Welcome to Captain Billy’s premium Cape York Peninsula chauffeured 4WD safari tours - traversing the wilderness of Australia’s last frontier!
Cape York Peninsula is located in North Australia and is situated just north of the tropical resort town of Cairns and extends approximately 750km’s along a narrow peninsula to its tip in the North. Covering an area of approximately 207,000 square kilometres, Cape York is surrounded by the Coral sea to the east, the Arafura sea and Gulf of Carpentaria to the west and the Torres Strait to the north.
As one of Australia's few remaining large wilderness areas, Cape York Peninsula boasts a plethora of national parks, white sandy beaches, breath-taking rain forests, fabulous fishing and a terrific climate.
Access around Cape York is mainly by dirt road, which is why The Captain Billy Tour is tailored to meet the requirements of the discerning traveller keen to experience the rugged beauty and colourful heritage of Cape York in safety and comfort. During your 16 day 4WD wilderness safari tour you will see a land of history, ancient culture, billabongs, waterfalls and Aboriginal art.
Your superb out-back safari starts in Cairns, where you will meet your experienced tour driver, before packing up and ‘hitting the road’ as you start your exciting 16 day adventure. Traverse your way over a rugged wonderland, enjoying loads of scenic highlights, including a tour of stunning Thursday Island, before ending your special journey across to Horn Island. Flights back to Cairns are all pre-arranged and included in your Tour Package, so you can sit back and relax while enjoying your scenic air flight over the Great Barrier Reef before landing in Cairns.
This is an exclusive experience based on the latest 4WD technology equipment available for the discerning traveller - two people under the guidance of your personal tour driver and campfire cuisine chef who will ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday whilst enjoying excellent food and beverages all in an exciting wilderness setting. Sit back and relax for a full pamper or join in if you wish. Capt Billy may also let you experience driving his special 4X4 luxury Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Turbo diesel vehicle fully equipped with the latest gadgets, including front and rear lock differentials, outback suspension, long range fuel tanks, air conditioning and a large capacity refrigerator. Choose from the ultimate luxury of the Premium Captain Billy Tour which includes accommodation in the Kimberly Platinum Kamper with super queen size bed and ensuite, or the Original Captain Billy Tour which includes accommodation in a comfortable 4-person Turbo Tent. Due to the unique climate conditions of the area, access into Cape York for 4WD touring is seasonal; therefore you will need to check our Rates & Tour Dates.
For your comfort and safety we also have Iridium satellite phone and Garmin Rino 2-way radio and GPS communication equipment, allowing you, the traveller, to explore beyond the usual and be prepared for all opportunities that may arise. The state of the art Kimberly Platinum off road Kamper trailer hitched onto the vehicle incorporates a fully equipped kitchen, ensuite shower and toilet, refrigerator/freezer and all catering supplies to ensure a pleasurable tour. Added to this, we also carry a small outboard powered boat to give you the best opportunity to explore scenic river systems and to catch the many species of fish abundant in this angler’s paradise. We strongly suggest you take the time to read our F.A.Q area which is loaded with plenty of additional information regarding the tour and Cape York, including what to bring, what’s included in your tour, what to expect when travelling Cape York, etc.
optional extra's Private Captain Billy Tour
For the ultimate honeymoon or unique getaway, Captain Billy is able to offer his outback tour for couples that want to enjoy the magic and peaceful tranquility in this slice of paradise with the privacy of being the only couple on the tour. Tag-Along 4WD Tours
If you prefer to ditch the chauffeur, you can choose to 'tag-along' on the tour self-driving your own off-road vehicle. Drive your own 4WD in convoy as you follow Captain Billy's lead tour vehicle, while enjoying the experience of out-back driving in a safe and fun environment. Further information about our popular Tag-Along 4WD Tours can be found in the Tag-Along F.A.Q page, while tour dates and pricing can be found in the Tag-Along Dates & Rates.
You will enjoy living in the easy to erect hassle free turbo tent and because guest comfort is our top priority, we have sourced the most comfortable camp bedding imaginable! The majority of your out-back bush dining experiences will be at the hands of your experienced outback gourmet cook - proud to provide hearty, delicious Australian BBQ fare. Whether it be from the "Aussie Spit", in the "Hillbilly Campfire" oven or a delicious juicy steak with all the trimmings from the hot plate or those fresh fish you have caught! You can visit the About Us page to learn more about our guides and Captain Billy himself. As we do not regiment strict timetables, we have ample time to stop for photographs along the way! Make sure you check out the awesome Photo Gallery for some great snap shots.
back by popular demand... Captain Billy's Cape York Yamaha ATV & Tinny Fishing Safari Wilderness 6 Night Fishing Safari
By demand from the 'men folk', Captain Billy is proud to release his premium Australian wilderness out-back Yamaha ATVs & Tinny fishing safari which starts and finishes in the tropical resort town of Cairns. Fishing, 4WD’s, rugged outback, solitude, camping and a helluva lot more fishing... this has to be the perfect combination for a ‘blokes getaway’ and top-notch luxury camping Fishing Safari!
The fish species in the Cape York region are just as diverse as the areas where Captain Billy and his experienced Cape York fishing guides will take you to catch them! All the marine superstars are here including Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Saratoga, Fingermark, Salmon (Threadfin & Blue), Black Jew, Queenfish, Trevally (GT's, Golden, etc), Mackerel (Spanish, Spotted & Shark), Queensland Groper, Estuary Cod, Coral Trout, Spangled Emperor, NannyGai, Javelin Fish, Coal Grunter, Mud Crabs and more! This has to be the ultimate fishing adventure you can find in Australia!
Further information about this popular fishing safari can be found in the Safari F.A.Q page, while a break-down of the suggested fishing Safari Itinerary will have you checking out the Safari Dates & Rates before getting your mates together for an awesome fishing getaway!
Captain Billy's premium Yamaha ATV & Tinny Fishing Wilderness Safari Tours specialise in bird-watching, fishing, bushwalking, wildlife, 4 wheel driving, Tinny, Yamaha ATV quad bikes, plenty of relaxation with some top notch remote bush, river and seaside camping. If this sounds good, then a premium Captain Billy Cape York fishing safari is for you!