About Us

a few words about Saltaire Charters...


Saltaire is a custom sportfishing vessel built in Cairns by master boatbuilder Dick Ward. It has been designed to fish in the shallows around the reef chasing GT’s, reef fish and mackerel to chasing Giant Black Marlin in the Coral Sea. It is a fast and affordable boat that is available for day or overnight trips.

Saltaire has witnessed some of the most exciting fishing to be experienced on the Great Barrier Reef, the coral sea and beyond to the vast reaches of the untamed waters of Papua New Guinea. Based in the Reef Marina Port Douglas, 30nm north of Cairns and a short run to the barrier reef, Saltaire is available for popper casting for Giant Trevally, light tackle, heavy tackle, reef fishing and personalised charters including cruising, snorkelling and diving. With comfort, speed and great service on your side you will be amongst the serious action on offer whether it will be giant black marlin, pelagic species, giant trevally or classic reef fish. Being a boat constructed from foam core it is fast and light weight making it an affordable game fishing boat.


  • Powered by Twin Cummins QSB Engines
  • Cummins Genset
  • Air Conditioned Cabin
  • 4 x Berths with Toilet & Shower
  • Spacious Galley
  • Back Deck Freezer
  • Game Chair or Light Tackle Station
  • Latest Simrad Electronics
  • Quality Shimano Rods and Reels, ranging from Stella Spin Reels to Tiagra 130’s

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