Whole Boat & Corporate Charters

Choose a package, customise your charter or both…

Our packages offer Mothership Coral Sea trips on board our 80ft Mothership and Day trip packages from our 36ft Gameboat, Saltaire. What ever your requirements just give us a call and we’ll be able to customise a charter to suit your needs.

Mothership Whole Boat & Corporate Packages:


Custom Charter Options

Like us to customise a charter option just for your group?

No problem. Whether you’ve got a corporate charter you are trying to organise, or just a group of mates that want to do your own trip, just give us a call and we’ll be able to customise a charter to suit your needs.

Design your own trip

Choose the fishing you want

Choose your locations

Add more boats

We often have groups trying to organise a bunch of valued staff for a work trip, a family who wants to charter the whole boat, or guests who want to host a group of important clients onboard for the week. These type of groups are no problem, and whether it is just a slightly shorter trip, or a special pickup from a certain location, or any other special requirement, we can most likely cater for your needs if you are able to let us know in advance. Obviously these special trips are only available for groups who book the whole boat. For these types of bookings we also have special pricing options available, so please call us for more information on this.

 

Boats available on Custom Group Charters

Our 80ft Mothership, 36ft sportfisher “Saltaire”, two guided 18ft centre console and two guided 25ft centre consoles. We cater for a maximum of 12 to 14 anglers, with 4 anglers fishing on the 36ft sportfisher, 3 anglers on each of the 25ft centre consoles and 2 anglers on the 18ft centre console. You’ll rotate between all the boats during your trip to experience everything that your chosen location/s have to offer.

 

4 Day Drive Out Mothership

Want spectacular sportfishing & GT casting? Then hook yourself up an overnight voyage to the Coral Sea.

A popular option for Corporate bookings, Stay overnight onboard the mothership and wake up the next morning on the reef. Spend 4 days fishing and drive back overnight. The Drive Out mothership trips offer access to some of the world’s best GT fishing grounds, as well as spectacular general sportfishing action.

  • Incredible GT popper fishing & Casting
  • Light tackle casting the reef flats
  • Trolling, soft plastic fishing and general reef fishing
  • 80ft Mothership, 2 x 18ft and 2 x 25ft guided centre consoles
  • 4 day/5 night trip, with overnight mothership passage to and from the reef

“You can organise your own group and charter the whole boat and talk to us about customised pricing options and trip lengths for whole boat bookings.” The Drive Out Mothership trips cater for 12 anglers , with 3 anglers in each of our 25ft centre consoles and 3 anglers in each of our 18ft centre consoles. You’ll visit a variety of locations including Inner Bugatti Reef, Capricorn Islands, Black, Crab and Leopard Reefs, as well as the Ribbon Reefs and Outer GBR for Drive Out Trips departing Cairns. These locations provide excellent fishing for a wide variety of species, but if you are interested in GT lurecasting or any kind of bluewater sportfishing, then you’re going to have fun on these trips. These trips are mainly targeted at anglers wanting to cast or troll lures for reef species such as GTs, coral trout, red bass, emperors, spanish mackerel, longtail tuna and many others. The opportunity to reef fish and to jig with soft plastics is also available on these trips. You can organise your own group and charter the whole boat and talk to us about customised pricing options and trip lengths for whole boat bookings.

Drive Out Mothership Locations & Species

We visit a variety of locations throughout the year, and each reef area only gets visited for a very short period each year to ensure that you are fishing in a pristine and pretty much unfished area. These locations are chosen due to the huge range of species and fishing options they provide. Each reef has it’s own “personality”, so the species you are most interested in, and the time of year that you plan your trip, will best determine which location you should visit.

The charts above and below show the locations we are visiting in 2012 for the Drive Out trips, and also show a species ranking chart for each location. Just check out the chart below to decide what you want to catch, and then visit the Rates & Dates page to see when we have a Drive Out trip running to this location.

Boats Used on Drive Out Trips

Drive Out trips use our: 80ft Mothership, Two guided 18ft centre consoles Two guided 25ft centre consoles. We cater for a maximum of 12 anglers, with 3 anglers fishing per boat.

Drive Out Mothership Fishing Options

All Coral Sea Drive Out trips offer you the following fishing options, you can choose to do some or all of the following:-

  • GT Lurecasting
  • Light tackle lurecasting the reef flats
  • Light tackle trolling for a range of pelagics & reef species
  • Light tackle jigging & soft plastic fishing
  • General reef fishing

Drive Out Mothership Travel & General information

The Drive out trips depart either Cairns, Mackay or Hamilton Island Boat Harbours, depending on your chosen reef. The general schedule for an Drive Out trip is:-  

Arrival Day – Depart the Marina onboard mothership at between 5-7pm, and travel overnight out to the reef onboard the mothership. 4 Full days fishing – Stay onboard the mothership and depart at approx 7:30am, fishing until 4:30pm, or longer each day for fishing. All meals will be catered by our chef and hostess. Boats start overnight passage back to harbour. Departure- Arrive back in the boat Harbour at around 7-9am, and be packed up and off the mothership by around 10am. Connecting flights can then be taken from here, to have you home within Australia the same day.

We are able to assist you throughout the booking process wherever you are coming from in the world. We can advise the easiest and best hotels to stay at, and the best way to organise connecting flights and travel within Australia. Food and accommodation on all trips is of a high quality. We generally have a full cooked breakfast, then either a packed lunch or lunch onboard the mothership, followed by evening nibbles on the top deck, and then a 3 course evening meal prepared by our chef.

Ultimate Adventure Trips

Want to use all our boats and catch every species in amazing locations? Time for an Ultimate Adventure.

  • Incredible GT fishing, bluewater trolling & light tackle reef fishing
  • The Best location in the world to catch a 1000lb+ black marlin
  • 80ft Mothership, 36ft Sportfisher, 18ft and 2 x 25ft guided centre consoles
  • Quick & Easy Access to the fishing areas – no long overnight ocean passages
  • Unique locations that we do not visit on any other trip style
  • 6 days/7 nights on the mothership

We fish a maximum of 12 anglers per trip, with 4 anglers on the 36ft sportfisher, 2 anglers on the 18t centre console(subject to weather) and 3 anglers on each of the 25ft centre consoles, and either shared or private accommodation onboard the mothership. You will rotate between all of our fishing boats through the trip and choose to have a couple of days marlin fishing mxed in with some incredible GT fishing, light tackle reef casting or jigging. The Ultimate Adventure trip is available as either a Whole Boat Booking or Corporate Charter, talk to us about customised pricing options.

Ultimate Adventure Locations & Species

We visit a couple of premium locations on the Ultimate Adventure trips. These locations are chosen due to the huge range of species and fishing options they provide. We only visit each reef for a short period each year, and we only operate between 5-7 weeks of Ultimate Adventure trips each year, so you can be sure of incredible fishing action as well as a unique experience. Each reef has it’s own “personality”, so the species you are most interested in, and the time of year that you plan your trip, will best determine which location you should visit.

The charts above and below show the locations we are visiting in 2012 for the Ultimate Adventure trips, and also show a species ranking chart for each location. Just check out the chart below to decide what you want to catch, and then visit the Rates & Dates page to see when we have an Ultimate Adventure trip running to this location.

Boats Used on Ultimate Adventure Trips

Ultimate Adventure trips use our 80ft Mothership, 36ft sportfisher “Saltaire”, guided 18ft centre console and two guided 25ft centre consoles. We cater for a maximum of 12 anglers, with 4 anglers fishing on the 36ft sportfisher, 3 anglers on each of the 25ft centre consoles and 2 anglers on the 18ft centre console. You’ll rotate between all the boats during your trip to experience everything that each location has to offer.

Ultimate Adventure Fishing Options

All Ultimate Adventure trips offer you the following fishing options, you can choose to do some or all of the following:-

  • GT Lurecasting
  • Heavy Tackle Marlin Fishing
  • Light tackle trolling for a range of pelagics & reef species
  • Bluewater trolling & Jigging for large pelagic or reef species
  • Light tackle trolling for a range of pelagics & reef species
  • light tackle jigging & soft plastic fishing
  • General reef fishing

Ultimate Adventure Travel & General information

The Ultimate Adventure trips depart from different locations, depending on your chosen reef. A sample schedule for a Jewell Reef Ultimate Adventure would be:-

Arrival Day – NON FISHING DAY — Depart Hamilton Island/Cairns and fly out to the reef (timing varies from trip to trip), meals and accommodation provided onboard our 80ft mothership Odyssey

6 or 7+ Full Days Fishing – Fish from 7:30am til one hour before sunset, meals and accommodation provided onboard our 80ft mothership

Departure – NON FISHING DAY Depending on tides, location and group, fly to Cairns, leaving Lizard Island around midday.  You may require an overnight stay in Cairns  on this day, subject to groups and flight schedules.

We are able to assist you throughout the booking process wherever you are coming from in the world. We can advise the easiest and best hotels to stay at, and the best way to organise connecting flights and travel within Australia. Food and accommodation on all trips is of a high quality. We generally have a full cooked breakfast, then either a packed lunch or lunch onboard the mothership, followed by evening nibbles on the top deck, and then a 3 course evening meal prepared by our chef.

Fly directly on to the reef!

 

36ft Gameboat “Saltaire” Whole Boat & Corporate Packages:

 

Fitzroy Islands Packages

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

  • Package is for up to 4 persons
  • 3 to 5 Day Packages
  • Bluewater trolling & reef fishing
  • Fish from the 36ft Sportfisher ‘Saltaire’
  • Departing each day from Fitztroy Island
  • Stay in comfortable hotel accommodation at night and enjoy a Coral Sea fishing adventure by day

Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, the island is a listed National Park and has only one resort. Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef from land and sea, making it the perfect base for your fishing adventure. After fishing aboard Saltaire Charters each day you will stay in a twin studio apartment at the beautifully appointed 4.5 Star Fitzroy Island Resort. Resort facilities include a contemporary restaurant, large pool with swim up bar, dive and adventure centre, indoor cinema, Foxy’s Bar and a general store.

Your stay includes full hot breakfasts, packed lunches and a 2 course dinner meal. All fishing tackle is supplied aboard Saltaire.

The chart above shows the location options for the Fitzroy Island Package trips, while the species chart below shows the likely species available in this area throughout the year.

Trip Itinerary (based on 5 days)

Day 1: Meet Saltaire Charters at the Cairns Marlin Marina at 8.30am. Fish till 4.30pm and disembark at Fitzroy Island Resort.

Day 2: Depart Fitzroy Island aboard Saltaire Charters at 8.30am and return at the resort at 5pm.

Day 3: Depart Fitzroy Island aboard Saltaire Charters at 8.30am and return at the resort at 5pm.

Day 4: Depart Fitzroy Island aboard Saltaire Charters at 8.30am and return at the resort at 5pm.

Day 5: Depart Fitzroy Island aboard Saltaire Charters at 8.30am and return to the Cairns Marlin Marina at 4.30pm  

Inclusions:

  • 3, 4, & 5 Day Packages
  • Saltaire 36ft Custom Gameboat
  • All Tackle
  • Packed Lunches
  • Twin Studio Apartment at 4.5 star Fitzroy Island Resort – private air-conditioned rooms with contemporary appointments featuring: plasma TV, black marble ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities and a small fridge.
  • Full Hot Breakfasts & 2 course Dinners

 

 

Day Trips

Interested in world class GT fishing or just a relaxing day trip to the GBR?…What about fishing the world’s proven best Black Marlin grounds?…Like to do all this in one day?

  • GT popper fishing & casting
  • Heavy Tackle Marlin Fishing
  • Bluewater trolling & reef fishing
  • Fish from the 36ft Sportfisher ‘Saltaire’
  • Day trips departing Port Douglas
  • Stay in comfortable hotel accommodation at night and enjoy a Coral Sea fishing adventure by day

We have recently introduced these trips due to demand for a shorter trip option that still provides exceptional fishing. You can choose to make a booking from just 1 day, to as many days as you like. The reefs that will be visited on these trips vary depending on time of year and departure point, with most of these trips targetting the outer Great Barrier Reef around Port Douglas.

This area of reef is renowned for world class GT fishing, as well as being the proven best location in the world to fish for giant black marlin(Sept-Dec annually). There’s also some excellent reef fishing for table species such as coral trout, nannygai and red emperor on offer. These shorter trips comfortably cater for up to 4 anglers per trip, but the boat can take as many as 8 anglers if required. Trips are designed for groups of anglers who want to book the whole boat for their own group. However, if you are an individual, or smaller group looking to share a charter, please call us as we may be able to mix groups, or accommodate you on a scheduled “share” trip. We often have shared dates available for individual anglers who are able to plan their trip in advance.

The chart above shows the location options for the Cairns Gameboat day trips, while the species chart below shows the likely species available in this area throughou the year.

Gameboat Day Trip Boat

Gameboat Day trip Fishing Options

All Gameboat Day trips offer you the following fishing options, you can choose to do some of the following on any given day:-

  • GT Lurecasting
  • Heavy Tackle Giant Black Marlin fishing
  • Light tackle jigging & soft plastic fishing
  • Deep jigging for dogtooth tuna is a possibility at certain times of the year
  • General reef fishing
  • Light/medium tackle trolling for a range of pelagics & reef species including sailfish, black malin, mackerel and tuna

Gameboat Day Trip Travel & General information

Departure Location – Port Douglas.

Accommodation options – We can arrange a variety of accommodation options from budget to 5 star. If easy access to the fishing grounds is important.

Food & Beverages on charter – Lunch, lite snacks, bottled water and soft drinks are all provided.

Fishing Tackle - All tackle will be provided, or can be hired as required for specialist applications. Lures are to be paid for on a replace when lost basis. You are also welcome to bring all of your own tackle.

Other Activities – include snorkelling on the reef, walking around some of the regions spectacular sand cays, and we may be able to make arrangements for Scuba diving if required.

We are able to assist you throughout the booking process wherever you are coming from in the world. We can advise the easiest and best hotels to stay at, and the best way to organise connecting flights and travel within Australia.

 

 

 

How to Make a Booking

It’s Easy! Just Contact Us and tell us what species you are interested in catching, or which trip you like the sound of, and we’ll get back to you with pricing, available dates and all the info you need. Because we have so many trip options and locations available, we like to either talk to you or chat by email before you make a booking so we can be sure that you’re doing the trip that best suits your requirements.

Alternately, you can choose your own trip dates and location from the Rates & Dates page, and then email or fax us a completed Booking Form.

For full information about all aspects of any trip, please call or email us and we’ll be able to send you a detailed information booklet that covers every question you’ll ever have about any trip, as well as a brochure, and a 2 hour promotional DVD that highlights all of the locations we visit.

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