Whitsunday Fishing–Reef Adventurer

Whitsunday Fishing Charters takes you fishing around the majestic waters of the Great Barrier Reef. These fisheries are easily one of the best place to be fishing in the world and the numerous reef attracts scores of fish that are found here throughout the year.

Luckily, the crew has a stable vessel to take you right to the spots teeming with fish. Enter Reef Adventurer, a 39’ custom made aluminum fishing boat that can take up to 10 people. The boat will give you a safe ride. She is equipped with a 250 HP Honda engine from 2017 and comes with a set of navigational electronics.

There is a toilet onboard, as well as a live bait well, an ice box, and the safety gear. The vessel features outriggers and carries Shimano Titan rods, Finnor Offshore 8500 reels, 50lb braid and 80lb leaders.

Your trip will take you about 40 nautical miles from the Abel Port marina. The ride takes about two hours and you can sit back and enjoy the view. Just make sure to bring your camera along.

You will target Coral Trout, Red Throat Emperor, Red Emperor, Spangled Emperor, Nannygai, Cod, Spanish Mackerel, Trevally, Tuna, Cobia, and many more reef & pelagic species.

Whitsunday Fishing Charters is one of the longest running charter companies in the area. Numerous anglers have fished with them throughout the years, and with plenty of success - just have a look at the photos from previous trips.

The crew will serve morning and afternoon tea, lunch, and you’re welcome to bring your own beverages. Alcohol is ok if it’s in cans. The crew will clean your catch and put it on ice. When packing, make sure to bring sunscreen, sunnies, a cap, and a light jacket when fishing in cooler months.

Invite your friends and come experience any angler’s dream fishing grounds!



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  • Shared trip
    Full Day Trip - Great Barrier Reef
    Just booked! Last booked: 2 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $564
    You will head out to the Great Barrier Reef to target species such as Emperor, Coral Trout, Cod, GT, Nannygai, Spanish Mackerel, and many more reef and pelagic species. The trip will take you up to 40 nautical miles offshore, so it will you take you about two hours to reach the fishing grounds. But with all the fish around there, it’s well worth the effort. You will get rods, reels and tackle, bait, snacks, tea, and lunch. Bring a hat, sunnies, sunscreen, and a camera. Alcohol in cans is fine.
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About the Charter Operator

Whitsunday Fishing Charters
Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
172 Customer reviews
Response time 2 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

Custom (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 1990, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 250HP Honda 2017 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
39 ft
Capacity
10 persons

Types of fishing

Offshore Fishing
Up to 40 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
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
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
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
August fishing trip
August fishing trip
August fishing trip
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
33%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Shannon S.
Farmington, CT
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Great Barrier Reef on August 5, 2022
Had a great day out with a very professional skipper and deck hand. Loads of quality fish and highly recommend
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Robert C.
Brisbane, Queensland
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Great Barrier Reef on February 20, 2022
If you’re coming to the Whitsundays and looking for the best skipper and decky look no further than these guys. Cleaned...
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Scott H.
Brisbane, QLD
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Great Barrier Reef on December 29, 2020
Great day out, the fishing was awesome and the crew were too. Well priced and well worth it, will be back for more next time...
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FAQs about Whitsunday Fishing–Reef Adventurer

Whitsunday Fishing–Reef Adventurer offers the following trip to customers:
  • AU $405 per person - Full Day Trip - Great Barrier Reef (9 hours)

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

Trips booked with Whitsunday Fishing–Reef Adventurer 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–Reef Adventurer offers the following types of fishing:
  • Offshore Fishing (Up to 40 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Whitsunday Fishing–Reef Adventurer offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

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