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Port Douglas Inshore

Port Douglas Inshore

Join us aboard one of our 2 x 22ft custom built centre consoles “EDDY” and “CHASER”. Each boat can take up to four passengers for full or half day private and shared charters out of Port Douglas and the surrounding areas. We will be targeting inshore waters as well as estuaries depending on the style of fishing and weather conditions. Targeting a variety of species predominantly on lures all levels of fishing experience is welcome for this exciting day out on the water. We practice predominately catch and release sportfishing, but we are happy for you to bring some fish home for a feed, this is welcomed. We also take small groups out to Low Ilses for the day for some snorkelling, relaxing, fishing and just a general fun day out on the great barrier reef. Get in touch with us and let us personalise a tour for you.

You can expect to catch queenfish, Spanish mackerel, coral trout, chinaman fish, fingermark, nannygai, barramundi, estuary cod and many more. We depart each morning from the boat ramp at Dickson’s Inlet for all our Port Douglas based trips. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch with you as we only supply snacks (muesli bar, fruit, chips) and cold drinks.

Private full day charters:  $1150 – 9 hours – Max 4 Guests – 7am to 4am
Private half day charter:  $750 – 4.5 hours – Max 4 Guests – 7am to 11am or 12pm to 4pm
Full day shared charter:  $275pp* 9 hours – Max 4 Guests – 7am to 4am
Half day shared charter:  $235pp* 4.5 hours  – Max 4 Guests – 7am to 11am or 12pm to 4pm
* All shared charters need a minimum of 2 guests to opperate.

  • GROUP SIZE

    Max 4

  • TIME TO GO

    Jan-Sept

  • VESSEL

    22ft Chaser or Eddy

  • ACCOMMODATION

    Of your choice

INCLUSIONS: Private Boat Hire, Professional Fishing guide, Packed Lunch, Water and Soft Drinks
Extras: Beers, Spirits & Wine can be pre-arranged before the trip. Lures and terminal tackle are available to purchase onboard or you are more then welcome to bring your own. Rods & Reels are available for hire @$50pp.

PORT DOUGLAS INSHORE SPECIES

Coral Trout
Plectropomus leopardus
Grows To
20KG+

Power

8 /10

Speed

6 /10
Spanish Mackerel
Scomberomorus commerson
Grows To
40KG+

Power

7 /10

Speed

10 /10
Giant trevally
Caranx ignoblis
Grows To
65KG+

Power

10 /10

Speed

7 /10

PORT DOUGLAS FISHING STYLES

Whether you’re an experienced angler or you’d like to learn a new style, we’re happy to share our many years of knowledge and experience with you. One of our main aims is to teach people about sport fishing and we view catch and release a major part of our sport. We’d like to help change the mindset of keeping as many trophies as possible.

Top Water Casting
Jigging
Soft plastics
Trolling
flyfishing
Micro Jigging
Light Tackle Sight Fishing
This is by far the most exhilarating forms of fishing around. Whether you’re a season angler or are looking at trying this discipline for the first time, we cater for all groups. Our intuitive casting lessons and our tentative approach to guiding our clients is the reason we convert bites to landed fish for the angler. Throwing large lures around the reef and pressure edges, and watching as huge fish explode on them is what makes this form of fishing so exciting. Target species include GT’s, Spanish mackerel, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, longtail tuna, trout, red bass and more.
Jigging has been responsible for some of the most incredible trophy fish ever recorded. The physical nature of this style requires anglers to be reasonably fit. The bite while jigging is by far the best part. As you’re moving your jig through the water column, it feels like the rod has been hit by a steam train going in the opposite direction at 100 miles an hour. Not knowing what you’ve hooked, you’re usually in for a surprise at the end of the fight. Great for targeting dogtooth tuna, trout, emperor, Spanish mackerel, wahoo.
This is one of the most productive forms of fishing out on the reef. Throwing plastics and micro jigs around opens the flood gates on your possible species count and there are some big fish to be landed on this gear, including trout, red bass, emperor, giant trevally, Spanish mackerel, and cod.
For those who prefer to take a break from the physically demanding nature of heavy tackle top water and jigging then sit back, relax and enjoy some trolling. Just because we’re sitting around doesn’t mean this style of fishing isn’t productive. There are some serious fish to be caught whist trolling, of which the angry dogtooth and giant marlin are at the top of the list. Other species include Spanish mackerel, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, and wahoo.
We can cater for flyfisherman in some of the locations we visit. If you have a particular interest in flyfishing, please contact us to learn more about possible trip options. Target species include red bass, gold spot trevally, bludgers, GTs , tuna , Spanish mackerel, and marlin.
This is one of the most productive forms of fishing out on the reef. Throwing plastics and micro jigs around opens the flood gates on your possible species count and there are some big fish to be landed on this gear, including trout, red bass, emperor, giant trevally, Spanish mackerel, and cod.
Join us on the flats for some light tackle sight fishing, this is a form of fishing that every angler needs to experience on their trip out with us on the reef. Throwing small to medium size stick baits and poppers in this terrain is very productive. Don’t think because you are throwing smaller lures you are only going to catch smaller fish! We have hooked GT’s over 50 kilos on the flats while throwing smaller lures as the excitement of the reef fish seems to wind the bigger predators up into attack mode. The best part about this is you’ll be watching the mayhem unfold in front of you as it is so shallow! So after a long day of throwing big lures around or simply just looking for something different, this is a must!

GETTING THERE

Fly into Cairns and drive 55mins North to Port Douglas

Port Douglas is a short 55min drive north from the Cairns Airport is the gateway to the spectacular Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled between mountains and the Coral Sea, it is one of Queensland’s most popular holiday destinations. You have the options to either hire a car or book a shuttle with one of the many shuttle services available from the airport.

ACCOMMODATION

We recommend staying along Macrossan Street as its only a short 5-10min walk down to the marina. It is full of accomodation options at all prices and is home a large selection of boutiques and restaurants to enjoy when your not out on the water with us.

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