Discovery Fishing Charters

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Join Discovery Fishing Charters and see why the Gold Coast is home to some of the best fishing in Australia! Skipper Tim Vost works with a lovely crew who work hard to provide you with the best possible experience and lovely memories. This crew knows every spot worth fishing in the local waters around the Gold Coast.

You will fish aboard the Discovery, which is a 30’ Shark Catamaran boat with a capacity of 12 anglers. It is powered by two 250 HP Yamaha engines, so it’ll get you where you need to be in a matter of minutes. The boat has all the amenities you’ll need, including a toilet and an anchoring system for when you find that perfect spot full of fish waiting to bite.

All the fishing gear will be ready for you on board, including rods and reels, as well as live bait, so you can get straight to fishing! After the trip, if you want to have a taste of your hard work, the crew will be happy to clean and bag your catch for you to take to the table.

These waters are as abundant as they are beautiful, so there’s always a variety of species to target. You’ll be fishing for Pink Snapper, Kingfish, Tuna, Snoek, Mahi Mahi, Jewfish, Spanish Mackerel, and even Marlin. Skipper Tim can show you how to land that monster fish regardless of your experience!

Kids are welcome on board, so feel free to take your family on an exciting fishing adventure in these turquoise waters! You’ll have water and soft drinks served on board, and on full day trips, you’ll get lunch as well.

All you need to do now is pack and join Discovery Fishing Charters for your own slice of fishing heaven in the deep Australian waters!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,589
    price breakdown
    $1,589
    You can book this trip for a whole day at the sea for you and 11 of your friends. You will have a skipper and deckhand who will guide you through fishing techniques and offer handy tips. Trips target a range of species in the semi-tropical waters, including Snapper, Cobia, Sampson Fish, Jewfish, Tuna, Mackerel, Marlin, Sailfish, Tusk Fish, and other. Trips include all bait and quality fishing tackle, lunch, ice-cold soft drinks and bottled water, as well as cleaning and bagging of your catch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (Private)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,017
    price breakdown
    $1,017
    Book the whole boat for you and 11 friends. You will have your own skipper and deckhand, who will guide you through fishing techniques and offer handy tips. Trips target a range of species in the semi-tropical waters, including Snapper, Jewfish, Cobia, Sampson Fish, Marlin, Tuna, Mackerel, Sailfish, Tusk Fish, and many more. Trips include all bait and quality fishing tackle, ice-cold soft drinks and bottled water, as well as cleaning and bagging of your catch.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $212
    price breakdown
    $212
    Trips depart at 11:15 am. Head offshore to learn about fun ways of catching a range of offshore species, including Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Mackerel, Tuna and more! Keep in mind shared trips require a minimum of 8 people (including you or your group) to happen.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) – Deep Sea
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $212
    price breakdown
    $212
    Trips depart at 6:00am. You will start the trip jigging for live bait, and then will head to the reefs to try your hand at catching Snapper, Trag Jew, Cobia, Kingfish and many other species. The crew will also drag lures, as there is a good chance of catching Marlin, Mahi Mahi or Spanish Mackerel. Keep in mind shared trips require a minimum of 8 people (including you or your group) to happen.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Deep Sea
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $212
    price breakdown
    $212
    Trips depart at 11:00 am and will start with jigging for live bait, and then you will head to the reefs to try your hand at catching Cobia, Pink Snapper, Trag Jew, Kingfish and many other species. The crew will also drag lures, as there is a good chance of catching Marlin, Spanish Mackerel or Mahi Mahi. Keep in mind shared trips require a minimum of 8 people (including you or your group) to happen.
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About the Charter Operator

Tim Vost
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
ID & License verified
36 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2015
Tim Vost is the company owner who absolutely loves fishing. Tim works with a lovely team who all make sure their guest are catered for individually and always provide an outstanding customer service.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flathead Flathead
Sailfish Sailfish

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Shark Cat (Catamaran) originally built in 1986. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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
Bank Transfer
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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3.69
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Experience
Fishing with Tim
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+9
Angler Rating
11
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6
4
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
53%
Friendly captain
82%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
48%
Satisfied with the boat
85%
Catch intended fish
24%
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Wayne C.
 4.67
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VERIFIED   NEW  September 13, 2020
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Rod J.
Rochedale South, QLD
 4.33
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
Trip started badly with 75% of the passengers getting seasick (Should have remembered the Quell). However once we returned...
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Osman G.
Rochedale, QLD
 5.00
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VERIFIED   January 3, 2020
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Nicolla P.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
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Keith R.
Milton, QLD
 3.67
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Half day trip with Ryan

VERIFIED   January 4, 2020
Good trip. Crew friendly and knowledgeable
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