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Another new video uploaded to our YouTube channel. I’m currently making good use of internet while I can before our next charter in the Whitsundays. It’s not often we see manta rays while we are out fishing but these guys were super friendly & very playful around the boat much to the delight of our America guests.

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Marlene HicksGiant oceanic manta ray encounter at the Great Barrier Reef on a live aboard fishing charter. Its not often we see Manta rays while marlin fishing but these ...
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Cairns

Australian Black Marlin Fishing Charters

A game fisherman's paradise for giant black marlin

Where the rainforest meets the reef – Cairns 

For most of the year we call the beautiful Whitsunday’s home except for October and November when we venture to far north Queensland locations such as Cairns, Cooktown and Lizard Island.

On the Great Barrier Reef in a stretch of water between Lizard Island & Cairns famously known as the Ribbon Reefs, every year giant black marlin come here to breed from September through to December. More granders (1000lb+) black marlin are caught here more than anywhere else in the world making these reefs a predominate BIG MARLIN factory & setting a scene for one the worlds most incredible big game fisheries. Also found here are sailfish around the reefs edges & blue marlin a little further offshore. Aside from the marlin fishing there’s a a great opportunity of luring excellent by catch including fish species such as wahoo, yellow fin tuna, spanish mackeral & mahi mahi. 

How To Get To Cairns Far North Queensland By Air

It’s easy to fly right into the heart of Tropical North Queensland. Fourteen domestic and international airlines service Cairns Airport – Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Air Niugini, SilkAir and Regional Express, as well as small local airlines Skytrans, Alliance Airlines and Air North.

Direct flights arrive from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin, plus a number of major regional centres. It won’t take you long to get here – most domestic flights are only three to four hours.

International destinations include Auckland, Port Moresby, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka, Bali, Manila and Singapore. From here, you can connect with almost anywhere in the world.

Cairns Airport is just outside of the city and is easily accessible from Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

Cairns Accommodation

Close To Marlin Marina

So you have just booked your Cairns heavy tackle giant black marlin charter with Topnotch Game Fishing, next thing to do is make a reservation for your accommodation for when you arrive in far north Queensland Cairns. For your perfect choice in luxury resorts with stunning views of the Coral Sea and closest proximity of the marina, the Topnotch team highly recommend you stay at:

Shangri La Cairns 

A sight of unparalleled beauty unfolds at Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns. As you let your mind wander, sights and sounds of the marina run free at the back of your mind. Sunlight dazzles off white yachts docked at the Marlin Marina while others cruise gracefully in the Coral Sea. Spellbound, you marvel at this gateway to a natural wonder.

Cairns Harbour Lights

Ideally situated on Cairns stunning waterfront with amazing views over the marina, Cairns Harbour Lights hotel offers 84 well appointed rooms of either hotel rooms or fully self contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. Apartments have a furnished balcony that makes the most of the stunning views of the marina, Marlin Parade, city or parklands. Conveniently located within walking distance to city centre & shopping precinct, Reef Fleet Terminal & The Esplanade.

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Luxury Private Charters

Please note that we only do private charters. This means yourself & your friends or family will have the entire vessel exclusively all to your own & please indicate on form in subject area, as to which charter option you are most interested in.

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Visiting Cairns Far North Queensland By Road

There are four main routes that lead into the region of Cairns: the Great Inland Way, Pacific Coast Way, Matilda Way and Savannah Way. The Great Inland Way starts in Sydney, New South Wales, and runs all the way to Cooktown, covering almost 2700km. It winds past rolling farmland, historic gold rush towns, dusty country pubs and lush rainforest before meeting the Coral Sea. Covering nearly the entire Queensland coast, the Pacific Coast Way links the Gold Coast and Cairns. It’s a 1870km journey past sparkling beaches, through multiple national parks and some of Australia’s most famous resorts. The 1800km Matilda Way lets you discover the beauty of inland Queensland from the New South Wales border all the way to the Gulf of Carpentaria. It’s a little-visited region that will give you a taste of the real Outback. For a true adventure, tackle the Savannah Way. Traversing the top of the country, the Savannah Way travels for 3700km between Broome in Western Australia and Cairns. It passes through 15 national parks and five World Heritage Sites, making for an unforgettable journey.

If you need to hire a four-wheel drive or car, Avis, East Coast Car Rentals and Britz have multiple locations around the Australia and within the state of Queensland too.

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