Smithys Fishing Charter - Capricorn

(1) Going fast!

Welcome to Smithys Fishing Charters, providing some of the finest fishing experiences on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. If you are looking for exclusive small group trips, with the boat all to yourself, then look no further. Local owner-operator skipper Robert Smith, known locally as “Smithy”, has been running charters for over seven years, and is one of the longest running businesses out of Mooloolaba. Located at Kawana, and with two boats on offer, Smithy can take you on a tailored inshore or offshore trip on the waters of the Sunshine Coast. He can cater to all skill levels, individuals, groups, families, corporate groups, bucks parties, or work celebrations.

Smithy’s offshore boat, “Capricorn”, is a 25’ (7.7m) Reelax Capricorn Sportfisher that can fit 7 anglers, and is powered by a 230HP 4-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine. It comes fitted with a Lowrance GPS, iCom VHF radio, Garmin and Furuno sounders, and a USB/SD/FM radio player. It features a downrigger, large live bait tank, and quality Reelax gear, Gary Howard custom rods, and Fin Nor reels.

Smithys Fishing Charters are fully licensed to fish the Barwon Banks, The Hards and The Shelf, as well as all areas between, including many wrecks. With two boats, you can choose between offshore deep sea, reef, game, sport, jigging, soft plastics, estuary, fly, freshwater and crabbing trips. You will have the chance to encounter many diverse species, including Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Mackerel, Perch, Barramundi, Kingfish, Wahoo and more. Trips include all fishing gear, bait, drinks and licenses. For something more relaxing, they also offer Whale watching, Dolphin and bird-watching trips for up to 7 people. Inshore trips are on the 15’ Seajay Nomad “Kuhlia”, which fits a total of four people.

As members of the QSIA (Queensland Seafood Industry Association’s) PCOQ (Professional Charter Operators of Queensland) division,  you can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Smithys Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Private
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $839
    up to 4 persons
    + $210
    each additional person
    A 9 hour offshore private charter targeting exciting species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Trips include all fishing gear, bait, and bottled water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Private
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $644
    up to 4 persons
    + $161
    each additional person
    A 7 hour offshore private charter targeting exciting species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Trips include all fishing gear, bait, and bottled water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Private
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $476
    up to 4 persons
    + $119
    each additional person
    A half day offshore private charter targeting exciting species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Trips include all fishing gear, bait, and bottled water.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day - Shared
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Jul (Sat, Sun)
    $210
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    A 9 hour shared trip during the weekends, public holidays, school holidays, Easter, and trips from June to July. This is perfect for those who do not have four people and prefer not to book a private charter, but are happy to share with others. Head offshore targeting exciting species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Trips include all fishing gear, bait, and bottled water.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day - Shared
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 31 May
    $210
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    A 9 hour shared trip during the week from August to May. This is perfect for those who do not have four people and prefer not to book a private charter, but are happy to share with others. Head offshore targeting exciting species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Trips include all fishing gear, bait, and bottled water.
  • Shared trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Shared
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $161
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    A 7 hour shared trip for those who do not have four people and prefer not to book a private charter, but are happy to share with others. Head offshore targeting exciting species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Trips include all fishing gear, bait, and bottled water.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Shared
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $119
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    A half day shared trip for those who do not have four people and prefer not to book a private charter, but are happy to share with others. Head offshore targeting exciting species like Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Trips include all fishing gear, bait, and bottled water.
There are 6 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Robert Smith
Buddina, Queensland, Australia
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since March 2015
Keen recreational angler who made their hobby into their job.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black)
Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)

Sailfish
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Spearfish (Shortbill)
Tuna (Dogtooth)

Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (2)
5.00
out of 5 stars from 1 review
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip with Smithy
Half day trip with Smithy
Angler Rating
1
0
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
1 review
David S.
North Lakes, QLD
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Half day trip with Smithy

VERIFIED   March 5, 2019
David S. recommends Smithys Fishing Charter - Capricorn
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
  Robert Smith Captain replied

Weather Protection
Weather Protection
Canceled due to bad weather? We'll help reschedule or refund.
Best Price Guarantee
Best Price Guarantee
Found the same trip for less? We'll refund the difference!
Service You Can Trust
Service You Can Trust
7 day customer support for a hassle-free fishing experience.
Trusted Payments
Trusted Payments
Book via our secure platform and enjoy flexible payment options.