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 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, wind and waterproof jacket, sunscreen and hat, sturdy shoes, sandwiches or rolls and 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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,432
    price breakdown
    $1,432
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,432
    price breakdown
    $1,432
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,074
    price breakdown
    $1,074
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $1,074
    price breakdown
    $1,074
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $287
    price breakdown
    $287
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Sat, Sun)
    $287
    price breakdown
    $287
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $287
    price breakdown
    $287
    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 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Feb 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $287
    price breakdown
    $287
    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!

About the Captain

Colin Wishart
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
24 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since July 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bream (Black) Bream (Black)
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Flathead Flathead
Gurnard Gurnard

Pike (Northern) Pike (Northern)
Redfish Redfish
Rockfish Rockfish
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Wrasse (Bluethroat) 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.14
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day trip with captain Collin
Angler Rating
9
7
1
1
1
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
82%
Friendly captain
94%
Recommend this charter
84%
Appropriate for children
56%
Satisfied with the boat
89%
Catch intended fish
59%
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Tim E.
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 5.00
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Great Day Out!

VERIFIED   September 18, 2019
Lovely slow sturdy old boat, just what I like.  I loved the fact that we didn’t have to organize anything, as the...
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Simon W.
Sydney, NSW
 4.33
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Half day trip (advertised as 7 hours)

VERIFIED   October 6, 2019
The skipper - lead deckhand and staff were very friendly and helpful. Weather wasnt good which limited moving to different...
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Scott S.
Cherrybrook, NSW
 5.00
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Half day with Capt. Colin Wishart & Ben.

VERIFIED   December 24, 2019
Great day outside but had a medium swell. Caught 4 flathead, 2 Blue makerel, 1 Schnapper, Whiting & Nani!
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Simon F.
Lane Cove, NSW
 4.00
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VERIFIED   September 21, 2019
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Mark R.
Redfern, NSW
 5.00
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Fishing with Colin

VERIFIED   February 11, 2019
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