Cape York – Albany Island

From $200pp for Day Trips

Just a boat ride from Bamaga, the beautiful Albany Island, also known locally as Pabaju Island, is home to CY Fishing Charters, located on the eastern side of Cape York, approximately 6km south of the “Tip”. The “Tip’ is the northern most point of the Australian continent.

The west coast borders the Gulf of Carpentaria and the east coast borders the Coral Sea. The Cape Peninsula is bordered on three sides (north, east and west).

Pabaju Island is approximately 6kms long and almost 2km wide. The island boasts beautiful walking tracks in rainforest conditions, with outstanding views of the surrounding islands.

The influence of the Indigenous people is evident with historical grave sites and ancient rock paintings still protected and accessible for viewing.

Sandy white beaches, hammocks overlooking pristine waters, indulging in local seafood and scrumptious meals prepared for you, you will be truly relaxed after a stay at Pabaju.


The Guest-House style accommodation on the island was purpose built with the intention of creating an island-feel experience, relaxed and homely. And with all meals prepared by our resident Chef, the island experience is delivered even further. The quality of the food will have you feeling as though you were being served at a 5 star restaurant.
Our purpose built Guest house accommodates an individual or up to a group of 12 friends and family. You will be at-home in ‘our easy living’ accommodation.
•Comfortable air conditioned rooms
•Spick-and-span amenities
•Unspolit backdrop
•Intimate setting
•Quality dining all meals prepared and served by our resident Chef Simon
•Remote no longer means, “roughing it”


Boat 1
Island Venturer
7 Metre Marlin Broadbill, twin hull, alloy catamaran, twin 115hp Tohatsu’s. Custom designed for offshore/blue water fishing. Ideal for trolling, casting or bait fishing.

Boat 2
5 Meter, Kevlacat Suncoaster, Fiberglass, 70hp Suzuki. Ideal for river/estuary/flats fishing, casting poppers on the reef (weather dependent).

Boat 3
6 Metre, Hooker, Fibreglass, 115hp Etec. Ideal for river/Estuary and blue water.


Likely species to be caught include Mackerel, Queenfish, Trevally, Tuna (Longtail & Macktuna), Barracuda, Cobia. Best lures for trolling in our area are Rapala X-Raps (30ft, 20ft and the smaller 10ft divers), Rapala CD Magnums, Halco Laser Pro Divers (Crazy Deep and mid range divers).

Likely species to be caught include Queenfish, Tuna, Mackerel, Trevally, Coral Trout. Best lures for spin fishing in our area include 40-120gram metal slices, Raiders or Williamson GyroJigsetc.

Likely species to be caught include Trevally, Queenfish, Mackerel, Barracuda, Coral Trout. Best lures for surface fishing in our area include Williamson Jet Poppers, Rapala X-Rap Walks, Halco Rooster Poppers (and smaller).

Likely species to be caught include Coral Trout, Grassy Sweetlip, Red Throat Emperor, Spangled Emperor, Nannygai, Red Emperor, Fingermark, Jewfish. Best bait for these waters include Squid, Pilchards, Mullet and fresh cut bait.

Likely species to be caught include Queenfish, Trevally, Tuna (Longtail) and various reef species (casting over reef edges). Fly selections include – 3/0, 2/0 and 1/0 chartreuse over white, pink over white, blue over white and white over white clousers. An assortment 2/0 and 3/0 Pink things, and whistlers, 2/0 Surf candys, and 3/0 poppers.


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Day Fishing Charter
CY Fishing Charters is offering you an opportunity to get a ‘taste’ of the Cape! Whether you are an experienced Angler ticking yet another fishing destination off your ‘to do list’, or if you are a first timer wanting to experience fishing at its best, our day charter will certainly deliver.
Package Inclusions: Transfers to/from Somerset Beach, 6 hour fishing charter & fully prepared lunch.
Conditions: Minimum 4 persons for charter to operate. Maximum 10 persons. Weather permitted.

Primer Package – 4 days and 3 nights – From $2750pp
The Primer Package will do just that; prime you to want to return! It is an insight of what the Cape has to offer. Nominate your favourite style of fishing and go hard for your few days on Albany.
Package includes: transfers to/from mainland Bamaga to Albany island. Fishing galore, accommodation in twin-share rooms with air-conditioning, all meals inclusive prepared by our island resident cook, using local and fresh seafood AND a trip of a lifetime!

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