Smithys Fishing Charter - Capricorn

21 Nicklin Way
Buddina QL, Australia

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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 867
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 216
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 664
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 166
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 491
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 122
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Jul (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 216
    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 Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Aug - 31 May
    US$ 216
    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
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 166
    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
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 122
    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.
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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

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 Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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

About the Captain

Robert Smith
Buddina, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2015
Keen recreational angler who made their hobby into their job.
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 88%