Ultimate Blue Water Gamefishing Adventure to The Great Barrier Reef

Far North Sports Fishing – Ultimate Blue Water Gamefishing Adventure – Great Barrier Reef, QLD
A private luxury charter offering all-inclusive world-class fishing expeditions in Australia. Taking in Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas to Lizard Island and beyond.
Once you step aboard the superbly appointed gameboat, Blue Martini, all you’re required to think about is when the fishing will begin – everything else from top-class tackle to fine food is catered for. Welcome to fishing heaven.

Itinerary:

This charter is a minimum of 4 nights/5 days and can accommodate six to eight people in luxury. The seasonal charter runs from July to October and can be tailored to your availability. You will depart from Port Douglas or Cairns by either helicopter or the 40 foot game boat, Black Magic, (at an additional cost) destined for the reefs to the north of Port Douglas where you will board Blue Martini.

These rich fishing grounds are home to a variety of species including reef fish, billfish and pelagics. You will be able to choose your preferred fishing style with options for poppers, soft plastics, jigging, trolling, light tackle and even saltwater fly fishing, all while tapping the invaluable local knowledge of you own private guide. If you would like to tackle the wider waters outside the Reef, Black Magic is available for charter as an optional add-on.

Families and groups on the Blue Water Adventure charter can also choose from a range of add-ons including snorkelling and SCUBA diving, kayaking and spear fishing, all on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef.

In the months between June and August, the Reef is also a thoroughfare for migrating Humpback Whales and Whale Sharks and guests could have a one-on-one encounter with these gentle giants. One of FNSF’s most popular side trips is the Coral Bay Experience. Blue Martini moors close to an isolated sand island and you will be served a five-star castaway dining experience on the shore. This is something not to be missed.

What You Can Catch

Blue Water Adventure has a large range of species on offer, such as:

  • Giant Trevally
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Mahi-Mahi
  • Nannygai
  • Queenfish
  • Bonefish
  • Long Nose Emperor
  • Mangrove Jack
  • Yellow Fin Tuna
  • Red Emperor
  • Black Marlin
  • Blue Fin Trevally
  • Job Fish
  • Dog Tooth Tuna

* FNSF practices a catch and release policy for all Billfish and Barramundi plus some other species.

The Vessel:

Far North Sports Fishing has on hand three different vessels to ensure your experience is top of the line.

Blue Martini – In order to experience sports fishing at its best, your group will enjoy exclusive use of Blue Martini, which is a superbly appointed 70 foot mothership where you will be able to experience the finer things in life when not out fishing. The vessel was recently refitted (2013) and the combination of luxury and comfort over three levels is designed to appeal to discerning clientele. Aboard Blue Martini, the chef – who operates using a full galley – creates succulent gourmet dishes, which change daily, and incorporates the finest local ingredients as well as freshly caught seafood. Your menu can also be tailored to your dietary needs.

You are welcome take up the charter from Blue Martini‘s home base of Port Douglas or choose to embark from any number of islands or ports along the Far North coast.

Specific Features of Blue Martini include the following;

  • State-of-the-art Furano navigation systems.
  • Inflatable 10 foot tender with 9.9hp outboard.
  • Ample power supply from 2 three-phase gen sets.

Accompanying your charter will be two centre consoles – a third is available at an added cost of $750 per day – with each vessel able to take two anglers at a time. Each console will be crewed by your own expert guide and is designed and built specifically to survey and withstand the Far North Queensland conditions. All consoles are equipped with custom-made tackle and outriggers, a full Garmin electronics package, and are powered by Suzuki 90 hp 4-stroke outboards.

Black Magic is a 40-foot custom-built game boat that provides anglers with a great platform for heavy and light tackle, saltwater fly and reef fishing. Black Magic provides comfortable accommodation and a perfect platform to traverse the fish rich waters from Port Douglas up to the remote Ribbon Reefs and North to Lizard Island. You will be provided with all necessary top-of-the-range equipment. With its twin cabin layout, you can choose between a bespoke day charter and an extended voyage out on the reef for two or three nights. Black Magic can also be combined with FNSF’s own luxury 70-foot mothership Blue Martini for tournament fishing or your own bespoke adventure, with pricing starting at $2,600 per day of chartering.

This is the first small-group luxury private fishing charter to provide an all-inclusive fishing experience designed to exceed the expectations of Australian and International anglers alike. They have hand-picked highly-qualified local staff who all take pride in going to extreme lengths to make sure that you have a fishing experience you’ll be talking about for a long time. The operation delivers the kind of five-star experience of international quality –where the fishing, tackle, food, accommodation, service and finishing touches are top of the line.

Accommodation

Blue Martini is equipped with:

  • Expansive living areas including saloon, sundeck, indoor and outdoor dining areas, barbeque and swim deck with outdoor showers.
  • Hi-tech entertainment system including iPod dock, games, GoPro camera, latest movies and extensive music selection.
  • Superbly appointed interior design with luxury fabrics and finishes.
  • 2x queen cabins each with ensuite, 2x twin cabins with a shared bathroom.
  • Fully air-conditioned cabins and living spaces.
  • Housekeeping service.
  • On-board chef operating from a full galley.

Boating and Fishing Equipment

All state of the art, custom-built gear, rods, and top-of-the-line Shimano and Penn reels.

Getting There

Guests depart from Port Douglas or Cairns by either helicopter or the 40 foot game boat, Black Magic, destined for

the reefs to the north of Port Douglas where they will board Blue Martini.

Pricing 2014/15:

Priced at $5,800 per person per night based on 6 pax on 5-day/4 night charter. This includes all cuisine meals,

however it excludes transfers and alcoholic beverages.

At an added price of $2,600 per day, the Black Magic gameboat can be combined in conjunction with your charter.

If requested, a third centre console can be included at an additional cost of $750 per day.

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