Looking to experience the best angling opportunities that Sydney has to offer? Hop aboard Ambition Charters, run by one of the most experienced captains in the area!  Captain Ivan Bennett has been fishing for over 50 years now, is a lover of marine life, and can’t wait to make sure you have the adventure of a lifetime aboard his boat.

Many of Capt. Ivan’s fishing years have been spent with the Sydney Game Fishing Club, tournament fishing for big game species – as well as winning and placing high on the scoreboards. He’s a fun and intelligent captain who will teach you anything you need to know about the fish in this area, and the best techniques you should use to hook ‘em.

You’ll fish aboard his 40’ Precision flybridge boat, with plenty of room for up to 6 guests. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome, so bring along the whole family or your best angling buddies. She’s fully equipped with all the safety features including a liferaft, as well as the latest Furuno electronics.

You’ll also find a flybridge, toilet, shower, a kitchen with a refrigerator, and a TV on board this boat. The icebox will be used to keep your catch nice and fresh until you return to the shore. Please note that all Marlin species are strictly catch and release.

Ambition Charters will take you fishing in the pristine blue waters of Watson Bay, as well as further offshore into the deep. Get ready to cast your line for Black, Blue and Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, and Yellowtail Amberjack. These species put up a serious fight, so there’ll be rod-bending action aplenty!

Capt. Ivan will provide you with the necessary equipment, including Shimano rods, reels and tackle, live and artificial bait, and a fishing license. You can take advantage of the onboard fighting chair and outriggers to maximize your catching potential, too. Your fishing license is covered by your captain, so come aboard Ambition Charters and get ready to discover what these prolific waters hold!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    10 Hour Game Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $1,568
    Come target some of the world's most famous big game fish on this 10-hour adventure! You'll depart early and head to the hottest fishing grounds, which vary from day-to-day. Depending on what's biting, you'll either troll, live bait, or skip bait for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna. You will be returning to the Port between 5 and 6PM depending on the bite. During autumn and winter, you'll find Mako Sharks on offer, too – perfect for those who like high-flying fish! Your license and fishing gear are included.
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Tuna Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    US $1,568
    If you want to battle some beasts of the deep, join your captain in the late summer through winter, when Yellowfin, Bluefin, and Albacore Tuna show up in the waters around Sydney! You will depart at 7:00 a.m. from Watsons Bay, heading to the top fishing grounds around 20–30 miles offshore to troll or drift for your target species. Your fishing gear and license are included.
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FAQs about Ambition Charters

Ambition Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $2,400 per group - 10 Hour Game Fishing (10 hours)
  • AU $2,400 per group - 10 Hour Tuna Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Ambition Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Furuno
  • Fishfinder Furuno
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Refrigerator
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box
  • Radar Furuno

Trips booked with Ambition Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait (if needed are caught on the day)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Soft drinks and water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Ambition Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing (Up To 30 Miles)

Ambition Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (All Shimano Up To 24kg)
  • Trolling (Shimano)
  • Jigging (Shimano)
  • Drift Fishing (For Sharks And Tuna)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ambition Charters include:
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (Striped)
  • Shark (Mako)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Captain

Ivan Bennett
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
95 Fishing Reports
24 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2016
I have been a fisherman since I was a kid, when I developed a love for the seas and everything that lives in and on the oceans. It's 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 the various game fish species found along our coast. I started my chartering business in the year 2000.

About this listing

Targeted species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin
Marlin (Striped) Striped Marlin

Boat specs

Precision (Sportfishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 370HP Iveco engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

40 ft
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Up To 30 Miles

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
All Shimano Up To 24kg
Drift Fishing
For Sharks And Tuna
Deep Sea Fishing


Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
if needed are caught on the day
Catch cleaning & filleting
Soft drinks and water
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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


Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:

Bank Transfer

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