Billfish Sports Fishing

Billfish Sports Fishing of Cairns City, Australia is owned and operated by Rick and Margie Eustace. They have been a quality fishing charter business since 1999. Their crew is experienced, friendly, and happy to have families, mates, team bonding for work colleagues or couples/singles who just want to get away on board.

Your boat for the day will be a 43’ Billfish HMG Game Fisher saltwater fishing boat. It comes with twin 375 HP 3208 TA Caterpillar engines, a flybridge with a dive station, a restroom, two in-head and on-deck freshwater showers, fully equipped kitchen, and beds for all of the passengers (up to 6).

This fishing machine is also rigged with offshore approved life jackets, flares, and other safety gear, along with top-notch navigational electronics, outriggers, downriggers, a fighting chair, refrigerators, ice-boxes, and many other goodies. Not to mention that it’s fully air-conditioned and features a smart TV and a multimedia system.

Billfish Sports Fishing offer single day charters and liveaboard multi-day charters. Their packages are based on sole charter only, so you can put your own group together. Billfish Sports Fishing are happy to have both experienced and novice anglers.

They offer light tackle charters year-round and from September to early January, they specialize in heavy tackle charters to target Giant Black Marlin.

Depending on the season, you’ll be focusing on Black and Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and you’ll also have the opportunity to reel in some Wahoo, Barracuda, Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-Barred), Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and many other game species. Please note that all Billfish species are tag and release.

Billfish Sports Fishing can mix your day up to suit your needs, so if you want to add in a stop for lunch and a swim, this can also be accommodated. That way you can have the chance to view the magnificent Great Barrier Reef up close and personal. You can also split your trip between fishing and snorkeling.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Heavy Tackle day & liveaboard trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    1 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 31
    $2,223
    price breakdown
    September to December is when the giant black marlin come up to Queensland's far northern waters to breed. Billfish operates heavy tackle charters out of Cairns. On a day charter we can take up to 5 anglers on a private charter. On multiday liveaboard charter we can take up to 4. We fish off shore off the Continental Shelf where the giant black marlin can be found in the deep waters drop offs. Fishing heavy tackle is up there with one of the most exciting experiences you will ever have .
  • Private trip
    Multiday Trip – Light Tackle MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jan 1
    $1,737
    price breakdown
    Billfish Sports Fishing can arrange anything from 2 days or more, the longer the better. They can comfortably take 4 in the group with the crew, but can extend this to 5 in your group. They mix different styles of fishing, including trolling, popper casting, bottom fishing, and also incorporate snorkeling at some of the most pristine reef sights. All their charters include all meals, snacks, linen, towels, and snorkel equipment, as well as all bait and tackle. Bringing infants is not recommended.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Light Tackle
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,667
    price breakdown
    Billfish Sports Fishing offers day charters for light tackle or mixed days of light tackle and reef bottom fishing, snorkeling, or popper casting. Maximum of 6 anglers plus the crew. The trip includes all bait, tackle, lunch, soft drinks, and bottled water.
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About the Captain

Richard Eustace
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
3 Fishing Reports
6 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Mayo 2018
I am a Cairns local. My first trip fishing on the Cairns Reef was when I was 6 years old. I am now 64, so this gives me quite a bit of experience. My wife, Margie, and I decided to go into business to offer anglers great experiences on the reef, so we bought MV Billfish in 1999. In the time we have had her, she has been treated to many facelifts – Margie calls her my "Mistress." We have built up many friendships over the years with past and present anglers, all of whom come back and feel like they are part of our family. I have a passion and yes, it is fishing, especially when it comes to Black Marlin season.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Billfish HMG Game Fisher (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1970, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 375HP 3208 TA Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.50
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Full day trip with captain Richard at January 20th, 2019
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Good experience
80%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
83%
Appropriate for children
60%
Satisfied with the boat
80%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Brian D.
WASHINGTON DT, CT
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Enero 8, 2020
Great ?- Very professional-great boat and crew Had a blast and caught lots of fish Thank you
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Jacob K.
Australia
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Noviembre 12, 2019
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Edgar O.
Australia
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5 days ON the reef

VERIFIED   Noviembre 6, 2019
Should havo booked 7 days, need time to find fish but good captain and crew. Learned a lot about fishing here.
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Timur G.
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Full day trip with captain Richard at January 20th, 2019

VERIFIED   Enero 20, 2019
It was a very nice day trip. At first we have fishing and catch two barracudas. Then we have snorkelling on great barrier reef....
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Roger T.
Rythdale, VIC
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Full day trip with Richard, Simaon and Al.

VERIFIED   Noviembre 8, 2018
An amazing day! We were on the water for over twelve hours and the weather was perfect! Due to the skill of the...
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