Aerial photo of the mouth of the Daintree River

Enjoy the tranquil & pristine surrounds while fishing for some of the most iconic species

On the Daintree Fishing Charters

with James Beitzel

For 30 years, Jamie Beitzel has worked every inch of this amazing and expansive system within the Daintree River and along its coastline. He is a very relaxed and easy going as a guide, works hard to ensure every client has a good time and gives anglers the best chance of catching the fish of their dreams.

His knowledge of the Daintree River, coast and reefs and its wildlife is simply second to none. In the river, the Daintree is the best system in the region for big queenfish, fingermark, javelin fish and barramundi. Mud crabs also flourish in season. It also offers the best croc spotting opportunities in the region. Along the coast wrecks, inshore patches and wonky holes produce big nannygai, bar cheek trout, mackerel and giant trevally amongst others. He operates a 6m custom built alloy catamaran with ample fishing room, seating with shade and is great for fishing and exploring the river and venturing offshore.

All fishing gear is supplied and food and drinks are BYO with eskies supplied. It is a 45 minute self drive from Port Douglas where you’ll meet him at the tourist landing jetty 300m prior to the Daintreee River / Cape Tribulation ferry crossing. It is worth every effort to spend a trip with Jamie.

A unique fishing experience

  • Born & Bred guide on the Daintree River with over 30yrs experience
  • 6m Custom Made aluminium boat with twin 90hp Yamaha motors
  • Spacious Centre Console layout with walk around deck, fishing platform & ample seating with shade
  • Croc Safe vessel
  • Most productive coastal fishery in the region
  • Best croc spotting and wildlife eco-system to experience
  • Operate in World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest
Fishing on the Daintree River
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River Fishing

With over 30 kilometers of fishing waterways, this is the river fishing mecca of Far North Queensland.

Big Giant trevally caught near the Daintree River
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Coastal Fishing

Take in the most picturesque and productive coastal fishing in Far North Queensland.

Red emperor fish caught near the Daintree River
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Specialised Charters

By enquiry, we also offer offshore charters, corporate groups, filming and wildlife tours.

What we supply

  • All quality fishing tackle and equipment
  • Eskies and ice
  • Rain jackets if required
  • Chilled water
  • The most experienced guide on the Daintree

Booking details

  • A 72hr 100% cancellation fee applies prior to the starting time.
  • All coastal trips are subject to weather.
  • A credit card is required to secure your booking.

What to bring

To make for an enjoyable day

  • Wide brimmed hat / Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses / Insect repellant
  • Camera
  • Sunsmart clothing
  • Footwear (water friendly)
  • BYO preferred drinks & food
  • BYO alcohol is allowed