illawarra Boat Charter

Endeavor Drive
Wollongong NS, Australia

illawarra Boat Charter is run by Captain Carl who loves fishing with guests and has owned and operated the company since 1984. He is an experienced and patient person who enjoys meeting experienced and novice fishermen from all over the world.

Wollongong is located just 81 kilometers from Sydney, and its name is believed to mean “seas of the South” in the local Aboriginal language. This seaside city lies on a narrow coastal plain between surf beaches and the cliff line of the rainforest. It is host to the largest Buddhist temple in the southern hemisphere named Nan Tien Temple.

You will fish aboard the 43 foot custom built classic boat, which was originally built in 1971 and restored in 1998. It is powered by a 210 HP Rolls Royce engine and has a capacity for 12 guests. The boat contains a GPS, a VHF radio and an excellent fishfinder which will help you locate the fish, as well as all the safety equipment in form of life jackets, flares, fire extinguishers, EPIRB, a life raft, a CPR-trained crew and a first-aid kit. You will find the boat’s toilet and shower useful, especially as you will be spending the full day on the water. It has a flybridge ideal for sight fishing, an icebox to keep the catch fresh, outriggers and downriggers, a livewell for the bait and a first mate.

illawarra Boat Charter will take you fishing in the reefs and offshore waters of Wollongong where you will be able to target a huge variety of species. Inshore and nearshore species which can be also be found at the reefs include Pink Snapper, Leatherjacket, Morwong and Flathead.

The offshore species will include the Mako Shark, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Black, Blue and Striped Marlin, and Albacore, Yellowfin and Skipjack Tunas. Captain Carl will provide you with rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait. Please note this is a child-friendly charter where smoking is not allowed.

illawarra Boat Charter is run by Captain Carl who loves fishing with guests and has owned and operated the company since 1984. He is an experienced and patient person who enjoys meeting experienced and novice fishermen from all over the world.


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  • US$ 921 private charter
  • 8 Hour Trip - Reef Fishing
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 760 private charter

About this listing

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Classic) originally built in 1971, and restored in 1998. Powered by a 210HP Rolls Royce engine.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
12 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Flathead

 
Leatherjacket
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Morwong
 
Shark (Mako)

 
Snapper (Pink)
 
Tuna (Albacore)

 
Tuna (Skipjack)
 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
No Smoking
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Carl Loves
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Member since November 2016
Captain Carl has been running Whale watching trips and fishing charters since 1984, and is an extremely knowledgeable person when it comes to the local marine life and nature. He also enjoys bird watching. Captain Carl will happily teach you about the techniques need to catch some big game fish and help you reel it in, as there is nothing more satisfying than seeing his customers smile.
Response time: 4 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

4.22 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Fished June 25, 2017
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Better with a deck hand on board, to assist the captain so he doesn’t get upset when he has to get off his ass & fix tangled lines or complains when hooks and sinkers are lost, $3:00 a sinker & lost nearly 20, Umm it’s part of the paid package Captain.. If we had changed location, maybe we wouldn’t snagged on rocks…

Fished April 15, 2017
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Fished March 25, 2017
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