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Queensland Fishing Charters

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Queensland: 38 fishing charters available

Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Airlie Beach
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trips from $115

Gone Fishing Cairns

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(283 reviews)
Cairns
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"Reefinity" Fishing Charters and Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Yorkeys Knob
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trips from $306

Sublime Sportfishing Adventures

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(58 reviews)
Port Douglas

Hotshot Charters – Gold Coast

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

Top Gear Fishing Charters

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

Fishing Smooth Water – Mooloolaba

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

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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Hook Up Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(207 reviews)
Port Douglas

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Queensland

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Queensland are: Full list of top fishing charters in Queensland

The average price for a private 4 hour Queensland fishing trip is $465, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $857 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Queensland that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Queensland are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Queensland are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Queensland are:

Many fishing charters in Queensland provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Queensland are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Queensland are:
  • Extended fishing trips – $3,100
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $341
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $950
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $1,500
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,733
  • 9-hour fishing trips – $1,014
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,113

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 25065 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

Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Had a great day out with John. John is very knowledgeable and knows all the spots . Had a blast , will be doing it again When we’re back
Jesse  S.
Jesse S. Brisbane, QLD
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Malcolm is an excellent skipper who made our day. The fishing was excellent. Thanks for a truly memorable experience.
Jill  A.
Jill A. United Kingdom
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(283 reviews)
Easy smooth operation, fish a plenty on sounder, buggers weren’t biting but had a really good trip and good convo
Darryl  M.
Darryl M. Greenock, South Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
My brother Trev and I had a magical day on the water with Out 'N' About. Sam was an excellent skipper and host, and an all round good bloke. He operated the boat to perfection and worked hard to get us on the fish .... which we caught in numbers! I highly recommend booking with Out 'N' About if you're looking for a professional and fun day of high quality fishing.
Andrew  B.
Andrew B. Westwood, MA
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
We didn’t catch any legal fish bud that is the name of the game. We did have a great day though even with the swell.
Deb  H.
Deb H. South Portland, ME
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(283 reviews)
Good morning out, fish weren't eating today. Good supply of bait, boat comfortable and stable and knowledgeable, Thanks Jacob.
Bernie  W.
Bernie W. Mackay, Queensland
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Was great fun and a excellent time, while catch a rang of fish. Shawry was a great guide 👍🏼
Jed  M.
Jed M. Barmera, SA
All Tackle Sportfishing
All Tackle Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(66 reviews)
Ripper of a day. Great skipper to have a chat to. Relaxing and nil stress. We eat the catch 30 minutes after the Mangrove Jack was caught. Justin recommended a local Thai restaurant and having lived in Asia for 10 years we are a little picky on how we like our fish cooked. The fish fell off the bones with the taste of ginger, spring onion and soy sauce. Thx mate.
James  C.
James C. Sydney, New South Wales
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
We had a great morning, we learned so much and Jason was great captain. Great assortment of fish, this was our first sea fishing trip.
Andrea  H.
Andrea H. Gold Coast, QLD
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Very good
4.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Had a great day out on the reef's , weather was stunning . Our Skipper was doing everything possible to get us onto the big ones , but was just one of those days that the fish were not playing the game . Still an awesome day out and we will be back out with him in next few days to have another go .
Graeme  H.
Graeme H. Cairns, Queensland
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(283 reviews)
We had a wonderful time and met some lovely, fun people. Captain Jacob was very knowledgeable about the area and types of fish. Fish weren’t really on but thats just the nature of fishing. However, it was really exciting when we did catch some reef sharks, tarpon and a red emperor. We would do it again.
Sharon  L.
Sharon L. Brisbane, Queensland
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Absolutely brilliant time today, the guys had everything ready too go and we're friendly, Definitely be booking again!
Dylan  R.
Dylan R. Barnstable, MA
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
Picked up on time very friendly and knowledgeable skipper. Always ready to help had a great day.
BRUCE  W.
BRUCE W. Australia
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(107 reviews)
Great experience with Brian and Todd - so helpful and FUN! Can see they love what they do and we had a great morning on 4 different spots in the ocean Great group and great crew!
Raquel  R.
Raquel R. Mernda, VIC
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(269 reviews)
Couldn't fault boat, equipment, or staff. Booking was easy and good communication leading up to the day. The only issue, I didn't catch anything! But that's always a possibility and no-ones fault. Other guests on the boat did catch a few fish however, so some went away happy.
Anthony  B.
Anthony B. Alexandria, NH
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(283 reviews)
My two mates and I booked a private, half day fishing charter with Russell. Russell is organised, professional and provides an exceptionally high level of service. My mates and I had a lot of fun and will certainly be rebooking with Russell next time we come up to cairns. If you want adventure, fun, banter, and an organised fishing trip, I can’t recommend Russell highly enough
James  D.  B.
James D. B. Cairns, Queensland
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(269 reviews)
We had a great 4 hours mixed up between open sea and estuary fishing. Adam was our skipper for the day. He was great at helping us (novices) and we managed to catch our record amount. As my better half got a bit sea sick Adam was very attentive and was quick to get us back to the calmer waters of the inlet. All in all a great trip and well worthwhile.
Stephen  G.
Stephen G. Brisbane, QLD
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
The crew were friendly and helpful. We didn't get many fish throughout the day but we gave it a good try.
DAVID  B.
DAVID B. Bangkok, Bangkok
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(269 reviews)
Adam is a true gentleman, enjoyed every minute. Adam did his absolute best to ensure a great trip for us all.
Glenn  C.
Glenn C. Brisbane, Queensland
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(283 reviews)
Even though we didn’t catch a fish, it was still a great experience for us. Everything is done for you Thank you Denise and Di
Denise  W.
Denise W. Sydney, NSW