We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fish Tales Charters

Features Animals
Open Now: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Open today: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Book In Advance
Tours from Fish Tales Charters tend to sell out - travellers recommend booking in advance!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
104
All photos (104)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good0%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“fish”(5 reviews)
“darryl”(14 reviews)
“daz”(2 reviews)
About
`Fish Tales` Charters operator from Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia. We offer Estuary Fishing, River Fishing and Bluewater Fishing. On all our charters we supply all top quality rods & reels, all bait & tackle, bottles of water and...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Contact
Cairns Marlin Marina | Wharf Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Website
+61 418 194 517
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Cairns
from US$ 60.97
More Info
from US$ 68.95
More Info
from US$ 119.76
More Info
from US$ 166.21
More Info
Reviews (88)
Filter reviews
88 results
Traveller rating
73
4
5
6
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
73
4
5
6
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish darryl daz river boat reef
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 88 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a discussion with Darryl we took his suggestion of taking a morning charter with our kids. Loved meeting Darryl and him showing us around the estuary, mangroves and waterways. The kids learned so much. Caught a few different fish including mangrove jacks, fingermark, trevally,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I8me
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review about us. We love taking `kids fishing`. We select fishing spots where we can target multiple fish species generally on of smaller size, bring them on board to show the kids, allowing them to have...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Our Cairns fishing charter started with us making lots of phones calls to a variety of fishing operators to talk and find all the gossip. I can`t believe two of them where quite rude to us, easy decision to make-we won`t be going with them....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank GeneralLEE8
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi General Lee, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you choose us to take your fishing charter. We loved having you onboard and we will see you next month when next you are in Cairns. A big thanks...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018

Recommended by the hotel for a charter with Darryl. I too, would love Darryl`s job and visiting his backyard every day. As a customer I was impressed by his work ethic-if a spot is not working, up anchor and move to the next. Job well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tucker80X
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tucker, Thank you for your review. So nice to hear from you and we will see you soon. Cheers Darryl and Raewyn

Reviewed 8 December 2018

Our group had a good time while fishing with Darryl. Did not matter to us that it was raining and windy. Missed a barra by that much..... It was great to get out in the elements. Good to met you Darryl. Happy to come back...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Exolvo8
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Exolvo8 for taking the time to join one of our estuary fishing charters. The rain and the wind are an important part of all our lives (mother nature rules!). So glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves and we do hope to hear from...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018

You got to met Darryl. He is absolutely gorgeous with a great personally. The fish where not playing the game, however Darryl kept moving and trying different baits. Thanks Darryl for a great time. We will be back, for sure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Carla3573
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Hi Carla, Thank you for choosing one of our estuary fishing charters. One of the things I do is move around-my theory is the fish are always on the move and we should be too! See you next time. Cheers Darryl

Reviewed 31 October 2018

Have been with Darryl a couple of time before, each time we have fun and enjoy ourselves. Whatever we get to Cairns, the first thing we organise is a fishing trip with Darryl. The fishing equipment is top class, the vessel is top class, other...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Travel25644402620
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Makes us so happy to hear you have a great time while on one our charters. Thanks for visiting us; call us when next you are in Cairns-love to have you back. Cheers Darryl and Raewyn

Reviewed 28 October 2018

Our group of friends have been with other fishing charters in Cairns, this one is the best by far. A1 equipment; actually knew what they where doing; we caught many different fish species not to mention bigger fish for our dinner; professional service. We will...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rod1968
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Hi Rod, Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We love having you on board. See you next year. Cheers Darryl and Raewyn

Reviewed 23 October 2018

We had a good time!! Recommended by tour desk at hotel. The morning fish was a good recommendation. Daryl was patient and kind hearted for us that know very little about fishing. We learned so much. Good to see different fish being caught. Thanks Daryl!More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 371tomyy
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Tom, Thanks for taking the time to write a great review. One of goals out of each charter is to see how many different fish species can be caught. We love hearing that our customers have enjoyed themselves. Do come out again when next...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

The staff at our accommodation recommended to take a estuary fishing charter in Trinity Inlet. The mangroves where interesting; many different birds to see; our group caught 8 different species of fish (can`t remember them all-trevally, fingermark, barramundi...); our fishing guide Darryl was accommodating, helpful,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank t0mh1966
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Hi Tom, Many thanks for taking one of our estuary fishing charters. We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! Come back next time and I am sure there are more stories to tell! Cheers Raewyn

Reviewed 18 October 2018

When we booked at a local booking agent (sorry forgot the name-the lady behind the counter was most helpful) we where not sure what to expect. Got myself a barra! So happy. Thanks everyone

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank davies1112018
FishTales01, Owner at Fish Tales Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

A very big congratulations on getting yourself a barramundi aka Barra. Some folks can spend a lifetime trying to catch one. If you don`t have a bucket list; you need to get one and tick off-fishing and landing a Barramundi

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 nearby hotels
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
2,886 reviews
.04 km away
Pacific Hotel Cairns
806 reviews
.34 km away
Hilton Cairns
2,606 reviews
.35 km away
Mantra Esplanade Cairns
2,132 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 699 nearby restaurants
Prawn Star
795 reviews
.07 km away
Piato
249 reviews
.01 km away
Tha Fish
1,229 reviews
.01 km away
Vivaldis Restaurant
461 reviews
.32 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 385 nearby attractions
ZOO TO YOU HQ - Discovery Centre
10 reviews
.11 km away
Northern Conquest Charters
28 reviews
.02 km away
All Tackle Sportfishing Cairns
10 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Bill C
19 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from FishTales01 | Property representative |
Thank you for your questions. An estuary is a nursery which is an extremely important part of the breeding cycle. We have smaller size fish to which live in an estuary there whole lives; we have fish species which that are... More
0
Votes
Maurie1948
18 May 2015|
Answer
Response from FishTales01 | Property representative |
As of Tuesday 20th May 2015 Share Charters Half Day Estuary Fishing is $95.00 Morning is 7.30 am to 12.00 pm-Afternoon is 1.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Full Day Estuary Fishing is $180.00 From 7.30 am to 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm to 5.30... More
0
Votes