Discovery Fishing Charters

Discovery Fishing Charter is one of the best fishing charters on the Gold Coast. They offer full and half day tours, calm water and offshore trips to catch the big game fish. They are run by an extremely efficient and friendly crew who all work hard to provide you with the best possible experience and lovely memories to take with you. This crew knows every spot worth fishing in, in the local waters around the Gold Coast.

You will fish aboard the Discovery, which is a 30 foot Shark Catamaran with a capacity for 12 anglers. It is powered by two 250 HP Yamaha engines with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots. The boat has all the safety and navigation needed to make a trip successful, as well as a toilet and an anchoring system for when you find that perfect spot full of fish waiting to bite.

Discovery Fishing Charters will take you fishing for Pink Snapper, Kingfish, Bluefin and Yellowfin Tuna, Snoek, Mahi Mahi, Jewfish, Spanish Mackerel or even a Marlin. If you are a beginner or seasoned, young or old, male or female, Discovery Fishing Gold Coast can show you how to land that monster fish and make for a great day out on the water! Fishing gear is provided including rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial baits.

You will also have water and soft drinks served on board, and your catch can be gilled and gutted as per local regulations. They cater to groups as well as individuals, and they provide lunch on all full day charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Deep Sea
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    9 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,614
    up to 12 persons
    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
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $989
    up to 12 persons
    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 - Deep Sea
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $90
    per person
    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.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Deep Sea
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $90
    per person
    Trips depart at 11:00am 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.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $90
    per person
    Trips depart at 11:15am. Head offshore to learn about fun ways of catching a range of offshore species, including Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, Mackerel, Tuna and more!
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About the Charter Operator

Tim Vost
Main Beach, Queensland, Australia
Angler's Choice
27 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2015
Tim Vost is the company owner and the skipper, who absolutely loves fishing. He enjoys meeting new guests aboard the Discovery, as well as teaching them about responsible 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
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flathead
Sailfish

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

Tuna (Yellowfin)
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
12 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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (6)
3.70
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Half day ? trip
Great owner & skipper, excellent boat, lots of fish caught, overall a great days fishing.
January fishing trip
+3
Angler Rating
8
10
5
2
2
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
54%
Friendly captain
85%
Recommend this charter
63%
Appropriate for children
48%
Satisfied with the boat
85%
Catch intended fish
26%
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Robert B.
Gold Coast, QLD
 4.67
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Half day ? trip

VERIFIED   January 26, 2019
Had a great day apart from my youngest getting seasick (he’ll recover :-)).  Great setup and very knowledgeable...
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Bruce J.
Windsor, QLD
 5.00
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   February 9, 2019
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Rodney G.
Melbourne, VIC
 4.00
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VERIFIED   January 4, 2019
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Stephen M.
Elanora, QLD
 3.67
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   December 26, 2018
Didn’t catch nuffin’ but had a great time. crew very helpful.
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Anette W.
Australia
 3.67
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VERIFIED   November 20, 2018
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