Looking for a Port Douglas fishing charter?
From Port Douglas, East Coast Angling travel to some of the most striking and untouched sportfishing locations the great barrier reef has to offer, and we do it in the best fishing boats, with the most professional fishing gear, and an expert crew.
Whether you’re an experienced angler or you’d like to learn a new style, we’re happy to share our many years of knowledge and experience with you. One of our main aims is to teach people about sport fishing and we view catch and release a major part of our sport. We’d like to help change the mindset of keeping as many trophies as possible.
From our home base in Port Douglas, East Coast Angling travel to some of the most stunning and remote sportfishing locations on the globe and we do it in the best boats,
with the most professional gear, and an expert crew. Our whole operation is finely tuned to deliver the ultimate fishing experience.
Our whole operation is finely tuned to deliver the ultimate fishing charter experience. with sustainable fishing practises in mind.
Port Douglas Fishing Charters.
Sustainable Sport Fishing Practices
Sustainable fishing guarantees there will be ocean wildlife populations in the future. Ocean environments are home to countless species of fish, most of which are caught to be consumed as food or kept as trophies.
Today, overfishing is a major risk for global fisheries. The rate of fishing is 2-3 times faster than fish reproduction rates. As a responsible company, East Coast Angling release the fish we catch back into the water.
Practicing catch and release fishing helps reduce the impact on fish populations. This improves the fish populations because it allows more fish to stay in their natural habitat. It is important that these animals are treated with respect. By ensuring that each fish is caught, handled and released quickly, to ensure that they have the highest chance of survival.
Our anglers are passionate and want to preserve this sport, so we can see our children and grandchildren fishing too. Therefore, sustainable fishing is our priority. This means leaving enough fish in the ocean and respecting their habitats so future generations may experience the joy of fishing.
When fish are allowed the chance to survive and reproduce, it preserves the balance of the natural environment allowing for many more years of sport fishing.
Port Douglas Day Tour Details
Join us aboard one of our 2 x 22ft custom built centre consoles “EDDY” and “CHASER”. Each boat can take up to four passengers for full or half day private and shared charters out of Port Douglas and the surrounding areas.
We will be targeting inshore waters as well as estuaries depending on the style of fishing and weather conditions. Targeting a variety of species predominantly on lures all levels of fishing experience is welcome for this exciting day out on the water.
We practice predominately catch and release sportfishing, but we are happy for you to bring some fish home for a feed, this is welcomed.
We also take small groups out to Low Ilses for the day for some snorkelling, relaxing, fishing and just a general fun day out on the great barrier reef. Get in touch with us and let us personalise a tour for you.
You can expect to catch queenfish, Spanish mackerel, coral trout, chinaman fish, fingermark, nannygai, barramundi, estuary cod and many more. We depart each morning from the boat ramp at Dickson’s Inlet for all our Port Douglas based trips. Please make sure you bring a packed lunch with you as we only supply snacks (muesli bar, fruit, chips) and cold drinks.
Private full day charters: $1150 – 9 hours – Max 3 Guests – 7am to 4am
Private half day charter: $750 – 4.5 hours – Max 3 Guests – 7am to 11am or 12pm to 4pm
Full day shared charter: $395pp* 9 hours – Max 3 Guests – 7am to 4am
Half day shared charter: $295pp* 4.5 hours – Max 3 Guests – 7am to 11am or 12pm to 4pm
* All shared charters need a minimum of 2 guests to operate.
TIME TO GO
Jan – Sept
22ft Chaser or Eddy
Of Your Choice
INCLUSIONS: Private Boat Hire, Professional Fishing guide, Snacks, Water and Soft Drinks, Rods and Reels, Tackle
Port Douglas Charter Species
Port Douglas Charter Fleet
We have a range of vessels that were custom-built to achieve the greatest amount of fishability from each boat. Our sportfishing vessels will get you where you need to go in comfort and style, while our mothership Savannah has unparalled space, stability and style.
Choosing a Port Douglas charter?
Getting to port douglas
Fly into Cairns and drive 55mins North to Port Douglas
Port Douglas is a short 55min drive north from the Cairns Airport is the gateway to the spectacular Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Nestled between mountains and the Coral Sea, it is one of Queensland’s most popular holiday destinations.
You have the options to either hire a car or book a shuttle with one of the many shuttle services available from the airport.
Port Douglas Accommodation
We recommend staying along Macrossan Street as its only a short 5-10min walk down to the marina.
It is full of accomodation options at all prices and is home a large selection of boutiques and restaurants to enjoy when your not out on the water with us.
Choosing a Port Douglas charter?
Choose East Coast Angling
Our experienced team provide the best Port Douglas fishing charters experience, for any angler of any level. The waters we travel are internationally renowned as some of the most amazing fishing locations in the world and boast some of the biggest and most beautiful fish.
East Coast Angling’s crew have years of charter fishing experience; they know there the fish are and where you will have the most luck at catching your own prize.
No matter the time of year, ideal weather, or location, make East Coast Angling your chosen charter partner for your fishing charters.