REEF RUNNER CHARTERS offer Memorable & Exciting Shared and Private Charters daily to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Local family business with over 12 years in the local marine tourism industry.

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

Reef Runner can comfortably cater to 1- 8 guests. Morning & Afternoon Half Day Charters, Full Day Charters and Shared Reef Fishing/ Snorkel Charters

Reef Runner charters specialise in Reef & Game fishing, Jigging & GT Popper fishing.

In-water activities, such as snorkelling & diving.

Research/ Cultural/ Educational charters and Island transfers from Green Island or Fitzroy Island.


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!

With the stunning Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep, our Cairns fishing charters are a fantastic way to explore one of the world’s fishing Mecca’s. We offer half and full-day charters perfect for buck’s parties or just a relaxing day on the ocean. Game fishing in Cairns can allow you to catch Yellow Fin Tuna and Barracuda, with the reef being plentiful with large game fish and other smaller varieties.

Of course, the waters off the Great Barrier Reef are idyllic for both scuba diving and snorkelling with, again, half and full-day excursions available. The trips can be tailored to your ability with tours to areas suitable for novices, and others are an experienced diver’s dream. Our experienced and qualified team will be on hand to advise you regarding the best spots and what you can expect to see. Our role is to make sure that you get the most out of the experience whilst also guaranteeing everyone’s safety.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world and at Reef Runner Charters located in Cairns we are right on its doorstep. With our KevlaCat 3700 boat and our experienced and fully trained crew, we are ready to take you fishing, snorkelling, Scuba diving or just cruising and exploring the wonderful coastline and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Like all of our charters, our fishing charters from Cairns and Fitzroy Island, which boast an abundance of fish, can be booked for either full or half day, but either way we provide all the equipment needed to take you reef fishing, popper fishing for GT, sports fishing or game fishing.

And if you would prefer to get in the water and see the marine life in its natural habitat, we can take you snorkelling or SCUBA diving from Cairns.

SCUBA divers must be appropriately certificated but anyone one can get close to the reef and its inhabitants by snorkelling in the clear, clean water. We supply all the necessary equipment to make your snorkelling tour from Cairns both safe and exciting.

However, if you choose a day of complete relaxation, we are also available for private reef tours where you can simply sit back and enjoy the sunshine and stunning scenery. The choice of how to spend your day is up to you – just remember to choose Reef Runner for all of your personalised private charters and fishing trips from Cairns – you won’t be disappointed!


All of our fishing charters from Cairns stop off at islands such as Fitzroy or Green Island and, of course, take in the tropical sandy cay. Here you will have the opportunity to take a walk around and take in the stunning lush scenery. There will also be an opportunity to get something to eat, with the local seafood, not surprisingly being a particular favourite. Drinks and other light refreshments will also be available. During our stop, you can snorkel in the calm waters around the island.

All of our charter boats are suited to various weather conditions, so come rain or shine, you know that you will be adequately protected

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.

Fishing is many people’s great passion, while for others, it is just something that they do as a one-off for a special event. At Reef Runner, we specialise in reef fishing in Cairns, which can be enjoyed if you are a novice or experienced angler. We run private charters in Cairns and private reef tours in Cairns & we also do shared fishing charters Cairns, which anyone can enjoy with half and full-day options available. We are fortunate enough to live close to one of the world’s fishing Mecca’s, so it is something that you should experience at least once.

Reef Runner Charters is locally owned and family operated business, priding ourselves in customer satisfaction. Reef Runner Charters operates out of Cairns, provide a wide range of charter options and tours, including snorkelling and diving tours, fishing charters including Reef Fishing, Bluewater and trolling that will excite even the most experienced of fishermen. Reef Runner Charters gives guests the opportunity to really immerse themselves in all the Reef has to offer. Reef Runner is equipped with water toys like floating dock and private tender and modern safety equipment.

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. Are you looking to experience world-famous fishing whilst visiting Cairns? Specialising in Reef fishing, game fishing, including GT fishing. Let us tailor a Sport fishing charter combined with snorkelling or diving around the majestic gardens of the Coral Reef.

Cairns private reef fishing tours and shared charters with Reef Runner extend the chance to hook up with any one of countless species including Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Giant Trevally and Spanish Mackerel. Local knowledge and experience of more than ten years means the Reef Runner crew will be able to get you to the prime spots to ensure you have the maximum chance of landing your dream catch.

Our full or half day private tours and full day shared reef fishing charters are all-inclusive! Staying at an island and need a pick picked up from your dream destination, not a problem! Reef Runner offer island pick up and transfers. Whatever it is you are looking at doing on the reef, be sure Reef Runner can help make your dream a reality.

Make your memories with Reef Runner!

For those primarily interested in fishing, we run game fishing charters in Cairns and offer sports fishing Cairns. You will get the opportunity to catch a vast range of fish on these charters, including barracudas and Yellow Fin tuna. It is an incredible experience and one that you will remember and be able to tell friends and family about for years and decades to come – don’t forget to take some pictures as evidence of your great day!

We certainly appreciate that for some people, the fishing is not the main reason for the trip. Our Cairns fishing charters also give you the chance to see the Great Barrier Reef at first hand along with taking some of the stunning views along the coastline. You can also visit some of the nearby islands, where you will get the time to do some snorkelling before doing some more Cairn’s reef fishing as we return to harbour. We are always happy to answer questions and, where possible, cater for special requests.

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.

As the world’s most extensive coral reef system, the Great Barrier Reef which covers around 350,000km2 is of enormous scientific and environmental importance and in 1981 was ascribed as a World Heritage Site. Despite the remoteness of much of the Great Barrier Reef, its pristine waters and multitude of coral islands and sand cays, home to a remarkable variety and quantity of marine like, have made the area a hugely attractive destination for all manner of tourists.

Now, widely protected by law, there are controls designed to protect and preserve this outstanding natural wonder, but of course it is still possible to experience the delights on offer within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, and there is no better base for your adventure than Cairns, on the Far North Coast of Queensland.

Cairns, widely considered to be the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef is home to Reef Runner, who provide an excellent and wide range of charter boat services from Cairns. Operating a KevlaCat 3700 Flybridge Deluxe boat, which is renowned for not only its versatility, ruggedness and seaworthiness but also for the level of comfort that it provides. The Reef Runner boat is equipped with everything that you would hope for – whatever the purpose of your trip, and includes shaded seating areas and a diving platform alongside all the amenities that you need to remain comfortable and safe.

Fishing from Cairns is hugely popular and under the guidance of the highly experienced and proficient crew of Reef Runner you can try your hand at some of the excellent sport fishing that Cairns has to offer, reef fishing, jigging or even popper fishing for the mighty GT population that inhabit the waters of the region. High quality tackle and all bait will be supplied for your use – all you have to do is hook up and land your quarry whilst enjoying the amazing tranquillity of being afloat in this water wonderland.

In addition, Reef Runner provide diving and snorkelling charters from their Cairns base; snorkellers will be supplied with fins, masks and snorkels (with flotation jackets if required) and will be taken to known spots where the abundance of beautifully coloured fish that use the reef as their home will leave you breathless. If you prefer to SCUBA dive and fully immerse yourself in the marine environment, our qualified dive guides can again lead you to extraordinary sites, up to 3 in a day, if the conditions are in favour.

Alternatively, you may prefer to relax on a private reef tour or a family boat tour from Cairns, simply enjoying the ride across the ocean taking in as many of the sights and sounds as possible, flitting from island to island, but whatever charter you choose, you can be assured that you are in the hands of a crew that will put your safety, comfort and enjoyment as their sole priorities.

For all of your Cairns fishing charters, diving charters or pleasure tours you can trust Reef Runner to help you make memories that will last a lifetime!

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, boasting a magnificent diversity of wildlife that includes over 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and more than 4,000 varieties of molluscs, and whilst much of the region is protected there are areas that are open to visitors.

Based in Cairns, the gateway to the GBR, is Reef Runner, an extremely well appointed KevlaCat 3700 Flybridge Deluxe that is available for fishing and snorkelling charters from Cairns, taking you to some of the most beautiful, pristine spots on the planet. Whether your idea of a memorable day out is reef fishing or sport fishing from Cairns, or whether you are looking for family boat tours or private reef tours from Cairns, where you can relax and enjoy all the facilities and amenities provided aboard ReefRunner whilst you soak up the outstanding natural beauty of this unique environment, we are here to help your dreams become a reality.

Our full or half day packages for up to 10 passengers also include scuba and snorkelling charters from Cairns – our highly experienced and consummately professional crew will ensure that you have the very best opportunities to get up close and personal to the vast shoals of fish and wondrous coral reefs that define the GBR.

Whatever your needs that involve a charter boat from Cairns, Reef Runner can provide all that you require, and more; why not talk to us about what you would like to do – we offer so much more than simply Cairns fishing charters!

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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.