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Fishing Holiday Port Douglas Queensland Australia

Posted on February 3, 2015 by

Dragon Lady Port Douglas Australia

Shared Or Private Fishing Charter Port Douglas

The Cairns Holiday Specialists can provide you with a fishing holiday package that can be a series of reef fishing trips, estuary fishing trips or fishing in wild rivers in various locations around Tropical North Queensland.

We will give you a selection of the best accommodation choices, arrange car hire or coach transfers and suggests other iconic activities for you to do whilst not fishing.

One of Our More Popular Fishing Boats

If you and a few friends are looking for some advice on a fishing holiday in Port Douglas Queensland Australia have a read about this custom built fly bridge cruiser that you can board for a shared charter or charter the whole boat for you and your friends.

She is available for a day charter with a maximum of 8 anglers all year round

Setting the Scene

The weather is perfect, the ocean is flat and calm so it’s time to go fishing in Port Douglas Tropical North Queensland Australia to catch some of those beautiful reds for the dinner table and the perfect boat to be on is Dragon Lady as she and her crew have many years of experience of big game fishing on the outer edges of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is not called “Great” for no good reason it is great because it is the longest and most diverse coral reef system in the world and home to the most amazing amount of fish species so it’s a fisherman’s paradise no matter your style of fishing

There will be no messing around if you don’t have a bite within the first 5-10 minutes the skipper will pull up anchor and you are off to another one of his highly famous but highly secretive GPS location spots to catch some fish

Meet your fishing boat Crew?

Your Skipper is Steve Adamson and he and his team are known as some of the best in the fishing business and aim to provide you with an adventure filled day of fishing on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With over 30+ years local North Queensland fishing experience, you sure are in the right hands with these fellows to ensure you have every chance to catch a prized fish or two or three or more as is normally the case.

Please Note:

When booking a reef charter please note the Great Barrier Reef in Australia is governed by sustainable fishing practices which makes it one of the hottest fishing destinations in the world as the water is clean and pure and the fish are big, healthy and plentiful.

Take a peek here at some of the fishing bag limits set for Tropical North Queensland

About the Boat

Dragon Lady is a purpose built 34ft Cairns Custom Craft Fly Bridge Game Boat she is not brand new but was built for the job and provides ample space for the 8 anglers to move about, relax or to fight the lines from all sides. She obtains speed of 28 knots with her 2 x 330 Cummins Diesel engines to ensure you get to the best fishing spots quickly.

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Where does the Dragon Lady Depart from, how do we get there, where should we stay?

The Cairns Holiday Specialists can arrange your whole fishing holiday for you. We will select the best accommodation options, arrange a hire car or a coach transfer, provide options for other tours and activities and we can give you a full selection of fishing charter boats to choose from for both river and estuary fishing as well as a reef fishing adventure on Dragon Lady so you cover the whole gamut of fishing styles and fishing species in Tropical North Queensland.

Dragon lady operates out of the Port Douglas Meridian Marina in Far North Queensland. If you are staying in a resort in Cairns, Palm Cove or the Cairns northern beaches we can arrange coach transfers or a hire car for you to drive to Port Douglas to meet the boat. We have some great deals going on Port Douglas accommodation that is perfectly situated in Macrossan Street enabling you and your group easy access to all the things to do and things to see in Port Douglas. It’s an easy walk to the boat marina, shops, restaurants, yacht club, surf club, the Courthouse hotel and you can even enjoy the local cane toad racing nights at the Iron Bar Steakhouse

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Where do we fish?

Fishing from Port Douglas is very popular due to its closeness to coral reefs that are teeming with beautiful fishing opportunities. Skipper Steve will have Dragon Lady moving all over the reef looking to see where the fish are that day and to see which ones are going to bite as he has a well- guarded GPS that is set with all the known fishing hot spots.

 How many anglers does the fishing boat cater for?

This shared charter fishing boat hosts a maximum of 8 fishermen per day to ensure each one receives individual personalised attention.

Can I take my catch home?

Heavy tackle fishing is tag and release to keep the population of fish thriving for future generations but all others depending on size off course can be taken home. The crew will clean and bag each and every person’s fish so you may take them back to your holiday home or hotel and have it cooked up by the resorts chef or in your own resort rooms kitchen or on the outdoor barbeque.

What styles of fishing does this tour offer?

Dragon Lady offers many fishing options thru the year dependant on the weather and the actual time of year as some fish are seasonal. Some examples are bottom fishing for Red Emperors and Coral Trout, shark fishing on the coral reef edges for some tag and release fun, light tackle fishing and popper fishing or heavy tackle sports fishing.

What species of fish can I expect to catch?

Depending on the fishing option you choose & season you travel you could expect to catch:

Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Sea Perch, Black Marlin, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Dorado, Tuna, Wahoo & Giant Trevally & many more tropical species…


What is included?

Your day includes a light tropical lunch and refreshments & all the equipment for a fun filled day of fishing on the Great Barrier Reef.  Alcohol is BYO in cans or plastic.

We have many more fishing holiday options for you to choose from but the best place to start is by looking at your fishing options.

For some other great fishing boat options in other regions like Cairns take a look here 

Email us on or call us on 1300 780 806 7 days a week to discuss your Port Douglas and Tropical North Queensland fishing tour adventure

Author: Christina – A Cairns Holiday Specialist

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