Earn 1 Airpoints Dollar™ for every $100 you spend

Explore Bookme forCairns & Port Douglas


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 November 29 to December 05

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Mon 29 Nov
Tue 30 Nov
Wed 1 Dec
Thu 2 Dec
Fri 3 Dec
Sat 4 Dec
Sun 5 Dec

Bookings close in 3 hours...

  • Per Boat$277.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Boat$277.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Boat$220.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Boat$277.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Boat$275.00 Less than 6 at this price!

  • Per Boat$299.00 Less than 6 at this price!

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


47 reviews

Showing all 47 authenticated Bookme reviews

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!

Share Link

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!

Share Link

Karlene Crack from Australia wrote on 09 June 2021

Great day on the water

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed our day out on the Pontoon boat in Cairns. Very easy to drive and navigate the inlet system. Staff were friendly and very knowledgeable, letting us know the best fishing spots and where we could possibly see some crocodiles.

Share Link

bradp1 from Australia wrote on 20 October 2020

Great service and value


Share Link

suea from Australia wrote on 03 August 2020

Excellent family day

Great family day out. Easy to drive and get around. Very friendly staff made it ann enjoyable day.

Share Link


10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

Spaces Left

Per Boat

    *This option must be made together with another price type.

    Qualmark Certification

    This award identifies a business with a high level of professionalism, a keen awareness of the impact it has on the environment and a commitment to a customer centric approach.

    This award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Their proactive leadership and management ensure the business’s focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to create genuine, constantly evolving and sustainable tourism experiences.

    This award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand. It denotes exceptional customer experiences at the heart of everything the company does. This business is leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.

    When you see the Qualmark logo, your activity of choice is endorsed by New Zealand Tourism’s official quality assurance organisation and backed by leaders in the industry. It’s your trusted guide to iconic activities and experiences that are awarded for their exceptionally high level of quality, safety and sustainability.

    Sample menu


    Delete your content?

    This item will be deleted immediately. You can't undo this action.