True Blue Fishing Charters

True Blue Fishing Charters is a top-notch fishing charter owned and operated by Skipper Mark Spencer. Whether you’re a novice angler, veteran, or just eager to get out on the waters of Queensland, Skipper Mark has something for you!

Hop aboard his 41’ Steber commercial boat that can accommodate as many as 16 people. You and your fellow anglers will get to cruise around the reefs or wrecks or head up to 6 miles offshore. The vessel is powered by a 400 HP Cummins engine and can reach speeds of up to 17 knots.

What’s more, this big beauty of a boat is rigged with navigational equipment, outriggers, a live well, and an ice box to keep your catch fresh and cool. For the sake of maximum comfort, there’s also a kitchen, a toilet, and a bed.

Once you hop on, you’ll get to try a whole variety of styles and techniques from bottom fishing to drift fishing, spinning, jigging, and trolling. These waters are hidden gems for angling and are home to the likes of Black Jewfish, Marlin, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, Snapper, and Cobia.

Rods, reels, and tackle are supplied onboard, along with lures and live bait. You’ll also have your catch cleaned and filleted. Feel free to bring along any snacks and refreshments you’d like.

To make the most of your stay, your skipper and first mate work hard to deliver what’s promised. Their professionalism will be reflected in every step of the way. They want you to have a great day outdoors and a gratuity at the end of the trip is customary/

Big boat, monster fish, sun, and comfort. Ready to get hooked?



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $2,357
    Explore the Gold Coast in style and join True Blue Fishing aboard the "Fat Hooker!" Your target species for the day are Marlin, Sailfish, Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, Dogtooth Tuna, Trevally, and Wahoo. Rods, reels, and tackle are included. Just be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,473
    Enjoy having the boat all to yourself on this morning fishing adventure in Queensland, Australia! You'll spend 5 hours targeting a range of reef and offshore species with gear provided by your skipper. Bring along enough drinks and snacks to keep you going and you're set for the day!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $1,473
    Head out with 16 of your closest friends and family members for an unforgettable 5 hours on the water! You'll target a variety of reef and offshore fish with gear provided by your Skipper. Bring drinks and snacks to enjoy throughout the day and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) (12MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,105
    Exclusive use of the boat for your group! You'll spend 5 hours exploring the productive waters surrounding Queenslands with a maximum of 12 guests. All bait and tackle supplied. Bring any drinks and snacks you'd like to enjoy and you're all set!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) (12MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $1,105
    Head out a little later in the day and get your fill of Queensland fishing on this 5-hour adventure. Your group of up to 12 anglers will have the boat all to themselves for a memorable day on the water. All of your gear and bait is supplied and you're free to bring any drinks and snacks you'd like.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Shared (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $206
    Head out for 5 hours of deep sea reef and game fishing, targeting a wide of fun-to-catch and tasty fish. Your skipper and first mate will accommodate you and provide all the gear you need for success. Grab snacks, drinks, and a camera and enjoy the majestic scenery. Keep in mind that the captain requires at least 8 people to book in order for the trip to run, he'll keep you posted once you've reserved your spot!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $206
    As late morning hours slowly turn into a hot afternoon, head out for 5 hours of fishing in Queensland. Plenty of fish, a smooth ride, and a seasoned captain and first mate make for an epic adventure. Bring any drinks and snacks you'd like. All of your gear is supplied. Keep in mind that this is a shared trip and the captain requires at least 8 people book in order for the trip to run, they'll keep you posted after you reserve your spot!
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About the Captain

Mark Spence
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
ID & License verified
94 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2017
Skipper Mark is the face behind True Blue Fishing Charters. They've been operating since 1997, running trips with a focus on high-quality service and great fun. Over the last 20 years, they've built a reputation as an industry leader in the Gold Coast area, and are careful to work only with skilled, friendly skippers and crews to make sure you have the best time possible out on the water, no matter your age or experience level!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Jewfish Black Jewfish
Cobia Cobia
Marlin (Black) Marlin (Black)
Pearl Perch Pearl Perch

Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Yellowtail Amberjack Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Steber (Commercial) originally built in 1998. Powered by a 400HP Cumminns engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 17 knots.

Length
41 ft
Capacity
16 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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

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Customer Reviews

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Good experience
74%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
76%
Appropriate for children
65%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
38%
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Grace G.
Launceston, Tasmania
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Half day morning trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on June 4, 2021
I would highly recommend this charter to a beginner fisherman. Someone with experience I wouldn’t recommend. I went on this...
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Phillip T.
Brisbane, QLD
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11am till 4pm trip. Great day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared on November 14, 2020
We enjoyed the skipper and crews knowledge, experience and how they mingled with our group.  They showed professionalism and...
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Sara W.
Tingalpa, Queensland
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Half Day with Captain Adam and Dylan

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared on November 12, 2020
Great afternoon spent with True Blue Fishing charters. Adam and Dylan were super supportive and made the trip great. A+ for...
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Angelo C.
Labrador, QLD
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Best day ever with True blue fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared on August 5, 2020
Had an absolute blast, cobia and Tina were on fire the day we fished. The worked hard to make sure we caught as many as possible....
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Sandra O.
Brisbane, QLD
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) on May 23, 2021
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FAQs about True Blue Fishing Charters

True Blue Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $140 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) – Shared (5 hours)
  • AU $140 per person - Half Day Trip – Shared (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $1,500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (12MAX) (5 hours)
  • AU $1,500 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (12MAX) (5 hours)
  • AU $2,000 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $2,000 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • AU $3,200 per group - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with True Blue Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with True Blue Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water only. BYO alcohol)
  • First Mate

True Blue Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

True Blue Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with True Blue Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Jewfish
  • Cobia
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Pearl Perch
  • Snapper (Pink)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack