Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

28 reviews
In demand!

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. Head out on private fishing charters that are perfect for small groups or families, personalised to suit all fishing levels, from the beginner to the experienced angler.

Hop aboard an 18’ fiberglass Galeforce centre console, powered by a 90 HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine. She also features state of the art electronics and a Minn Kota electric bow mount trolling motor that will take you to your choice of fishing destination in comfort.

With a large front deck casting platform, you’ll be able to participate 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 of local fishing experience and has captained boats chasing Marlin and Sailfish on the east coast of Australia, as well as Barramundi guiding on Cape York. He loves the thrill of seeing someone catch their first-ever fish on a lure, knowing that they’ll probably be hooked for life!

You’ll explore a variety of far-north Queensland fishing destinations. Head into the fresh and saltwater local rivers ad reel Mangrove Jack, Barramundi, and Trevally, among many others. 

You can also inshore fish in the islands, wrecks, and reefs for species like Nannygai, Spanish Mackerel, GT’s, and even Black Marlin (weather permitting). Opt for a longer trip and you’ll have plenty of time to explore the Daintree River and its pristine environs.

Your trip includes quality Shimano tackle as well as lures and bait, and plenty of guidance from your captain. Light snacks, soft drinks, and water are provided, as is wet weather gear if required. You are more than welcome to BYO tackle if you prefer.

All that’s left to do is pack your a hat, long sleeve shirt, sunscreen, camera, and sense of adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – River/Reef
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $556
    price breakdown
    For keen anglers who want to get the most out of their day, the 10-hour trip is your best choice. Trips can be tailored to include a mix of reef and estuary fishing. Whether you want to chase GT's and mixed reef fish or light tackle game fish for Mackerel, Sailfish, Black Marlin and Tuna – this trip delivers. Please note that the trip is subject to weather conditions. If conditions do not suit offshore fishing, then a full day of 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
    $452
    price breakdown
    What better way to explore the magnificent Daintree than on an 8-hour trip! This trip includes exploring saltwater and freshwater environments and fishing along a beautiful 25 km 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 including Nannygai, Mackerel, Cobia, and more. The captain can pick you up in Port Douglas.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $313
    price breakdown
    Enjoy a fun 5 hours exploring the local estuaries and inshore waters of Port Douglas and Mossman! You'll chase species including Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Fingermark, Queenfish, and Trevally, or inshore reef species such as Coral Trout and Nannygai (weather permitting). Trips are tailored to suit the beginner and small families, right through to experienced anglers using lure, fly or bait, whatever your preference.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Estuary/Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $313
    price breakdown
    If you'd like to start out a bit later, this trip is the one for you. You'll still have plenty of time to fish the inshore waters and estuaries surrounding Port Douglas to chase Barramundi, Fingermark, Queenfish, Mangrove Jack, and Trevally. Around the inshore reefs, you'll hook Nannygai, Coral Trout, Mackerel, and more (weather permitting). The captain will provide all of your fishing equipment and your 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
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since Julio 2017
Captain Damon Gruzdev has over 20 years of 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! Join him and see what Australia's northern shores have to offer!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi Barramundi
Bream (Fingermark) Bream (Fingermark)
Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout

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

Trevally (Giant) 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
4 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

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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
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Full day River to Reef
Half day with Damon
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
52%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
79%
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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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Deborah Z.
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AMAZING Day!!

VERIFIED   Diciembre 26, 2019
Damon - We have a TERRIFIC time with you on the full day charter - definitely memories for a lifetime!  Awsome fishing...
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Nick D.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Full day River to Reef

VERIFIED   Enero 8, 2020
Was an awesome day highly recommend! Caught over 13 species of fish in one day. Wherever we went Damon put us on fish. Thanks...
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Jack R.
New Farm, QLD
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Noviembre 23, 2019
Had a great half day fishing on the Daintree River whilst on our Honeymoon. Was great to explore the river as well as catch...
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Marvin Z.
Tel Aviv, TA
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VERIFIED   Octubre 22, 2019
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