Wahoo Charters

Captain George owns and operates Wahoo, a 34’ Lightning powered by a single 350HP Cummins engine, with a maximum capacity of 8 passengers per charter. Captain George has been a member of the fishing industry for more ten years, chasing a wide range of Sydney’s most popular pelagics. Apart from running charters, George also fishes competitively and has participated in numerous local tournaments over the last 15 years. Among his sportfishing achievements are a 207.5kg Blue Marlin and a 280kg Mako shark.

The Wahoo is furnished with a standard collection of navigational utilities and marine electronics, including GPS, VHF radio, Fishfinder, sonar and radar. Among others, Wahoo’s on-board facilities include a toilet, 5 beds as well as a kitchen with a stove. Captain George and his first mate specialize in a variety of fishing methods and techniques, and will supply your party with the necessary fishing equipment for the day, although you are welcome to bring your own favorite gear if you prefer. As for novelty fishing types, fly fishing and spearfishing equipment are not provided, but you’re free to bring along your own.

The Sydney area is home to a variety of big game bruisers to target on your charter, depending on the time of year. The likes of Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Albacore, Kingfish, Jewfish, Dorado, Bonito and several species of Sharks all congregate along the fishing grounds, making Sydney a staple fishery of the New South Wales. For targeting these and other seasonal species, the Wahoo crew provides live, dead and artificial bait on their trips, depending on what you’re going after.

Fishing licenses for all members of your party are included in the price. You’re welcome to bring your own food and drinks, or the Wahoo crew can organize it for you for an extra charge. Pickup policy is typically suited to your location, so feel free to inquire for more details.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Game Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 May
    $1,356
    up to 8 persons
    Target some of the incredible game fish the Sydney area has to offer. From November to May Blue, Black and Striped Marlin inhabit our waters, while during the colder months you can fish for large Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Sport Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Dec - 20 Mar
    $1,254
    up to 8 persons
    Try and catch the biggest fish possible on the lightest possible line. Trips run offshore around 'Fish Attracting Devices' and primarily target Kingfish, although can also go for Mahi-mahi ('Dolphin fish'). The best season for sportfishing around Sydney is late November to late March. Shimano Saragosa reels with Jig200 T curve rods are supplied, with jigs included on a 'pay-as-you-lose' basis. You can also arrange an afternoon trip - inquire for details.
  • Private trip
    Private Reef Fishing - Morning
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $814
    up to 8 persons
    6:30am to 1pm
  • Private trip
    Private Reef Fishing - Afternoon
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $746
    up to 8 persons
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonito Bonito
Dhufish Dhufish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Tuna (Albacore) Tuna (Albacore)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Lightning (Convertible) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 350HP Cummins engine.

Length
34 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

George Aslanian
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Member since November 2015
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George Aslanian is the owner and operator of Wahoo Charters. He has been fishing for over 15 years, starting on the shores off Botany Bay. He typically targets Marlin, and Yellowfin Tuna. He has been in the fishing charter industry for ten years. Over the years he has caught some impressive fish, such as a 207.5kg (407 lb) Blue Marlin on a 37kg line - one of the biggest caught that year - and a 280kg Mako Shark. George is also a keen tournament fisherman and has achieved some impressive results.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.79
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Half Day Reef Fishing
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Good experience
50%
Friendly captain
50%
Recommend this charter
63%
Appropriate for children
50%
Satisfied with the boat
50%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Adam V.
Shoreham, England
 5.00
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Half day with George

VERIFIED   February 9, 2019
Great fun morning fishing with George. “If you’re not on the bottom, you’re not catching fish”
Adam V. recommends Wahoo Charters
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Tina R.
Marblehead, Massachusetts
 2.33
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Half Day Reef Fishing

VERIFIED   April 16, 2019
We were quite disappointed in this trip. We booked the half day reef fishing tour with Captain George on a 34’ boat with...
Tina R. does not recommend Wahoo Charters
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Gangsuk S.
Himas Platypus, NSW
 3.33
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Fishing with George

VERIFIED   March 17, 2019
Gangsuk S. recommends Wahoo Charters
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Doris L.
Petersham, NSW
 2.67
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Afternoon reef fishing

VERIFIED   April 30, 2019
The captain George didn’t attend on that day and one of his crew took us to fishing. I think that’s because we are...
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Mark C.
Australia
 4.67
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   December 29, 2017
Had a great morning and got on to a few nice flathead and snapper. The captain & crew were great and I would highly recommend...
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