Your premium Australian wilderness out-back fishing safari promises 6 nights and 5 days of glorious fishing in the remote beauty that is the Cape York region of Australia.
With a maximum of 8 people permitted on each fishing safari, this is a unique opportunity to fish Australia's last great wild frontier while enjoying the safety, comfort and expertise of our experienced off-road 4WD drivers and fishing guides.
Captain Billy's Cape York Yamaha ATV & Tinny fishing Safari departs from the tropical resort town of Cairns and returns to Cairns at the conclusion of the 4WD adventure.
- Minimum of 4 people required per trip
- Maximum of 8 people per trip
Rates for 6 nights under canvas - 5 days fishing*
- 4 People - $3,490.00 per person
- 5-8 People - $2,990 per person
For information and pricing on our 4WD Tag-Along Catered & Self Catered Tours please visit our Tag-Along Tours page.
*This is our most popular trip length however we can tailor other itineraries to suit you and/or your group.
**All rates are in Australian currency and GST inclusive with NO hidden extras!
***A deposit of AU$500.00 is required per person.
Captain Billy's Cape York Yamaha ATV & Tinny fishing Safari rates include:
- Luxury 4WD transport from Cairns to Cape York Peninsular and return to Cairns
- All breakfast, lunch and dinner meals supplied and cooked by our tour chef
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- Turbo tents with all bed linen and bath towels
- All fishing bait
- Basic tackle
- Use of outboard and tinnies (boats) to use in the sea and river systems - licence required
- Use of Yamaha Big Bear ATVs Quad Bikes YFM250 Semi Auto 2x4
- Refrigeration and containers for fish
- All tackle on a replace if lost or broken basis. You are more than welcome to bring along your own favourite outfit.
- Camp fees
- National Park fees
Please note that fly tackle is not included.
We strongly suggest you bring your own fishing rod which must be securely packed and be limited to 2.5 metres in length - 6ft is ideal!
cape york prime fishing times
The Run Off : Mid April to Mid June
Just after the wet season, the Barramundi fishing in the Cape York Peninsular is fantastic. The reason for this is that the big females feed like crazy as they have just made the long swim back up the rivers after spawning down in the coastal reaches of Princess Charlotte Bay. These mature fish are also aware that the "dry" is coming, and soon the rivers will stop flowing. The Barramundi eat everything they possible can in order to lay enough fat on to get them through the lean winter months. And that’s why the fishing here in the Cape York Peninsular is so good!.
The Build Up: Mid August to Mid November
After the winter months the Barramundi in Cape York spring back to life in order to put on condition for the long swim back down the rivers to the salt water in order to spawn again. This period of time is referred to as the build up, and occurs right before the wet season.
Your Preferred Fishing Period:
Timing of your trip to Cape York is important. Lunar phases have a strong influence on species sought and the style and quality of the fishing. The quarters are better for pelagic while the full moon stirs up the Barramundi. We know, from experience, where to go for the best fishing according to all of the conditions at the time.
For an ideal all-round fishing trip to Cape York, fishing between the first quarter and the full moon just after the wet or in the lead up to it, generally produces the best results. For this reason we will determine the best fishing times for your selected tour month and liaise with you to finalise a suitable date itinerary.
To secure your preferred dates for a Captain Billy Fishing Tour please Make a Booking.
Deposit - AU$500.00 deposit per person is required at time of booking with balance of payment due no later than 28 days before departure date of tour.
Cancellation Policy - Any cancellations must be received at least 28 days prior to tour departure date. Cancellations must be received in writing (email, fax or letter) and confirmation from us of receipt of your cancellation is proof of your cancellation request. If you do not receive a reply from us advising receipt of your cancellation then you must assume that your cancellation has not been received by our offices. A cancellation cost up to, but not more than the deposit will be incurred.