marlin Marina.

Although there is no set itinerary, as we fish anywhere in a 25 nautical mile radius from Cairns depending on where the fish are biting, tide and weather conditions.

But on the way out to the reef we may troll some lures which can result in hook ups of large Dolphin fish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin and different varieties of Tuna. We set the lures then hand the rod to you, so be ready for some reel screaming action! We will be right behind you offering encouragement and ready to help you safely land your fish.

Out at the reef we will be targeting Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Large and Small Mouth Nannygai, Sweet Lip, Cod, Trevally, GT’s and many other reef species. We will be generally fishing on the bottom or close to it and usually in 30 – 60 meters depth. We will also put out some surface baits targeting Mackeral or Cobia. Be warned that we expect to land fish up to 10kg or bigger so hang on!

A great day of fishing, a delicious lunch and maybe even a cold beer on the way home, it doesn’t get any better than that!