Queensland Fishing Charters

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Queensland: 53 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Airlie Beach
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trips from US $107
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(1 review)
Cairns
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trips from US $357
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(88 reviews)
Port Douglas
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trips from US $107
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(53 reviews)
Port Douglas
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trips from US $107
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Cairns
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trips from US $110
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(86 reviews)
Airlie Beach
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trips from US $139
Cooktown
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trips from US $2,433
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Yorkeys Knob
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trips from US $260
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Cairns
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trips from US $1,135
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Cairns
trips from US $78

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 US $452, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,088 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:

Who are the top awarded captains in Queensland?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Queensland are:
  • Extended fishing trips – AU $3,725
  • 4-hour fishing trips – AU $617
  • 5-hour fishing trips – AU $1,618
  • 6-hour fishing trips – AU $994
  • 8-hour fishing trips – AU $1,804
  • 9-hour fishing trips – AU $1,566
  • 10-hour fishing trips – AU $2,235

Fishing in Queensland

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 28532 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Queensland Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Queensland

We loved it. The fish were biting and we were laughing and smiling the whole time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We loved it. The fish were biting and we were laughing and smiling the whole time.
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas
This short trip is great value for money and an easy way to get on the water to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This short trip is great value for money and an easy way to get on the water to catch fish.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Make sure you take motion sickness medication and be prepared for a superb trip, this skipper is the best
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take motion sickness medication and be prepared for a superb trip, this skipper is the best
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Brodie definitely knew where the fish were . We caught so many Barra and were totally impressed . He helped and advised us on all Aspects and any questions were answered . Will definately recommend. A great day out
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Brodie definitely knew where the fish were . We caught so many Barra and were totally impressed . He helped and advised us on all Aspects and any questions were answered . Will definately recommend. A great day out
Tropic Barra Adventures
Tropic Barra Adventures
Just get out and give it a go. Hooked a few great ones lost a few to sharks and the reef. Great day. Life time of memories. Captain was an absolute legend!!??
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just get out and give it a go. Hooked a few great ones lost a few to sharks and the reef. Great day. Life time of memories. Captain was an absolute legend!!??
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Even though the floods came through a week or two ago we still managed to hook some big fish and even catch a couple smaller ones
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Even though the floods came through a week or two ago we still managed to hook some big fish and even catch a couple smaller ones
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Give it a go even if you don’t catch a fish it’s still worth it. We went thinking we probably wouldn’t which made it such a joy when we caught fish bigger than we expected.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Give it a go even if you don’t catch a fish it’s still worth it. We went thinking we probably wouldn’t which made it such a joy when we caught fish bigger than we expected.
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Out N About Sportfishing (Port Douglas)
Great way to see the inlet & fish whatever the tide. You might see a crocodile. Minimal travel time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great way to see the inlet & fish whatever the tide. You might see a crocodile. Minimal travel time.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Really only giving this four stars because we couldn’t get to deeper water due to wind. I don’t know if this is October specific, but if you can take a look at the weather forecast and book a calmer day to have all options on the table.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Really only giving this four stars because we couldn’t get to deeper water due to wind. I don’t know if this is October specific, but if you can take a look at the weather forecast and book a calmer day to have all options on the table.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Yes. We had a great time even though we did not have any prior experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We had a great time even though we did not have any prior experience.
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
Paradise Sportfishing Adventures
If weather is not looking good make sure you take sea sickness tablets 4 hours prior to your trip
Excellent
4.7 / 5
If weather is not looking good make sure you take sea sickness tablets 4 hours prior to your trip
Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures
Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures
Get in quick with the bookings, check the weather and listen to the Captain.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get in quick with the bookings, check the weather and listen to the Captain.
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter Bridgeman Downs, QLD
Book with shawry at Hooked Up, a very knowledge man with years of experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with shawry at Hooked Up, a very knowledge man with years of experience
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters Mildura, VIC
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.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours Brisbane, QLD
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.
Noosa Bluewater Charters
Noosa Bluewater Charters 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.
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas 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!
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters 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.
Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal
Whitsunday Fishing–Reel Deal 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.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns 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.
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Queensland?

Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
Unfortunately no fish today. We did however catch a stingray . . just the luck on the day. We did see a crocodile though so we were happy. Great crew! We will be back! :) Thanks guys :)
Erin  L.
Erin L.
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a great variety of fish and moved whenever they went off the bite. Dean worked tirelessly to make saw we were always baited up and had lines in the water. Great family trip!
Lachie  U.
Lachie U.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
Great day out highly recommend Gone Fishing friendly captain only to happy to have a chat and help any way he could 👍🏻
Michael  S.
Michael S.
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Went out for a 3/4 day outer reef trip. Dean was great and managed to put us on top of fish all day. Would recommend 👍👍
Matt  M.
Matt M.
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
We had a great time. Jason has wealth of knowledge and it was like we had been mates for years. He took us to 3 locations and we all caught fish. It was so much fun. We learnt a lot about what kind of fish we were catching and Jason helped us get the fish off the hook. We took loads of photos and enjoyed a great day out with our teens and not a phone in sight. (Other than mine for photos) Highly recommend going on this tour.
Carmen  B.
Carmen B.
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(249 reviews)
So easy, had a great morning, got onto fish in no time. Relaxed, accomodating and knows the place like the back of his hand highly recommended
Steve  M.
Steve M.
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
The staff made the whole experience amazing!! We had so many smiles and laughs. I would definitely go out again!
Simon  B.
Simon B.
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Dean made the wife and kids aged 10 and 12 feel very comfortable, took us to the right places to catch and keep the family interested and engaged, would definitely recommend, had a great time
Andrew  D.  B.
Andrew D. B.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
We had a lovely time, it was just unfortunate that there was no fish. Great photos of the bay though
Janice  S.
Janice S.
Fishen Charter
Fishen Charter
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
Thanks Dean for an epic day on the water. The river was surely a beautiful place to fish! Two meals sorted after catching a golden snapper and mangrove jack. Thanks again
Katherine  K.
Katherine K.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
Though we didn’t catch anything larger than 40cm, the catch of the day was certainly the experience Gone Fishing Cairns provided. Jacob was welcoming to our range of fishing experience and immensely knowledgeable about the area. We had a wonderful day on the water and would absolutely recommend to all.
Doug  P.
Doug P.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
Andrew was great. We had the best time especially the boys and caught plenty of fish.
TOBIE  S.
TOBIE S.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
This is definitely a memorable movement that my son caught his very first fish in this trip. We all learned a lot about fishing from the captain. He is a very experienced captain. We all enjoyed the trip very much!
Sabrina  F.
Sabrina F.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
We booked this half day trip as we wanted to go fishing but were only in Cairns for a few days with our partners. Jacob, the Captain was an excellent host and extremely knowledgeable about fishing. The equipment was good and the boat was comfortable and everyone on board had an excellent time. We caught five species during the trip and Jacob even tried to find a crocodile for us to take a look at. A great little fishing trip that I would recommend to novices and experienced Anglers alike!
Mike  M.
Mike M.
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(447 reviews)
We didn’t catch but we were warned this could be the case, so lucky to have such awesome and knowledgeable fishermen. There was a chance and we were going for it! Had the best team to do so! Thanks guys it was so great to learn and still had the best time!
Georgia  M.
Georgia M.
Out N About Sportfishing (Cairns)
Out N About Sportfishing (Cairns)
Fishing charter in Portsmith
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Boat and gear all top of the line. Matt and mate were fun to be with, easy going and serious about their fishing. We went top line fishing on the reef in great weather looking for GT’s. Found them but during full moon and end of season had just one bite but got it in the boat. Small, but really tough fight. Caught coral trout on the reef and brought back to hotel. Would highly recommend these guys!!
Scott  S.
Scott S.
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas
AKULA Sportfishing – Port Douglas
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Great charter jason was very good to deal with he put us on some great spots and we got some nice fish. Will definitely go again
Narelle  B.
Narelle B.
Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters
Fair Dinkum Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Townsville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Our skipper was fantastic, the boat was excellent and the equipment was to notch. He spoiled us by doing all the hard yards and just letting us bring the fish in. The barramundi weren't biting but we caught so many bream, it got out of hand. The areas you go to are chock full of local wildlife. Dave is very knowledgable. We'll defnitely head out again.
Michelle  S.
Michelle S.
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(86 reviews)
A very fun morning! We caught a lot of different fish. Andrew was great - very helpful, informative & welcoming!
Amy  G.
Amy G.
Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures
Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(44 reviews)
Fantastic day out, everything there and prepared for you. Caught a 20kg cod! Lots of local knowledge and certainly felt safe. Recommend 100%
RICHARD  B.
RICHARD B.

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