Coral Sea Fishing Adventure

Would you like a day fishing out on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef?  Then join this Coral Sea Fishing tour onboard the MV Norseman.  This tour departs daily and allows you to try your hand at landing some of the best fighting and eating fish the Coral Sea has to offer.

We are targeting table fish on this day tour. Using either hand lines or rods with overhead Penn reels, and, whenever possible, float lines.  Of course, throughout the day we will encounter such species as Large Mouth Nannygai and Coral Trout.  Sometimes though, all the excitement and activity in the water brings along other fish such as Giant Trevally, Cobia and Spanish Mackerel

Don’t discount the use of hand lines.   Using a hand line allows you to have better reaction time and hook that catch before they take your line into the coral!  Professional Live Trout fishermen use hand lines to catch Coral Trout.

You will have about 4.5 hours of fishing time on this full-day tour. Furthermore, you get to keep your own catch and it will be gutted and bagged ready for you to take home. Additionally, there are a couple of restaurants in Port Douglas that will cook your fish for you for a nominal fee – we can let you know who they are.  Any fish caught on the shared rod are shared with all guests.  

Of course, if ‘no-take’ species such as Barramundi Cod, Maori Wrasse or Chinaman Fish are caught these will be thrown back.  We also always adhere to bag limits and size restrictions.

Want more, or just want to avoid the crowds?

Well, why not arrange a private charter and tailor-make a day to suit your needs?  In fact, you’ll never get bored with trolling, jig, popper, bottom and live bait fishing all on offer or why not cool your heels at one of the many pristine reefs.  Just ask our friendly team, and we can help you!

Fancy a boys weekend away?  Check out our Boys Weekend Adventure package


Reef Fishing adventure from Port Douglas


  • Boarding commences at 8 am from berth 4 at Marano’s Fuel Wharf (35-39 Port Street) in Port Douglas
  • Departure approximately 8.15 am to 8.30am
  • The skipper will choose the best sites for fishing based on the tides and weather conditions of the day
  • Returning back to the Marina at approximately 4.00pm


  • Friendly crew who will assist you throughout the day with the best techniques to use
  • All bait and tackle
  • Handlines and Rods
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Gourmet Tropical Buffet Lunch
  • Your catch cleaned and chilled
  • Return Port Douglas accommodation transfers

Optional Extras

We have a fully licensed bar on board – you can purchase soft drinks, snack and alcoholic beverages from our bar.

What to bring

  • Suncream
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for onboard purchases
  • Bring your own rod and reel if your prefer
  • Face mask (if you prefer)
  • There is a per person Reef Administration charge payable onboard MV Norseman

How to get there

Norseman requests our guests to board at 8 am sharp. We depart by 8.30am and return at 4pm. The boat is berthed at the Marano’s Fuel Wharf at 35-29 Port Street, Port Douglas on Berth 4.



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0419 015 262 Close Haven MarinaPort DouglasQueensland, 4877
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