Rathlin Charters

1 Market Street
Merimbula NS, Australia

Rathlin Charters are giving you the chance to come and catch that fish you have always wanted to catch.

Fishing aboard a 41ft Steber that is powered by twin caterpillar engines, you will get you to the fishing grounds in good time so you have hours to spare to catch the fish you are after. The boat features a toilet, galley, and a spacious lounge. The attentive crew are there to tailor for your every need and get that fish of a lifetime.

If you want to catch a Black, Blue, or Striped Marlin, Ratlin charters will give you the opportunity to do so from January until May. Take a game fishing charter at this time of year, and you will always have a chance to pick up a Dolphinfish or Mako Shark at the same time.

Wintertime fishing is no less exciting, with the chance of catching large Bluefin Tuna from the end of June till the end of August.

If that wasn’t enough, reef fishing is great all year round. The natural reefs that lie within easy reach of Merimbula are amazing fishing grounds for colourful and delicious species such as Snapper, Morwong, Flathead, Gummy Shark, and a few other species that frequent the reefs.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Private Charter - Marlin
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 25 Dec - 15 Apr
    US$ 1165
    up to 11 persons
    Fishing for Black, Blue or Striped Marlin, as well as Yellowfin, Albacore, Tuna, Dolphin Fish, and Shark
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Private - Deep Dropping
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 947
    up to 11 persons
    Fishing just over the edge of the shelf. Fishing for Blueeye Trevally, Hapuka, Gemfish and Perch using electric reels
  • Private trip
    private King Fish
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 947
    up to 11 persons
    Fish for kingfish using livebait, knifejigs Or micro jigs
  • Private trip
    Half Day Private Charter - Reef
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 728
    up to 11 persons
    Private charter fishing for reef species such as Snappers, Morwong, Salmon, Gummy Shark, Flathead, and Leatherjacket
  • Private trip
    Whale Watching
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Sep - 1 Nov
    US$ 546
    up to 11 persons
    Whale watching September,October and November.Perfect way to watch whales with no big crowds.Easy to see them anywhere on the boat
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Shared Charter - Blue fin
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 1 May
    US$ 255
    per person
    Fishing for Blue/Black/Striped Marlin, as well as other game fish such as Yellowfin, Albacore, Tuna, Dolphin Fish, Shark
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Shared Charter - Yellowfin
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 1 May
    US$ 218
    per person
    Fishing for Blue/Black/Striped Marlin, as well as other game fish such as Yellowfin, Albacore, Tuna, Dolphin Fish, Shark
  • Shared trip
    Full Day Shared Charter - Marlin
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jan - 1 May
    US$ 200
    per person
    Fishing for Blue/Black/Striped Marlin, as well as other game fish such as Yellowfin, Albacore, Tuna, Dolphin Fish, Shark
  • Shared trip
    Shared King Fish
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 160
    per person
    6 persons minimum
    Fish for kingfish using livebait, knifejigs Or micro jigs
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Shared Charter - Reef
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 94
    per person
    Fishing on the reef for Snapper, Morwong, Salmon, Gummy Shark, Flathead, and Leatherjacket. Kids under 15 $100 dollars
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flathead
Leatherjacket
Marlin (Black)

Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (Striped)
Morwong
Shark (Gummy)

Shark (Mako)
Snapper (Pink)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Steber (Flybridge) originally built in 1994. Powered by 2 420HP Caterpillar 3208 engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
11 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

About the Captain

Craig Chambers
Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
Member since August 2016
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I used to work as a commercial fisherman and would fish recreationally whenever I had some time off. So it made sense to start charter fishing. Now I operate Rathlin, one of the most well-established boats in Merimbula. I still have a great passion for fishing and will never stop looking for fish for customers.I pride myself on giving customers the best there is to offer on the south coast
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 99%

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Customer Reviews

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4.84
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
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The smile says it all
Very enjoyable morning. Couldn\u2019t have asked for more. Thank you guys.
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Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Shaun Cooper
Northmead, NSW
 5.00
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VERIFIED   May 27, 2018

Our son wanted to spend his 6th birthday on a fishing reef charter, he had amazing time and a great fishing adventure aboard...

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Sean Neary
Sydney, NSW
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Craig Sharkie
Viewbank, VIC
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VERIFIED   March 16, 2018

Craig and Zeb terrific blokes, friendly and informative. Made all onboard, young and old, novice or experienced feel supported...

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Moorebank, NSW
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Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory
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VERIFIED   March 31, 2018
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