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Queensland Fishing Charters

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Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(19 reviews)
Airlie Beach
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trips from $115

Gone Fishing Cairns

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(250 reviews)
Cairns
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Tropical Sportfisher

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Cairns

Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Port Douglas

Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $1,602

Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(25 reviews)
Mooloolaba
trips from $348

Top Gear Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(100 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $104

Billfish Sports Fishing

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(8 reviews)
Cairns
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trips from $1,985

Aquis Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Port Douglas
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Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(58 reviews)
Tewantin
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trips from $122

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Queensland

The average price for a private 4 hour Queensland fishing trip is $433, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $788 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures, Gone Fishing Cairns, and Tropical Sportfisher are some of the most popular fishing charters in Queensland. Full list of top fishing charters in Queensland.

Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures, Gone Fishing Cairns, and Tropical Sportfisher all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Queensland.

The most popular fish species you can target are Narrow-barred Spanish Mackerel, Giant Trevally, and Coral Trout. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, reef 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
4.1 / 5
Based on 25008 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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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
Yes e everything is supplied and it depends on the day as to what you catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes e everything is supplied and it depends on the day as to what you catch.
Ian  W.
Ian W. Melbourne, VIC
Yes definitely a great first timing fishing location, with the Whitsundays as the backdrop
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes definitely a great first timing fishing location, with the Whitsundays as the backdrop
Jason  M.
Jason M. Brisbane, Queensland
Any fishing is luck of the draw , some days your lucky some your not , its all about being on the water and relaxing, taking in the new experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Any fishing is luck of the draw , some days your lucky some your not , its all about being on the water and relaxing, taking in the new experience
Rob  P.
Rob P. Huntington, VT
Would be great for first time anglers as Blake took the time to ensure everyone was catered for and the weather was sensational. We caught some great fish and had a really great day.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Would be great for first time anglers as Blake took the time to ensure everyone was catered for and the weather was sensational. We caught some great fish and had a really great day.
Reuben  S.
Reuben S. Sydney, New South Wales
Didn’t catch any of legal doze on the day, but had heaps of fun. Would go again and will for sure.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Didn’t catch any of legal doze on the day, but had heaps of fun. Would go again and will for sure.
Ivana  O.
Ivana O. Rockingham, WA
Fishing is fishing, sometimes you catch fish sometimes you don't. Don't get upset if you expect something and it doesn't work out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is fishing, sometimes you catch fish sometimes you don't. Don't get upset if you expect something and it doesn't work out.
Jason  Q.
Jason Q. New Farm, QLD
Take motion sickness medicine before the trip, wear sandals as your shoes will get wet.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Take motion sickness medicine before the trip, wear sandals as your shoes will get wet.
Siyu  W.
Siyu W. Pinjarra Hills, QLD
Relax and have a good time learn the ways of the experienced angler like the captain
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Relax and have a good time learn the ways of the experienced angler like the captain
Trevor  P.
Trevor P. Brisbane, QLD
You have to ask where you can clean your fish without getting a fine/parking ticket
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You have to ask where you can clean your fish without getting a fine/parking ticket
Joe  P.
Joe P. Morayfield, QLD
Don’t be cheap and pay for a full day if time permitted, you will not be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t be cheap and pay for a full day if time permitted, you will not be disappointed.
Kwok  N.
Kwok N. Burleigh Heads, QLD
We actually went out at Jacobs Well / it was a bit closer for us. A lovely overcast day. Pack / wet weather gear/ lunch/ drinks/ sun cream & hats.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We actually went out at Jacobs Well / it was a bit closer for us. A lovely overcast day. Pack / wet weather gear/ lunch/ drinks/ sun cream & hats.
Cassandra  T.
Cassandra T. Brisbane, QLD
A tough time of year to catch barramundi, but with so many other amazing fish to catch I wouldn't get caught up on solely targeting barra this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A tough time of year to catch barramundi, but with so many other amazing fish to catch I wouldn't get caught up on solely targeting barra this time of year.
Alex  G.
Alex G. NO FORT MYERS, FL
Take a charter with an experienced captain who ca put you amongst the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a charter with an experienced captain who ca put you amongst the fish.
Dean  W.
Dean W. Glenella, QLD
Be prepared for any weather & conditions including Mother Naturte's creature activity- very little or going crazy!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for any weather & conditions including Mother Naturte's creature activity- very little or going crazy!
Bob  & Liam Fordham
Bob & Liam Fordham Peregian Springs, QLD
Must book this fella had an awesome day even had home made muffins very nice indeed ! 10/10
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Must book this fella had an awesome day even had home made muffins very nice indeed ! 10/10
Robert  G.
Robert G. Lewisham, TAS
Have the best time possible and get your hands smelling like you have just jumped on a charter!!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Have the best time possible and get your hands smelling like you have just jumped on a charter!!!
Gina  C.
Gina C. Kingston, TAS
Go straight to Glenn Shaw for the best charter at the best rate.A great bloke ,super friendly and full of knowledge about fishing around Port Douglas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go straight to Glenn Shaw for the best charter at the best rate.A great bloke ,super friendly and full of knowledge about fishing around Port Douglas.
Garry  B.
Garry B. Latrobe, TAS
Make sure you use Paradise Sportfishing Adventures.. A great way to see the Cairns waterway inlets and catch your live bait before you fish..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you use Paradise Sportfishing Adventures.. A great way to see the Cairns waterway inlets and catch your live bait before you fish..
David  M.
David M. Woolloongabba, QLD
Wear appropriate sun protection clothing (long sleeved shirt, hat, face and neck protector) and use plenty of high factor sunscreen
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Wear appropriate sun protection clothing (long sleeved shirt, hat, face and neck protector) and use plenty of high factor sunscreen
John  W.
John W. Acton, ACT

Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Had a great morning with Brian and Bill. Friendly guys willing to lend a hand. Unfortunately the fish were light on but still had a great time. Definitely recommend going out with these guys.
Ricky  G.
Ricky G. Brisbane, Queensland
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
Went out for a full day fishing the outer reef with Paul. Had an absolute blast. Definitely one of my best fishing experiences. Highly recommend. Can’t wait to come back up to Port Douglas and go out again.
Robert  H.
Robert H. Brisbane, Queensland
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Great trip. Saw a whale, had a dolphins hang out with us, and caught some fish. Look forward to a return visit one day.
Peter  H.
Peter H. Melbourne, VIC
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Great experience for both myself and my boys. Being keen fisherman, they caught one new species each and enjoyed the experience. Russell is friendly and knowledgeable in his area. He even made sure we saw the Redbull Stunt Plane event at the end! Would recommend 5 star! Will be back to do another.
Nicole  S.
Nicole S. Lowood, QLD
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Russell was really good and very knowledgeable! Even though not everyone caught something it was still a great day & bonus points for having a toilet on board! 😊
Nickholle  S.
Nickholle S. Cairns, Queensland
G&T Fishing School & Charters
G&T Fishing School & Charters
Fishing charter in Townsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
Top bloke, perfect if you want to get amongst some Barra and flick a few amongst the mangroves. Top bloke with some ripper stories
Levi  F.
Levi F. Cairns, Queensland
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
Sam was fantastic in everydway, willing to move frequently when the bites tapered off, great success and a great afternoon..., many thanks and will definitely book again on my next return... Cheers Al
Al  C.
Al C. Melbourne, VIC
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
I took my two younger boys with me (5 and 7YO) and we had a great day out fishing. The captain Jacob spent the time showing the boys everything and they got to come home with a few good fish. All in all we all had a ball and the boys are still talking about it. Would happily go again. Thanks guys. 👍
Jessica  D.
Jessica D. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
Lots of fun and in safe hands with Skipper Paul! We all caught loads of fish and the kids had a blast. Thanks guys.🐟🎣🐠☀️
Corinne  P.
Corinne P. Brisbane, QLD
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
He was funny as well as taking us to brilliant spots letting us get 2 keepers and heaps more. We also were able to catch a brown-marbled grouper.
Christian  N.
Christian N. Brisbane, Queensland
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(237 reviews)
Great few hours, a few fish caught, good variety and great captain full of stories and helpful guide
Allan  M.
Allan M. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
Our Out n about fishing trip was great although the fish weren’t biting much we still managed to get some. I would like to thank Paul for showing me how to fish properly and constantly putting the bait on my line and casting out for me I would recommend out n about fishing to anyone who wants to go out fishing hopefully next time we could do the reef.
Julie  C.
Julie C. Brisbane, QLD
Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures
Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We had a fantastic morning out with Jim , my 2 boys caught many different types of fish and Jim accommodated us to the changing winds and tides . Book a trip with Jim you won't be disappointed .
Nicole  H.
Nicole H. Brisbane, Queensland
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(100 reviews)
Was a great time for kaison birthday you guys are so cool made the trip a great day will certainly recommend you thanks Brian
ALEX  B.
ALEX B. Brisbane, Queensland
Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters
Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Townsville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(25 reviews)
Excellent day out David and we thankyou for the effort put into to making it a great day. Rest assured be back for the next trip.
Wayne  H.
Wayne H. Cairns, Queensland
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(250 reviews)
Wow! What an amazing morning we had with Russell fishing. Would highly recommend this trip to everyone. Russell is such a friendly, knowledgeable person who made our morning unforgettable. We caught a few fish and had a ball. 10/10.
Sarah  K.
Sarah K. Australia
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Great captain with Shawry, excellent spots to fish and plenty of action. Experienced local who has all the knowledge on spots to go. Highly recommended.
Michael  F.
Michael F. Brisbane, Queensland
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(237 reviews)
A great afternoon of fishing and viewing marine wildlife. Thanks Chris & Isaac
Christopher  D.
Christopher D. Australia
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
Had a great morning out with Shawy! Patient and attentive. I didn’t have to bate a hook or tie a line. Great local service with years worth if Local wisdom! I will go out with him again when back in the North for sure! Thanks mate!
Blair  C.
Blair C. Australia
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(199 reviews)
We had the most amazing day out. Skipper was friendly and super helpful. Took us to several places to make sure we caught fish. We did this on our honeymoon and both loved it 😍
Helle  O.
Helle O. Brisbane, Queensland