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

Enjoy a half day with friends and family out on Trinity Inlet. Rich with wildlife this is a fantastic and half day out!

An ideal self-guided fishing trip in Cairns!

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 tropical fish and mud crab. Set crab pots, drop a line, have a few beers, BBQ lunch and cruise for half a day. You will have time to circumnavigate the Inlet in this time, right around Admiralty Island.

These are very safe boats and can seat up to 8 people. Boat license is not required, neither is a fishing license however your driver does need to be over 18 and have ID available at check-in. No boating experience is necessary.

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

What to bring: Insect repellent, mobile phone (fully-charged), camera, drinks and food.

We supply: Fuel, Trinity Inlet chart, safety equipment, esky. Price is for the boat, not per person.

Hire start time:

  • 1/2 day Morning 8:30am - 12:30pm (check-in 8:15am)
  • 1/2 day Afternoon 12:30pm - 4:30pm (check-in 12:15pm)
  • Comfortably seats up to 8 people. Price is for the whole boat hire, which holds up to 8 people maximum.

    Location: Marlin Marina, Cairns

    Per Boat $249.00


    • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

    Available Bookings from August 09 to August 15

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    • Per Boat$179.00 Less than 6 at this price!

    • Per Boat$199.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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    • Per Boat$249.00

    • Per Boat$189.00 Less than 6 at this price!

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


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    Jack from Australia wrote on 12 October 2020

    Great afternoon out on the water

    For a non-boating family, this was an excellent way to enjoy some time on the water. We explored the inlet and cooked up a BBQ while the kids went fishing. Highly recommended.

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    Kay Toner from Australia wrote on 16 June 2022


    Our group of 6 had a great half day out on the water. The cairns boat hire employees gave us instructions on safety, steering the boat and a map of where to go. The pontoon was spacious and the barbecue worked a treat. Thanks so much Cairns Boat Hire for a good day had by all.

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    Paul from Australia wrote on 08 June 2022


    Fantastic time had by all. Will be coming back For sure

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    jaydeep shukla from Australia wrote on 04 May 2022

    Super Fun

    Its a whole new world. Families would love this kind of adventure. We hired the pontoon for just half a day, then regretted it. Should have definitely done a full day. They're super amazing people to deal with and dont forget to go on their Bad Fishy Ride !!! We also hired an Esky from them and a BBQ + Fishing Rod too. Stopped in a super cool spot anchored ourselves down and had an awesome BBQ there. Super Experience, cant miss.

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    Leah Willis from Australia wrote on 04 May 2022

    Great opportunity!

    Just the two of us went out on the pontoon for a few hours. We did a loop of the water just out from the Cairns marina and we loved it. We took a picnic and got to see the surrounds from the water. It was sheltered spacious and comfortable. Would definitely do it again!

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