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Cairns Marlin Fishing: Giant Black Marlin

KEKOA is a 56 foot O’Brien Boat custom built for the Cairns marlin fishing season. She integrates luxury, quality and comfort to cater for all your individual charter experiences.

KEKOA offers packages at all prime light/heavy tackle destinations on the East Coast of Queensland including Giant Black Marlin Fishing off Cairns, Lizard Island & Cooktown as well as light tackle marlin fishing off Townsville.

Gulf Barra Fishing Tours

KEKOA also offer extended live-aboard barramundi fishing tours in the Gulf of Carpentaria during the annual run-off season.

Photo & Video

We hope you enjoy the marlin and barramundi action photos and video throughout our website. Every client who fishes with us takes home a disc of similar photos and video taken on their trip.

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Recent News & Fishing Reports

  1. Cairns Marlin Season Week 2: Updates

    Well my reguar marlin season updates lasted a whole week! Haha! But as you know, things are quite busy on the boat during the giant black marlin season each year. Aside from the marlin fishing we are of course spear, bait and sport fishing in the mornings, throwing poppers along...
  2. Cairns marlin season week 1: The Hass’ are back!

    We have KEKOA regular, Jason “The Hass” Hassett joining us on board again this week for our first live aboard of the Cairns giant black marlin season.  And joining Jason again this year is son Josh for what is now his fourth year joining Hass on board with us.  And...
  3. Catching Up: Cairns marlin season

    I’ve been remiss!  Now that KEKOA has finally left Cairns for our giant black marlin season for 2014, I’ll be back and reporting weekly. But in the meantime, here’s some shots from the last couple of weeks to catch up.  
  4. Townsville Billfish Challenge: Runner Up Champion Team

    We welcomed KEKOA regular and tourney major sponsor Mike Carney back on board for the tournament this year – and accompaning Mike, a couple of familiar faces. Nigel Lucas who is part of the Toyota team with Mike and a tourney regular as well as Brian Christensen who hasn’t fished...
  5. Townsville Black Marlin Pics

    Some of the little black marlin action in the leadup to this weekend’s Mike Carney Toyota Billfish Challenge.
  6. Light Tackle Black Marlin (and Sailfish) 2014

    Well it’s begun! After a pretty uneventful trip down to Townsville from Cairns (even though we were straight-lining we usually see a few little blacks along the way. This time not so many! We did see this sailfish free feeding on the surface and managed to find a dead bait...