Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

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Sublime Sportfishing prides itself on going the extra mile to take you to some of the best locations the Port Douglas and Daintree region has to offer. Our trips offer small group private fishing charters for individual groups or families, personalised to suit all fishing levels, from the beginner to the experienced angler (max 4 pax).

The 5.5m fibreglass centre console hull with 90hp Suzuki 4 stroke engine, state of the art electronics and Minn Kota electric bow mount trolling motor will take you in comfort to your choice of fishing destination - river, reef or wreck (weather permitting). With a large front deck casting platform we specialise in all aspects of lure fishing from fly to soft plastics, through to hard bodies and surface lures. Bait fishing is also an option.

Captain Damon Gruzdev has over 20 years local fishing experience and has captained boats chasing Marlin and Sailfish on the east coast Australia as well as Barramundi guiding on Cape York. He loves the thrill of seeing someone catch their first ever fish on lure, knowing that they’ll probably be hooked for life!

We offer a wide variety of Far North Queensland fishing destinations ranging from the fresh and saltwater in our local rivers for Mangrove Jack, Barramundi and Trevally among many others, as well as the inshore islands, wrecks and reefs for species like Nannygai, Spanish Mackerel, GT and even Black Marlin (weather permitting). 3/4 day and full day options are also available and are recommended for exploring the Daintree River and its pristine environs.

Included in your day are quality Shimano tackle, all lures/bait and instruction. Light snacks, soft drinks and water are provided as well as wet weather gear if required. You are more than welcome to BYO tackle if you prefer. We recommend you bring along a hat, long sleeve shirt, sunscreen, camera and a sense of adventure.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip River or Reef
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $545
    up to 3 persons
    For keen anglers who wants to get the most out of their day. Trips can be tailored to include a mix of reef and estuary fishing, or ideal for a full day reef fishing, whether you want to chase GTs and mixed reef fish or light tackle game fish for Mackerel, Sailfish, Black Marlin and Tuna. These reef trips are subject to favourable weather conditions. If conditions do not suit offshore, then a full day estuary fishing can be arranged.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Daintree
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $443
    up to 3 persons
    What better way to explore the magnificent Daintree than on a 3/4 day small group private fishing charter. This trip includes exploring the saltwater and freshwater, fishing along a beautiful 25km navigable stretch for Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Queenfish and Trevally. Weather permitting, it can also include inshore wreck and reef fishing around the scenic Snapper Island just outside the river mouth, for catches of Nannygai, Mackerel, Trevally, Cobia and more. The captain can pick you up in Port Douglas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Estuary/Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $307
    up to 3 persons
    Enjoy a fun five hours exploring the local estuaries and inshore waters of Port Douglas and Mossman chasing estuary species like Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Queenfish and Trevally, or inshore reef species such as Coral Trout and Nannygai (weather permitting). We tailor our trips to suit the beginner and small families right through to experienced anglers using lure, fly or bait, whatever your preference.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Estuary/Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $307
    up to 3 persons
    If you wish to start out a bit later, this trip is the one for you. You will still have plenty of time to fish around inshore waters and estuaries of Port Douglas, chasing Barramundi, Fingermark, Queenfish, Mangrove Jack, and Trevally. Around the inshore reefs, you will chase Nannygai, Coral Trout, Mackerel and more (weather permitting). The captain will provide the fishing equipment and the license, as well as snacks and drinks. Bring your camera and come along!
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About the Captain

Damon Gruzdev
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Angler's Choice
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2017
Damon has over 20 years local fishing experience and has captained boats chasing Marlin and Sailfish on the east coast Australia as well as Barramundi guiding on Cape York. On his days off you'll usually find him fishing!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark)
Cobia
Coral Trout

Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Threadfin Salmon

Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Galeforce (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
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Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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Half day with Damon
Half day with Damon
Half Day with Captain Damon - Awesome Day!!
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
52%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Peter B.
Alameda, CA
 5.00
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We had a great day and a half of fishing with Captain Damon. On the reef, He put us on fish and a number of ways, from fishing,...
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Steve N.
Hudson Oaks, TX
 5.00
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Half Day with Captain Damon - Awesome Day!!

VERIFIED   Enero 3, 2019
Great Trip.  We got to the dock early and Capt. Damon was ready to go.  The recent rain caused the water to be very...
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Marvin Z.
Tel Aviv, TA
 4.67
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Full day with Damon

VERIFIED   NEW  Octubre 22, 2019
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Joel J.
Australia
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Half day with Damon

VERIFIED   Enero 30, 2019
We were warned in the morning the fishing would be tough due too the flood waters incase we wanted too pull out. Still found...
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Andrew S.
College Park, SA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Noviembre 27, 2018
Very very good experience, given the weather conditions. Very well set up and knowledgeable of techniques.
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