Cairns Reef Fishing

There’s nothing better than a day out on the water, reeling in a massive catch! Cairns Reef Fishing takes you out to the Great Barrier Reef in search of Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Nannygai, Giant Trevally, Spanish Mackerel, and so many more.

The waters of the Great Barrier Reef are internationally acknowledged as some of the best fishing grounds in the world. With this in mind, get ready for some of the best fishing of your life!

Go with the ones who know where to fish

Both locally owned and family operated, Cairns Reef Fishing has the inside scoop! Together with years of experience, the crew on your boat will take you to the best fishing spots out of Cairns.

Over 2000 GPS fishing spots marked!

Whether you’re a novice or an old hand, get ready to land your very own prize catch!

A full range of high-quality fishing equipment is provided, including new Fin Nor, Shimano, and Penn reels, as well as handlines for those who prefer this method. Cairns Reef Fishing handcraft all of its rigs and is constantly improving its fishing techniques and equipment. The knowledgeable staff will gladly show you how to use all of the equipment.

In other words, Cairns Reef Fishing gives you the best chance of catching the best fish on the reef!

Comfortable, fully equipped, purpose-built fishing vessels

Cruise in style and comfort, no matter the time of year or weather!

Quality, well-maintained fishing gear is provided, as well as drinking water and a delicious lunch

What’s more, whatever you catch will be cleaned and bagged in ice for you to take home!

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  • Full-day (9 hours) all inclusive
  • Supplied fishing gear
  • Morning tea & cold buffet lunch


  • Check-in at Marlin Marina, Finger D at 6:30 am sharp
  • Head out to sea! Your tour goes anywhere within a 50km radius of Cairns – wherever the fish are is where you will go! In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Enjoy lunch at sea
  • Finally, catch in hand, return to the Marina between 3:30 – 4:00 that afternoon


  • Morning tea, coffee & buffet lunch
  • Afternoon Fruit and N.Q Prawn platter
  • Cairns Reef Fishing drink bottle with filtered water (yours to keep!)
  • Fishing equipment, tackle and bait
  • Esky & ice on-board for fish and BYO alcohol
  • Beers and soft drinks for sale on board
  • Skipper and crew
  • Your catches cleaned and bagged
  • Reef tax and fuel levy

Optional Extras

  • Beers and soft drinks
  • Merchandise

What to bring

  • Towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear, and sunglasses
  • BYO Alcohol (cans preferred and mid strength only), refrigeration provided

How to get there

Check-in at 6.20 am directly at Cairns Reef Fishing’s vessel, located at Marlin Marina, on Finger D.

Important Information

Cairns Reef Fishing will contact all passengers the evening prior (approx. 4 pm to 6 pm) to their booking to re-confirm all trips.

All bookings are subject to minimum passenger numbers and suitable weather conditions. NB. Rain is not considered bad weather.


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