A Port Douglas fishing charter is perhaps the ultimate reef experience.

When you choose a Port Douglas fishing charter for full-day, overnight or extended charter, you are in store for an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef fishing adventure.

Our private fishing boat charters Port Douglas allow for you to try tackle sport-fishing with poppers and lures, night fishing for delicious reef fish, and depending on the duration of your cruise, you can also do some spearfishing, coastal sport-fishing and catch fish from dories using your charter boat as a mothership.

Many of our Port Douglas fishing charter boats use hand lines, just like the commercial fishermen have on their vessels. We want to provide you with the complete and unparalleled experience.

Port Douglas Estuary fishing

The team at Exclusive Getaway can facilitate Port Douglas Estuary fishing. The local estuary in Port Douglas is home to the prized Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Tarpon, Queenfish and a multitude of other fish. For best results, the local operators use live bait. Most of the best estuary fishing tours are catch and release. Talk to us about your ideal Port Douglas fishing charter and we can make sure to include all aspects you would like to explore!

Have an adventure solely with your selected group of family, friends or guests. Private Port Douglas charters also allow for you to control every aspect of your day such as the charter duration, where you travel to, food and beverages, as well as on-board activities you and your group choose to do throughout the day. Your experience can be as busy or relaxing as you would like it to be.
marlin season

For the keen fisherman – the Port Douglas Marlin season on the Great Barrier Reef generally runs from October to March. We are able to facilitate an impressive selection of excellent game-fishing boats that operate out of Port Douglas and will be ideal for you. Please be aware that a number of our heavy tackle marlin boats book out up to a year in advance for peak times when the Lizard Island Game Fishing Tournament is on.


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Port Douglas is highly rated as one of Australia’s and the world’s premier sports fishing and game fishing holiday destinations. The fishing grounds are exciting and very diverse when it comes to Game, Reef and River fishing, including flyfishing opportunities. Port Douglas is embraced with natural world heritage listings and is nestled amongst the postcard tropical paradise that is Tropical North Queensland, showcasing the exclusive combination of the Great Barrier Reef meeting the Daintree Rainforest. Port Douglas is situated on the far North Queensland coast and is 65kms north of Cairns and is only a 1 hour drive by car.

the region

This region hosts the most productive black marlin grounds in the world producing the biggest strike rate of 1000lb fish and then complements this by producing over another possible 225 recognised sport fish and table fish from our closest coastal neighbour the Great Barrier Reef.

Port Douglas is situated under reefs and shelf options including Linden Bank, Opal Ridge and Ribbon Reefs up to Lizard Island are second to none when it comes to landing the biggest of fish in the southern hemisphere. It is achievable by sole charter only including overnight extended trips and mothership options for larger groups. Unfortunately, there are no shared charters on offer in the region. There is a variety of quality game fishing boats on offer varying in price from the affordable workhorse to the ultimate luxury fishing vessel.


As part of your individual cruise package, you can choose from an impressive array of catering and beverage selections. Each of our luxury vessels has their own exclusive menu that will leave even the pickiest of foodies impressed. For those wanting to do their own cooking, many of our vessels offer BYO options. We acknowledge that no two cruises are the same and it’s great to have that freedom when organizing your Port Douglas fishing charters.