Discovery Fishing Charters

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
    $1,639
    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
    $1,049
    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
    $219
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $219
    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
    $219
    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

Michael Attwood
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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41 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2015
Michael Attwood is the company owner who absolutely loves fishing. Michael works with a lovely team who all make sure their guest are catered for individually and always provide an outstanding customer service. UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

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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 Honda engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
10 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
Fishfinder
Toilet
GPS
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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
58%
Friendly captain
84%
Recommend this charter
71%
Appropriate for children
54%
Satisfied with the boat
86%
Catch intended fish
33%
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Amgad S.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) – Deep Sea on September 4, 2021
Excellent team on a very capacious boat. We caught 6 beautiful Tunas. Despite of rough sea the team handled the trip very professionally....
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Caloundra, QLD
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) – Deep Sea on December 31, 2020
Had a great morning out-very friendly and accommodating for the young fella I took with me. Highly recommended and would...
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John R.
Redland Bay, QLD
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FAQs about Discovery Fishing Charters

Discovery Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip – Offshore (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) – Deep Sea (5 hours)
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) – Deep Sea (5 hours)
  • AU $1,440 per group - Half Day Trip – Deep Sea (Private) (5 hours)
  • AU $2,250 per group - Full Day Trip – Deep Sea (Private) (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Discovery Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Discovery Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Only Gilling And Gutting Allowed)
  • Drinks (Soft Drinks & Water)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Not Required In Queensland)

Discovery Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing (Natural Reefs)
  • Wreck Fishing

Discovery Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Discovery Fishing Charters include:
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flathead
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack