Cairns is the gateway to the majestic GREAT BARRIER REEF and Reef Runner Charters is honoured to be able to take you on your next adventure. 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.

REEF RUNNER CHARTERS offer the ultimate Full & Half Day Private Charters daily to the Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Runner is a modern 10m Kelvacat with twin 300hp engines, cabin, shaded deck and all the creature comforts such as amenities, seating and dive platform/deck shower to help make your day complete.

Reef Runner can cater for up to 8 passengers + 2 crew comfortably. Morning & afternoon 5hr Half Day Charters available or the popular Full Day 8hr option.

Reef Runner charters specialise in Reef & game fishing, jigging & GT popper fishing. In-water activities, such as snorkelling & diving, Research/ educational and Island transfers.


Full Day Charters are inclusive of delicious food, filtered water, fishing and snorkelling equipment.

8hrs – 7am departure

Full Day Fishing Charters

Full Day Snorkelling Charter

Full Day Scuba Diving Charters 2 sites
$2450.00 (4 guests only)
Dive equipment at extra cost $150.00 p/p


5hrs – 7am or 1pm departure

Half Day Fishing Charter

Half Day Snorkelling Charter

Green Island & Fitzroy Island Transfers to CAIRNS
$950 (up to 10 pax)


Get in touch and we will provide you with a personalised quote.

Here at Reef Runner, we offer Cairns fishing charters, specialising in Cairns Reef fishing. As Cairns is regarded as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, half day fishing charters are ideal, allowing you to enjoy the magnificent spectacle that is still regarded as one of the world’s fishing Mecca’s.

We have an extensive range of charters available including GT fishing charters from Cairns, game fishing charters from Cairns, and private reef tours from Cairns as well as our immensely popular, sports fishing from Cairns. Basically, if you are looking for private charters from Cairns, we are the people you should be contacting! If you are looking for a day or even a half day of reef fishing from Cairns, we know that you won’t be disappointed.

When we depart from Cairns, you will be immediately struck by the impressive sight of the areas rugged and lush coastline. As we venture out further into the ocean, you will see the local islands which are great for scuba diving from Cairns day trips or Cairns snorkelling tours. Your fishing tour will continue through the unforgettable, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, right to the very edge of the Continental Shelf. It is here where the fish are most abundant, and aboard our fishing tours, we will get you there quickly and in comfort.

When you embark on one of our Cairns reef fishing tours, you will get the opportunity to see the tropical sandy bay and the nearby island of Fitzroy and Green Island. These are idyllic destinations that are great for a quick stroll, plus an opportunity to grab a meal and a drink before we continue on our voyage. The waters in this area are also perfect for snorkelling and are suited to both experienced and novice snorkelers.

All of our GT fishing charters from Cairns, sports fishing from Cairns, game fishing charters from Cairns and private reef tours are aboard our high-speed vessel, Reef Runner. Of course, Reef Runner is completely weatherproof should we encounter some less than ideal conditions as well as offering some much-needed shade. The boat has an exceptionally stable platform from which you can conduct field research and data collection, transport operations, cinematography and much, much more!

We have a range of packages available with our prices available on our website. We are sure that you will find them very favourable if you are comparing like for like charters. Our full-day charters combine a range of activities to make this a memorable experience. If you would like a custom package, we are more than happy to discuss this with you.

If you would like more information about our Cairns fishing charters, our Cairns snorkelling tours, scuba diving from Cairns day trips or our private charters from Cairns, we would be delighted to hear from you. We offer a truly memorable reef fishing of Cairns experience that is ideal for our half day fishing charter. You can call us on +61 (0) 447 057 041, email on or alternatively, you can contact us and book directly from our website.

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Reef Runner Charters would like to pay our respect to the traditional owners of these lands and water ways, past, present, and emerging.