SPORTS FISHING – CHARTER OPTIONS

SPORTS FISHING – CHARTER OPTIONS

Fishing the islands, headlands, harbour entrance leads, sand & mud flats, estuary channels and the numerous submerged wrecks, structures and reefs offer spectacular light tackle sport fishing. Seasonal conditions play a part with these exclusive charters and targets include the famous salt water Barramundi from the rocks, Mackerel and Trevally from the leads and wrecks as well as prime GT’s, Fingermark, Black Jew, Salmon and Queenfish.

 

SPORTS FISHING CHARTER - PRICING

Full Day Private Charter Inner Reefs From $750
Full Day Private Charter Offshore From $1950
  Extended Charters Available

 

Sports Fishing – Charter Options

Blackout Sportsfishing

Sports Fishing

Blackout Sportsfishing will cater for all your sportsfishing needs, with years of experience and advice from our local fishing guide: Kerry Bailey. We aim to make your fishing trip the best day in Cairns!

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Sole Charter: $750.00          Departs & Returns: 6.15am – 4.00pm Individual private bookings ensure you fish when, where and for what you want. G.T Sports Fishing lure, popping (max 2 anglers) or Reef and Wreck Fishing

The home of fishing charters in Far North Queensland. We offer various forms of fishing – Reef, Lure Casting, Light Game & Live Baiting, Make your trip to Cairns a memorable one and give yourself the best chance for a big catch.

Blackout Sportsfishing will cater for all your sportsfishing needs, with years of experience and advice from our local fishing guide: Kerry Bailey.

All charters include:

  • Courtesy pick up from Hotels in Cairns and some surrounding areas enquire within
  • Lunch (please specify any allergies)
  • Light refreshments
  • 6 meter custom built sportsfishing vessel
  • Quality Rods and Tackle provided
  • Live bait
  • pickups arranged upon booking
  • Personalized Service – You tell us what you want. We can accommodate several forms of fishing within the one charter ie: Reef and River, Estuary and Reef etc…

GBR Sport Fishing

Sports Fishing

GBR Sport Fishing Cairns offers reef and sport fishing charters (day trips) out of Cairns, fishing on the Great Barrier Reef for Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Nannygai, Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna, Black Marlin, Dolphin fish and much more!

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Sole Charter $1500 Max 4 people – any extra people $280pp (up to 6 people Max) 

Fishing the inshore and outer reefs trolling Lures, Skip Baits, and Live Baiting for Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin Fish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Long Tail Tuna and other species.

As far as world-wide fishing destinations go, Cairns ranks high on any fisherman’s list. It is world renowned as the home of big game fishing for giant black marlin. While we don’t target these big fish on our trips, the Great Barrier Reef, which offers us access via its closest point off Cairns, is also home to approximately 1500 other species of fish including some of the most popular eating and sporting fish.

Fishing Cairns with GBR Sport Fishing will put you frontline in the hunt for Red Emperor, Coral Trout, Giant Trevally, Nannygai, Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna, Black Marlin, Dolphin fish and much more!  

Join your captain Tim Sparks on board for a great day on the water!

Out ‘n’ About Fishing – Port Douglas

Sports Fishing

Operating out of Port Douglas we would love to have you join us for one of our awesome personalised private charters. Whether it’s the inshore reefs, a quick trip to the Low Isles or cruising the estuary systems – the Stabicraft 609 Frontier will get you there and offer a sense of security along the way.

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Standard rates – Estuary & In-shore Reef Half Day Shared Charters  –  $120pp – 2 – 6 people Sessions: 8am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm

 Half Day Private Charters – Estuary & In-shore Reef
 1-3 pax – $500,  4 pax – $550,  5 pax – $650,  6 pax – $720

Full Day Charters and Night Fishing also available upon request. Live bait, top quality gear, refreshments, insect repellent and wet weather gear is supplied. In need of some ‘REEL THERAPY’ Enjoy fishing on the fringing coastal reefs catching the famed Coral Trout, Nannygai and pelagic fish including Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Queenfish, Trevally and Tuna. Or fish the Port Douglas estuary and pull in an elusive Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Tarpon, Blue Salmon or Queenfish. Your guide will be there to offer all their expertise; with live bait fishing and their knowledge of the eco system that surrounds this amazing area. In addition to the great fishing, crocodile and bird spotting is a possibility too.

Locally owned and operated, Out n About offers the opportunity to get out on the water and enjoy the regions beautiful surrounds while wetting a line. A great value tour and suitable for the novice or to the experienced angler, a must-do while visiting Port Douglas.

Akoonah Angling

Sports Fishing

Our main target being the Giant Trevally, however, casting big poppers, high speed slugs and minnows in around green-top coral mommies you really never know what tootsie monster is going to tighten your line. We catch everything from Trevally to Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Cobia, Tuna and many more.

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Half Day Inshore Reef & Wrecks $500 for the whole boat (max 4pax) Full Day Inshore Reef & Wrecks $750 for the whole boat (max 4pax) Full day Offshore, Great Barrier Reef & Wrecks $850 for the whole boat (max 4pax)

Among the different techniques you will find yourself trying are, popper casting, spinning, jigging (wrecks and reef), soft plastic jigging and trolling. Quality spinning combos are supplied, loaded up with 30lb and 50lb braid, all loss of lures is covered in the cost, and believe us… you will lose a couple.

All of our Bluewater Sportfishing charters include, transfers to and from your accommodation, lunch, snacks and cold drinks, all tackle and equipment (although you can bring your own if you wish), sunscreen & hat and of course the whole boat to yourself.

Calypso Fishing Adventures

Sports Fishing

For the last 50 years Anglers from around the world have been fishing along the edge of the Great Barrier Reef between Cairns and Lizard Island. Calypso, fish these idyllic waters from September to mid December in chase of the infamous Giant Black Marlin.

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Prices range from $2,950 for a sole charter (4pax) to $5,000 per day for Mother Shipping on extended charters.

Shared Charter pricing on request.

Deep Sea fishing is a great way to enjoy the reef Jigging for Dogtooth Tuna, Coral Trout and poppers for the Giant Trevally’s is a great way to start your days fishing.

Want to ‘Live the Dream’ this is it! Bookings for charters in Cairns this season are still available. Contact us now to secure your place in the chair. Tim and the team on Calypso will have you spinning lines in paradise.

The Great Barrier Reef is the Mecca of all game, deep sea and sports fishing around the world. The heavy tackle season out of Far North Queensland aboard Calypso is the pinnacle of our tours. Far North Queensland is where you will find your magical 1000lb Black Marlin. Unlike Madeira, Ghana, Cape Verde and Hawaii, all our Marlin are black. FNQ is scenically spectacular and will have you pumping for the Giant Black Marlin.

Game Fishing / Sport Fishing adventures on the Great Barrier Reef can either be live aboard for (up to 4 guests), mothershipping or Lizard Island accommodation. Fishing charters out of North Queensland Australia can be tailored to all budgets and levels of experience; however this fishing is not for the faint hearted. Marlin fishing and living aboard Calypso on the Great Barrier Reef will no doubt open your eyes to a whole new world of hard-core game fishing.

 

Don’t Know

Sports Fishing

Your Cairns Bluewater fishing charter can be tailored around your needs and wants plus the experience your guide equals a great day Bluewater fishing from Cairns. Vessel `Don’t Know` is a 6.3 metre Cairns Custom Craft (north wind).

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Custom fitted for maximum comfort and space. Powered by the very efficient 4-stroke Yamaha 115hp to get you to your fishing locations fast and safe.

On all our charter we supply all top quality rods & reels, all bait & tackle, jigs, lure & poppers, bottles of water & tea/coffee, a delicious lunch and our experienced fishing guide. You are welcome to bring along your own fishing gear as well as sunnies, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and camera.

Full day charters depart 6:30am and return 3:30pm from Cairns.

 

Reel Deep Charters

Sports Fishing

Our 4 day Cairns liveaboard fishing charters cater to fishing and spearing fanatics. We’ll load you up and take you offshore to some of the best locations, you’ll ever visit. Reel Deep Charters provides the best Cairns liveaboard charters, aboard Norkat II. For friends, fishing, spearing and fun!

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Suitable for families and/or groups of friends, Reel Deep Charters can accommodate up to 12 guests per trip. You’ll be comfortably appointed aboard our vessel Norkat II which has spacious outdoor decks and a fully air-conditioned interior. This is a purpose-built fishing/spearing vessel and she is crewed by passionate, professional locals who know these waters like the backs of their hands. Reel Deep Charters is committed to providing their guests with the complete charter boat fishing experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard for one of our Cairns liveaboard fishing charters. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It’s also one of the closest mainland ports, providing quick and easy access to the reef and marine wilderness of the Coral Sea beyond.

The Norkat II is a purpose-built fish/spearing and tour vessel that was launched in July 2002. After running out of Mackay for a while, she’s recently changed hands and locations, and is now based in Cairns, Tropical North Queensland at Half Moon Bay Marina. Norkat II is a fibreglass 72ft Westcoaster, fitted out specifically to cater to the comfort and needs of liveaboard fishing / spearing passengers. Offshore we are licensed to carry 12 passengers and four crew for extended, multi-day fishing and spearing charters. Norkat II is Cairns’ newest fishing charter boat and has two desalinisation plants, providing the comfort of a continuous freshwater supply, even during the extended periods at sea. The boat is powered by twin 750hp Iveco V8 engines and has two 25kva generators. It’s supported by two 6 metre centre console dories, with 150hp Honda four strokes. These are equipped with plotters, sounders and radios for your convenience and safety. Norkat II has a range of approximately 200 nautical miles at 10 knots, allowing us to travel long distances without refuelling.
Everything on Norkat II has been designed to maximise passenger comfort and style, while they’re enjoying extended fishing / spearing expeditions. Inside, the cabins, saloon and galley are all fully air-conditioned and Norkat II has various types of accommodation, suitable for families and friends. 2 x double cabins featuring 1 x double bed and 1 x single bed. 2 x twin share bunks with curtain separation. 1 x 4 quad share cabin with four single bunks.
The saloon is well appointed with TV/DVD, sound system and ice machine. The galley has all the cooking facilities required, for your crew to create delicious meals and snacks. We’ve also got a large freezer and plenty of fridge space for all those fish. Norkat II has a purpose built extra, large deck allowing for outdoors entertaining and relaxing. There is the added convenience of two showers and toilets, which are easily accessible. State of the art navigation equipment and communications gives Norkat II instant and ongoing information for safe passage. Reel Deep Charters provides extended charters to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea.

 

Cape York Peninsula Fishing – Seisia

Sports Fishing

Cape York Peninsula Fishing offers a variety of fishing opportunities. Open blue water, vast river systems, coral reefs, rocky headlands, sand flats, swamps and billabongs hold a wide number of fish species.

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Charter Rates

Full Day $920       Half Day $550         (Max 4pax)

Depending on the length of your fishing adventure, charters consist of fishing areas from Virlya Point (West Coast of Cape York) to Cairns Cross Islands (East Coast of Cape York). This includes all angles of fishing.

Fish Species

Fish regularly caught are: Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Finger Mark, GT, Jew Fish, Mackerel, Queen Fish, Coral Trout, Cod, Bream, Spangled Emperor, Red Emperor, Cobia, Queensland Groper, Grunter, Parrot Fish, Nannygai, Tuna, Sharks and many other species.

Wild Life and Aquatic animals

During hunting your targeted fish species, various wild life and aquatic animals can be sighted. Migrating birds, Dingoes, Crocs, Wallabies, Dugongs, Turtles and assorted Rays are few of the regulars.

Billfish Sports Fishing

Sports Fishing

With Billfish, fishing is seasonal, year round we fish light tackle, for species such as Spanish Mackerel, Yellow fin Tuna, Sailfish, Juvenile Black Marlin, Wahoo and more. But from September to December we offer the ultimate experience, chasing giant Black Marlin on heavy tackle.

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For fishing out of Cairns QLD Australia, you can’t go past booking a charter with BILLFISH SPORT FISHING.  Owned and operated by Rick and Margie Eustace since 1999 they offer adrenalin fishing with a mix of fun, comfort and very user friendly for the experienced angler, the novice angler, kids, family groups or just a bunch of mates. Our charters are designed to suit the anglers, whether you only have time for a single day charter or maybe you would like to get a group together and make a holiday of it, you can join our crew on an extended live aboard charter with a mix of fishing, swimming and fun.  So what are you waiting for, contact us for more information and let us help you get THE CATCH OF THE DAY

We can sleep 5 persons in comfort, plus crew.  A double cabin up front which can be converted to a twin, two more bunks opposite a large bathroom featuring a toilet, basin and shower and there are two bunks in the saloon area.

Heavy Tackle charters:

If it has been on your bucket list to catch a GIANT BLACK MARLIN, then read on: We take a maximum of 4 anglers on our live aboard heavy tackle charters, depart Cairns Marina at 8:00 am and steam out to the outer reef.  We start the day with some light tackle fishing for fresh bait for the day and fresh fish for dinner, then set the big gear up to target GIANT BLACK MARLIN.  It will depend on the number of days booked as to how far we travel up the to the Ribbons Reefs.  Just like the Light Tackle extended charters we anchor behind a safe reef at night and enjoy entertainment, yummy meals and a few drinks and in the morning have a swim and snorkel before setting off for the next days fishing adventures

Sport Fishing charters:

Depart Cairns 8:00am and steam out to our first destination Fish Light tackle 15kg line trolling for palagic species in season such as Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Sailfish, juvenile Black Marlin, Baracuda, Wahoo and more. Anchor overnight at a safe reef ancorage, enjoy yummy meals, a few drinks and many stories and in the morning have a swim / snorkel before heading out for another days exciting fishing,

Moana III Fishing Charters

Sports Fishing

Aboard Moana III, experience Great Barrier Reef Fishing, deep sea fishing and exhilarating light tackle sports fishing, with the thrill of catching the stunning juvenile Black Marlin, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Yellow and Blue Fin Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi and many other varieties.

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Moana III also cater for Reef and Game Fishing Day Trips – 12 pax, Overnight Trips – 6 pax, Extended Charters – 4 pax,     P.O.A.

These fish all roam the waters on edge of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, just an hour out from the Cairns Marlin Marina. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest fish attracting device on the globe with a variety of excellent fighting fish to catch. Reef Fishing for Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor, Job-fish and many others are also a perfect way to enjoy a memorable fresh fish meal.

The Juvenile Black Marlin, roam areas less than one hour from Cairns. These fish range in size from 20lbs to 120lbs and are prime fun light tackle sportsfishing. The cobalt waters off Cairns are world renowned for its action and variety of pelagic sports fish and our trips visit different parts of the reef depending on where the fish are biting!

Giant Black Marlin Fishing the deep blue waters between Cairns and Lizard Island and out to and beyond the continental shelf well into the Coral Sea is unquestionably the World’s premier location for prestigious game fishing and that is why it is attractive to many anglers from around the globe. Black Marlin peak season runs from September through to end December and this is generally the best time to come and experience the very best in Australian Game Fishing in Cairns.

These marine giants congregate along the seaward edge of the Great Barrier Reef, and along the 150 NM edge of the continental shelf and from Lizard Island and the Ribbon Reefs to the north, to south of Cairns. This is what makes our region so desirable with the reliability of their return each season. Many years of tag and release fishing and use of circle hooks by the Cairns Professional Game Fishing Association has ensured this area remains the most sustainable fishery for the Giant Black Marlin in the world.

There are many huge Marlin caught and released every season. Last year over half the fish we caught were over 900lbs!!!!!

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Saltaire Charters

Sports Fishing

Available all year round, the change of seasons brings different species to target. The run of juvenile Black Marlin are from July to October and are an exciting catch on 10kg line. There are a number of Mackerel species to catch and can be caught most of the year.

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Saltaire has witnessed some of the most exciting fishing to be experienced on the Great Barrier Reef, the coral sea and beyond to the vast reaches of the untamed waters of Papua New Guinea. Based in the Reef Marina Port Douglas, 30nm north of Cairns and a short run to the barrier reef, Saltaire is available for popper casting for Giant Trevally, light tackle, heavy tackle, reef fishing and personalised charters including cruising, snorkelling and diving. With comfort, speed and great service on your side you will be amongst the serious action on offer whether it will be giant black marlin, pelagic species, giant trevally or classic reef fish. Being a boat constructed from foam core it is fast and light weight making it an affordable game fishing boat.

HEAVY TACKLE CHARTERS

Fishing for Giant Black Marlin is the ultimate experience of a lifetime. Saltaire is a classic 34ft blue water quarter-horse vessel and has witnessed some of the most exciting fishing to be experienced on the Great Barrier Reef, the coral sea and beyond to the vast reaches of the untamed waters of Papua New Guinea. Based in the Reef Marina Port Douglas, 30nm north of Cairns and a short run to the barrier reef , Saltaire is available for popper casting for Giant Trevally, light tackle, heavy tackle, reef fishing and personalised charters including cruising, snorkelling and diving. With comfort, speed and great service on your side you will be amongst the serious action on offer whether it will be giant Black Marlin, pelagic species, Giant Trevally or classic reef fish.

LIGHT TACKLE FISHING

Available all year round, the change of seasons brings different species to target. The run of juvenile Black Marlin are from july to october and are an exciting catch on 10kg line. There is a number of mackerel species to catch and can be caught most of the year. Other species are northern Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi & Giant Trevally.

GT POPPER CHARTERS

Casting Poppers for Giant Trevally is one of the most exciting forms of fishing. Watching a GT smash a surface bait and head straight for the reef edge or bommie can make you week at the knees. We specialize in targeting these big GT’s and use Shimano Stella 18000 Reels with 100lb gerry brown braid on a Yamaga blue reef rod to land these amazing fish.

Doreen Too Fishing Charters

Sports Fishing

Doreen Too Port Douglas Fishing Charters offer a variety of 3 to 10 day live aboard reef and estuary fishing charters. We fish throughout the Great Barrier Reef aboard the motor vessel Doreen Too operating from Port Douglas. Charters start from just $400 per person per day.

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Sole Charter $400pp, per day for 7 to 10 people or $450pp, per day (min 6pax) In a Sole Charter you and a group of friends charter the entire boat. Or Shared Charter Cost: $450 per person per day (min 6pax). In a Shared Charter you join other individuals who are sharing the charter.

Also see our Extended Charters section for a wider range of options.

Coral Sea Fishing and Adventure Tours cover the tropical east coast of Far North Queensland from Cairns to beyond the tip of Cape York.

Doreen Too is a magnificent purpose built charter vessel. She weighs 70 tons, is 55ft. long and underwent a recent major refit. She is an extremely comfortable live aboard vessel with long-range capabilities.

For fishing enthusiasts Doreen Too offers: Extended charters, live aboard charters, true sea going capabilities, air-conditioned cabins, generous accommodation, full walk around decks under shade, two sports fishing dinghies, ample refrigeration including snap freezers, large BBQ and drinks fridge on back deck.

Fishing activities include: Day and night reef fishing Trolling from mother ship and fishing dinghies for pelagic species Barramundi and estuary fishing available Mud crabbing Snorkelling, island walks and other activities available.

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Roko Island Fishing Charters – Seisia

Sports Fishing

What makes Cape York the perfect fishing holiday destination is it’s diversity. You could be in the estuaries chasing the elusive Barramundi Just to find yourself minutes later pulling a Spanish Mackerel in the Blue waters!

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Cape York Sport Fishing Experience 4 Days / 5 Nights  for 4 persons      $2145/person 6 Days / 7 Nights  for 4 persons      $3091/person 4 Days / 5 Nights  for 6 persons      $2431/person 6 Days / 7 Nights  for 6 persons      $3520/person

  • Smaller or larger groups OK, and day charters available, call us for more info.
  • Full days of fishing (8 hours minimum)
  • Accommodation in Roko Island’s Eco Tents
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included (alcoholic drinks can be purchased and organized in advance)
  • Fully qualified skipper / fishing guide
  • “Madfish” our 7m Custom built Haines Hunter powered by a 175hp 4 stroke Suzuki
  • Fishing gear and tackle can be provided at no extra cost (*conditions applies) but we highly recommend that you bring your own equipment and tackle.

What to say about Cape York that hasn’t been already said. Untamed wilderness, unspoilt waters, warmth of the tropics, and of course unmatched fishing experience! Join us on a fishing adventure and discover what Cape York has to offer. Blue waters or Estuaries fishing, the choice is yours. After all, nothing beats doing what you like in a place you enjoy!

DAINTREE RIVER FISHING

Sports Fishing

Our calm water Fishing and Nature Tour targets Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Trevally and mudcrabs (when in season) whilst enjoying the wildlife and scenic beauty of the Daintree River.

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COASTAL SPORTSFISHING & REEF CHARTERS

Visit the local inshore reef and wrecks of the Daintree coast. Use a mixture of live baiting, lure, fly and trolling in search of Spanish Mackerel, Tuna, Coral Trout, Nannygai and reef sharks. Maximum 6 people and dependent on weather conditions.

Half Day (4 hrs)2-6 pax $120 pp. Full Day (8 hrs)2-6 pax $240 pp

CY Fishing Charters – Seisa

Sports Fishing

CY Fishing Charters just happens to be located right in the middle of some of Australia’s best fishing waters. We understand that not everyone has the time for an extended fishing adventure but you would love to get a ‘taste’ of what it’s like to fish our amazing waters.

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TASTE ADVENTURE:          DAY FISHING CHARTER ESCAPE ADVENTURE:       1 DAY 2 NIGHTSCAPE YOR GETAWAY ADVENTURE:     4 DAYS 5 NIGHTSCAPE YORK ABSOLUTE ADVENTURE:   5 DAYS 6 NIGHTS OR 6 DAYS 7 NIGHTSCAPE YORK POA Give us a call now.

We have all the fishing gear that you need and our island chef will have prepared you a delicious lunch. If you have any of your own fishing gear that you wanted to use your more than welcome to bring your own. We believe in sustainable fishing practices where we offer you an opportunity to catch some of Australia’s best eating fish for dinner not an opportunity to fill your freezer. It is our hope that the evening of your fishing charter you will be eating a beautiful fresh fish dinner that you caught with us.

There are a number of combinations to how we can make this day work for you so please contact us to learn more.

We understand that not everyone has the time for an extended fishing adventure but a ‘taste’ is just not enough. You have been looking at the magical waters of the Cape York long enough… It is time to leave your car behind for a couple of days and let us spoil you with some of northern Australia’s best fishing and food.

Our Escape Adventure options are perfect for those looking to indeed escape the mainland and forget about life for a couple of days. The escape adventure package starts at two nights but we can extended to as many as four nights.

Depending on where you are coming from we will pick you up and drop you back after your Escape Adventure on Albany Island with CY Fishing Charters. All of your fishing equipment is included in the exchange adventure if you have some of your own gear that you wish to test against the North’s best sports fish you are more than welcome to bring along.

Every meal whilst with us is prepared by our resident chef who takes delight in exceeding your culinary expectations. Our meals are not complicated they are delicious and made with the ingredients of Far North Queensland primary producers.

It is not all about fishing at Albany Island there are some incredible bush and beach walking trails. We can also organise some seafood cooking classes using ingredients that you have collected like oysters/mud crabs or maybe even a crayfish or two.

If you have a couple of days free and you want to have a crack at the tropical sports fish of the Cape York Peninsula. Depending on your starting point we can have you out the door of your home in the early morning and sitting on the beach at Albany Island that afternoon having a beer.

We don’t believe in wasting fishing time travelling so we recommend you arrive the afternoon before your getaway adventure starts and depart the morning after your getaway adventure finishes.

All of your fishing equipment is included in the exchange adventure if you have some of your own gear that you wish to test against the North’s best sports fish you are more than welcome to bring along.

Depending on your numbers we can configure the accommodation to suit your needs.

Our Absolute Adventure packages are designed for those that love to fish and disconnect from the world. The fishing potential around Albany Island is almost unlimited… A fish of a lifetime is often only a subtle variation in your cast action and retrieval away. That thing you learnt from the day before where just as the GT smashes your popper you pause and then strike.

Over your week stay with us on the Absolute Adventure package we will spend as much time as possible refining your skills to perfectly target our tropical sports fish. Our guides are certainly not righteous in that they know that there is a lot of things that they can learn off you as well. With five or six days up your sleeve you have time to experiment and indeed a time to learn.

Nomad Sportfishing Adventures

Sports Fishing

Nomad Sportfishing has a long history of providing pioneering and unique mothership trips to fish some of the world’s most remote reefs. Our 80ft mothership and years of experience allow us to access places that nobody else can get to.

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The Ribbon Reefs provide excellent year round fishing, and we access the area as part of our Coral Sea Lagoon Explorer trips , offering 3 and 4 day packages, starting at $3100/person + flights ex Cairns.

Nomad Sportfishing Extended Mothership Charters start at $2950pp + transfers ex Cairns. We can customise dates for whole boat bookings, or we cater for individuals or smaller groups to join one of our scheduled trips. Odyssey can accommodate up to 12 anglers. Nomad Gameboat day trips ex Port Douglas start at $2400/day for the boat which can be shared between 4-5 anglers. Just fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get you on the water in no time.

The Iconic Far northern Great Barrier Reef – A Sportfishing Paradise

  • Excellent GT fishing
  • Light tackle lurecasting the reef flats for Groupers, Red Bass, Emperors, and much more
  • Micro jigging and soft plastic fishing the reefs is spectacular
  • Big Spanish Mackerel trolling the reef edges
  • Great reef fishing for Coral Trout, Emperor and other reef fish
  • Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and Dogtooth are possible on the outside edge of the reef
  • Accessed on a Mothership Drive out trip

    Ribbon Reef Location Information

    The Ribbon Reefs were the scene of the iconic and groundbreaking video by Malcolm Florence titled “The Great Reef Exploration”, filmed in the late 1970’s. Back in the seventies, this area was considered the ultimate in remote Sportfishing locations – incredibly remote, pristine reefs that could only be accessed by large vessels with significant fuel capacity.

     Not much has changed really….And the fishing is just as good as it ever was. It’s still very remote, and rarely fished.

    The Ribbon Reefs are famous for the incredible fishing for giant black marlin, and this 100 mile stretch of reef is the single best place in the world to catch giant black marlin. But it’s not just marlin that find these waters incredibly appealing. This stretch of reef is home to a massive variety of species, with big GTs, yellowfin, coral trout, red bass, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, sailfish and many other species calling this place home. So no matter what bluewater species you want to catch, the Ribbon Reefs offer an amazing fishing experience

    When do we fish the Ribbon Reefs?

    The Ribbon Reefs provide excellent year round fishing, and we access the area as part of our Coral Sea Lagoon Explorer trips , offering 3 and 4 day packages, starting at $3100/person + flights ex Cairns.

    Nomad Sportfishing Extended Mothership Charters start at $2950pp + transfers ex Cairns. We can customise dates for whole boat bookings, or we cater for individuals or smaller groups to join one of our scheduled trips. Odyssey can accommodate up to 12 anglers. Nomad Gameboat day trips ex Port Douglas start at $2400/day for the boat which can be shared between 4-5 anglers. Just fill in our enquiry form and we’ll get you on the water in no time.