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Our Charters

tailor your perfect fishing adventure

Accompanied by our experienced and passionate crew with over 40 years fishing on the Great Barrier Reef

We offer fully tailored charters to ensure the chase for the elusive black marlin is one to remember.

As a guide:

June to September – Great time for Townsville light tackle game fishing
September to December – Great time for the famous Cairns to Lizard Island heavy tackle black marlin

Let us tailor a package to suit you.

LIGHT TACKLE CHARTERS

Experience some of the best light tackle fishing Townsville has to offer, in the comfort and luxury aboard OB1. 

To get the most out of your experience, our light tackle charters start from 2 days up to a maximum of 7 days. 

All meals and accommodation and a selection of refreshments are provided.

All fishing tackle and equipment is included. 

HEAVY TACKLE CHARTERS

It’s your chance to catch that giant black marlin. Experience the thrill of a lifetime in the pursuit of the most revered gamefish on the planet.

Our ‘OB1’ was custom built to experience the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, in absolute luxury. 

To get the most out of your experience, our charters start at a minimum of 3 days up to a maximum of 10 day extended charters.

All meals, accommodation and a selection of refreshments is provided.

All fishing tackle and equipment is included. 

CORPORATE CHARTERS

Experience the best fishing the Great Barrier Reef has to offer with your work colleagues or clients. 

We offer fully tailored packages to ensure that you have a truly unique and unforgettable experience. 

Our custom built ‘OB1’ offers complete luxury for you and your guests. 

To get the most out of your Corporate bluewater game fishing event, we offer overnight extended charters staying on the reefs.

All meals, accommodation and a selection of refeshments are provided.

All fishing tackle and equipment is included. 

EXPERIENCE O'BRIEN BLUEWATER CHARTERS

Gone Fishing....

Infamously known as one of the greatest fishing spots in Australia, Lizard Island offers a rich variety of fish for all levels of angler. 

Light and heavy tackle sports fishing and reef fishing opportunities include giant Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, Mackerel, Wahoo, Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, Coral Trout, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Red Emperor and Sea Perch.

These incredibly remote and pristine reefs are some of the most revered fishing locations in Australia. 

This stretch of reef is home to a massive variety of species including giant trevally, coral trout, red bass, yellow fin and sailfish. 

The home of the Black Marlin and seen as the ‘the’ place to go to experience the thrill of the chase. Cairns is a world-class destination for Black Marlin fishing, offering some of the most exhilarating experiences nature can offer.

Heavy Tackle season usually commences around September annually, lasting until late December (depending on the tropical summer storms).

The capital of North Queensland offers one of the most consistent light tackle seasons on the east coast. With the iconic Great Barrier Reef is just over 30 nautical miles and Flinders Reef around 120 nautical miles from the Townsville Coast, there is no shortage of impressive spots.

Our boat, OB1, was designed and built in Townsville.

 

Around 120 nautical miles from the Townsville Coast, Flinders Reef offers some of the most seclusive fishing availible in North Queensland.

With the picturesque aqua blue water, this is a location that most can only dream of fishing.

Experience the sports-fishing available throughout Hervey Bay and the Sandy Straits around Fraser Island. Fish for tuna, trevally, mackerel, trevally and even marlin.

Port Stephens is renowned for its game fishing and is famous for

  • Black, Striped and Blue Marlin
  • Mahi Mahi 
  • Tuna/Sharks
  • Kingfish