Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures

We’ve changed our business name to reflect our new playground Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures and we think sums it up pretty darn well. Join Jim for a fishing adventure, available year-round. All trips are family-friendly and suitable for anglers of all skill levels. Whether it’s your first time holding a rod or you’re here to level-up your game, you’re at the right place.

Jim is proud to be skippering his own spacious purpose-built vessel to suit your individual needs.  This 20’ Stessco center console is capped at 4 passengers plus crew to provide a more intimate setting along with more one on one time with the skipper. She’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and features modern navigational electronics, a live bait tank, an esky, and quality fishing gear by Shimano.

The beautiful waters of the Whitsundays offer a variety of fishing spots with all kinds of fish species.  You can expect Coral Trout, Tropical Snapper, Sweetlip Emperor, Nannygai, Mackerel, and more. Switch between trolling, bottom fishing, and spinning to catch your favorite fish. You can have the whole boat to yourself, or take a shared trip and join other anglers.

We’ll take care of your fishing equipment, food, and drinks. You only need to bring along something to take your catch home in and it’s recommended to bring your sunglasses, hats, and long sleeve shirt.

Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures looks forward to welcoming you aboard soon for your next fishing adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $221
    This morning trip will take you after Snapper, Barramundi, Salmon, Sweetlip Emperor, Mackerel, and many other species. The captain will take care of your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $221
    This afternoon trip will take you after various fish species in these calm waters. Join other anglers on the boat and exchange your knowledge. Your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks are included in the price and covered by the captain.
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip (Shared)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $369
    Fishing by yourself? Join other anglers and captain Jim for a day. Share your experiences and join forces to catch your fish. All fishing equipment is covered by the captain, you only need to prepare your fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $402
    Spend the morning on the water and catch the freshest fish meat for lunch. The captain will take you after Barramundi, Trevally, Snapper, Salmon, and many other fish species. All equipment is covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $402
    Bring your family or friends for an exciting afternoon on the water. All fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks are covered by the captain. Make sure to bring your fishing licenses, have fun, and snap some awesome photos.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $663
    9 hours of fishing has so much to offer! Switch between different fishing spots, try out all kinds of techniques, and target various species. You can go after Barramundi, Whiting, Salmon, Sweetlip Emperor, Mackerel, and many more.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 44 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
97%
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Bruce S.
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5.0 / 5
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Don’t book anywhere else

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 1, 2024
We had an amazing experience with Jim. He took good care of myself and my son and we caught lots of coral trout amongst other...
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Erin D.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Amazing day out.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on January 14, 2024
Jim was amazing ! Constantly finding more fish in the area. Was on the ball with putting bait on the line, we always...
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Murray N.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 12, 2023
We have fished with charters all over Australia and some overseas as well, this charter was first class. From excellent high...
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Sally O.
Australia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2023
Awesome family fun morning from the fishing mad family member to the absolutely none fishing person. Everyone just loved the...
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RICHARD B.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Great day fishing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 24, 2024
Fantastic day out, everything there and prepared for you. Caught a 20kg cod! Lots of local knowledge and certainly felt safe....
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FAQs about Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures

Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $165 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) Shared (4 hours)
  • AU $165 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) Shared (4 hours)
  • AU $275 per person - Full Day Trip (Shared) (9 hours)
  • AU $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • AU $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • AU $990 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Simrad NSS Evo 3
  • Fishfinder Simrad NSS Evo 3
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Whitsunday Islands inshore reefs)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures include:
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Nannygai
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Sweetlip Emperor
  • Trevally (Golden)

Meet the Captain

Jim Cole
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
ID & license verified
44 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2020
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Fishing has been my obsession since I was a kid. I spent years working towards my goal of making it my career and I am eager to share my passion for fishing and our beautiful area with our customers.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Nannygai Nannygai
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper

Boat specs

Stessco (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Whitsunday Islands inshore reefs
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Simrad NSS Evo 3
Fishfinder
Simrad NSS Evo 3
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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