Gone Fishin’ Cairns the longest established chartered operator fishing the Cairns Inlet. Established in 1989 we have the knowledge to find that special fish for you.

We utilise a Cairns Custom Craft specifically designed for the estuary. Fully fitted out with live wells, eskies to keep your catch and drinks icy cold. We are equipped with a Garmin 125 SV sounder and GPS.

Powered by twin 70hp outboards we get you to the best spots fast, with a cruising speed of 25 knots a top speed of 32 knots we leave the rest in our wake! Being 8m long at 2.5m wide the boat offers more than enough space for your comfort. We even have a toilet on board!

Our skippers have extensive knowledge of the local area. They have worked on game boats fishing for Marlin, and bottom fishing the reef for Coral Trout but their passion is Estuary Fishing chasing Barras, Fingermark, Jacks and the abundance of other species that inhabit inshore tidal waters.

Only the best equipment is supplied and are all included in the price.



HALF DAY (8ppl max)

Departing morning or afternoon. Payment will be processed on arrival.


FULL DAY (8ppl max)

Departs: 7:30am, Returns: 4:30pm. Payment will be processed on arrival.



If you would rather have the boat to yourself, we can arrange for charters to suit your requirements. Maybe for you and your family, a business get together or just you and a few mates, let us put together something to suit. We can even arrange the catering for you.



Our private sunset tour, limited to 8 guests, offers a one-hour scenic cruise through Trinity Inlet. Learn about Cairns’ history and local area from our guide Jacob. *Pricing & scheduling details available upon request.


  • Highly Recommend
    Our little family of four just did a half day charter with Jacob, kids 5 and 12yrs old. We had a great time and landed some great fish, including Barra and Salmon. Jacob was fantastic with the kids and we would highly recommend going out on the boat. Thank so much Jacob, The Lambert Family.
  • Fantastic Day Out Fishing
    Would highly recommend this fishing trip to anyone travelling to Cairns. The skipper is so friendly and accomodating. He gave clear instructions pre trip and even arranged a local restaurant on the esplanade to cook our fish which was amazing. Thank you for a great day out.
  • Great local knowledge
    Jacob’s understanding and knowledge of the local conditions are fantastic. Great fishing locations where we were kept on our toes with constant activity from fish. Learnt so much, and had a terrific time!
  • Excellent Fishing Trip!
    We booked this half day trip as we wanted to go fishing but were only in Cairns for a few days with our partners. Jacob, the Captain was an excellent host and extremely knowledgeable about fishing. The equipment was good and the boat was comfortable and everyone on board had an excellent time. We caught five species during the trip and Jacob even tried to find a crocodile for us to take a look at. A great little fishing trip that I would recommend to novices and experienced Anglers alike!
  • Great experience
    Great experience taken out by Jacob. He was very knowledgeable and patient with my two young sons. We all caught fish and had a great time. Jacob was awesome, knew the area extensively and was very accommodating, highly recommend for both experienced & inexperienced fisherman!