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A little about us
Akula Sportfishing

Based in Port Douglas and Cairns, with 30 years of local waters experience, the team from AKULA have developed a reputation as the premier fishing charter professionals. 

Our story

As the owner/operator of Akula Sportfishing, I have over 30 years of professional marine experience, beginning my time on boats out of Mooloolaba on Qld’s Sunshine Coast. After obtaining my first marine qualifications I relocated to far north Queensland with the intention of a working holiday and 30 years later still have not left! Port Douglas is my forever home and I truly love everything the region has to offer and I love nothing more than showing people the fantastic fishing opportunities right on my own doorstep. Fishing charters are not just a business to me, it’s a lifestyle, and I still love nothing more than going fishing for myself on days off, and looking for new ground to share with our clients.

We care about the experience our clients receive, and we work hard to deliver the best we can. I get asked regularly what keeps me going, and the answer is quite simple. The looks of excitement on the faces of our clients, and the flow of adrenaline they receive when they boat that fish of a lifetime is what keeps me coming back day in, day out.

Our boat

Experience the comfort and stability of AKULA, our 7.2-meter Marlin Broadbill Catamaran. The enclosed hardtop canopy shields adventurers from the sun and harsh weather.

Powered by twin engines, AKULA ensures a fast, comfortable, and reliable ride to our unique destinations, boasting a range that allows us the ability to head further away than most.. Equipped with top-of-the-line safety gear and reliable Garmin and Furuno electronics, AKULA prioritizes your safety. Additionally, enjoy added comfort with our onboard stereo system.

Aft view of the Akula boat

AKULA is fitted with the following for your comfort and safety:

  • Enclosed shaded hardtop to keep you dry and out of the sun
  • Porta-Loo toilet
  • 8-person life raft
  • 2 x fire extinguishers
  • 2 x EPIRB
  • VHF & 27 Meg marine radios
  • Stereo system
  • Marine First Aid kit
  • Furuno & Garmin depth sounder/fish finders
  • Garmin GPS mapping
  • Radar system
Ready to embark on an unforgettable fishing charter ADVENTURE from Port Douglas or Cairns? Secure your spot now with Akula Sportfishing and get ready to reel in the excitement!