East Cape York- Untouched Great Barrier Reef

7 nights - luxury mothership

Available Dates 2023

14th-20th Feb | 27th Feb-5th March | 28th-3rd April | 13th-19th April | 1st-7th May | 23rd- 29th Oct | 9th-15th Oct | 20th-26th Nov


These trips cater for private groups of 6 anglers/guests. Snorkelling/diving/conventional angling options available

Perfect for family groups and couples trips- 3 x twin share cabins with ensuites- priced deppending on guides/skiffs required


Claremont Isles- East Cape York- Northern Great Barrier Reef

The rich waters of East Cape York and the Far Northern Great Barrier Reef are some of the most remote untouched flats fishing destinations left on the planet. It remains relatively un fished by conventional anglers and the flats are unexplored by fly fishermen. There are tropical islands, sand cays and inshore and offshore reef flats that lie between the Cape York coast line and the continental shelf. These flats are home to all the iconic Australian flats species and are a dream destination for saltwater fly fishermen worldwide. There are also stunning flats and remote river systems dotted along the coastline, all of which are inaccessible without a mothership. Our guides are some of the most experienced saltwater fly guides in the country, spending most of their time guiding in the Wessel Islands, the Top End and the Great Barrier Reef.



These trips begin in Cairns in Far North Queensland. Guests will board a charter plane for a 1 hr flight to Lizard Island.
On arrival guests will be greeted by Aroona crew at the airstrip and escorted to Watsons Bay where Aroona will be waiting and ready to go. The crew will transfer guests and Luggage to the boat and set off with the skiffs in tow for 6 days of remote salt water fly fishing. Lizard Island is the perfect start point with lots of great flats on the way to the Claremont Isles .

The mother ship will travel at night to maximise time fishing and we are not locked in to any locations so we can move daily to different fishing grounds if required.

The main fishing focus will be on the flats with the target species being Permit (Blochii & Anak), Gt, Blue Bastard, Trigger Fish, Golden Trevally, Queenfish, Longtail Tuna, Milkfish, Spanish Mackeral, Bluefin Trevally, Bumphead Parrotfish, Napoleon Wrasse, Spangled Emperor and Coral Trout plus many more.

The dates of each trip are set around optimal low tides during the day to maximise time for wading. The skiffs are fitted with electric motors for fishing during the high water times and fishing edges, bombies and coastal rivers for Barramundi.


Aroona is a luxury vessel and the crew are trained in providing everything you need for a relaxing five-star experience. There are a few different areas to enjoy a drink or a meal from the on board chef. Breakfast is generally served in the main saloon, dinner is upstairs on the fly bridge and there's always a few beers going down on the back deck after a day on the water. The vessel is fully air conditioned and in the saloon there is a large flat screen tv to watch movies or share pics during travel time.

Ensuite in every stateroom Laundry is included

TV in each room Emergency satellite phones VHF & HF radios

Onsite chef
Fully catered meals and beverages


Skipper, Guides, Chef, Stewardess





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