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 and have your own open water dive certificate? Then let us show you some of our most favourite dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef out from Cairns with your own private guide. We also can assist with organisation of rental SCUBA equipment for you and your group.

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. KevlaCats 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 officials, 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, tropical fruit platter, buffet lunch (full day), fishing equipment, bait, ice, drinking water.

Gamefishing/ Sportfishing

Package

Half Day $1950
Full Day $2450

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, tropical fruit platter, buffet lunch (full day), fishing equipment, lures, ice, drinking water.

Spearfishing

Package

Half Day $1950
Full Day $2450

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, tropical fruit platter, buffet lunch (full day), ice, drinking water, dive weights (spearfishing equipment not included).

Snorkeling

Package

Half Day $1950
Full Day $2450

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, tropical fruit platter, buffet lunch (full day), quality snorkelling equipment, ice, drinking water.

Scuba Diving

Package

Price on
application

Includes:
Morning tea/coffee, snacks, tropical fruit platter, buffet lunch (full day), ice, dive equipment (additional rental cost).

FULL DAY PACKAGES allow you to mix and match some activities. Speak to us today to organise customising your Full Day Charter.

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 info@reefrunner.com.au or alternatively, you can contact us and book directly from our website.

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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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