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
    $233
    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 rods, reels and tackle, bait, snacks, tea, and lunch. Bring a hat, sunnies, sunscreen, and a camera.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $233
    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. The crew will bring rods, reels and tackle, bait, snacks, tea, and lunch. Pack a hat, sunnies, sunscreen, and a camera.
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About the Captain

Christopher Collins
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Angler's Choice
72 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Sweetlip Emperor Sweetlip Emperor
Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Trevally (Golden) Trevally (Golden)

Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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

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

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 16, 2021
Booked last minute but landed super lucky. These boys are great, great atmosphere, great communication all with a bit of a...
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Half Day Charter

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on April 17, 2021
Great day with Dave and Blake. Brilliant knowledge of the area and all seven of us on the cruise ended up with a nice meal....
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Half day trip out with Captain Chris and Larry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 6, 2021
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 5, 2021
Had the best day, my first time fishing in a boat. Dave and Blake were amazing, very helpful and looked after everyone. Will...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 21, 2021
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FAQs about Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal

Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal offers the following trips to customers:
  • AU $150 per person - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • AU $150 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
  • Lunch

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)