Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

About Us

Aquis Reef Charters in Port Douglas, AU

Welcome Aboard

Come fishing with us! Aquis Reef Charters based in Port Douglas owned and operated by the Bickford family who have spent years fishing and boating in local waters. We pride in giving our guests an enjoyable fishing experience on board our fully catered, purpose-built charter boat.

Aquis Reef  Charters  offers  fishing and reef charters to the outer and coastal reef off Port Douglas,  including snorkel & fishing combo tours. Our all inclusive fishing charters from Port Douglas includes: snacks, lunch, drinks, all fishing gear, shaded deck, cabin and toilet onboard. We offer outer reef and coastal private & shared charters on our comfortable 30ft MV ‘White Cloud‘.

Why Choose Aquis Reef and Fishing Charters

a man riding a surfboard in the water

Experienced Crew locally owned and operated

a small boat in a large body of water

30ft vessel with Cabin deck shade, toilet/shower capacity of 8 guests plus crew

a group of people swimming in a body of water

Affordable Private Charters with Fish and Snorkel Combo options Fully Catered

a small boat in a large body of water

Outer reef & coastal charters  small group numbers

Boat Specifications, Gallery & Crew

MV 'White Cloud'

MV White Cloud is a classic Seatamer 30 ft. Cabin Cruiser built in NSW in the 2000s, (a lady never tells her exact age). Like a good wine, she continues to perform well.  The main cabin gives protection from the elements and the rear deck offers shade and space to fish 6 guests with an enclosed toilet and overhead shower makes a full day charter more comfortable especially for families.

diagram, engineering drawing


Kade Bickford


Kade Bickford takes the lead in the day to day operations of the family-business, having completed his Master 5 and MED 2 in engineering during his early years he is the main skipper the MV ‘White Cloud’. Kade has grown up fishing, snorkeling, and spear fishing on our local reefs on his own hooker fishing dory, he also works during the Marlin season on some reputable game boats adding to his fishing experience. Working alongside his father Flynn he looks forward to making your charter an awesome one.

Flynn Bickford


Flynn Bickford purchased the MV ‘White Cloud’  in 2022 and will continue Aquis Fishing Charters 8 year operation. Flynn brings a wealth of fishing (25 +years) and reef charter experience to the business having been raised locally with a passion for boating and fishing since childhood.

In his early years Flynn had worked in the commercial fishing industry catching crayfish, slugs and finfish then aquaculture farming in prawns and abalone. He also operates and skippers a sister business, a successful sailing and reef charter out of Port Douglas.

Corey Bickford


Corey Bickford loves to fish, go crabbing in the local estuaries and spear fish on the reef.

He is working his way to getting his marine tickets, and learning the day to day operations from his father and older brother.

While still studying Corey also works at the local Barramundi Farm as a guide. ‘Hook a Barra’, an invaluable experience he has learnt the art of catching these amazing but sometimes aloof species.

Corey’s patience and happy can do attitude will ensures a great day out.

Boat Gallery