Fishing Charters in Port Douglas

Fishing Charters in Port Douglas

If you’re an avid fishing enthusiast, you’ll know that Port Douglas is unbeatable when it comes to perfect locations and elite angling experiences – especially when the Great Barrier Reef is right on our doorstep. You’ll be spoiled for choice with endless incredible fishing adventures to embark on.

Whether it’s a chilled afternoon of getting a line wet amongst the mangroves, or a lavish three-night trip with gourmet food on board, there’s something to suit anyone and everyone! This guide will make things easy to decide which option is best for you. Good luck!

On a Budget

Boat Hire Port Douglas

Escape the crowds and take the family out for a day in the sun on your very own boat! If you’re looking for a fun and affordable activity while travelling with kids, these small self drive boats are a fantastic place to start. Spend some time cruising from the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina inlet through 15km of mangrove forests while you fish for a delicious dinner. Cook up a feast and enjoy a BBQ lunch on board to top things off. 

Out n About

Out n About offer brilliant inshore reef and estuary fishing adventures, as well as private or night time charters upon request for something a little more personal. One option is to hook up for a thrilling half day trip to Low Isles with a remarkable fishing guide to help you get the absolute most out of the day. You can expect to land some coral trout, mackerel or nanagai as the catch of the day!


If you haven’t yet landed a fish in the great outdoors of FNQ, it’s time to visit Hook-a-Barra in Wonga Beach. It’s the greatest place to test your angling skills sustainably and catch one of the 1500+ barramundis within a multispecies pond. Try your luck for one of the rare albino barramundis – that will be a story for the fishermen tales! Award-winning fish is available to purchase from the Daintree Saltwater Barramundi Fish Farm on site.

Mid Range

Dragon Lady

Dragon Lady is one of Port’s leading fishing charter operations that offers shared and private trips to the edge of the continental shelf for shark, popper, and heavy tackle fishing just to name a few. Each journey includes all of the quality equipment you’ll need, along with a light tropical lunch and refreshments. Private charters have the choice to snorkel and visit a heavenly secluded sand cay!


Head out for a solid day of outer reef fishing on the Norseman vessel with a friendly group of helpful and knowledgeable crew. To maximise comfort during this exceptional day out on the water, the boat is equipped with ample shade, a large open deck space, and an air-conditioned saloon. Some of the popular species that always tend to make an appearance include the gold spot cod, spangled emperor, trevally, and cobia.

A little more luxury

Far North Sport Fishing

With three phenomenal vessels and a wide selection of bespoke fishing escapades to choose from, the team at FNSF are committed to delivering an unforgettable reef experience for every guest. The choice is yours; discover the amazing Great Barrier Reef and Ribbon reef flats, fly by helicopter along Cape York to Princess Charlotte Bay for a barramundi expedition on the Blue Martini, or extend your fishing trip for a three-night stay and spend your spare time scuba diving, kayaking, and stand up paddle boarding!


Experience a luxe day on the reef aboard this luxurious fishing charter with access to inner and outer Ribbon reefs, tranquil sand cays and lagoons, and numerous deep diving sites. While these single day or overnight ventures are always full of sunshine and the sea, the extra touch of extravagance will truly make it a trip of a lifetime. Indulge in a gourmet lunch with fresh seafood and canapés between the water activities.

Saltaire Charters

Available for day or overnight trips, this custom sports vessel is known and loved for it’s awesome heavy and light tackle fishing action that takes place in beautiful locations all throughout the GBR. On the heavy tackle charters in the waters between Cairns and Lizard Island, you can gear up for the extraordinary challenge of landing the famous Giant Black Marlin! How’s that for a trophy fish?


With so many epic charters to choose from in Port Douglas, you’ll love your fishing adventures in the tropics no matter your preferences!

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