31 Jul

Top 8 Fishing Charters in Port Douglas

It will come as no surprise when we say that tropical Port Douglas is home to some of the best fishing locations in Australia.

If you’re passionate about fishing, there is no better place to visit than Port Douglas. It is the coastal paradise that is the heart and soul of the extraordinary Great Barrier Reef.

We understand that there’s no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to fishing, so our team at the Cayman Villas has developed this comprehensive guide so you can get your hook, line and sinker ready for the best possible outdoor sporting experience.


Boat Hire Port Douglas

Boat Hire Port Douglas at the Marina

If you’re travelling as a family and have brought the kids along, Boat Hire Port Douglas will be the best option for you. Hire a small self drive boat and head out from the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina for a day of picturesque inlet fishing.

Spend some quality time together and explore the magical wildlife that lives amongst the mangroves; most visitors come across a sunbaking crocodile or two! When hiring rods and handlines, you’ll be provided with ample bait and tackle. The boats are safe, spacious and have plenty of shade.

Out n About

Out n About Port Douglas

Jump aboard the Reel Therapy or Reel Escape vessels for some unbelievable inlet and reef fishing adventures. These small boats have been designed for comfort and speed, making them ideal for those who want to ensure maximum fishing time.

Cruise in small groups through the inshore reefs, estuary systems or venture out to Low Isles. The vessels provide top of the line equipment and facilities so you can make the most out of your trip. The wonderful staff love to share their knowledge and passion for fishing with you throughout the day.

Hook a Barra

Hook a Barra Wonga Beach

Located in Wonga Beach, Hook a Barra is the place to go if you’re after an adrenalin rush and plenty of action. It is a farmed, sustainable and land based fishing experience where you’ll have the chance to practice your lure and land in a pond full of Barramundi and Mangrove Jack.

All tackle and bait will be provided along with professional guidance from the staff. Whether you’re a first-timer or a pro, this is an awesome spot to test your angling skills and take home a delicious dinner!

Mid Range

Dragon Lady

Dragon Lady Fishing Charters Port Douglas

Dragon Lady is an award-winning outer reef launch experience that offers shared and private charters. There are a variety of adventures to choose from including heavy tackle, popper and shark fishing just to name a few. Depending on your trip you can expect to see an abundant variety of colourful species; Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Nannygai and a host of others.

Snorkelling is available on all private charters if you want to explore the mystical underwater world.


Norseman Reef Fishing Port Douglas

You’ll be sure to have a fun-filled and exhilarating day of reef fishing when travelling on this fantastic outer reef launch charter. If you’re up to the challenge, expect to land a big one when the Giant Trevally and Spanish Mackerel are around. Don’t forget, if you caught it, you keep it!

There are impressive rods and hand reels available, plenty of room and delicious food to enjoy. The local staff are extremely helpful and they’ll do whatever it takes for you to have a cracking day out on the water.


Far North Sport Fishing

Far North Sport Fishing Port Douglas

These lavish charters offer bespoke fishing adventures that give you the special opportunity to fish the beautiful Ribbon Reef flats and discover many other untouched reef systems. Catering for up to six guests, this is the perfect choice for those looking for something a little more personal and luxurious.

As well as spending the day with a world class team, there will be many wonderful sea creatures making an appearance. Spotting green sea turtles, sharks and manta rays will definitely make the trip that little bit more memorable. This once in a lifetime experience will certainly be a day for the books.


Monsoon Reef Charters Port Douglas

It doesn’t get much better than a private luxury charter to the GBR where you will spend the day exploring your own sand cay, diving or snorkelling through the coral gardens and getting your adrenalin pumping while fishing. You’ll also indulge in gourmet goodness throughout the day; sounds like heaven to us!

In fact, we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to extend your trip. Monsoon is also available for overnight adventures. The friendly and professional staff will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Saltaire Charters

Saltaire Charters Port Douglas

This deluxe sports fishing vessel fishes through the shallows of the Coral Sea to chase monster GT’s, mackerel and the famous Black Marlin. Available for day and overnight trips, this heavy and light tackle Marlin fishing will be sure to get your blood pumping.

The personalised charters also offer snorkelling and diving to take your experience to the next level. Saltaire Charters always manages to exceed all expectations and go above and beyond for their guests to ensure they have the time of their lives.

We can’t wait to hear about your fishing adventures and we know you’ll be amazed by the beauty of FNQ!

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