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Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Welcome to KEKOA Sports Fishing

We offer personalised multi-day live aboard marlin fishing charters fishing off Cairns & along the Great Barrier Reef

— With Captain Luke Fallon —

Cairns giant black marlin

KEKOA Sports Fishing is best known for fishing the Cairns giant black marlin season in October & November each year. Capt. Luke Fallon is now a veteran of 37 seasons since starting his career as a crewman on deck as a teenager.

During this time of year, you’ll find KEKOA fishing waters of the Great Barrier Reef’s Ribbon Reefs. Primarily a live aboard season, we follow the fish up and down this 100+ mile stretch of reef between Cairns and Lizard Island in order to put you onto the very best possible fishing!

Cairns giant
black marlin
Cairns is recognised world-wide as THE
number one place to catch a 1000lb black marlin.
Clear Filters
Team combining expert fishing experience and wonderful live aboard hospitality
Captain Luke &
Kelly Fallon

Captain Luke Fallon is one of the most experienced skippers fishing the reef. He is a veteran of 37 seasons straight – yes that’s every single year since starting on deck as a 16 year old crewman! And he is intimately familiar with his vessel running both the original and new KEKOA for the same owner now for over 16 years.

The combination of Luke and wife Kelly, herself now a veteran of 18 seasons, is unbeatable. Aside from being a talented photographer (Kelly’s photos adorn this website), who will document your trip and fish for you, Kelly is a wiz in the galley and loves to whip up exciting treats for our guests! Many of our return clients joke they come back for the food as much as the fishing!

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Ultimate combination of fishability and live aboard comfort
KEKOA Sports Fishing

KEKOA is likewise an unbeatable fishing platform. She is a big and beamy 56 foot O’Brien Boatworks gameboat custom built for marlin fishing on Australia’s east cost. She is kept in tip top condition with Luke well known in the industry for his boat cleanliness and maintenance.

KEKOA underwent a moderate internal refit in 2018 and the installation of a gyro stabiliser in 2018 (upgraded to the latest model in 2020) and well as re-powering with brand new MTU 2000 Series V8 engines in 2021 all of which means she’s just as good now as the day she was launched!

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