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Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef Fishing

This is a great overall fishing experience. It can entail a half day coastal or full day outer reef on the water travelling some 8-25 miles offshore to the amazing, expansive and complex reefs systems adjacent to Port Douglas in comfortable bigger and stable boats.

Premium fishing gear is used to bottom fish and sportfish for coral trout, red emperor, nannygai, trevally and mackerel as preferred species.

This is a great all round trip for any angler, including first timers and seasoned kids looking for a bit more excitement and a great feed of table fish to take home. Shared and Private trips available. See below for the selection of boats we manage.

Not recommended for seasick travellers unless conditions are calm.

Trips are either shared or by private charter. Private charters can include snorkelling time on secluded outer reef systems if requested. Corporate or Bucks Days are by private charter only.


Reef Fishing Charters

Dragon Lady Reef Fishing Port Douglas

Dragon Lady is the Far North's leading reef fishing operation with a 48ft Westcoaster, operating out of the Port Douglas Marina. They are designed for the purpose of catching and landing the large variety of highly sought after reef and game fish in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef. This vessel caters for individual and group bookings for a full day charter.

Saltaire Reef Fishing

Saltaire is available for Reef Fishing charters by private charter only. Specifically built for the Great Barrier Reef conditions, this beautifully designed vessel is a premier choice for daily and extended fishing trips. With comfort, speed and great service on your side you will be amongst the serious action on offer including Coral Trout, GT's, Red Emperor, Nannygai, Mackerel amongst a host of others.

Akula boat in shallow water
Akula Sportfishing

Akula is a 7.2m Marlin Broadbill vessel providing a fast, stable and comfortable ride specialising in sportfishing trips to the Great Barrier Reef. Small numbers with our local skipper with 30yrs local experience, ensures you are in the best of hands with exciting possibilities which can be tailor made.

The choice and range of daily trips are extensive and include the mega day 10hr outer reef adventure, a full day outer reef 8hr charter and a coastal reef 4.5hr half day trip. Snorkelling and Island/Sand Cay experiences can be included at exclusive locations on full day charters only by request.

Extended Reef, Game & Sportfishing Charter Package

We are excited to offer you this great Great Barrier Reef extended fishing package. Our local Great Barrier Reef is home to the best fishing in the world with a range of angling options available. Port Douglas is the closest based harbour to this Natural Wonder of the World on the east coast of Australia.

A minimum of 4 days is required to secure a booking catering for up to 8 pax. Trips beyond this can be for as long as you wish. With a very experienced and dedicated team you are in for a wonderful experience!

Minke Reef Fishing

Minke is a 40ft Assegai custom built express style sportfishing cruiser with a cruise speed of 25 knots. Based in Port Douglas for private day charters only, this is a premium vessel for a trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. 

Trips can include reef fishing, light tackle game fishing, giant trevally popper fishing and also adventure cruising opportunities to sand cays, tropical islands and private reef systems. Snorkelling and diving can also be part of your day.

Exceed Sportfishing Port Douglas

Locally owned, our 8m Haines Hunter centre console vessel offers estuary, river, coastal and reef charters for half and full day charters. Guided by a superb skipper with an awesome reputation you are well and truly on your way to having a wonderful fishing experience.

MV Norseman Port Douglas Reef Fishing

MV Norseman is an 18m (60ft) purpose-designed and custom-made vessel capable of speeds up to 28 knots, and can comfortably accommodate up to 30 passengers on shared daily charters. She specialises in reef fishing for all of the top quality table eating fish found on the Great Barrier Reef, and boasts the well-founded reputation as the best reef fishing charter in the Port Douglas region.