Cape York Adventures 3 Island Tour


Thursday Is 3 Island Tour


Visit Thursday Is, Friday Is and Horn Is in a personal small group tour. 

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Fishing Trips


Fishing trips with experienced guides. 

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4wd Tours


Exclusive 4wd tours to "The Tip" or to the waterfalls.  

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Exclusive boat charters


Charter a boat and guide for your private day out from Seisia at the top. 

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Fishing Holidays Cape York


Fly to the top to enjoy a fishing holiday with experienced guides and a variety of locations. 

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Our Fleet


Cape York Adventures have 3 purpose built vessels and Landcruiser Troop Carrier 4wd. 

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CYA 2019 Brochure (pdf)


About Us

The Cape York Adventures Story


Cape York Adventures have been operating since 1996.

We are based at the top of Cape York, in Seisia, a Torres Strait Islander community in the Northern Peninsula Area at the top of Cape York.

John Charlton first visited the area in 1982, after travelling through the lower Cape in 1980. He returned every year or two, until he began working in Seisia in 1994.

In 1996 the family set off from Sydney and established Cape York Adventures with our vessel Island Breeze. We offered scenic day tours and fishing trips and our Sunset Cruises were always popular.

We added to the family with the vessel Island Runner, then custom built the Island Venturer. Island Venturer was a great vessel for our fishing trips and we began to visit Thursday Island. Our 'Fish on the way' tour was a great day out.

The Strait Runner was the next new addition, purpose built for the Thursday Is and Horn Is Tour. The vessel is versatile and has also provided support for some exciting projects: filming a TV show and supporting a kite surfing expedition.

The latest addition was Cape Runner, purpose built for fishing the inshore blue water and capable of cruising the estuaries as well. 

John Charlton: owner, head guide. John has been visiting Cape York since 1980. He has a varied and extensive experience across Cape York. He has been fishing since he was a teenager and spent a lot of time fishing Sydney Middle Harbour and Jervis Bay before moving to Seisia. He has fished throughout the NT and PNG. John is the longest serving fishing guide on Cape York. He was a founding Board Member of the local tourism association (Tourism Cape York) and is a current Board Member of Cape York Natural Resource Management. 

Beautiful Sites


The Top of Cape York is an area of naturally beautifully spots. Cape York Adventures can show you this area: tropical uninhabited islands, rivers, pristine beaches, coral reefs. Small group tours ensure a very personal experience. 

Experienced Guides


John Charlton: Cape York Adventures head guide is John who has been visiting Cape York since 1980 and running CYA since 1996. 

Ben Neylan: In 2018 we welcome back Ben who has guided for CYA for more than a decade on & off. He has lived on Thursday Is & is returning to us after his adventures solo cycling & canoeing through South Amercia. 

Contact Us

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All tours depart Seisia Wharf. 

Cape York Adventures

PO Box 162, Bamaga QLD 4876

PH: (07) 4069 3302

MOB: 0427 390 983