Fish N Crab Deep Sea Charters

The Boat Ramp; Parkyn Parade,…
Sunshine Coast QL, Australia

Experience for yourself why Fish N Crab Deep Sea Charters were rated the Best Tourism Experience available in 2014 for the Sunshine Coast! The owners, Paddy Van Driel-vis and her husband love every minute spent on the water and make sure their guest feel the same way by providing an adventure you will remember for years to come, and have fascinating fish-tales to tell to your friends and family.

The ‘Crusader 1’ is a 55 ft Westcoaster commercial boat which provides more deck space than any other vessel, and can accommodate up to 25 people in comfort and safety. It is ideal for nearshore and offshore fishing, for which it is well equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder, as well as 2 modern toilets, a bed, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and air-conditioning. They also provide refreshments in form of snacks and drinks.

Fish N Crab offer 5, 7 and 9 hour fishing & Spanner Crabbing charters all year round. They use fishing equipment that is high end, modern and constantly updated. Their crew is experienced and professional, and will assist you with several exciting fishing techniques including trolling, reef and wreck fishing, and even setting and hauling crab traps. Fish N Crab target exciting sport fish including Snapper, Coral Trout, Wahoo, Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), Mackerel, and even Marlin and Swordfish.

Join Fish N Crab Deep Sea Charters for an unforgettable adventure!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour - Whole Boat
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 2962
    up to 22 persons
    Hire 'Crusader 1' for the day. Pay for 19 and take up to 22 people - great for groups! In winter, we also head out at midday and return at 9.00 pm - chasing Snapper & Cobia.
  • Shared trip
    9 Hour - Deep Sea Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 155
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    This is your true deep sea fishing charter. Head out to the Barwon Banks for that trophy fish. Everything is included in this trip except alcohol (BYO - cans only).
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour - Deep Sea Fishing Charter
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US$ 99
    per person
    5 persons minimum
    This trip does not include lunch, only snacks and drinks.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Pearl Perch
Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper)

Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Tuna (Longtail)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Westcoaster (Commercial) originally built in 1981, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 760HP Detroit Diesel 8V 92 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
55 ft
Capacity
22 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

Paddy Van Driel-vis
Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia
Member since April 2015
4
Moved to the Sunshine Coast to be with family so decided to buy a business - who would have guessed I would be involved in a fishing business. Anyway, am loving it!
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 89%

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4.25
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Friendly captain
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James Lofts
Brisbane, Queensland
 4.00
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Full day 9/1/17

VERIFIED   January 9, 2017
I had relatives over from New Zealand and thought I would treat them to a great day of fishing and crabbing as I have been...
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Daniel Johnson
Camperdown, New South Wales
 5.00
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5 Hour - Deep Sea Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   January 3, 2017
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Bethany Newton
Brisbane, Queensland
 4.33
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 5, 2017
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John Connors
New Farm, Queensland
 3.67
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5 hours offshore going through the motions with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   December 27, 2016
Spent 5 hrs with not a single bite between the 3 of us 20 blokes caught 4 small fish and 1 spanner crab drifting over...
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