Our happy clients

  • We have fished the world over in chase of the wonderful marlin.  We have had the pleasure of catching AND releasing over 80 marlin in our career.   It was our great pleasure to have spent a week on the reef with the Kekoa team.  The service, knowledge, fishing and attitudes were second to none.  Frankly I can say it was the finest week we have ever spent.

    Art & Susan Hayes

    Fishing Lovers

    Art & Susan Hayes
  • Thank you Kelly, Luke and Rob for the best week of fishing we have ever experienced. We will be back next year!

    Kylie & Col Hombsch

    Fishing Duo

    Kylie & Col Hombsch
  • I have not shut up about my trip. Best fun ever. You guys make dreams come true.

    Jason Hassett

    Big Fish Hass / KEKOA Regular

    Jason Hassett
  • I have had the luck and pleasure to fish and hunt the world, and I have to say that this was the best trip I have ever been on, by all accounts. I would never hesitate to recommend the Kekoa and crew for fishing on the GBR. A trip of a lifetime Thank you from the bottom of my heart- Capt Luke, Kelly, Braden and Jack, WELL DONE!!!!!

    Art Hayes

    Big fish chaser

    Art Hayes
  • I thoroughly recommend KEKOA. The boat is immaculate. Purpose built for heavy tackle and total luxury. Kelly is a gourmet Chef and first class photographer, and Luke has eyes like a hawk calling marlin and bait chop offs from the barracuda and wahoo, before they even occur. His 20+ years fishing the reef is evident and filters through to the boys on deck who do not stop. I thought this would be a once in a lifetime trip, but I’m already planning the next.

    Mick Bailey

    Gamefishing addict

    Mick Bailey
  • Absolutely an awesome fishing trip. Great weather and lots of laughs. Thanks to Luke Kelly and crew Milsi & Ben. Highly recommended them and certainly shall be back one day.

    Peter De Matteis

    First Timer

    Peter De Matteis
  • Just wanted to say a big thanks to you and your crew. We had an amazing day yesterday what a way to spend a day on a stunning boat with lovely people.

    Chantelle & Michael

    Honeymooners

    Chantelle & Michael
  • Just a quick note to thank you for an amazing trip. As you are aware, I have very little fishing experience. Everyone made me feel completely comfortable throughout the trip. Everything about Kekoa was first class and I will definitely spread the word.

    Kevin Balshaw

    Novice marlin man

    Kevin Balshaw
  • Your whole operation is the best I have ever fished with!

    Mike Curtius

    Pelagic Superstar

    Mike Curtius
  • Top spot, great boat and awesome crew – thanks for a great time Kekoa!

    John Easton

    Gulf barra chaser

    John Easton
  • Thanks so much for providing such an amazing fishing trip!!! We all had a great time and made some great memories to last forever!!!

    Ron Kawaja

    The Man

    Ron Kawaja
  • We had an amazing time. You guys run a first class operation and it was obvious that you all love what you do!

    Ashley Matthews

    Ashley Matthews
  • You guys are great! 3 grander marlin in 4 years, can’t get any better than that!

    Jason Hassett

    Big Fish Hass / KEKOA Regular

    Jason Hassett
  • Just wanted to let you know we had a really great trip. Fishing was brilliant. Kekoa was fantastic and the crew were excellent. They are setting a standard that I have rarely found with other operators but that I am rapidly getting used to. Quality gear and a crew who know what they are doing go a long way to making these trips so successful and enjoyable.

    Andrew Burley

    Eternal Fisherman

    Andrew Burley
  • The new Kekoa is meticulously crafted for both heavy-tackle marlin fishing off Cairns and long-range cruising as a luxury sportfishing mothership – and she’s a beautifully designed rig for both extremes.

    Warren Steptoe

    Boat Tester-man

    Warren Steptoe
  • Thanks again for making my first ever trip to Australia a tremendous experience. Everything about KEKOA was first class

    Kevin Jennier

    World Travelling Fisherman

    Kevin Jennier

Our guests are our main priority and ensuring you have the ‘trip of a lifetime’ number one on our list.

 

Interested in a Cairns and Townsville marlin fishing adventure, a remote barramundi expedition or something completely off the beaten track – we can happily cater for all your individual charter desires!

KEKOA is a 56 foot O’Brien Boat, custom built for live aboard fishing. From nights on anchor along the Great Barrier Reef and fishing for marlin, to remote river anchorages in the Gulf of Carpentaria on our barra tours – she is a comfortable home away from home.