Coral Sea Fishing

Norseman offers daily tours where you can try your hand at landing some of the best fighting and eating fish the Coral Sea has to offer.

Species such as Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Sea Perch (Nannygai), Mackerel, Cobia, Trevally, Cod, Spangled Emperor and Reef Red Bream (Mangrove Jack) will be targeted using either handlines or rods with overhead Penn reels, and whenever possible, float lines for the elusive GT (Giant Trevally), Spanish Mackerel, Tuna and Wahoo.

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.  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.

Whether it be fishing, snorkelling, sightseeing, film/photography or even a party – whatever your requirements there’s always something for everyone on our Coral Sea Fishing Tours

– Bait and Tackle
– Handlines and Rods
– Smorgasbord Lunch
– Morning and Afternoon Tea
– Your catch Cleaned and Chilled


For a full-day reef fishing Adult (over 14 yrs) $195 / Child (4-14 yrs) $175 Price includes complimentary transfers from your Port Douglas accommodation

Return transfers from Cairns / Cairns Northern Beaches $43 (payable onboard the vessel)

Total price includes EMC of $3.50, Admin Fee of $2.00 & Fuel Levy of $14.50 Prices are per person and include GST.  EMC, Fuel Levy & Bus Fares are all payable onboard the vessel.


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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