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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!



About the Captain

Colin Wishart
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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) Black Bream
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Flathead Flathead
Gurnard Gurnard

Rockfish Rockfish
Snapper (Pink) Pink Snapper
Wrasse (Bluethroat) Bluethroat Wrasse

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
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
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, 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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

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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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Great Day Out!

VERIFIED   Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weeekday on 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 gear,...
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Simon W.
Sydney, NSW
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Half day trip (advertised as 7 hours)

VERIFIED   Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weekend on 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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Cherrybrook, NSW
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Half day with Capt. Colin Wishart & Ben.

VERIFIED   Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weeekday on 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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Mark R.
Redfern, NSW
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Fishing with Colin

VERIFIED   Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weeekday on February 11, 2019
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Gillian B.
Epping, New South Wales
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weekend on 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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FAQs about Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner

Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $200 per person - Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weeekday (7 hours)
  • AU $200 per person - Summer Shared Trip (AM) - Weekend (7 hours)
  • AU $200 per person - Summer Shared Trip (PM) - Weekday (7 hours)
  • AU $200 per person - Summer Shared Trip (PM) - Weekend (7 hours)
  • AU $1,500 per group - Summer Private Trip (AM) - Weekday (6 hours)
  • AU $1,500 per group - Summer Private Trip (PM) - Weekday (6 hours)
  • AU $2,000 per group - Summer Private Trip (AM) - Weekend (6 hours)
  • AU $2,000 per group - Summer Private Trip (PM) - Weekend (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (5 to 7 Nautical Miles)
  • Reef Fishing

Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Shimano up to 50 Kg)
  • Bottom Fishing (Off Sydney on local reefs)
  • Trolling (Shimano)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Deep Sea Charters - Reef Runner include:
  • Bream (Black)
  • Coral Trout
  • Flathead
  • Gurnard
  • Rockfish
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Wrasse (Bluethroat)