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Pontoon Boat Hire - Full Day for up to 8 people - Cairns


Enjoy a full day out on Trinity Inlet on our self-drive pontoon boats. Take up to 8 friends and family fishing, wildlife spotting and cruising the waterways around Cairns

An ideal self guided fishing trip in Cairns - explore Trinity Inlet for the day!

Explore the huge 90km calm-water wilderness that is Trinity Inlet. Home to mud crabs, crocodiles, birdlife and fish species.

You'll get a chance to see crocodiles and bird life as well as having the chance to catch a wide range of fish and mud crabs. Set crab pots, drop a line, enjoy lunch and cruising about for the day.

The pontoon-style boats can seat up to 8 people. A boat license is not required, neither is a fishing license. Your driver does need to be over 18 and will need ID at check-in. No experience is necessary.

Available for hire: Fishing rods and gear, crab pots, bait, ice, BBQ

What to bring: Insect repellent, sunscreen, water, food, fully-charged mobile phone, camera.

We supply: Fuel, Trinity Inlet chart, safety equipment, Esky.

Hire start time: 8:30am, check in by 8:15am, return by 4:30pm (check in 15 minutes prior to hire time)

Comfortably seats up to 8 people. Price is for whole boat hire, which holds up to 8 people maximum.

Located at Marlin Marina, Cairns

Per Boat $395.00


  • Allow approximately 8 hours for the whole experience


Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

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  • Per Boat$395.00

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annee1 from Australia wrote on 27 October 2021

Annie & Kayleen

There is nothing like taking the lead on your own adventure. The pontoon boats aren’t the fastest or most easy to handle, but they are safe, They give great shelter from the sun and they are so easy to drive. I highly recommend this activity as a must do in Cairns. The tour booking office wss manned by “Harry” on our day. Harry was extremely friendly and welcoming of his guests and he has great knowledge of Far North Queensland. Harry got us out and started on our adventure in no time. Thanks again!!! We found pictures of a crocodile when we reviewed our snapshots!! Mission accomplished!

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kileyh from Australia wrote on 22 January 2020

A great day out

We had a great day out with Cairns Boat Hire. We caught lots of fish in the inlets and Malcolm provided great service. We will definitely be back!

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Mary Polzella from Australia wrote on 15 April 2022

Pontoon hire - great day out!

The guys were very friendly and helpful and knowledgeable of the local area. The pontoon was very easy to navigate and we had a great day out! Would definitely recommend it!

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pennyd from Australia wrote on 17 March 2022

Awesome Day Out

Booked a full day for 4 people. What an awesome way to spend a day. Brendon stowed everything we bought with us (esky, rods, tackle boxes, buckets and personal bags) on the boat so we could board hands-free. Our 82yr old shipmate had no problems traversing several boats to get to ours. We opted to include the cost of having a BBQ on board and supplied with ice and bait. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day! Having the BBQ on board was great! We caught a few fish but all were just shy of legal size.... so back they went. Thanks Brendon for all your help getting us underway! and Patrick it was great to meet you when we got back. You guys are awesome! We had loads of fun and can't wait to do it again!

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davids23 from Australia wrote on 06 January 2022

Fish On !!!

The Team was great again, not our first hire. Got to our fishing spot and ended with "fish on" over 20 times, kids had a ball!

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