Airlie Beach Fishing Charters

Airlie Beach Fishing Charters sets the standard when it comes to fishing in the Whitsundays. Based out of beautiful Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands, they have access to some of the best fishing spots to be had on the east coast of Australia.

You’ll head on his 35’ Vision Craft aluminium fishing boat, accommodating up to 9 guests. The boat is powered by twin Mercruiser 300 HP engines, getting you to the best fishing spots in the blink of an eye. There’s a toilet on board for your convenience, as well as an icebox and a multimedia system.

Skipper Jason offers several types of fishing charters, so you’re sure to find the trip that suits you. The half day trips are very popular and you will be surprised how many fish you can catch in that time. Full day fishing trips include lunch, and you’ll cover a lot of ground moving to the best spots throughout the Islands.

The skipper can also introduce you to the most extreme surface lure fishing, mainly targeting the mighty GT. With this charter, you’ll head to the outer reefs for some explosive action using a variety of surface lures (poppers and stick baits), being cast from the Dance Floor – a unique elevated platform letting you see and cast further than ever before. This is setting the standard for sportfishing in the Whitsundays.

The fishing tackle provided on Airlie Beach Fishing Charters is top-notch. They use and are sponsored by Zeikel Australia and Shimano Australia. Having a 5-star rating from their customers is no accident as they strive to provide the best fishing experience they can.

Explore the prolific waters off the coast of Queensland with Airlie Beach Fishing Charters and get ready to have an unforgettable time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $239
    Reef fishing and bottom bashing for species such as Coral Trout, Sweet Lip, Red Emperor, and GT, to name a few! We also offer real sportfishing with poppers and jigs if you prefer.
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About the Captain

Brendan F
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
70 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since August 2016
My favorite species is Coral Trout, but we have so many species here—1500 different types to be exact—its hard to single out one. I love interaction with passengers and enjoy the pleasure people get when they catch a big fish!

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Queenfish Queenfish
Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper) Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper)

Snapper (Red Emperor) Snapper (Red Emperor)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Sweetlip Emperor Sweetlip Emperor
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)

Boat Specs

Vision Craft (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2012. Powered by 2 300HP Mercruiser engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
35 ft
Capacity
1 person

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Great day fishing
Great day fishing
Fishing with Jake
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
78%
Friendly captain
85%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
53%
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Lauren M.
New Farm, QLD
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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November fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on November 1, 2020
We had an amazing morning with Brendan and Blake Brendan was extremely knowledgeable on the area and the fish, he was...
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Gorokan, New South Wales
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on April 19, 2021
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Jordan S.
Himas Platypus, NSW
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent  5.00
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Great day fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on February 20, 2020
Had an amazing morning on the calm blue, plenty of varieties of fish being caught, ranging from tusky blue bone to grassy wrass...
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Anna P.
Brisbane, QLD
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Fun fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on October 5, 2020
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FAQs about Airlie Beach Fishing Charters

Airlie Beach Fishing Charters offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $155 per person - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Shared (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Airlie Beach Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Airlie Beach Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Zeikel rods and Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water provided)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (We have GBRMPA 365 Permit)
  • Lunch (Full Day Charter only)

Airlie Beach Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Reef fishing around Islands)
  • Offshore Fishing

Airlie Beach Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Zeikel rods and Shimano reels)
  • Heavy Tackle (Zeikel rods and Shimano reels)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (We troll between fishing grou)
  • Jigging (Love jigging by request)
  • Popping (By request)

Top targeted fish species with Airlie Beach Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Queenfish
  • Queensland Groper (Giant Grouper)
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Sweetlip Emperor
  • Trevally (Giant)