Happy anglers holding up a freshly caught Spanish mackerel

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Here at Akula Sportfishing, we like to keep it simple & exciting. The fishing experiences we provide you are focused on delivering the ultimate fishing adventure. Whether you're looking to have a day out with a bunch of mates or spend some quality time with family, we have the options covered!

Catering for a maximum of 5 guests, we offer a choice of full-day and half-day packages, taking you to either the inner or outer reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. We cater to both private or shared charter options. Our minimum age requirement is 10 years of age.

What's included

  • All fishing equipment, bait & tackle. Lures, jigs & vibes. All lost tackle charged at cost.
  • Highly knowledgeable and experienced skipper
  • Drinks (non-alcoholic)
  • Catch bled, bagged and iced (Private and outer reef charters only)

What to bring

  • BYO alcohol. No glass please.
  • Sun protective clothing, hat, sunglasses
  • Lunch, snacks
  • Camera

Check out our various options below and gear up for a day of reef fishing fun in the stunning waters off Port Douglas and Cairns.

We can expect to encounter:

  • Coral trout
  • Nannygai
  • Sweetlip
  • Trevally
  • Fingermark
  • Cod
  • Cobia
  • Spanish mackerel
  • Tuna
  • Mangrove jack 
  • Barramundi (Estuary only)

On our outer reef experiences we may also catch:

  • Dolphin fish
  • Job fish
  • Red emperor 

Our exciting booking options

Angler holding Coral Trout
Full day
Outer Reef
Private Charter - from $1600
Ages 10+ • 8 Hours • Outer Reef Fishing - Book the whole boat to yourself!
Angler holding Coral Trout
Full Day
Outer Reef
Shared Charter - from $330
Ages 10+ • 8 Hours • Hit the open ocean, start pulling them in!
Angler holding Coral trout
Five Hour
Outer Reef
Private Charter - from $900
Ages 10+ • Morning Half Day Outer Reef Fishing. Enjoy the boat to yourself!
Angler holding a Gold spotted rockcod
Half Day
Inner Reef
Private Charter - from $700
Ages 10+ • 4 Hours • Private Charter. Enjoy the boat to yourself!
Angler holding a fish
Half Day
Inner Reef
Shared Charter - from $160
Ages 10+ • 4 Hours • Hit the open ocean, start pulling them in!
Look towards the back of the boat at sunset
3.5 Hours
Night Fishing
Private Charter - from $700
Ages 10+ • 3.5 Hours

Give the gift of a fantastic Port Douglas or Cairns fishing charter experience to your loved one, family member, friend, client or guest and help them make memories with Akula Sportfishing.

Terms & Conditions

All Private Charters and Outer Reef Shared Charters require payment in full by 10 days before charter date.

  • 100% refund if customer cancels up to 7 days prior to charter departure.
  • 100% refund due to operator cancellation.
  • No refund within 7 days of charter departure if customer cancels.
  • The operator reserves the right to move reef charters to calm water options (including estuary) in the event weather conditions prevent accessing the reef. If these potential alternative options are unsuitable, please ensure you have travel insurance or pay via a credit card that provides you with travel insurance. Alternatively a travel credit up to 12 months can be provided.

We ask you to please remember

All trips are subject to weather, and we reserve the right to transfer to coastal reef/estuary alternatives.

Your reef charter prices are subject to change and Shared Charters can be cancelled with a full refund provided if the minimum numbers aren’t reached. 

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Some words from our customers

At Akula Sportfishing, we take immense pride in offering what we believe to be the best sportfishing experience in Port Douglas. Our commitment to excellence and our passion for the sea are at the heart of everything we do. But don't just take our word for it, have a look at some of the testimonials below, shared by those who have embarked on unforgettable journeys with us.