Adventure Fishing Charters

Let Adventure Fishing Charters take you out on the pristine waters of Mooloolaba, on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, for some exciting tailor-made fishing trips on the inshore or offshore waters. Skipper Carlo Marchese and crew are experienced locals who know where to find fish in even the more secluded or hard to access spots and are happy to personalise each trip to suit your wishes. Whether you are looking to hunt down a trophy fish, go trolling for a beast or bottom fishing for a variety of reef fish, they can teach you tricks to help you land your desired species.

“Stenella”, a stable 28’ Cougar Cat last restored in 2015, offers a large deck space with cover for up to eight anglers. The vessel will get you to the fishing action in no time with its twin 250HP Yamaha 4-stroke engines, and the latest Simrad navigational equipment, including two multi-function display screens with built-in CHIP Echo Sounder and StructureScan, HALO-3 Pulse Compression Radar, autopilot, and SonicHub. Other features include outriggers, live bait tank, toilet, shower, kitchen, stereo system, and TV.

All charters will give you the opportunity to try techniques such as fishing with light tackle, trolling, bottom fishing, drift fishing, handline, spinning and jigging, when targeting Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Wahoo, Cobia, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Snapper and more. The crew hates to lose fish, so they use only the best gear such as Shimano reels with Wilson Live Fibre rods, Tiara 30 WLRSA 2-speed reels for trolling, and Calcutta 700B and Talica reels for bottom fishing. You will be provided with equipment, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.

The crew welcome beginner and expert anglers alike, and will provide you with a relaxing and enjoyable day while helping you to improve your fishing skills. For a special treat not offered elsewhere on the Sunshine Coast, take your catch to ‘See Restaurant’ for a delicious freshly prepared meal.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2-Day Adventure - Fraser Island
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, liveaboard
    US$ 4765
    up to 8 persons / day
    This is the perfect adventure for diehard fisherman. We will fish all the way from Mooloolaba to Fraser Island, including stunning secluded reefs full of big fish. We then spend the night in Tin Can Bay, and the following day fish all the way back to port. Accommodation and all meals are included, as well as gear, lures, live bait and catch cleaning. Please note that some areas outside of Fraser Island may include additional transfer costs. Trips can accommodate 6 passengers.
  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 2382
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 397
    each additional person
    Our extended day charters are geared towards the serious fisherman looking to fish around the secluded areas of Double Island Point - an area that is not normally fished by recreational fisherman due to the distance and fuel capacity needed to get there. This is a long day that is normally filled with big fish! These trips are based on a 12 hour round trip from departure to return back to port, and include fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1472
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 245
    each additional person
    Our full day charter that can take you wherever you'd like to go - the choice is yours! You can go bottom fishing for species such as Snapper and Pearl Perch, or try your luck trolling for pelagic's such as Spanish Mackerel, Wahoo, Tuna or Mahi Mahi. Full day charters are based on a 10-hour round trip from departure to return back to port. Price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 1126
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 187
    each additional person
    Our 3/4 day charters offer more flexibility than half day trips, as you have more time to fish reefs that are further out. 3/4 Day trips are based on a 7-hour round trip from departure to return back to port. Price includes fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 779
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 129
    each additional person
    These half-day trips depart both in the morning and afternoon, and will take you fishing on Mooloolaba’s close reefs for species such as Snapper and Pearl Perch. Half day charters are based on a 5-hour round trip from departure to return back to port, and include fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
  • Private trip
    Night Time Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip
    US$ 779
    up to 6 persons
    + US$ 129
    each additional person
    For something a little different, head out on one of our night fishing charters where we target bottom reef dwellers. Night time charters are based on a 5-hour round trip from departure to return back to port, and include fishing gear, lures, live bait, and catch cleaning and filleting.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Sailfish

Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Pink)
Wahoo
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Cougar Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 1993, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
28 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License Included
Lunch

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
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Adventure Fishing Charters
Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
Member since August 2016
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Antonio is the owner and the Skipper Carlo Marchese is a highly passionate fisherman with a deep love for the ocean. He highly enjoys taking his guests out on the water, sharing his knowledge, and seeing the joy on someone’s face as they reel in an impressive catch. As he works tirelessly to ensure a fantastic experience for everyone who comes aboard the Stenella, you will be sure to end your day with unforgettable memories. His Deckhand, Antonio Puelma, is also the chef and owner of See Restaurant, and will be happy to reveal great ways of preparing your catch, or organise to have it freshly cooked at his restaurant at the end of the day.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.44
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Fishing with Carlo!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
67%
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Margot Mclennan
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Fishing with Carlo!

VERIFIED   NEW  November 24, 2018
My family and I had a great fishing trip with Carlo! He made sure everyone was taken care of and we caught a huge amount of...
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David Picone
Carseldine, QLD
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Andreas Zaoputra
Brisbane, Queensland
 4.33
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3/4 Day with Captain Carlo

VERIFIED   February 4, 2017
They are friendly and proffesional. Just missed few big ones because the fishing line wasn’t prepared for them! Not a...
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