Adventure Fishing Charters

Let Adventure Fishing Charters take you out on the pristine waters of Mooloolaba, on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, for some exciting fishing trips. Skipper Carlo Marchese and his crew are experienced locals who know where to find fish. You’ll explore even the more secluded or hard to access spots.

“Stenella”, a stable 28’ Cougar Cat catamaran boat offers a large deck space with cover for up to 8 anglers. The vessel will get you to the fishing action in no time with its twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, and the latest Simrad navigational equipment. Other features include outriggers, live bait tank, toilet, shower, kitchen, a stereo system, and a TV.

All charters will give you the opportunity to try techniques such as fishing with light tackle, trolling, bottom fishing, drift fishing, handline, spinning and jigging. The crew hate to lose fish, so they use only the best gear such as Shimano reels with Wilson Live Fibre rods, Tiara 30 WLRSA 2-speed reels for trolling, and Calcutta 700B and Talica reels for bottom fishing.

You can expect to target species like Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, and Coral Trout. You will be provided with equipment, as well as lures and live bait. The crew will be happy to clean and fillet the catch at the end of the day, so you can take it home for a nice meal.

The crew welcome beginner and expert anglers alike, and will provide you with a relaxing and enjoyable day while helping you to improve your fishing skills. For a special treat not offered elsewhere on the Sunshine Coast, take your catch to ‘See Restaurant’ for a delicious freshly prepared meal.

Hunt down a trophy fish, go trolling for a beast, or bottom fish for a variety of reef fish with Adventure Fishing Charters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2-Day Adventure – Fraser Island
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $4,805
    price breakdown
    $4,805
    This is the perfect adventure for diehard fisherman. We will fish all the way from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island, including stunning secluded reefs full of big fish. We then spend the night in Tin Can Bay, and the following day fish all the way back to port. Accommodation and all meals are included, as well as gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning. Please note that some areas outside of Fraser Island may include additional transfer costs. Trips can accommodate 6 passengers.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,403
    price breakdown
    $2,403
    Our extended day charters are geared towards the serious fisherman looking to fish around the secluded areas of Double Island Point – an area that is not normally fished by recreational fisherman due to the distance and fuel capacity needed to get there. This is a long day that is normally filled with big fish! These trips are based on a 12-hour round trip from departure to return back to port, and include fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,486
    price breakdown
    $1,486
    Our full day charter that can take you wherever you'd like to go – the choice is yours! You can go bottom fishing for species such as Snapper and Pearl Perch, or try your luck trolling for pelagics such as Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna, or Mahi Mahi. Full day charters are based on a 10-hour round trip from departure to return back to port. Price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,136
    price breakdown
    $1,136
    Our 3/4 day charters offer more flexibility than half day trips, as you have more time to fish reefs that are further out. 3/4 Day trips are based on a 7-hour round trip from departure to return back to port. Price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $787
    price breakdown
    $787
    These half-day trips depart both in the morning and afternoon, and will take you fishing on Mooloolaba’s close reefs for species such as Snapper and Pearl Perch. Half day charters are based on a 5-hour round trip from departure to return back to port, and include fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Night)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $787
    price breakdown
    $787
    For something a little different, head out on one of our night fishing charters where we target bottom reef dwellers. Night charters are based on a 5-hour round trip from departure to return back to port, and include fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
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About the Charter Operator

Adventure Fishing Charters
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since August 2016
Antonio is the owner and the Skipper Carlo is a highly passionate fisherman with a deep love for the ocean. He highly enjoys taking his guests out on the water, sharing his knowledge, and seeing the joy on someone’s face as they reel in an impressive catch. As he works tirelessly to ensure a fantastic experience for everyone who comes aboard the Stenella, you will be sure to end your day with unforgettable memories. His Deckhand, Antonio Puelma, is also the chef and owner of See Restaurant, and will be happy to reveal great ways of preparing your catch, or organise to have it freshly cooked at his restaurant at the end of the day.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jobfish (Green) Jobfish (Green)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pearl Perch Pearl Perch
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)

Boat Specs

Cougar Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.67
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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December fishing trip
Kevin, get sharked, one Cobia head
Kevin Group Picture - some of our catch
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
57%
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Tarra F.
Brisbane, QLD
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 14, 2019
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Zhechen W.
Saint Lucia, QLD
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Half Day trip with Captain Carlo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 5, 2019
Very exciting experience! Captain Carlo and the staff were very nice and helpful teaching us how to do off-shore fish! Though...
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Margot M.
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Fishing with Carlo!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 24, 2018
My family and I had a great fishing trip with Carlo! He made sure everyone was taken care of and we caught a huge amount of...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 9, 2019
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Andreas Z.
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3/4 Day with Captain Carlo

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on February 4, 2017
They are friendly and proffesional. Just missed few big ones because the fishing line wasn’t prepared for them! Not a...
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