Northern Exposure – Lizard Island and Outer Reef

Far North Sports Fishing – Northern Exposure – Lizard Island, Outer 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.


The Northern Exposure Charter is a far-reaching blue water charter. You will depart from Cairns by fixed-wing aircraft to Lizard Island (at an additional cost) before boarding Blue Martini and heading for the remote waters extending from Jewell Reef to the Claremont Isles. The lure of this charter is the abundant variety of fish species and the untouched Reef. Keen anglers know that this area is largely unfished and holds a remarkable bounty of sport fish. These are fertile grounds for popping as well as jigging, trolling, soft plastics and saltwater fly-fishing.

The standard of blue water fishing here is unmatched. There are more 1000-plus-pound Black Marlin caught in the waters between Port Douglas and Lizard Island in the period from August to early December than the combined total of all other Black Marlin fisheries the world over an entire year. To make the most of this phenomenon the FNSF 40 foot custom-built game boat, Black Magic, is offered as an add-on for guests in addition to the guided 20-foot centre consoles.

This is serious game fishing, and as with all charters, every Northern Exposure guest is equipped with the highest-grade tackle and equipment. What sets this Far North adventure apart from its competitors is the level of service and the scale of luxury that you will experience on your charter.

At the end of a hard day’s fishing, you will be able to relax aboard the luxurious 70-foot mother ship, Blue Martini. This is the time for you to re-live the day’s highlights on the action camera (GoPro) footage, enjoy a drink on the sunset deck and savour a five-star dinner created by Blue Martini’s chef from the finest local produce. Perfect for groups between six and eight, the Northern Exposure charter is fishing paradise for those who expect the very best.

What You Can Catch

  • Juvenile Black Marlin
  • Sailfish
  • Giant Trevally
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Mackerel
  • Cobia
  • Yellow Fin Tuna
  • Dog Tooth Tuna
  • Dolphin Fish
  • Wahoo

* 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.


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 Cairns by fixed-wing aircraft to Lizard Island before boarding Blue Martini and heading for the remote waters extending from Jewell Reef to the Claremont Isles. 

Pricing 2014:

Priced at $7250 per person based on 6 pax on a 6 day/5 night charter, including all meals.  This price excludes alcoholic beverages and flights between Cairns and Lizard Island.

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.

Departures 2014:

Set departures are available through to the end of 2014.  Enquire now to check on availability of dates to suit you.

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