FISH

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Cairns is the gateway to the GREAT BARRIER REEF and is considered as one of the worlds truly elite fishing meccas. From the regions rugged and lush coastlines, local islands and right throughout the ever impressive Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to the edge of the Continental Shelf, we take you to where the action is, quickly and comfortably.

We offer a variety of exciting fishing package options on our charters, which include:

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    Reef Fishing

    Utilising a combination of fresh cut and live baits we drop our lines over coral gardens, isolated bombies and deep + shallow rubble patches for a myriad of quality reef species including Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Largemouth Nannygai, Cod, Trevally, Sweetlip, Spangled Emperor, Jobfish, Cobia, Mangrove Jack.

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    Gamefishing

    Fishing the worldclass and prolific gamefishing grounds off Cairns (inshore + offshore) for the fabled Black Marlin amid other notable gamefish ie; Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Spanish Mackerel, Dolphinfish, Longtail Tuna, Barracuda.

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    Jigging

    Using a plethora of different hard and soft body artificial lures such as Knife Jigs, Micro Jigs & Soft Plastics we work the entire water column or select depths targeting an impressive array of quality sportfishing species like Dogtooth Tuna, Green Jobfish, Red Bass, Buffalo Emperor, Coral Trout, Trevally, Chinaman Fish, Cobia.

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    GT Popper Fishing

    Casting stickbaits and surface poppers over reef tops, shallow sand flats and rocky ledges for the explosive and powerful strike action from the infamous Giant Trevally and plenty other ferocious reef feeders such as Red Bass, Coral Trout, Mackerel, Golden Trevally.

DIVE

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With many years experience working in the local dive industry our knowledgeable crew can show you some of the most incredible sights and hidden secrets to the underwater kingdom of the Great Barrier Reef.

We will tailor make an exciting itinerary such as visiting a TROPICAL SAND CAY or ISLAND and lounging on the beach, drift diving along a vertical reef ledge with a personal pickup tender or even jumping straight off the back of the boat and snorkeling over isolated CORAL BOMBIES full of schooling fish.

We match the local conditions at various dive sites to your preferences, safety and skill level. Crew are certified in all aspects of diver safety including CPR, Advanced 1st Aid, O2 Provider as well as various PADI, SDI and TDI dive qualifications.

SNORKEL

See the magic and wonder of THE GREAT BARRIER REEF up close and personal with REEF RUNNER CHARTERS. We provide a selection of fins, mask + snorkels, stinger suits (seasonal) and also any personal flotation devices/jackets if preferred.

SCUBA

Already a certified SCUBA diver or wanting to get your own PADI OPEN WATER certificate? We can organise rental SCUBA equipment and all the necessary lessons & classwork to complete your PADI Open Water certificate in a relaxed and safe environment with your own personal instructor.

Explore

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Visit some of the regions most breathtaking sights such as a TROPICAL SAND CAY or nearby Islands like FITZROY and GREEN ISLAND for a walk around, grab a meal/drink or even a refreshing swim at the beach to cool off.
Our high speed vessel REEF RUNNER also offers a weatherproof and super stable platform for many different logistical roles such as; cinematography, field research and data collection, transport operations and more.

The Reef Runner

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REEF RUNNER is a KevlaCat 3700 Flybridge Deluxe proudly built in their Queensland factory for over 20 years. KevalCats have earned a fearsome reputation as one of the world’s toughest and most comfortable seagoing power cats on the market.
They are favoured by rescue organisations, law enforcement, commercial mariners and charter operators around the country who value the versatility, seagoing capability and bulletproof construction.

Pricing

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Reef Fishing

Package

Half Day $1950
Full Day $2450

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, fresh fruit, buffet lunch (full day), all fishing equipment, bait, ice, drinking water.

Gamefishing

Package

Half Day $1950
Full Day $2450

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, fresh fruit, buffet lunch (full day), all fishing equipment, bait, ice, drinking water.

Sportfishing

Package

Half Day $1950
Full Day $2450

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, fresh fruit, buffet lunch (full day), all fishing equipment, bait, ice, drinking water.

Snorkeling

Package

Half Day $1950
Full Day $2450

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, fresh fruit, buffet lunch (full day), all fishing equipment, bait, ice, drinking water.

Scuba Diving

Package

Price on
application

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, fresh fruit, buffet lunch (full day), all fishing equipment, bait, ice, drinking water.

Location

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Terms & Conditions

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  • In the event the charter is cancelled by Reef Runner Charters passengers may re-book at their convenience or 100% of any payments they have made will be refunded. If passengers are traveling from a long distance, it is a good idea to check with us prior to departure for a trip update.
  • Guests are contacted in the evening prior approx.. between 4-6pm to reconfirm weather is ideal for trip to commence.
  • Any liability of RRC is limited to that of the charter fare paid by the passenger. RRC accepts no responsibility for passenger/s personal effects..
  • Alcohol is BYO (No glass please) and is only permitted in moderation. Drunkenness and / or disorderly conduct can result in the trip being cancelled and returning to Port with no refund.
  • Passengers will need to bring sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and suitable clothing to provide protection from the sun, wind, sea etc.
  • Unless stated otherwise, all prices are inclusive of GST and GBRMPA fees.
  • Additional surcharge applies for payments made with Credit Cards.

Cancellation Policy

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  1. Once ready to make a booking, passengers will be required to make a $500 deposit,  leave a booking contact name, phone number and email.
  2. Bookings are not held until a deposit is made, unless stated otherwise.
  3. The remaining balance can be paid at the boat on the morning of travel, or earlier if preferred.
  4. A Tax Invoice or receipt will only be forwarded upon request or alternatively provided on day of trip if requested.
  5. Cancellations – Sole charter bookings can be cancelled or changed up to 7 days before the charter. 7 days or less No Refund.

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Phone

+61 (0) 447 057 041

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