Cairns & Fraser Island

What we do

What we do – Marlin Fishing


KEKOA was custom built for black marlin fishing in these water by well-known local Townsville boat builder Peter O’Brien of O’Brien Boats. And Peter O’Brien and his team have once again delivered a vessel that provides a world class fishing experience, as well as integrating a comfortably accommodating luxurious personal charters that can easily cater to more far reaching destinations.

This brand new vessel, a 56 foot O’Brien was launched in March 2010 and underwent a small refit in 2018. Shed features state of the art Garmin electronics and comfortable but luxurious furnishings including two ensuited guest cabins as well as separate cabins for the captain and crew. Fully air-conditioned throughout the added beam of the 56 foot vessel allows for a very spacious saloon and entertaining area — as well as a second entertaining area on the flybridge.

Read the KEKOA boat test or find out more about KEKOA on the about KEKOA page.

Individual Charter Experience

Custom built for big game fishing during the Cairns marlin fishing (Giant Black Marlin on heavy tackle) season, KEKOA’s 56 foot design integrates luxury, quality and comfort to cater for all your individual fishing charter experiences including:

  • Giant black marlin fishing in Cairns (Sept-November)
  • Blue marlin fishing off Fraser Island and Hervey Bay
  • Juvenile black marlin fishing – light tackle
  • Remote Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea expeditions
  • Personalised charter – create your own itinerary!

Other fishing


Outside marlin fishing or in combination with, the fishing options in the region are endless. KEKOA offers extended live aboard trips to the outer reefs at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef including Frederick, Wreck, Cato, Saumarez Reefs as well as live aboard trips to Lady Musgrave and Lady Elliot Island.

The bottom fishing at the top of Fraser Island is also great, particularly in the cooler months, while the bottom end of Fraser Island across the Wide Bay bar and off Rainbow beach offers a variety of fishing second to none!

Contact us to start putting together your itinerary today!

Proud to support and represent


Over our many years on the water we have been lucky enough to work with and support a number of stellar marine businesses. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but a few businesses that can’t go without mention!

Pelagic Gear
Garmin Marine
Okuma/Tackle Tacktics
Wizzy’s Classic Custom Built Rods
Gineico Marine
Tantrum Lures
Koya Lures