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 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

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!

Experience a variety of fishing methods and equipment to be sure you get your catch. These include:

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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  • Check-in at Marlin Marina, Finger D at 6:30 am sharp
  • Head out to sea! Your tour goes anywhere within a 25 nautical mile radius of Cairns – wherever the fish are you will go! In the meantime, sit back and enjoy the ride.
  • Finally, catch in hand, return to the Marina between 3:30 – 4:00 that afternoon


  • Quality fishing tackle, rods & reels or hand lines
  • Tea, coffee and cold drinks & muffins
  • Delicious lunch consisting of cold meats and salads, fresh bread rolls & fresh fruit
  • Your catch cleaned and bagged for you to take home Reef taxes and levies

What to bring

  • Towel, hat, sunscreen, swimwear, and sunglasses
  • BYO Alcohol (no glass please), refrigeration provided

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