Welcome to our most Frequently Asked Questions relating to our outstanding Captain Billy's Cape York Wilderness Fishing Safari in the stunning Cape York region of Northern Australia. We hope the below information is of assistance, however please do not hesitate to Contact Us with any further queries you may have.
What is included in the 7 day fishing tour cost?
- Luxury 4WD transport from Cairns to Cape Flattery, Cape Melville, Bathurst Head, Bathurst Bay, Princess Charlotte Bay 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
What should I bring with me on the fishing tour?
Baggage space is limited in each vehicle, therefore a soft sided sausage style bag measuring approximately 600mm x 500mm x 300mm (24" x 20" x 12") with a maximum weight of about 10 kgs (17lbs) per person is advised. You will need a small backpack for taking on walks or fishing. Excess luggage may be stored at your hotel or secured at our depot. We suggest you bring your own fishing rod (which must be securely packed and be limited to 2.5 metres in length - 6ft is ideal), fly tackle (if applicable), enough clothes for 7 days (shorts and t-shirts), one pair of long pants (jeans or tracksuits) for after dark, windcheater or jumper, one pair of good camping footwear, widebrimmed hat, polaroid sunglasses, toothbrush and camera with necessary film and spare batteries.
What dates does each tour depart?
The best fishing times and suggested tour dates can be found on the Safari Dates & Rates page of this Website.
Where does each tour start and finish?
Each fishing safari departs from Cairns and finishes back at Cairns.
What sort of fish can we expect to catch?
Cape York as all the marine superstars, 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!
How many people can go on each fishing tour?
Maximum tour size is 8 people, with a minimum of 2 people.
How do I find out more information on bringing my own 4WD on the catered or self-catered Tag-Along tours?
Go to our online Tag-Along 4WD Tours information to learn more about our fabulous self-drive 4WD tours, including rates and tour dates.
What type of accommodation can I expect on the tour?
You will enjoy the comfortable bed of the Kimberley Platinum off road Kamper, and because guest comfort is our top priority, we have sourced the most comfortable camp bedding imaginable!
Will we be able to stay in communication with emergency services during our 'out-back' fishing tour?
Yes. The safety and comfort of our customers is our number one priority, which is why our experienced tour and fishing guides use the latest in radio communication; both hand held UHF receivers and citizen band with Flying doctor channels and satellite phones.
Do I need to organise travel insurance?
You will need to organise and pay for your own travel insurance, however it is strongly recommended that you do organise your travel insurance well before departure date. Your insurance should cover loss of costs through cancellation, loss of personal belongings, baggage, money and medical expenses. Most claims arise from personal or close family illness before holiday departure resulting in cancellation fees.
What type of vehicle do we travel in on our fishing expedition tour?
We drive only the latest 'state of the art' 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Turbo diesels. Each vehicle is fully equipped with accessories such as front and rear lock differentials, outback suspension, long range fuel tanks, air conditioning and a large capacity refrigerator. We use Yamahas Big Bear ATVs YFM250 Semi Auto 2x4 to locate remote Billy bonds for fishing and mud crabbing.
What type of vehicle do we travel in on our safari fishing tour?
We drive only the latest 'state of the art' 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser V8 Turbo diesel's. Each vehicle is fully equipped with accessories such as front and rear lock differentials, outback suspension, long range fuel tanks, air conditioning and a large capacity refrigerator.
Where does all our gear fit while we are on tour?
Along with the spacious 4WD vehicles, we travel with two Kimberly Platinum off road camper trailers equipped with full kitchen facilities, electric generator, water tanks and extra refrigeration for food storage.
Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my tour booking?
Yes. AU$500.00 per person deposit is required on booking and the balance is to be received no later than 28 days before departure date of your fishing tour.
Is it safe to use my credit card online via your Website?
Yes. To ensure your security, all credit card transactions are secured by SSL, which encrypts the credit card number so as to make it unavailable to any other party.
Which credit card types do you accept?
We accept Visa, Master Card, Bankcard and Diners.
What is your cancellation policy?
Any cancellations must be received at least 28 days prior to tour departure date. Cancellations must be received in writing (email, letter or fax) 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 our offices have not received your cancellation. A cancellation cost up to but not more than the deposit will be incurred.