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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $215
    price breakdown
    $215
    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)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $215
    price breakdown
    $215
    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
30 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

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

Rating Summary
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4.69
out of 5 stars from 29 reviews
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Experience
Fishing with Christopher
August fishing trip
Half day charter
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Angler Rating
22
5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Nick J.
Brisbane, QLD
 5.00
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Great trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 26, 2020
the crew really looked after us. Set up reels for left handers. Plenty of good bait and a fun time. Didn’t need to have...
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Everybody caught fish not as big as this lucky lady but a great day and the crew were absolutely fantastic I would go again...
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 20, 2020
The crew was so awsome not only being good blokes but they baited up our hooks to filleting the fish back at the boat ramp...
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Gordon R.
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Half day cap criss and decky larry

VERIFIED   NEW  July 26, 2020
Just good to get out catch a fish or two with these boys they made it easy looked after us well
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Colin M.
Cairns, Queensland
 5.00
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Half day with my sons

VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
Great day out off the beautiful Whitsunday islands. My sons 7 yrs and 12 yrs both caught fish and the captain and crew provided...
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