Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal

If you want to explore the stunning scenery and fish for some of the most colorful hard hitting fish, then you should book a trip with the crew of Whitsunday Fishing Charters. These fisheries are well-known around the world for some of the finest sportfishing there is. Just have a look at the photos, and you’ll know what’s in store.

Aboard Reel Deal, you will head out to explore the fisheries around Hook, Hayman, Whitsunday, Gumbrell, and Grassy Islands. You can fish for Coral Trout, Emperor, Nannygai, Mackerel, Cod. As you will head up to 20 miles offshore, the boat ride is about an hour long before the action gets scorching hot.

Reel Deal is a 25’ Stesco aluminum fishing boat, restored in 2017. She is powered by a 250 HP Honda engine and can cruise at speeds of up to 30 knots. The boat is fitted with navigational electronics, including GPS and a fishfinder. There is a toilet onboard, as well as a live bait well, an ice box, and outriggers. The boat can comfortably sit up to eight people. Kids are welcome to join the chase, but it’s best if they’re at least four years old.

The crew will supply rods, reels and tackle. They mostly use Shimano Titan Rod, Finnor Offshore 8500 reels, 50lb braid and 80lb leader. You will also get bait, so you can focus on getting that fish.

The crew will serve morning and afternoon tea, but you should bring your own snacks and food. You will get your catch cleaned and put on ice. You should bring a hat, sunscreen, sunnies, a camera. Alcohol in cans is fine. If colder months, it would be good to bring a light jacket as well.

Whitsunday Fishing Charters is one of the longest operating charters in Airlie Beach. They have numerous repeat customers and take pride in giving their customers a trip to remember. Book your spot now to get a taste of this fishing paradise.



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  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $311
    Spend the morning fishing Hook, Hayman, Whitsunday, Gumbrell, Grassy Islands, targeting species such as Coral Trout, Emperor, Nannygai, Mackerel,Cod and many more reef and pelagic species. The trip will see you fishing up to 20 nautical miles from the dock, which means it will take about an hour to reach the fishing grounds. You will get bait, rods, reels and tackle, and tea. Bring a hat, sunnies, sunscreen, and a camera.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $311
    If you want an afternoon to remember, this trip is the perfect choice. You will be heading up to 20 nautical miles from the dock, so it will take about an hour to reach the fishing grounds. The trip will see you fishing around Hook, Hayman, Whitsunday, Gumbrell, Grassy Islands. You can hope to get Coral Trout, Emperor, Nannygai, Mackerel,Cod and many more reef and pelagic species. You will get bait, rods, reels and tackle, and tea. Pack a hat, sunnies, sunscreen, and a camera.
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About the Charter Operator

Whitsunday Fishing Charters
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
225 Customer reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since November 2017
Whitsunday Fishing Charters runs year-round fishing trips around outer Whitsunday Islands and reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. Their impeccable service is the reason why so many repeat customers choose them over and over again. The local experience, knowledge of fish and two reliable vessels are the reason why this crew should be your top choice to explore these incredibly rich and productive fisheries.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Coral Trout Coral Trout
Nannygai Nannygai
Snapper (Red Emperor) Red Emperor Snapper

Boat specs

Stesco (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1987, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Honda 2015 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Up to 20 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano Titan Rod, Finnor Offshore 8500 reels
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Airlie Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
On enquiry

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:

Visa
Mastercard

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 215 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (98)
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Angler Rating
166
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
71%
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Yasmin B.
Brisbane, Queensland
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on November 16, 2022
Such a great experience caught some big fish. Staff was amazing and explained everything and kept finding great locations 10/10...
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Ben T.
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Fun Afternoon Out

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on September 26, 2022
We had a great time. We caught a few different species of fish and some keepers which were skilfully filleted and cooked...
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Marcé G.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
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Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Camo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 8, 2022
Spacious boat, more then enough room for the recommended 8 passengers. Comfortable toilet facilities on board. Very accommodating...
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Hayley S.
Cairns, Queensland
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on January 12, 2023
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Alex R.
Mackay, QLD
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Half day with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on December 30, 2022
Class 5 hours fishing, filleted the fish after the trip and took me to the bottle shop on the way home! Couldn’t...
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FAQs about Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal

Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $225 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $225 per person - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano Titan Rod, Finnor Offshore 8500 reels)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 20 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal include:
  • Cobia
  • Coral Trout
  • Nannygai
  • Snapper (Red Emperor)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Sweetlip Emperor
  • Trevally (Giant)
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Tuna (Bluefin)