Cairns Reef Fishing

There’s nothing better than a day out on the water, reeling in a massive catch! Cairns Reef Fishing takes you to the Great Barrier Reef in search of Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Nannygai, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.

The waters of the Great Barrier Reef offer some of the best fishing grounds in the world. With this in mind, prepare for some of the best fishing of your life!

Go with the ones who know.

Both locally owned and family operated, Cairns Reef Fishing has the inside scoop! With years of experience, the crew on your boat will take you to the best fishing spots out of Cairns.

Over 2000 GPS fishing spots marked!

Prepare to land your prize catch, whether a novice or an old hand!

Various fishing methods and equipment to be sure you get your catch. These include:

  • trolling
  • live bait fishing
  • bottom fishing
  • drift fishing

In other words, Cairns Reef Fishing gives you the best chance of catching the best fish on the Reef!

Comfortable, fully equipped, purpose-built fishing vessels

Cruise in style and comfort, no matter the time of year or the weather!

Enjoy quality, well-maintained fishing gear, drinking water, and a delicious lunch during your day with Cairns Reef Fishing.

What’s more, whatever you catch will be cleaned and bagged in ice for you to take home!

Best things to do in Cairns

  • Check-in at Marlin Marina, Finger D at 6:30 am sharp
  • Head out to sea! Your tour goes anywhere within a 50km radius of Cairns – wherever the fish are is where you will go! In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Enjoy lunch at sea
  • Finally, catch in hand, return to the Marina between 3:30 – 4:00 that afternoon
  • Quality fishing tackle, rods and reels or hand lines
  • Tea, coffee, water and croissants
  • Cairns Reef Fishing water bottle
  • Delicious lunch consisting of cold meats, salads and fresh bread rolls
  • Fresh fruit & fresh prawns
  • Your catch cleaned and bagged for you to take home Reef taxes and levies
  • Towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear, and sunglasses
  • BYO Alcohol (no glass please), refrigeration provided

There’s currently a Fuel Levy of $200 per boat for private charters, in place until 1st April 2023.

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