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Best fun ever. You guys make dreams come true. - Jason Hassett, November 2014

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 Season Weeks 5: Marlin tuxedo shirts, because why not?!

    We had Anthony and Joe, Andy and Sean joined us on board for five days in the last week of October and had a ball.  With most of us already friendly courtesy of what we like to call Fishbook we had no doubt that fun would await. And when the...
  2. Cairns Season Weeks 4: Kona blue marlin meets Cairns black marlin

    Well known Kona skipper Capt. Chip Van Mols introduced daughter Jada and partner Dan to the reef this year fishing with us on KEKOA for 9 days immediately after the Lizard Island tournament.  While Jada is a seasoned fisherwoman, and fresh from a week in Nova Scotia fishing for giant...
  3. Cairns Season Weeks 3: Lizard Island Black Marlin Classic

    It has been really hard to get online this year to keep the trip reports up-to-date for several reasons. The boring reason being that phone and internet service on the reef this year are tough (perhaps due to damage from Cyclone Ita that went through earlier in 2014?). But the...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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.