Our Trips

Cairns Day Trips

Cairns is considered the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The only place in the world where two World Heritage landmarks lie next to one another. The Great Barrier Reef is a direct cause to the sustained growth of Cairns as a tourist destination, offering countless opportunities for visitors and locals alike to indulge in the spectacular beauty the reef offers, and to try their luck at bringing home some of the top reef and sports fishing prizes anywhere in Australia. Find out more >

12 hr and 24 hr

We are committed to customer satisfaction and provide a wide range of specialty experiences along with our normal reef trips, day and overnight. 12 & 24 hour trips to the reef from full boat bookings, to individuals. Fully catered and your fish caught are cleaned and bagged. See our 12 and 24hr page for more details or contact us make a booking.

Extended Trips

We also offer a versatile range of live aboard options such as Reef fishing, Coral Sea Wilderness fishing, specialised guided trips, Mud Crab and Barramundi tour in the Hinchinbrook Channel, as well as Snorkelling and Island and Sand Cay stop overs. Extended trips from 2 days to 7 days. Reef, sports and specialty trips. These include a wide range of packages and techniques including trolling, jigging, soft plastics, hard body lure and fly fishing for a wide range of species. All fish caught are filleted and bagged. Check out our Extended Trips page for more details or contact us to make a booking.

Outer Reef Trips – Coral Sea Wilderness Fishing to Flinders and Holmes Reef

Outer Reef wilderness trips together to Flinders Reef 150 nautical miles from Townsville. These trips cater to all types of fishing techniques. A normal day would see some of our groups leave in 2 sport fishing boats to cast poppers at enormous GT’s with the main boat trolling the 1,000m drop off for Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo and Mahi-Mahi. If a few fillets are required, the Red Emperor and Coral Trout living inside the reef are massive. These trips have to be experienced to be believed. Find out more >

Light Tackle Fishing – Bowling Green Bay

Bowling Green Bay has long been renowned as the best light tackle marlin fishing location on the planetFind out more >

Barra Fishing – Palm Island and Hinchinbrook

The Hinchinbrook Channel is renowned for some of the best Barramundi and Mud Crabs in the country. Find out more >



  • Can't recommend highly enough Cliff and the guys from Northern Conquest Charters, San Miguel. From organising the trip from interstate with Cliff to a skipper who worked bloody hard to put us on the fish (Stuie, you're a legend!!). Then there was Chris and Bill who kept us fed, baited and generally entertained, exceptional service and dedication. Awesome trip, a huge thanks from the Darwin mob, we'll be back!!Bert McMahon
  • Thanks Cliff/Stu/Jeremy & Cade for another great trip! We have been doing yearly charters to Northern Australia since 2009 and the 2 trips we have had with Northern Conquest (one from Townsville and one from Cairns) have been the 2 best fishing trips we have been on. Over this period we have been lucky enough to have only dealt with good charter operators. However, Norther Conquest Charters is not only the best Charter company I have dealt with, they are the best company I have dealt with from the tourism industry period. The organising of the trip couldn’t be easier. On our first trip to Townsville we were picked up from the airport, driven to a bottle shop, dropped off at a pub for lunch while the crew got the boat ready, picked up from the pub 2 hours later and then dropped off at the marina with our bags already on the boat and our drinks on ice. Getting on the boat my father said “this is too easy, the fishing can’t be any good” (he was wrong). Not only has Cliff organised our accommodation on both of our trips, we have also been transferred from the marina to our hotel with our gear and our boxes of frozen fish (saving us 2-3 taxis). Whilst on the boat, the crew work tirelessly to ensure their customers are always comfortable and happy (and well fed). Our party is split between those who like bottom bashing and those who like trolling. On both of our trips Stu has kept the bottom bashing and trolling camps happy – a task no other skipper we have fished with has accomplished. The question each year used to be which charter company to book. The question is now which Northern Conquest charter to book.Simon, Denys, Darren, Ken, Dean & Bad Jimmy

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