Light Tackle Sportsfishing - Cairns Fishing Charters - Private Charters

Private Charter Fishing - All Year
Experience Great Barrier Reef Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing and exhilarating Light tackle Sportsfishing with the thrill of catching the stunning juvenile Black Marlin, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally, Yellow and Blue Fin Tuna, Dog Tooth Tuna, Wahoo, Cobia, Mahi Mahi and many other varieties.
These fish all roam the waters on edge of the magnificant Great Barrier Reef, just an hour out
from the Cairns Marlin Marina.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest fish attracting device ( FAD) on the globe with a varietiy of excellent fighting fish to catch.
Reef Fishing for Coral Trout, Nannygai, Red Emperor, Job-fish and many others are also a perfect way to enjoy a memorable fresh fish meal.
The Juvenile Black Marlin, roam areas less than one hour from Cairns. These fish range in size from 20lbs to 120lbs and are prime fun light tackle sportsfishing.
The cobalt waters off Cairns are world renowned for its action and variety of pelagic sports fish and our trips visit different parts of the reef depending on where the fish are biting!
A Cairns Sportfishing adventure is great whether you're new at fishing or an old salty. These charters are available all year round; however the best season is March to September and from December to January.
Moana III Private Charter Boat has the expertise and the best equipment to provide you with a Cairns fishing trip of a lifetime. You will be in no better hands than those of skipper Daniel McCarthy who has the passion and more than 20 years of local fishing experience. Just to make sure we get the most from our Fishing Charters, we use fully custom built world class Laurie Casey Rods and Penn International and Shimano Reels.
The luxury private charter boat Moana III is the finest in Cairns Charter Fishing fleet and you will be in comfort and style as you hunt for that catch of a lifetime.
Check out our photo gallery page and About Moana III vessel page.
Day trips, overnight or extended trips are all available for Light Tackle Sportsfishing.
Departure ports - Cairns and Port Douglas

What's Included - Moana III Private Charter Boat - Fishing Cairns


  • Crew - Skipper, Host, Deck Hand
  • All fishing equipment and bait
  • Snorkelling gear including sun suits
  • Towels and Sunscreen
  • Bed linen (Overnight/Extended trips)
  • Water and light refreshments
  • Standard beer & wine (Limited. RSA applies)
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch - Fresh Local Ocean Prawns, salads, cold meats and dessert
  • Afternoon Tea - Snacks /cheese platter
  • Two course dinner menus (Overnight/Extended Trips) including; Lamb Roast and freshly caught fish cooked with our secret herbs and spices.


  • What to bring - Deep Sea/Reef/SportsFishing Adventure


  • Comfortable and practical clothing
  • A warm/weatherproof jacket
  • Good sun protection clothing
  • Cameras and accessories to capture the unforgettable moments

  • Deep Sea Fishing and Reef Fishing - Jigging - Light Tackle Sportfishing



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