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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!



About the Captain

Brendan F
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
71 Customer reviews
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!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

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
Reef fishing around Islands
Offshore Fishing

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

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
Children aged 4 and above are very welcome
You Keep Catch
We fillet and can arrange freshly cooked at the Anc
Catch and Release Allowed
We do encourage catch and release

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:

Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.2 / 5
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience
Very good
4.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (41)
Great day fishing
Great day fishing
Fishing with Jake
+38
Angler Rating
36
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14
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
77%
Friendly captain
86%
Recommend this charter
79%
Appropriate for children
78%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
52%
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Jordan S.
Himas Platypus, NSW
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

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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Lauren M.
New Farm, QLD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

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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Alex M.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with Adam and the legendary skipper!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shared on June 30, 2019
Such a great day out. The guys were incredibly relaxed and easy to get along with. Felt more like a fun trip with old mates...
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Joshua F.
Campsie, New South Wales
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Made the best of things

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Shared (With Lunch) on February 22, 2020
Had a full day booked but with how slow things are in town we couldn’t make it happen. Steve was awesome though and got it...
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Ross L.
Terrigal, NSW
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Afternoon half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared on April 14, 2019
Such a great afternoon, picked up from the hotel by Steve and taken to the boat. Brendon and Adam made us very welcomed on...
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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
  • Radar
  • Life Jackets

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)