Bounty Hunter is based in the well-known fishing destination of Cairns, North Queensland, Australia. This location gives us the ease of access to the inner and outer reefs from Cairns and nearby Fitzroy Island where the juvenile black marlin & mackerels are during the cooler winter months.

Extending north along the east coast to Port Douglas, Ribbons Reef, Cooktown, Lizard Island and beyond as the weather warms up from September on as the Giant Black Marlin gather on the edge of the reef.

Cairns, Cooktown, Lizard Island – Heavy Tackle

Bounty Hunter is moored at the Marlin Marina Cairns, at the base of the Great Barrier Reef prime Black Marlin fishing grounds of the Ribbons Reef.

She has a practical yet fully live aboard capable lay out allowing for extended outer reef fishing charters. Heavy Tackle Black Marlin fishing is what Bounty Hunter does best & was designed for, giving those on board a once in a life time fishing opportunity. She also has an extensive range of the latest fishing tackle, lures, riggs and equipment to allow for the best opportunity in catching these legends of the sea.

  • September to December

Cairns Light Tackle

As a locally owned & run vessel, Bounty Hunter is able to fish all year round and is the perfect day boat for the light tackle season, with the speed and comfort to have you out fishing on the Great Barrier Reef and back within the same day.

Out of Cairns, Bounty Hunter fills her fishing list with the delights of the sea such as Juvenile marlin, Sailfish, Dolphin Fish, Mackerel, Giant Trevelli & Tuna. Bounty Hunter also is versatile with her style of fishing from Trolling to Popper Chucking.

  • January to August


Bounty Hunter is surveyed to travel with 10 on board including crew and will also comfortably sleep 6 on board with ease.

Bounty Hunter also has contacts with many large motherships that she has worked with in the past allowing you the comforts of having a hotel on the sea.

This allows you the flexibility of a day fishing vessel teamed up with the 5 star services that can be delivered with a moored vessel.

  • Year Round

Customized Charters

Bounty Hunter is available to customise a charter specific to your needs.
Some of the things we have done include.

  • Wedding Photography
  • Shuttle services
  • Spear fishing charter
  • Reef survey inspections
  • Corporate inlet lunch functions
  • Family private reef sightseeing trips
  • Year Round

What to bring

Your time on board Bounty Hunter is fully catered for from the moment you step on board. All charters are fully catered for with morning tea, lunch, afternoon and refreshment. Linen & towelling is supplied.

Fishing tackle and bait are included – excluding Fly fishing rods and reels.

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