An amazing 4-5 night trip with easy access fishing one of the world’s greatest sportfishing and GT fishing locations
- Access to some incredible GT fishing and surface lure casting
- Cast, jig or troll for an incredible variety of species
- 70ft Mothership and a range of 20-25ft guided centre consoles
- Quick and easy access to truly spectacular fishing covering a massive area
- 3-4 days fishing depending on which trip you choose
The Lagoon Explorer gives you a chance to fish off each of our vessels, with a maximum of 8 anglers per trip. Accommodation is twin-share aboard the mothership, and you will rotate between the centre consoles for a unique fishing experience at each location. You can book a Lagoon Explorer trip as either an individual angler, or you can organise your own group and talk to us about customised pricing options for whole boat bookings.
Pricing for the Lagoon Explorer Trips starts from $3950 per person, plus transfers ex Cairns.
Locations & Species
The Lagoon Explorer trip gives you an amazing opportunity to visit a broad range of reef locations.
The areas available to fish from our departure point covers more than 4000sq nautical miles of ocean and reef. That means each location within this zone gets minimal fishing pressure. We only visit each reef for a short period each year, keeping the fishing in an excellent condition at each location.
Each reef has its own “personality”, and we fish this Lagoon Explorer Zone for the prime time of year for the location.
Lagoon Explorer Trips fish areas such as Escape Reef, the Ribbons Reefs, Jewell Reef, Howick Islands, Ingram Islands and the Direction Islands groups. We decide on the ideal location for each trip based on weather and fishing in the lead up to each trip, and we ensure that you will be fishing the best possible location on each trip. We know where the fish are, and we know when to fish each area, and we will use our ability to move around in the mothership to ensure you have a fantastic trip.
Boats Used on This Trip
Lagoon Explorer trips use our 70ft Mothership and a range of guided 20-25ft centre consoles. We cater for a maximum of 8 anglers per charter. We can cater for whole boat bookings of up to 8 anglers on request.
All Lagoon Explorer trips offer you the following styles of fishing:
- GT lurecasting and general reef lurecasting
- Light tackle lurecasting the reef flats
- Micro jigging and soft plastic fishing
- Light tackle trolling for a range of pelagics and reef species
- Heavy tackle jigging and soft plastic fishing
- General reef fishing
Lagoon Explorer trips depart from either Cooktown, Port Douglas or Lizard Island in North Queensland. These areas are accessed either via road from Cairns or via flight from Cairns to Cooktown or Lizard Island. Depending on the trip, guests may be asked to make their own transfer arrangements, or we will organise a charter flight on guests’ behalf. The cost of any transfer fees is not included in your trip cost. When booking your trip, we will send you a full itinerary with details of your trip departure location(s), timings and any relevant transfer fees.
Depart Cairns and fly or drive to the designated departure point to meet the mothership (timing varies from trip to trip). Meals and accommodation provided onboard our 70ft mothership.
DAY 2 to DAY 4/5
(3-4 full days fishing)
Fish from 7:30am til 4:30pm, meals and accommodation provided onboard our 70ft mothership.
Disembark the mothership at your designated departure point and fly/drive to Cairns (timings vary from trip to trip).
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