CY Charters - Queensland

 

CY Charters are located on Albany Island almost at the very tip of Australia in the Cape York Peninsula. The island is approximately 5.5 kilometers in length and about 1 kilometer wide. Cape York fishing staying remote and in comfort.

Albany, indigenously known as Pabaju Island, lies within the Torres Strait and is therefore very rich in history and culture. Situated directly opposite is the historical Somerset Beach where remnants of the famous Jardine homestead and family graves may be found as well as graves of perished Japanese Pearl farmers and the monumnet to the ill fated Kennedy expedition. Albany is currently accessible by boat from Somerset Beach and Seisa and well as helicopter from Horn Island.

This part of Australia is primarily inhabited by a large indigenous population of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders alongside a smaller community of non-indigenous people. The Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Island groups are rich in natural beauty, tradition, culture and heritage.

Although there is currently tourism activity in the Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands, the area is a relatively "young" and undeveloped tourist destination. The potential for the area to grow as a tourist destination has been recognised, however there are many considerations that need to be taken in order to satisfy the needs of the local community as well as the govenment and related councils. There is noted increasing demand for the area from both domestic and international tourism market....having said all that, Albany Island is isolated from the mainland and has its own private paradise surrounded by numerous fishing options.

CY Charters groups can range from 2 to 6 people. There is bedding for 12 people and bigger groups can be requested occasionly. Lodging is in a two story building with magnificent views over the water seperating the island and the mainland. Bush walks on Albany Island is encouraged if you are not too tired before or after a days fishing.
The quality and quantity of the meals supplied makes for some extra exercise a very good idea!

Boats
There are three main vessels usually available for the clients and guides to fish the vast possibilities this area has to offer.

ISLAND VENTURER - 7 meters long, twin 115 hp Tohatsu motors. Surveyed for 10 persons, ideal for 1 to 5 people.

GT (Hooker Glass) - 6 meter, rear consol, good for casting and fly fishing, surveyed for 6 people, ideal fishing for 3 people.

KEVLACAT FLY FISHER - 5.5 meter glass open deck, surveyed for 6 people and ideal for 3 fishing. Great for flats, river, estuary or calm days or reef fishing casting poppers for GT's.

HOW TO GET THERE

Flights to Bamaga from Cairns and return are available on weekdays. CY Charters are able to get a reduced fare for their clients. Please enquire before booking direct.
After landing at Bamaga you will be met by one of CY Charters staff members and driven approximately 45 minutes to the coast. From here it is about 10 minutes by the operations own landing craft to Albany Island.

Fish
Numerous fishing options are available. Something that only Cape York fishing can supply.
Try the nearby rivers, creeks and estuary systems for Barramundi.
Flats for sight casting for a lot of different species.
Reef and bottom bouncing for Perch, Trout, Fingermark and Jewies.
Troll for Mackeral, Tuna, Queensfish etc etc.
Cast poppers for big GT's.
Fly fish for plenty of requested species.

Plus many more options that you may request!

Costs

Per Person

7 days(5 full days fishing)/6 nights $ 3900.00

6 days(4 full days fishing)/5 nights $ 3550.00

5 days(3 full days fishing)/4 nights $ 3000.00

Flights to Bamaga are extra

Inclusions

  • Transfers from Bamaga airport to Albany Island and return.
  • Accommodation on Albany Island
  • Full board
  • Guided fishing for the number of days selected
  • Tackle supplied on a replace if lost or damaged basis

 

Check our office for return air fares from Cairns to Bamaga.

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