Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine

If you’re looking for a “bucket list” fishing adventure, what could be better than wetting your line near the Great Barrier Reef? Pay Whitsunday Fishing a visit, and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing!

Captain Christopher Collins is the man at the helm of this charter, and he has plenty of local tips and tricks to share with you. Along with an experienced crew, he runs a variety of full and multi-day trips that are suitable for a wide range of anglers. Even better, they all allow for plenty of time to explore these majestic waters!

You’ll be spending your adventure on board a 40’ Black Watch flybridge vessel. She can accommodate up to 6 guests, making her the perfect option for families and larger groups of anglers.

Decked out with a full toilet, sleeping area, kitchen, air-conditioning, and a multimedia system, you’ll spend your day (or longer!) on board in plenty of luxury and comfort. Your vessel is also decked out with top-quality navigational and safety gear, including life jackets in a range of sizes.

If you opt for a multi-day adventure, you’ll cruise around Airlie Beach’s reefs and islands, where you’ll target world-famous fish such as Black Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna, as well as local favourites such as Nannygai and Coral Trout. In addition, you’ll be provided with tasty full meals, as well as soft drinks and morning/afternoon tea.

Guests who are unsure about committing to an overnight trip will get to experience an incredible full day of fishing, targeting Nannygai, Coral Trout, Snapper species, and whatever else is biting. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided.
Your captain and crew are also happy to tailor your trips to suit your needs, so if you’d like to try out techniques such as popping and trolling, or target a certain fish, just let them know in advance.

Every trip includes rods and reels, bait, lures, and tackle. All you need to do is grab a fishing license and come aboard Whitsunday Fishing for an incredible adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Day/1 Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,959
    If you'd like to fully immerse yourself in Airlie Beach's incredible angling opportunities, this overnight trip is a perfect way to explore this fishery! You'll be fishing the Great Barrier Reef and islands, where you'll target species such as Coral Trout, Nannygai, Black Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, and your captain will provide full meals and morning and afternoon tea on each trip, as well as soft drinks and water. Just bring a fishing license!
  • Private trip
    3 Day/2 Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 Day Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    $1,959
    If you're an experienced angler or want to see everything that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer, this is the trip for you! You'll be fishing local reefs and islands for the chance to hook species such as Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin, Nannygai, and a variety of Snapper. You'll be treated to full meals, morning and afternoon tea, and a variety of water and soda. Just bring along any beers or alcohol! Your trip also includes rods, reels, bait, lures, and tackle. You'll need to purchase a fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Reef
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,959
    If you can't imagine paying a visit to Airlie Beach and not fishing the Great Barrier Reef, then this is the trip for you! You'll be casting off in these productive waters for the many reef fish that live here, including Snapper species, Coral Trout, and Nannygai. You'll be provided with rods, reels, bait, and lures, as well as lunch, snacks, and drinks. All you need to bring is a valid fishing license!
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About the Charter Operator

Whitsunday Fishing Charters
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
97 Customer Reviews
Response time 10 hours
Member since November 2017
Whitsunday Fishing Charters runs year-round fishing trips around outer Whitsunday Islands and reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Their impeccable service is the reason why so many repeat customers choose them over and over again. The local experience, knowledge of fish and two reliable vessels are the reason why this crew should be your top choice to explore these incredibly rich and productive fisheries.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Nannygai Nannygai

Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper) Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper)
Snapper (Red Emperor) Red Emperor Snapper
Spangled Emperor Spangled Emperor
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Trevally (Giant) Giant Trevally
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Black Watch (Flybridge) originally built in 2000. Powered by 2 495HP Cummins engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
First Mate
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Airlie Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Visa
Mastercard

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Full day outer reef charter with captain Chris.

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Reef on June 29, 2019
Chris and Marshall were fantastic. They put us onto fish first drop. When the sharks were getting the better of us we trawled...
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VERIFIED   Special 8 hours trip for Nicole Lund on October 17, 2020
Really enjoyable trip. Caught some bloody good fish. Would recommend and will go out with Chris again.
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FAQs about Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine

Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $2,800 per day per group - 2 Day/1 Night Trip (2 days)
  • AU $2,800 per day per group - 3 Day/2 Night Trip (3 days)
  • AU $2,800 per group - Full Day Trip – Reef (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Finnor)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • First Mate
  • Lunch

Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing

Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Whitsunday Fishing – Moonshine include:
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Nannygai
  • Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spangled Emperor
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo