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“ALBANY DISASTER TRIP”

CY Fishing Charters
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 unique base of Albany Island provides the opportunity to share an extensive variety of fishing: off the island, around the reefs, fresh-water and into the deep waters of the Coral Sea. At CY we know you will have one of the best fishing experiences of your life-time! A variety of packages is available: fishing charters, private island overnight experience, boat tours, etc. Join us for the ultimate fishing and Cape adventure!
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I did write a review yesterday but somehow it was deleted. Anyway I'll rewrite it by starting with the Fishing. It was very poor. The boat we were fishing on had no sounder and an inexperienced deckhand. ALSO THE WINDOW WAS SMASHED AND THERE WERE NO CKEARS WHICH MEANT WE WEEE SOAKED THE ENTIRE TIME. The boat we were supposed to be on which was promised was broken down. We spent half a day of our fishing time retrieving it. Doug the representative had promised us another back up boat but this was also broken down. The fishing was poor for 4/5 days. When they finally got the sounder to work caught some fish on the last day.
The company was responsible for our transfers as this is a remote island. They basically didn't get us on to our flight in time and we missed it. They did pay for a charter flight the same day which did help but as a result we are all out of pocket $6,800 as we all missed our connection. The representatives of CY Fishing charters promised to reimburse us for this for the past 3 weeks after chasing them several times they told us that they were not paying for it as it was our fault we missed the flight. This is unfortunate as we now need to seek legal action to recover our losses.
THIS REVIEW IS COMPLETELY TRUE AS FOR THE OTHERS I HAVE READ. THEY LOOK A LITTLE SCRIPTED TO ME. WHEN AND IF THEY DECIDE TO PAY IM HAPPY TO UPDATE TBIS REVIEW. IN THE MEANTIME IT WILL REMAIN.
PICS ARE OF THE BOAT WE WEEE SUPPOSED TO BE ON THAT WAS BROKEN DOWN. WE SPENT SEVERAL HOURS OF OUR PAID FISHING TRIP WAITING FOR A TRAILER TO BE DELIVERED BY BARGE AND THEN WAITING FOR THE BOAT TO BE RETRIEVED.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We are crazy fisherman and have been on a several remote fishing experiences around Australia. This is the very best trip we have ever done. Kudos to Hamish & Crew. Nothing was too much trouble and the fishing was amazing...Location 10/10, Food 10/10 thanks Seline!, Crew 10/10, Company 10/10. We had a few other guys on board with us and hit it off from get go. Makes for THE PERFECT FISHING EXPERIENCE EVER. We will be back Hamish! Regards Claw and Al.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

David your host has set up Albany Island to be a great escape! An old Pearl Lease on Albany Island that had been abandoned years ago is being brought back to life with a new use of Game Fishing in around the reefs! Hamish and Seline your GM and Chef are just great and in particular the food is outstanding! We were 10 people and all of us had a great time for 6 days! Helicopter off the Island to Horn Island for the Qantas flight is the way to go! The views are spectacular! Get up there before everyone finds out about it - Doug at Fishing Earth as he is the best adventure travel agent that really knows where to go and once again nailed a great trip here!

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Reviewed 6 June 2016

Hamish and his team were fantastic. It was great experience with all different types of fishing. Hamish really knew his stuff and was great to see someone so enthusiastic about his job. Food was excellent each day and location allows to forget about worries of the world and enjoy the fishing.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

A fantastic experience. 5 Days of great fishing with an experienced and knowledgeable skipper. The accommodation was basic but clean and tidy. The meals were excellent and we were made to feel really welcome.

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