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Cairns Fishing  


We have a range of boats available for hire depending on your requirements, prices and photos listed below.

There is no need to decide your time out before you leave, pay when you return for the time used.

Doors open at 8am and the boat must be returned by 5.00pm, allowing up to 9.0 hours per day.  

For most vessels:

  Boat license is not required

  Fishing license is not required

  No experience necessary   

 Local family rate half day special available 15% off standard 4 hour rate

Our fleet

Cruising Pontoons

Cruising Pontoon

Our pleasure island cruising pontoons are decked out with carpet and cushioned upholstered seats, with the option of a fully covered or half covered boat. These boats are great for a relaxing cruise around the inlet.
Popular for couples and very easy to use. Up to 4 people allowed on these boats. Price is for the boat, with fuel included.

 Boat  Per hour                       All day (8am to 5pm)

  $ 59                                    $ 395

Boat license is not required
Fishing license is not required
BBQ is available
See more pictures in the photo gallery
Credit card required for our security, debit cards not accepted for security purposes 

Fishing Pontoons

Fishing Pontoon

These center console fishing pontoons are great for fishing and crabbing, fully covered, and equipped with rod holders, tackle box, eski and an optional bbq, these boats make for a great day out, very stable and safe for families.

    Boat  Per Hour                All day (8am to 5pm)

   $  59                                $ 395

Boat license not required
Fishing license not required 
BBQ is available 
Alcohol allowed. 

6 or 8 person pontoon boats 

Credit card required for security, debit cards not accepted for security purposes

See more pictures in the photo gallery

Large pontoon

Large Pontoon Our latest pontoon, the Oz deck, has a maximum legal capacity of 10 people, making it our largest boat. Equipped with a toilet, 40hp outboard, upholstered seats and carpet. This pontoon really is the ultimate in calm water cruising.
Although 10 people can legally be carried, space is limited and for longer excursions we recommend no more than 8 people.

      Per hour               All Day (8am to 5pm)

     $ 95                  $495

Boat license not required
Fishing license not required
BBQ is available
Toilet on board
Alcohol allowed
Crab pots not allowed

No credit card, no hire, its required for our security, debit cards not accepted for security purposes.

Centre Console

A boat license is required for the Bandit. Hold a maximum of 4 people

        Per Hour                  All day (8am to 5pm)

       $ 95                         $ 495 

The Bandit

The Weary Bay Bandit Our newest boat, a stable unsinkable polycraft fitted with a 75hp outboard. Our fastest boat, experience and boat license is required
Fuel costs charged on top of rates
Limited to Trinity Inlet 


Backpackers Group Special*

$55 per person per day for groups of 6 or more people

*security deposit: credit card swipe 

Pontoon half day Locals special

We also offer our local customers a 15% discount on our pontoon boats for hire leaving before 9am for a minimum of four hours (excludes other specials).  Please contact us for more info.

Equipment for hire

If you're in need of any other equipment for your trip, we have a range of fishing gear available


Cost per day

BBQ (with gas)

$25 per hire

Fishing Rod (Includes. board, knife, bucket and extra tackle)

$12 per rod

Hand reels

$6 each

Cast net

$9 each

Crab pots

$9 each

Bait bags (squid, prawns, herring, pilchards)

$6 per 200g

Ice bag

$4 each


as marked

Fishing rod hire comes with bucket, cutting-board, knife, spare tackle and landing net.
Each pontoon boat has an eski on board, which you are welcome to use.

*prices may be subject to change without notice

Booking Deposit Conditions

To secure your booking we require a deposit of $100, which goes toward your hire fee. We can process this by phone or email with your credit card number and expiry date.

There is no refunding of the deposit, we can reschedule your hire to another day if advised a minimum 24 hours before departure time. Your deposit will remain for the rescheduled date but is not transferrable for further rescheduling. There are no exceptions to our no-refund policy.

Cairns Boat Hire


Cairns Boat Hire provides family friendly adventures exploring Trinity Inlet.  Enjoy crocodile spotting, fishing or simply a day of boating.  Hire a boat with a group of friends or your partner for a romantic outing and take in the amazing views of beautiful Cairns in tropical Far North Queensland .  If you’re lucky enough, you may even catch a crab!

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