Ambition Charters

Military Road
Watsons Bay NS, Australia

Ambition Charters is run by one of the most experienced captains in the Watsons Bay area - Captain Ivan. He has been fishing for over 50 years now, and many of those years have been spent with the Sydney Game Fishing Club tournament fishing for big game fish, winning and placing high on the score boards. Next to being an excellent captain and marine life lover, Ivan is a fun and intelligent person who will make sure you have an adventure of a lifetime on his boat - The Ambition, and will teach you anything you need to know about the techniques, fish and the area.

You will fish aboard his 40 foot Precision flybridge boat, which was originally built in 1987 and restored in 2010. It is powered by two 370 HP Iveco engines with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots, and has a capacity for 6 guests. The boat is fully equipped with all the safety features including a liferaft, a CPR-trained crew and fire extinguishers. It also has the latest Furuno electronics including a GPS, a VHF radio, a radar and an excellent fishfinder. You will also find a flybridge, toilet, shower, a kitchen with a refrigerator and a TV aboard this boat. The icebox will be used to store your catch until you return to the shore, and please note, all Marlin species are strictly catch and release.

Ambition Charters will take you fishing in the pristine blue waters of Watson Bay and offshore into the deep. You will be targeting Black, Blue and Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna and Yellowtail Amberjack. Captain Ivan will provide you with the necessary equipment in form of Shimano rods, reels and tackle, live and artificial baits, and a fishing license. You will be able to use the fighting chair, outriggers, centerriggers, tuna tubes, a livewell and will also have a first mate on hand. The crew will clean and fillet you catch so you can take it home, too.

Ambition Charters is run by one of the most experienced captains in the Watsons Bay area - Captain Ivan. He has been fishing for over 50 years now, and many of those years have been spent with the Sydney Game Fishing Club tournament fishing for big g


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    US$ 1305 private charter
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Precision (Flybridge) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 370HP Iveco engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 29 knots.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up To 30 Miles
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
All Shimano Up To 24kg
Trolling
Shimano
Jigging
Shimano
Drift Fishing
For Sharks And Tuna
Targeted Species
 
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
 
Marlin (Black)

 
Marlin (Blue)
 
Marlin (Striped)

 
Shark (Mako)
 
Snapper (Pink)

 
Tuna (Yellowfin)
 
Yellowtail Amberjack
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Furuno
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
Fighting Chair
GPS
Furuno
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Furuno
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
if needed are caught on the day
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Soft drinks and water
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
Over 10 Years Old
 
No Smoking
 
You Keep Catch
No Marlin are killed...
 
Catch and Release Allowed
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Marlin Are Strictly Released
Payment

20% 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, Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer.

About the Captain

Ivan Bennett
Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Member since November 2016
I have been a fisherman since I was a kid and developed a love for the seas and all that lives in and on the oceans. It is my passion...I have been a member of the Sydney Game Fishing Club for over 30 years and have fished competitively along the East Coast of NSW from Bermagui to Ballina for all the Game fish species found along our coast...
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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The way the Captain and mate set up the gear and run the charter service, It was a pleasure to go out to fish with them both.
Ivan, you will be my first call for another fishing trip next time we are down your way. Thank you so much Herman

Fished October 29, 2017
Ivan Bennett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 31, 2017

Thanks Herman, it was a pleasure having you and your family aboard. I look forward to your next visit…

All the best,
Ivan

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Ivan and Ritchie are legends we had a fantastic day out on the water. caught a few fish drank a few beers shared some good yarns could not ask for much more.

Highly recommend to anyone looking at an arvo on the water.

Fished October 27, 2017
Ivan Bennett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on October 29, 2017

Thanks Joe, it was an enjoyable day even though it was a bit lumpy - you guys certainly know how to enjoy yourselves…

All the best,
Ivan

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What an experience! Ivan, the captain is a master at locating fish. His experience and knowledge is the best in NSW. Not only does he increase your chances of a hookup, you take away a learning experience from the whole day. My son, Patrick Easson tagged his first marlin -  a very feisty black. You could really sense the anticipation of a hookup every minute of the day. The crew are constantly changing tactics, lures and layouts. Ask a question and it’s answered thoughtfully. Even if you’re an accomplished angler, if you have never caught a marlin, it’s worth the money just to get that extra knowledge. Ivan, your’re a master skipper. Thanks again
Peter Easson

Fished January 5, 2017
Ivan Bennett (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 11, 2017

Thanks for your kind words Peter it was a pleasure to have you and your son on board…

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Fishing Reports

Ambition report 1st. January'18

December 30, 2017

The year 2017 certainly ended with a bang. The fireworks celebrated not just the end of a successful year but a great couple of days for me. Hopefully it will continue into my summer Chartering at Port Stephens. Funnily… Read Full Report →