FishDive Charters - Kaya 1

Shingley Drive
Airlie Beach QL, Australia

Fishing the warm, tropical waters around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach is an angler’s dream come true. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the stunning coastlines and clear seas make the perfect backdrop to catching some of the most interesting fish in the ocean. Unspoiled, isolated bays, tropical fringing reefs, sea grass beds and coastal island areas attract a large and diverse variety of fish species, which can be fished for using a variety of techniques.

FishDive Charters and Eco Tours have been operating in the area for twenty years. With plenty of experience of diving and sportfishing under their belt and a passion for providing a great service to people from all over the globe, they aim to provide you with the experience of a lifetime aboard one of their two agile center console skiffs.

The larger of the two boats is Kaya 1, a 6 meter (20’) sportfisher that was built for comfort. With a helpful shady canopy, built in ice box, live bait tank and the best available rods and reels, Kaya 1 was designed to offer a fast and comfortable ride to the offshore fishing grounds. Catering for up to 6 guests and powered by a 90HP four stroke motor, the vessel is mostly used for live bait and offshore tours.

Depending on the trip you chose, you can expect to target various species using a range of techniques aboard Kaya 1. This could include targeting Barramundi, Queenfish, Golden and Giant Trevally, Mangrove Jacks, Cobia and more using live bait or lures, or trolling with 15 kg Shimano rods and reels for Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Northern Bluefin Tuna and the Juvenile Black Marlin.

All half day tours include morning/ afternoon tea and refreshments, while the full day tours include a tropical lunch as well. A portable toilet is available on request, and if you want to have your catch cooked for you at the end of the day this can be arranged at the excellent ‘Fish D’vine’ restaurant on Airlie Beach.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day- Offshore Island Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 163
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Cruising out to the Whitsunday Islands, we troll, cast and jig baits/lures with light tackle outfits as we sportsfish for Spanish Mackerel, Northern Bluefin Tuna and the Juvenile Black Marlin. This is
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Live Bait Calm Water
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 140
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Start fishing right away on calm water without having to travel out to distant fishing grounds. This is fun, clean and easy fishing without seasickness! Watch & assist your guide cast a net to catch the live bait, learn about fishing and catch huge variety of fish on live-bait near rock walls, jetties & underwater structures. On these trips we might catch Fingermark (Golden Snapper), Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant & Golden Trevally, Flat head, Grunter, Mangrove Jack, Shark & lots more. All ages welcome.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Lure Casting Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 140
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Learn how to cast and retrieve soft plastics & hard bodied lures. Lots of local structures provide fantastic fishing action! On these trips we target Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Flat Head, Giant Trevally & more! Trips are suited for up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Popper Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 88
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    We travel a short distance to the fishing grounds, where we use 50lbs rod and reel outfits and cast a variety of Poppers (lures) into the island reef structures for the awesome Giant Trevally. Lures will also attract other fish such as Queenfish and Mackeral. An experience every sports fisherman should encounter. All GTs are catch and release only. * For up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Live Bait Calm Water
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 73
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Start fishing right away on calm water without having to travel out to distant fishing grounds. This is fun, clean and easy fishing without seasickness! Watch & assist your guide cast a net to catch the live bait, learn about fishing and catch huge variety of fish on live-bait near rock walls, jetties & underwater structures. On these trips we might catch Fingermark (Golden Snapper), Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant & Golden Trevally, Flat head, Grunter, Mangrove Jack, Shark & lots more. All ages welcome.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Lure Casting Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 73
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Learn how to cast and retrieve soft plastics & hard bodied lures. Lots of local structures provide fantastic fishing action! On these trips we target Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Flat Head, Giant Trevally & more! The fishing starts straight away, so you get 4 full hours fishing. Trips are suited for up to 4 people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Cobia
Flathead
Marlin (Black)

Queenfish
Sailfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Hooker (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 90HP FourStroke Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

FishDive Charters - Airlie Beach Fishing
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2015
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Airlie Beach Fishing - FishDive Charters has been operating since 2005, when the owners and operators relocated to Airlie Beach, within the Whitsunday Islands, from Cairns. They now run their dream tour company in the ecologically pure and pristine environment of the Whitsunday Islands. They have combined their years of experience fishing and diving to offer guests from all over the globe a personal and professional fishing charter experience. They also offer fishing tours from Day Dream, Long and South Mole Islands.
Response time: 8 hours
Response rate: 85%

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Dont go out on this trip you wont even leave the harbour you will pay good money an you will be lifting the anchor all day its a little tinny not a charter boat….cant move arround the boat its good for taking 10 yr olds out fishing not for someone keen to fish….your told your going out on the reef…..could still see the harbour….is the worst fishing trip ive been on

Fished November 19, 2017
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