Frederick Reefs

Fredericks Reef is a relatively large J shaped reef with two sand cays and provides and fantastic protected lagoon anchorage and plenty of swimming options.

It has a light house at the northern end which is the only area of the reef permanently out of the water.

Great fishing for dogtooth tuna, wahoo, yellowfin and mahi mahi as well as blue and striped marlin on the drop off and sailfish are also caught here depending on the time of year.


Wreck Reefs

Similarly Wreck Reefs is made up of a number of reefs that run almost east – west and has several sand cays as well as a small island (Bird Islet).

The sport and reef fishing is incredible here in this little visited location. Aside from the same dogtooth tuna, wahoo, yellowfin and mahi mahi as well as blue and striped marlin on the drop off – we have caught jobfish here in big numbers and the breaking edge of the reef can be good for GTs as well as doggies!

Built for long range exploring!


KEKOA is a great boat for remote live aboard adventures. In fact, that’s exactly what she was designed for. Long range exploring!

Captain Luke Fallon has always been a trailblazer. In 2008 he envisioned the market for a game boat (as mothership) in the rivers of the Gulf of Carpentaria fishing out of two custom built tenders and the idea for KEKOA 56 was born. She was specifically built for these types of long-range and self sufficient adventures – and 9 very successful seasons in the Gulf later, she has proved her suitability!

Along the way we have also had some very successful east coast explorations fishing Princess Charlotte Bay and the Flinders Island Group in the north, to Holmes and Flora Reefs in the east off Cairns, as well as the remote reefs of the Coral Sea including (to name just a few) Saumarez Reef, Frederick Reef, Wreck Reef, Kenn Reef and Cato Reef.

Cruising and fishing where you are almost always the only boat in sight!

In late October 2017 we undertook a two week exploration specifically of these southern reefs and see enormous opportunity in these more largely less fished areas. Further afield these reefs get far less human pressure, which suits the adventure fisherman!

What did we find on our big adventure? Footballs field size schools of XOS yellowfin tuna, wahoo and dogtooth tuna that have never seen a lure, bottom and reef fish and blue, black and striped marlin!

As well as gorgeous reef and sand cay anchorages providing safe shelter in any weather conditions and pristine waters as far as the eye can see!

KEKOA is built in B survey (and one of the few in our fleet that is!) which means that we can venture further afield to give you the remote adventure you have been looking for!

Contact us to create a Coral Sea Adventure itinerary today!


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