FishDive Charters - Kaya 2

Fishing the warm, tropical waters around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands from Airlie Beach is an angler’s dream come true. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the stunning coastlines and clear seas make the perfect backdrop to catching some of the most interesting fish in the ocean. Unspoiled, isolate bays, tropical fringing reefs, sea grass beds and coastal island areas attract a large and diverse variety of fish species, which can be fished for using a variety of techniques.

FishDive Charters and Eco Tours have been operating in the area for twenty years. With plenty of experience of diving and sportfishing under their belt and a passion for providing a great service to people from all over the globe, they aim to provide you with the experience of a lifetime aboard one of their two agile centre console skiffs.

The company’s new 5 metre (16’) sportfisher Kaya 2 is the smaller of the two boats. Designed to mainly run the lure casting and popper fishing trips, the vessel can accommodate up to 4 anglers and is equipped with a shade canopy to protect guests from the sun, a built-in ice box and the best available rods and reels. Powered by a 60HP four stroke engine, the boat will take you where you need to go quickly and ecologically.

On a lure casting trip aboard Kaya 2 you will learn to properly cast lures using 9kg braided outfits and soft plastic through hard boiled lures. Species targeted include salt water Barramundi, Golden Trevally, Mangrove Jacks, Cobia, Flat Head and more. Otherwise, you can decide to focus on catching the incredible Giant Trevally, pound-to-pound one of the greatest fighting fish, using a variety of poppers.

All half day tours include morning/ afternoon tea and refreshments, while the full day tours also include a tropical lunch. A portable toilet is available on request, and if you want to have your catch cooked for you at the end of the day this can be arranged at the excellent ‘Fish D’vine’ restaurant on Airlie Beach.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day- Offshore Island Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $150
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Cruising out to the Whitsunday Islands, we troll, cast and jig baits/lures with light tackle outfits as we sportsfish for Spanish Mackerel, Northern Bluefin Tuna and the Juvenile Black Marlin. This is
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Live Bait Calm Water
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $129
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Start fishing right away on calm water without having to travel out to distant fishing grounds. This is fun, clean and easy fishing without seasickness! Watch & assist your guide cast a net to catch the live bait, learn about fishing and catch huge variety of fish on live-bait near rock walls, jetties & underwater structures. On these trips we might catch Fingermark (Golden Snapper), Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant & Golden Trevally, Flat head, Grunter, Mangrove Jack, Shark & lots more. All ages welcome.
  • Private trip
    Full Day - Lure Casting Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $129
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Learn how to cast and retrieve soft plastics & hard bodied lures. Lots of local structures provide fantastic fishing action! On these trips we target Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Flat Head, Giant Trevally & more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Popper Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $81
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Learn how to cast and retrieve soft plastics & hard bodied lures. Lots of local structures provide fantastic fishing action! On these trips we target Queenfish, Barramundi, Mangrove Jack, Flat Head, Giant Trevally & more! The fishing starts straight away, so you get 4 full hours fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Live Bait Calm Water
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $68
    per person
    3 persons minimum
    Start fishing right away on calm water without having to travel out to distant fishing grounds. This is fun, clean and easy fishing without seasickness! Watch & assist your guide cast a net to catch the live bait, learn about fishing and catch huge variety of fish on live-bait near rock walls, jetties & underwater structures. On these trips we might catch Fingermark (Golden Snapper), Queenfish, Barramundi, Giant & Golden Trevally, Flat head, Grunter, Mangrove Jack, Shark & lots more. All ages welcome.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barramundi
Cobia
Flathead
Marlin (Black)

Queenfish
Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Trevally (Giant)

Trevally (Golden)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Brumby Polycraft (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 60HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Handline
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
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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
Crew Keeps 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:
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Visa
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Bank Transfer

About the Charter Operator

FishDive Charters - Airlie Beach Fishing
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Member since March 2015
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Airlie Beach Fishing - FishDive Charters has been operating since 2005, when the owners and operators relocated to Airlie Beach, within the Whitsunday Islands, from Cairns. They now run their dream tour company in the ecologically pure and pristine environment of the Whitsunday Islands. They have combined their years of experience fishing and diving to offer guests from all over the globe a personal and professional fishing charter experience. They also offer fishing tours from Day Dream, Long and South Mole Islands.
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VERIFIED   September 15, 2016
Equipment old and brittle.  No live bait supplied.  Boat was booked for 4 people only and on the day there was 5...
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