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    What to Expect
    ESTUARY FISHING IN TRINITY INLET, CAIRNS

    Guided Fishing Adventures in the smooth waters of the Estuaries of Trinity Inlet, Cairns.

    from the whole family,

    the beginner or the adventurer.

    We supply all Rods & PENN reels, all bait & tackle, cold drinks, plus our  experienced fishing guide.

    We don`t just go fishing, we go exploring the mangrove-lined waterways and the rainforest for the vast bird life, the butterflies and the ever-present saltwater crocodiles.

    Boarding for morning and full day charter starts at 7.00 am.

    Boarding for afternoon starts at 12:50 pm.

    Your vessel `River Rocket` is a Cairns build 6 metre flat bottom punt. With a carpet floor and a canopy running over 3/4 length of the vessel.

    `River Rocket` is powered by the latest Suzuki 4 stroke 140 hp.

    Your fishing charter starts from the Marlin Marina in front of the Pier shopping centre. Depending on tides and weather the first form of fishing is catching the live-bait via a cast net. Depending on target species and time of the year as well as tides live bait will include prawns, sardines and mullet. Your experienced fishing guide will choose fishing spots bearing in mind tides, weather and customer request for target species are always welcome.

    Your fishing guide will teach you how to handle fish correctly as some have poison spikes, etc.; as well as advise if eatable otherwise catch and release will be practiced and the fish returned safely to the water.

    Common tropical estuarine species caught are but not limited to.....Grunter (Javelin Fish), Fingermark, Blue Salmon, Queen Fish (Queenies), Thread Fin, Mangrove Jack, Estuary Cod, Bream, Flathead, Trevally, Hairtail, Tarpon, Mud Crabs and....The Prize catch a Barramundi, to name a few.

    Please notify on board if you wish to `spot a croc` we will endeavour to locate a saltwater crocodile.

    Half day morning from 7.30 am to 12.00 pm is available for a share charter or as a sole charter.

    Half day afternoon from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm is available for a share charter or as a sole charter.

    Full day estuary fishing is available as a share charter from 7.30 am to 12.00 pm, then from 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm.

    NOTE no lunch is provided, the vessel returns to the Marlin Marina in front of the Pier Shopping Centre on Finger D berth 2.

    Full day sole (private) charter is available for up to 6 people from 7.00 am to 4.00 pm with a delicious lunch included.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    g1a Pier Point Rd, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Duration
    4h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water,
    • Live commentary on board,
    • Professional fishing guide,
    • Top quality rods and PENN reels,
    • All bait and tackle
    • Ice and esky for cold drinks,
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    Exclusions
    • Sunglasses,
    • Hat,
    • Camera,
    • Sunscreen,
    • A few beers are Okay.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people to confirm each booking is required
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We decided to take a fishing charter as a bet to catch dinner! Atfer talking with Darryl we decided he was the man! He made casting a cast net around with ease to catch the bait, then off we went! From the four of us we had 3 keepers for dinner-Fingermark and 2 Jacks-that means
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    Response from FishTalesCairns, Owner at Cairns Estuary Fishing
    Responded Oct. 17, 2019
    Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. Love to happy to hear feedback about our fishing charters. Yes if a spot is not working always happy to up anchor and move to another spot. Happy to hear you had dinner sorted! however who was the cook? I wonder.....Many thanks Darryl and Raewyn
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    Thanks to Darryl for showing us around his backyard. Spent time to find us a crocodile, in 5 hours fished many spots for a variety of species, showed us the mangroves and we took a drive around the island. Thanks for the high effort Darryl!
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    Response from FishTalesCairns, Owner at Cairns Estuary Fishing
    Responded Oct. 17, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Appreciate your kind comments and it was an absolute pleasure to have you on-board and to show you our backyard. Many thanks Darryl and Raewyn Your Hosts of Fish Tales Charters
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    Darryl tried so hard to help us catch fish on the day we went out! If a spot was not working we would move on (just like we do at home!). Thoroughly enjoyed watching him throw the cast net; I wish I could do that! Thanks for the effort Darryl.
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    Response from FishTalesCairns, Owner at Cairns Estuary Fishing
    Responded Aug. 5, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. So good to hear you enjoyed your day as well as great to meet you. Cheers Darryl and Raewyn Your Hosts of Fish Tales Charters
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    5 star communication, 5 star vessel & equipment, 5 star friendly, 5 star fishing guide. Thanks for helping to make our holiday to Cairns 5 star!
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    Response from FishTalesCairns, Owner at Cairns Estuary Fishing
    Responded Jul. 10, 2019
    Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! 5 stars to you! Makes us happy to learn you had a great holiday. Cheers Your Hosts Darryl and Raewyn
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    Super dissappointing charter. It was more expensive than other charters in town but he was friendly and seamed knowledgeable- this is not the skipper. We opted for bait fishing. What we didnt know at the time was 2 hours out of the 4 was spent watching the skipper cast nets for
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    Response from FishTalesCairns, Owner at Cairns Estuary Fishing
    Responded Aug. 13, 2019
    Reviews are based on your own experience as per terms and conditions of Trip advisor to which you ticked just before posting. You where not on the charter in question and we have eye witnesses to this fact.
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    • Duration: 4h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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