Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner

Deep Sea Charters offers reef fishing trips starting from the Sydney Fish Market. If you’re looking for a nice way to spend your weekend, meet new people, or have a boat to yourself, this is the place to be.

There are many fish around these reefs, including Snapper, Blue Groper, Sea Bream, Flathead, Snapper, Leatherjacket, and Coral Trout.

You will head out with Capt. Colin and his crew. These experienced fishermen will make sure you have a nice time out, enjoying while learning about the techniques. With multiple pick-up and points, your fishing trip with them can start from Casino Wharf, King Street Wharf, Thames Street Wharf, Milsons Point Wharf, or Rose Bay Wharf.

Both individuals and groups can be catered for: simply choose between a shared and a private trip to get the best fit for you and your friends.
As well as offering great fishing trips, Deep Sea Charters can also put you in a good position to see whales from April to September.

You will go fishing aboard Reef Runner. She’s a 45’ Randell commercial boat, and can take up to 12 people. The boat is powered by a 395HP GM Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots. She is fitted with a fishfinder, GPS, stores life jackets, and has a flybridge, an ice box, and toilet.

The crew will supply the rods, reel, tackle, and bait. They use quality gear, and will take you bottom fishing around reefs near Sydney. The trip rates include the license. Bring your camera, and put on warm clothing, wind and waterproof jacket, sunscreen and hat, sturdy shoes, sandwiches or rolls, a portable cooler, cooler bag or plastic bag to carry the fish home.
Hop onboard, and enjoy!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Summer Private Trip (AM) - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 1444
    up to 12 persons
    This trip is a great chance to spend the weekend with your family, colleagues, or friends. The crew will take you between 5 to 10 km off the coast. There you will try bottom fishing over various reefs and hot spots, all within a quick ride from Sydney. There are multiple pick up and drop off points. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Put on comfortable clothes and footwear. Bring your camera, and come along!
  • Private trip
    Summer Private Trip (PM) - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 1444
    up to 12 persons
    This is a great way to spice up your weekend, and catch up with your friends. Some 5 to 10 km off the coast, you will go bottom fishing over numerous reefs and hot spots, within a quick ride of of Sydney. There are multiple pick up and drop off points, so you can find something that works for you. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Bring your camera, and come along with your party!
  • Private trip
    Summer Private Trip (AM) - Weekday
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 1083
    up to 12 persons
    This trip is a great way to spice up your work week, and respite from the office. Some 5 to 10 km off the coast, you will go bottom fishing over numerous reefs and hot spots, within a quick ride from Sydney. There are multiple pick up and drop off points, so you can find something that works for you. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Bring your camera, and come along with your party!
  • Private trip
    Summer Private Trip (PM) - Weekday
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 1083
    up to 12 persons
    This trip is a great chance for one day vacation on the water. The crew will take you between 5 to 10 km off the coast. There you will try bottom fishing over various reefs and hot spots, within a quick ride of Sydney. There are multiple pick up and drop off points. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Put on comfortable clothes and footwear. Bring your camera, and come along with your party!
  • Shared trip
    Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weeekday
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 144
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This shared trip is a great way to start your day! The weather's nice, and fishing is too! You will go within 5 to 10 km from shore. Mainly bottom fishing over various productive reefs and fish feeding grounds within easy reach of Sydney. There are multiple pick up and drop off points, so you can find something to suit you. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Pack sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Dress comfortably, and put on a cap and sunglasses. Bring a camera, and enjoy!
  • Shared trip
    Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Sat, Sun)
    US$ 144
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This shared trip is a great way to start your weekend! The weather's nice, and fishing is too! You will go within 5 to 10 km from the shore. You will go bottom fishing over various reefs, and there are many pick up and drop off points, so you can find something that suits you. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Pack your meal, snacks, and drinks. Dress comfortably, and put on a cap and sunglasses. Bring a camera, and enjoy!
  • Shared trip
    Summer Shared Trip (PM) - Weekday
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 144
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This shared trip is a nice way to wrap up your day. Fishing is improving as the summer approaches. You will head out between 5 to 10 km from shore. You'll mostly try bottom fishing over various reefs and fish feeding grounds within an easy reach of Sydney. There are multiple pick up and drop off points. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Dress comfortably, and put on a cap and sunglasses. Bring sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Pack a camera, and hop onboard!
  • Shared trip
    Summer Shared Trip (PM) - Weekend
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 28 Feb (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US$ 144
    per person
    4 persons minimum
    This shared trip adds a nice touch to your weekend. You will head out between 5 to 10 km from shore. You'll mostly try bottom fishing over various reefs and fish feeding grounds within an easy reach of Sydney. There are multiple pick up and drop off points. The crew will provide the fishing gear, bait, and license. Bring sandwiches, snacks, and drinks. Dress comfortably, and put on a cap and sunglasses. Pack a camera, and hop onboard!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bream (Black)
Coral Trout
Flathead
Gurnard

Pike (Northern)
Redfish
Rockfish
Snapper (Red)

Wrasse (Bluethroat)

Boat Specs

Randell (Commercial) originally built in 1980, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 395HP GM Detroit engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 12 knots.

Length
45 ft
Capacity
12 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Colin Wishart
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Member since July 2016
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Captain Colin started fishing at the age of 12, around the waters of Shetland. He spent five years working onboard North Sea Rescue, and another five years working on lifeboats on the English Channel. In addition to his life long fishing experience, Capt. Colin has spent 32 years operating as a captain on Sydney Harbour. He started Deep Sea Charters in 2012, and since then has been running fishing trips. He and his crew will help anglers with techniques and will take you out to local reefs.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 97%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.52
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
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Experience
Half day trip with captain Collin
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
45%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
60%
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Joshua Box
Pymble, New South Wales
 4.00
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VERIFIED   February 24, 2018
The boat and the crew were very friendly and informatative. Unfortunately the conditions were very poor and we were stuck out...
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Matthew Quinn
Winston Hills, New South Wales
 4.67
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Fishing with Colin

VERIFIED   January 11, 2018
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Steve Frost
Winston Hills, New South Wales
 4.33
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   December 29, 2017
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Gillian Brown
Epping, New South Wales
 4.33
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 30, 2017
Prompt confirmation and discussion of pick up options from Colin Pick up as arranged Good safety and fishing briefing
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John Kim
Auburn, New South Wales
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Collin

VERIFIED   October 2, 2017
Collin & Phillip are very gentle & friendly. They are perfect.
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