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Saltaire Popper Fishing

This classic 35ft blue water quarter-horse vessel has personally witnessed some of the most exciting fishing to be experienced on The Great Barrier Reef and also beyond to the vast reaches of the untamed waters of Papua New Guinea.

It is crewed by a local father & son operation with over 20yrs experience together on our local waters.

Based in Port Douglas, Saltaire has without question the best reputation in the local region for Light tackle and Popper Reef Fishing. It is a Custom Made vessel built specifically for the Great Barrier Reef conditions and is beautifully designed for daily and extended trips.

Daily trips will see you explore the likes of Rudder, Undine, St. Crispin’s and Opal Reefs renowned for holding big, quality Gt’s and mackerel. Other species often encountered in this style of fishing will include coral trout, red bass and emperor species. Overnight charters can further include extending to the incredible Hope Isles, the Ribbon Reefs & Lizard Island where the fishing just goes insane.

So valued is the reputation of this vessel, it is contracted on a regular basis to accompany the world-wide known charter Nomad which are the ultimate fishing extended mothership in Far NTH QLD waters. With comfort, speed and great service on your side you will be amongst the serious action on offer whether it be pursuing big giant trevally / pelagic / reef species using the methods of surface lure fishing.

Boat features include fantastic high speed twin 275hp engines with a cruising speed of 24 knots, express way layout, enclosed head, air conditioned sleeping quarters, the latest of navionics and only the very best of all fishing gear and tackle.

Your personalised trip also includes morning/afternoon tea, tropical lunch, soft beverages, all bait and absolute high end tackle. Snorkel gear provided if requested (Diving on Application). Alcohol is BYO with eskies and ice provided. All legal catches are cleaned and conveniently bagged for you to take home. On extended trips further inclusions are all meals and accommodation and preparation of fish to transport on a plane if required.

It is a very professional and well oiled operation equipped with all the bells and whistles, and prides itself on its service and high reputation within the industry.

This charter is 100% proudly locally owned and operated and available all year round.


All daily charters depart at 8.30am departing Port Douglas Marina Berth C2. Light tackle charters return by 4.30pm. Extended Charters 8.30am to 4.30pm on final day.

Light Tackle / Popper

  • $2500 per day – Max. 8 pax. but recommended for up to 6 pax (all year round)
  • Please note reef fishing and snorkelling can be incorporated on all trips


  • Overnight prices per day as above but only 4 max.

Please note:

  • A 7 Day 100% cancellation fee applies prior to the starting time on daily charters and 30 days on extended charters.
  • All trips are subject to weather.
  • A credit card is required to secure your booking.

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female and male angler holding a giant trevally

Saltaire boat features

  • Length: 35ft
  • Engines: High Speed 275 x 2 Cummins Engines
  • Cruising speed: 24 knots
  • Top quality Shimano gear used and a very experienced crew
  • The latest of navionics
  • Air conditioned sleeping quarters
  • Express way layout
  • Enclosed head
  • All catering included except for alcoholic beverages