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We wish Josh & Danni Galloway a lifetime of love & happiness as they start their future together as husband & wife.Eloping photos onboard ‘Fascination II’ in the Whitsundays
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Giant Black Marlin Charters

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The Worlds Number One Hot Spot For Giant Black Marlin Charters

Cairns Australia Marlin Fishing Charters

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! This sets the scene for one the worlds most incredible big game fisheries & home to Australia’s giant black marlin charters.

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.

Our choice of tackle are the Shimano Tiagra 130’s that are maintained to a high quality standard to maximise your chance of catching that fish of a lifetime! In the mornings of giant black marlin fishing charters, it’s ideal to enjoy a relaxing snorkel amongst the many fringing reefs & explore the abundant marine life in them or continue fishing for tasty table fish such as coral trout. Giant black marlin fishing charters are only available during October and November.

Topnotch highly recommends live aboard giant black marlin charters between 3 to 5 day duration to maximise your chances of fishing and a full outer reef experience you will never forget!

Your trip will include:

  • High quality fishing tackle
  • Catering provided
  • Complimentary tea/coffee & light refreshments and bottled water (BYO alcohol)
  • Evening entertainment – Blue ray DVD flat screen TV. Watch GoPros
  • Bed linen & towels provided
  • Stinger suits and snorkeling gear provided
  • Private cabin accommodation with ensuite separate to crew.​

Please note that we only do private charters and not share charters. This means yourself & your friends/family will have the entire vessel exclusively all to your own.

Taking bookings now!

  • Departure
    Cairns Marlin Marina, Cooktown Wharf and Lizard Island
  • Pax

Your Cairns giant black marlin charter may start like this...

Waking up behind the calmness of the reef & being greeted by one the 7th wonders of the World.....the Great Barrier Reef. You may decide to go for a relaxing snorkel through the underwater garden or pick up a fishing rod and catch more tasty table fish such as a coral trout.

Back onboard after a snorkel you will be treated to a hearty breakfast to get you ready to go tangle with some of the brutes of the reef like legendary giant trevally. Later in the day light tackle rods come out to catch fresh bait for of the day and then it’s time to go catch that fish of a lifetime......the giant black marlin (Istiompax Indica)

After the days expedition is complete, its time to go back in behind the reef for a sheltered anchorage and relax with a few cold beverages to watch GoPro videos of the day’s events. The fishing doesn't stop either and continues while on anchor for some more delicious table fish that the reef system has to offer.

What to bring

  • Sunglasses and wide brim hat protection from the sun
  • Long sleeve shirt, light jumper or spray jacket
  • Go Pro's and cameras for capturing the days events
  • Personal sunscreen as guests often have favourites
  • Consult your chemist for any medication prior to charter (sea sickness)
  • Personal toiletries and clothes in a soft bag