Port Douglas is a world famous base for an incredible range of sport and game fishing that’s available out on the Great Barrier Reef itself, the Coral Sea generally, the local inlets and tributaries, and even up and down the coast of Cape York Peninsula to some of the most beautiful islands and fishing grounds in the world.
Port Douglas is equally famous for the quality of the Fishing Charter operators that get you out there. Whether you want to charter a luxury game fishing boat for a week and head up the coast, or just spend the day chasing barramundi and red emperor closer to town, there will be an experienced operator ready to make your dream fishing trip a reality.
The tropical holiday town of Port Douglas is a scenic one hour drive north of the Cairns International Airport in Far North Queensland. There is a huge range of accommodation options here plus all the pubs, restaurants, bars and boutique shops you could wish for. What better base for your fishing trip?
In the sea off Port Douglas you will find opportunities to bring in the famed Black Marlin, Mackerel, Sailfish, Giant Trevally and Dogtooth Tuna along with varieties such as Red Emperor, Sea Perch and Coral Trout.
Closer to home you can explore the creeks and estuaries for Barramundi, Mangrove jack and Tarpon plus dozens of other varieties.
Whether you want to do some relaxed reef fishing, light or heavy tackle, popper fishing or jigging, this really is the place to do it. A fisherman’s paradise and a great place for a tropical holiday.