This private charter fishing boat is owned & operated by husband and wife team, Rick and Margaret. Rick has lived in Cairns for over 35 years which makes him a true 'local' and a real salty of the sea.
Our Cairns charter boat captain has local knowledge and experience that has placed this sports fishing boat in the category of one of the leading game fishing boats in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
Both Rick and Margaret have a strong background within the tourism industry and have been operating Cairns businesses since 1999.
His local knowledge and experience has placed this sports fishing boat in the category of one of the leading game fishing boats in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Both Rick and Margaret have a strong background within the tourism industry and have been operating Cairns businesses since 1999. So whether you are a beginner or been fishing for years our private charter crew will help you get “The Catch of the Day”!
Our boat is a 43ft luxury HMG game boat. She is fitted with twin 3208 Cat engines and cruises on 20 knots with a top speed of 25knots, made of fibreglass and weighs in at around 19 tons.
Her deck is very beamy giving anglers ample room & offers extended private charters on the Great Barrier Reef.
All charters depart the Cairns Marlin Marina & take you to the beautiful waters of the world famous Great Barrier Reef.
The Skipper will pick the best fishing locations on the day to ensure you have every chance at catching some beautiful table fish or have some fun with fighting fish.
We have a catch and release policy to ensure the longevity of the species.
This is a full day private fishing charter for a maximum of 5 anglers
Heavy Tackle Fishing Season: September to December
Fish Targeted: Giant Black Marlin
This is a full day private fishing charter for a maximum of 6 anglers
Light Tackle Fishing Season: All year round
December to September – Spanish Mackerel, Yellow Fin Tuna, Barracuda, Wahoo, Sailfish and other pelagics.
September to June – Juvenile Black Marlin (and other Seasonal fish)
This is a full day private fishing charter for a maximum of 4 anglers
Light Tackle Fishing Season: All year round
Fish Targeted: Giant Trevally
No matter what fishing type your are booking your overnight private fishing charter for, she sleeps a maximum of 4 anglers comfortably. The boat's layout consists of one double bed in the forward private cabin, two single bunks in the centre, opposite a very roomy bathroom fitted with a full size shower, vanity and toilet. The crew sleep upstairs in the fly deck area.
For the guest entertainment CD, DVD, VCR, TV and Surround Sound will set the mood with the comfort of air-conditioning throughout the saloon. Ample refrigeration and freezer space are a plus and she is fitted with a water desalinator to ensure we have ample fresh water at all times. The galley is fully equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, and gas stovetop for gourmet meals after a hard days fishing on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Our boat is not lacking in the electronics department with state of the art Sounder/Plotter, GPS, Radar and VHF/UHF radio, we are sure to find the fishing hot spots for our anglers.
Overnight livaboards are from Cairns to Lizard Island, other requests are welcome
All meals are providied as well as all bait, tackle, linen, meals, soft drinks/waters, BYO alcohol. Price on application
Spend the night on Lizard… combines the excitement of Black Marlin Fishing with the luxury of a 5 star island retreat. Lizard Island is a world famous hideaway resort for the rich, famous and guests that are just looking to hide away from the world and it offers the ultimate in seclusion and luxury. For this combination of an island/ Cairns fishing holiday we suggest a minimum of 7 days. Anglers can also fly to Lizard Island ex Cairns and be transferred to the vessel each day after breakfast - How civilised!
A day out with the family or friends for a combination of snorkelling and fishing is the perfect combinations so please just ask us for a quote and for the availability.
We operate all year round, specialising in Giant Black Marlin fishing during the months of September through December and Light Tackle Sports fishing year round for species such as Spanish Mackerel, Yellow fin Tuna, Trevally and Barracuda.
Popper Casting is very popular for enthusiastic anglers in search of Giant Trevally. Juvenile Black Marlin and Sailfish as well as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo and Cobia are predominant in our waters in the later months of the year when the water is the perfect temperature.
Transfers or hire cars can be arranged, simply ask us to make those arrangements for you when booking your fishing charter. We depart the Marina at around 8.00am and return by approx. 5.00pm to 6.30pm weather dependant.
All bait & quality tackle, lunch, tea, coffee, soft drinks and water are supplied. Overnight live aboard include all meals & linen.
Can I take my catch home?
We are a sport fishing boat so of course at the end of each fight and a quick photo to brag to your mates it is best to release these fine fish to be able to fight another day.
What to bring?
Don’t forget your wide brimmed hat, Sun Protection Clothing, Sunscreen, Camera to capture that exciting moment & a few beers is ok too. Overnight live aboard don’t forget your toothbrush & Pyjamas.
We are also available for a full day Snorkelling & Fishing (Light Tackle) Private Chater for a maximum of 6 guests
Meet at boat
January - December
10 - 11 hours dependant on weather
Upgrade from day private charter to liveaboard fishing tour
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.
100% cancellation fee applies to day share and sole charters if client cancels within 48 hours prior to departure date.
Extended charters are subject to a 100% cancellation fee if cancelled within 30 days prior to departure.
Deposit non refundable.