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Queensland: 46 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Airlie Beach
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trips from $106
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Port Douglas
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trips from $106
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(31 reviews)
Port Douglas
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trips from $102
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Airlie Beach
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trips from $128
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Yorkeys Knob
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trips from $256
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $1,473
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(392 reviews)
Cairns
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(123 reviews)
Gold Coast
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Port Douglas
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Noosaville
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trips from $224

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Queensland

According to customer reviews, Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures, Fishen Charter, and AKULA Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Queensland. Full list of top fishing charters in Queensland.

The average price for a private 4 hour Queensland fishing trip is $459, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,026 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures, Fishen Charter, and AKULA Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Queensland.

The most popular fish species you can target are Coral Trout, Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, and Giant Trevally. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Bottom Fishing. Reef fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

With its endless sunshine, thousands of kilometres of coastline, and vast territory, Queensland is the epitome of Australian living. Add to that easy access to the prolific Coral Sea, and it’s not hard to figure out why so many anglers love coming to the Sunshine State. Whatever species you’d like to target, whatever technique you prefer, fishing charters in Queensland can put you on the bite.

Premier deep sea fishing is what comes to mind whenever someone mentions Queensland. Among all the A-listers you can catch here, Black Marlin stand out the most. They’re the most prized fish, along with their Blue and Striped cousins. If that’s not enough, Tuna (Yellowfin, Pacific Bluefin, Longtail and Dogtooth) join the fray, along with Giant Trevally and Mahi Mahi.

Queensland is the home of the Great Barrier Reef and the action on the reefs along the coast is indeed great. We’re talking about a slew of Snappers, Coral Trout, Mackerel and Kingfish, all at your disposal. Barramundi and Flathead, the country’s favourite fish, are abundant in the inshore waters, as well as Mangrove Jacks and Tailor.

There are many skippers all over Queensland that organise fishing trips, long and short. From multi-day expeditions to the remote Saumarez Reefs to half day jaunts to the nearby reefs, you can reserve a spot on just about any type of trip you can think of.

Some of the biggest fishing hubs on the continent are in Queensland. Port Douglas, Cairns, Gold Coast and Brisbane all have charter fleets at your service.

Rules & Regulations

One of the many advantages of hitting the water with fishing charters in Queensland is that you don’t need a fishing licence. Still, it’s important to follow the catch limits and closed seasons, so make sure you’re informed before you head out.

Queensland
Excellent
4.2 / 5
Based on 27692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Kick-off the year by chasing Blue Marlin in Northern Queensland. Yellowfin Tuna enter their summer peak, and the rest of the Billfish are out and about as well. Barramundi are biting left and right in the shallows too.

February

If you’re in the mood to chase some of the feistiest and hard-fighting fish in the sea, hit Queensland’s bluewater in February and battle Black, Blue, or Striped Marlin. Giant Trevally are on fire this time of year, giving you an excellent reason to hit the reefs.

March

Shallow-water anglers are fighting monster Barramundi and tasty Mangrove Jack in March, while big game chasers go after Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna and Wahoo. The GT bite is still going strong this time of year.

April

Out on the reefs, lucky anglers are pulling in Coral Trout, Snapper, Red Emperor and more. In fact, April is the best time of the year to target Snapper species and come back to shore with fish fillets that can be easily turned into a delicious meal.

May

Reef fishing continues to be excellent as the weather cools down, Marlin aren’t going anywhere and tasty Bonito show up in force in May. Even though the weather is becoming more unpredictable, game fishermen have plenty to do on the water.

June

Just because it’s winter, don’t think for a second that you’ll be bored when you go fishing. Queenfish, Pearl Perch, Coral Trout, Sweetlip Emperor, Red Emperor, Pink Snapper – these are just some of the species you can find on your line.

July

July is the coldest month of the year in Queensland, but temperatures still hit 25ºC during the day. That’s the perfect weather for taking on huge Flathead in Central Queensland’s inlets and estuaries.

August

Northern Queensland is poised and waiting for the first big Black Marlin as winter draws to a close. Yellowfin Tuna action is very good this time of year, and inshore, Barramundi are getting bigger and you can find good Flathead around.

September

Heavy tackle season kicks off in a frenzy of screaming drags at the Australian International Billfish Tournament. This event has been going for over half a century and still draws the sport’s biggest names.

October

Black Marlin are once again the main stars of the show, with “grander” Blacks up for the taking every year. If you don’t feel like venturing far offshore, you can take on landlocked Barras, as well as Brown and Rainbow Trout.

November

More and more Blue Marlin join Black Marlin and Sailfish in the deep waters. If you’re after a Billfish Grand Slam, this is the time of year to try. If you prefer fishing the reefs, worry not, there’s plenty of Snapper and Trevally for the taking.

December

There’s so much to celebrate at the end of the year, including great numbers of Billfish and Tuna prowling the offshore waters. Big and strong Giant Trevally are out and about as well. Closer to shore, make sure you catch a Cobia while they’re still actively biting.

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I would definitely recommend going on a charter with Jimmy or an experienced captain to help find the fish and make the day enjoyable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would definitely recommend going on a charter with Jimmy or an experienced captain to help find the fish and make the day enjoyable.
Ben  S.
Ben S. Brisbane, QLD
To go out on this boat, it was great except for Mother Nature (which no one can control)
Excellent
4.7 / 5
To go out on this boat, it was great except for Mother Nature (which no one can control)
Adrian  W.
Adrian W. Melbourne, VIC
Arrive early to get an all day park. If delicate of stomach take sea sick pills washed down with cup of tea with honey. Don't look down. Watch the horizon. Catch fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Arrive early to get an all day park. If delicate of stomach take sea sick pills washed down with cup of tea with honey. Don't look down. Watch the horizon. Catch fish.
Murray  H.
Murray H. Brisbane, Queensland
Weather was definately windy and I understand now this was typical for month of July. So if that's not for your party maybe ask when it would be less windy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather was definately windy and I understand now this was typical for month of July. So if that's not for your party maybe ask when it would be less windy.
Iain  M.
Iain M. Lochailort, Scotland
Remember to check the season you're in so you know what fish may be biting. Heed the sage advice of the professional fisherman you've engaged for your charter - they really do know what's best! Relax and enjoy the trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember to check the season you're in so you know what fish may be biting. Heed the sage advice of the professional fisherman you've engaged for your charter - they really do know what's best! Relax and enjoy the trip!
Roseanne  G.
Roseanne G. Port Douglas, Queensland
Yes our youngest was 11 probably wouldn't go younger than that as was quite choppy in some areas so depends on the weather conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes our youngest was 11 probably wouldn't go younger than that as was quite choppy in some areas so depends on the weather conditions.
Denise  A.
Denise A. Cairns, QLD
Mornings are best for the wind, choose your target fish and charter to suit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mornings are best for the wind, choose your target fish and charter to suit.
Dom  S.
Dom S. Foxborough, MA
Even though it’s not peak fishing season, Shawry found plenty for us to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Even though it’s not peak fishing season, Shawry found plenty for us to catch.
Margie  P.
Margie P.
My fishing experience in Port Douglas was absolutely incredible. The stunning scenery, knowledgeable guide, and abundant fish made it a truly unforgettable adventure. Highly recommended for all fishing enthusiasts!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My fishing experience in Port Douglas was absolutely incredible. The stunning scenery, knowledgeable guide, and abundant fish made it a truly unforgettable adventure. Highly recommended for all fishing enthusiasts!
Leah  S.
Leah S. Brisbane, Queensland
It’s still a bit chilly with the wind but we had a lovely sunny day. We never expect to catch anything as that’s how fishing goes. But we did catch a few so there’s definitely fish around ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s still a bit chilly with the wind but we had a lovely sunny day. We never expect to catch anything as that’s how fishing goes. But we did catch a few so there’s definitely fish around ?
Laura  S.
Laura S. Brisbane, QLD
Plenty of sunscreen & a good hat , long sleeve shirt and lots of refreshments ,
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Plenty of sunscreen & a good hat , long sleeve shirt and lots of refreshments ,
Matthew  E.
Matthew E. Brisbane, QLD
A lovely place with so many options to keep everyone happy and excellent fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A lovely place with so many options to keep everyone happy and excellent fishing
Michael  S.
Michael S. Australia
Depending on the day, weather could prohibit you from fishing the reef but that’s to be expected anywhere.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Depending on the day, weather could prohibit you from fishing the reef but that’s to be expected anywhere.
Roger  A.
Roger A. Parker, CO
Be prepared for all types of weather and that any catch is a good catch. We went in May and this day was cloudy and the temp had dropped. It was an estuary morning half day trip, I caught a Blue Salmon..other species caught on the trip were Trevally, Mangrove Jack and Grunter. So although the dream was of a Barramundi...just remember to enjoy the thrill, the company and that each day brings a different catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for all types of weather and that any catch is a good catch. We went in May and this day was cloudy and the temp had dropped. It was an estuary morning half day trip, I caught a Blue Salmon..other species caught on the trip were Trevally, Mangrove Jack and Grunter. So although the dream was of a Barramundi...just remember to enjoy the thrill, the company and that each day brings a different catch!
Maria  T.
Maria T. Sydney, New South Wales
Don’t visit Airlie without going fishing - experience or not. It’s an all round unforgettable experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t visit Airlie without going fishing - experience or not. It’s an all round unforgettable experience.
Sue  B.
Sue B.
Worth the drive. Less overfished relative to Carins and shorter boat ride to the fish (this makes it good for kids).
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Worth the drive. Less overfished relative to Carins and shorter boat ride to the fish (this makes it good for kids).
Christa  P.
Christa P. Brisbane, Queensland
Go with the OUT N ABOUT fishing team and you will have smiles for miles off 4 mile... Trust me as i aint a rookie and had one of most memorable days
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the OUT N ABOUT fishing team and you will have smiles for miles off 4 mile... Trust me as i aint a rookie and had one of most memorable days
Benjamin  P.
Benjamin P. Brisbane, Queensland
If you are planning to take cached fish back, ensure you make arrangements to transport it in the car. You may not get good bags and blood may drip from the given bags to take the the catch home at the end of the trip.
Very good
4.0 / 5
If you are planning to take cached fish back, ensure you make arrangements to transport it in the car. You may not get good bags and blood may drip from the given bags to take the the catch home at the end of the trip.
Fernando  R.
Fernando R. Melbourne, Victoria
Book a private charter with one that caters to your numbers. Highly recommend Gone Fishing charter. I think they can take up to 8 but check that
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a private charter with one that caters to your numbers. Highly recommend Gone Fishing charter. I think they can take up to 8 but check that
Rida  B.
Rida B. Quincy, MA
Eat light before going on the water and when you are on the water, drink coffee.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Eat light before going on the water and when you are on the water, drink coffee.
Campbell  R.
Campbell R. Brisbane, Queensland

Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
Amazing captain, amazing knowledge, amazing boat and an amazing time. Thanks!
Stephen  A.
Stephen A. Brisbane, Queensland
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(392 reviews)
Thank you Jacob for a truly great day. We will be recommending you to all our southern friends heading north. Best wishes to you, from Captain Storme, Helen and Alfred.
Helen  S.
Helen S. Brisbane, QLD
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
The 3 of us had a wonderful day and caught plenty of fish. Dean was a great skipper and his knowledge was second to none. Highly recommend this tour.
Matthew  D.
Matthew D. Brisbane, Queensland
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
I have done a lot of fishing charter and this one was the best so far. Small parties size and great fast boat. Definitely pick the weather. Jimmy our skipper was next level we learnt a lot about reef fishing and he made our experience memorable. Catering was good and fishing was amazing. Thanks again Jimmy, Andrew and Sam. We will be back. Both me and my son Spencer caught one of biggest fish ever. Thank you again.
Hamish  R.
Hamish R. North Warrandyte, VIC
Catch My Drift Charters
Catch My Drift Charters
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Can’t recommend Murray highly enough. Worked hard to put us on the fish and tried every method you can think of. Boat is in amazing condition. Murray is clearly an avid fisherman, he shared in the excitement with every fish!
Dan  P.
Dan P. United Kingdom
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Clint and the crew made sure it was a great fishing experience. Loved it and definitely will be back.
Rebecca  T.
Rebecca T.
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Great trip. Too rough to head out to the reef so stuck to the river. Tough day with the fish off the chew but Skipper Dean never stopped trying to find the fish for us. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would recommend jumping on this charter, my son and I had a great time.
Matt  J.
Matt J. Diddillibah, QLD
Tropical Sportfisher
Tropical Sportfisher
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Unbelievable experience in an unbelievable waterway, with an extremely knowledgeable & welcoming Skipper. Will return one day.👍🏻😎
Ben  J.
Ben J. Sydney, NSW
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(392 reviews)
Good day plenty of chat fish weren’t plentiful but a good morning in the inlet, Peter
Peter  R.
Peter R. Williamsburg, ME
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(38 reviews)
Our fishing trip was good but unfortunately we didn’t catch anything which we were able to bring home to eat. Overall good day
Brock  N.
Brock N. Dubbo, NSW
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(392 reviews)
Was Great to catch fresh bait before heading out. Great boat setup, years of knowledge on fishing spots, set everything up and gear was quality for river fishing. Landed a great size flathead and seen 3 croc’s sunning themselves on the banks on the way back in. Highly recommend this charter
Steven  W.
Steven W. Brisbane, QLD
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(188 reviews)
Captain John was fantastic. My kids and I had a blast and will definitely be going back.
Lena  D.  C.
Lena D. C. Melbourne, VIC
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(188 reviews)
John was an absolute champion!! I had my 2 daughters on their first fishing trip and John coached them thru the process brilliantly (without stress, but with great humour). We had a great time, a good education and pulled in a number of good size fish......a great experience. Thanks John!!
Brian  J.
Brian J. Melbourne, Victoria
AKULA Sportfishing
AKULA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Jason was great, he explained everything he was doing & planning to do, made sure we understood every process throughout the day from safety, to the rods, to fishing & to the fish! He adapted the day to suit the weather conditions, we got a tad unlucky with some rough water, but still got some great catches. We will be back with him one day when we visit again for sure! Thanks Jason :)
Emma  S.
Emma S. Brisbane, Queensland
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(328 reviews)
Great morning, too windy to head out to the reef so Paul used his extensive experience to find us some pretty decent fishing in the estuary. Relaxed trip and Paul worked hard to ensure everyone had ample opportunity to get a catch. Found a number of different species and really respect the charter’s catch and release philosophy for estuarine fishing. Would recommend. Well done Paul.
Andrew  H.
Andrew H. Brisbane, Queensland
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(46 reviews)
Despite poor weather forecast we were able to spend a pleasant 4 hours fishing the backwaters of Port Douglas. Caught mainly Moses Perch and the local black bream. The Skipper's relaxed explanation of local history and knowledge of the area made for an enjoyable morning's fishing.
Wilton  A.
Wilton A. Boston, MA
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
Jimmy was a character and very professional all day. He took us to a few spots and we were pulling up keepers all afternoon. We were hit by sharks a couple of times but it was amazing fishing and great work by Jimmy, finding the spots and keeping our rods rotating as we lost a few hooks to sharks. Overall it was an amazing day fishing bringing in 20+ keepers and throwing plenty back too. Will be booking in again next time we venture north.
Ben  S.
Ben S. Brisbane, QLD
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great time and the skipper Andrew was a really nice guy and super helpful! He explained everything, and was very knowledgeable about the area and marine life. Would book again if I’m back in Airlie Beach.
Ryan  W.
Ryan W. Brisbane, QLD
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(46 reviews)
Had a great half day session with Dean, very knowledgeable on the area with great insight on the best locations for a bite! Would recommend to others wanting a memorable experience on the water and can’t wait to book again when back up this way!
Nathan  S.
Nathan S. Point Cook, VIC
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(123 reviews)
We had a great Father’s Day morning on the water with the crew. Unfortunately we didn’t catch much fish on this day but the overall experience was good. Saw three big whales jumping out while leaving the harbour. Captain and crew are very friendly and try to make the best of it!
Peter  K.
Peter K. Upper Coomera, QLD