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Queensland: 40 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Port Douglas
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Airlie Beach
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trips from $111
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(321 reviews)
Cairns
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Yorkeys Knob
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trips from $269
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $1,546
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Cairns
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(112 reviews)
Gold Coast
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trips from $101
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(34 reviews)
Mooloolaba
trips from $336
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(28 reviews)
Port Douglas
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Queensland

According to customer reviews, AKULA Sportfishing, Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures, and Gone Fishing Cairns 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 $458, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $809 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

AKULA Sportfishing, Airlie Beach Fishing Adventures, and Gone Fishing Cairns 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. Reef fishing, inshore fishing, and offshore 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 25975 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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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
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

Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Andrew was an absolute ripper guy and knowledgeable to the area and fishing. Was a great time! Wish it went for longer!
Matt  V.
Matt V. Australia
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Get Out & About Whitsundays Fishing & Tours
Fishing charter in Airlie Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Andrew was informative and fantastic company. It's easy to see that he genuinely loves what he does and takes pride in his work. Caught lots of different fish and despite bad weather had a wonderful day on the water. Will definitely be back to do it again soon. ???
Kathryn  C.
Kathryn C.
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(292 reviews)
Mathew was fantastic and very knowledgeable about the area. He is the top of guides in the area.
Ron  S.
Ron S. Chicago, IL
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(321 reviews)
Enjoyable day, Jason did everything he could to catch us a fish, which we did
Tracy  W.
Tracy W. Brisbane, QLD
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(321 reviews)
The family was excited to go fishing for a half day, but were concerned about wheelchair accessibility and accommodations for our lifestyle. Captain Jacob was not only accommodating but was educated, funny, helpful, and made our experience worth it! Booking a second trip!
Nancy  C.
Nancy C. Lone Tree, CO
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(292 reviews)
Had a great morning out, everyone caught plenty of fish. Will definitely reccomend many people to take this trip!
Jordan  C.
Jordan C. Brisbane, QLD
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(321 reviews)
Russel was fun, worked hard to get us all catching fish and had heaps of local knowledge. Was a really relaxing morning and even though we didn’t catch a huge amount I really enjoyed it and highly recommend! Great value for money!
Sarra  M.
Sarra M. Gympie, QLD
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(321 reviews)
All went well & captain was very good. Overall did not catch any fish. Paul
Paul  P.
Paul P. Cairns, Queensland
AKULA Sportfishing
AKULA Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(15 reviews)
Jason the captain has allot of information on the area and he has 30 years experience in commercial fish, vert good captain. Great day out.
Malcolm  V.
Malcolm V. Sydney, New South Wales
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(292 reviews)
An absolute ripper day! We were lucky to get absolutely perfect weather so we were spoilt for choice with great spots to anchor. Our skipper Adam was amazing! Very knowledgeable and professional and made us all feel comfortable. He helped us all reel in some fantastic sea monsters including Spanish Mackerel and GT! We're heading home with big smiles, an Esky full of fish, sore arms and great pics for bragging rights!! Cheers, Tom, Mel, Eric and Mariah 🎣
Melanie  B.
Melanie B. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(292 reviews)
We had a great day. The guide was very friendly and funny. Very recommendable fishing tour 🎣
Nick  H.
Nick H. Australia
Out N About Sportfishing
Out N About Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(292 reviews)
Caught a handful of fish, half a dozen different species, nothing big enough to take home but still had a great morning out.
Katherine  H.
Katherine H. Australia
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
I cannot recommend Shawry enough! Such a knowledgeable bloke! Had an absolute blast out fishing on a half day charter! Caught some great fish!
Kelly  L.
Kelly L. Melbourne, Victoria
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(321 reviews)
Jacob was very professional, always assisting guests with baiting hook and casting line . The equipment was in excellent condition and the boat was very clean and comfortable. It was a very relaxing afternoon . Great value for money. I would highly recommend gone fishing Cairns . Lisa
Lisa  F.
Lisa F. Lee, NH
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(321 reviews)
Super happy, we got a shit tide but Russell worked a bit of magic to get us some fish.
Kayleen  H.
Kayleen H.
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Deep Sea Fishing Co. Noosa
Fishing charter in Tewantin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
Overall, we did not get decent fish but crew was doing their best and with nice friendly atmosphere we coul not complain
Arek  O.
Arek O. Portland, ME
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Top Gear Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gold Coast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Excellent adventure with an amazing crew. My 16 years old son had a lot of fun on his birthday with his friends.
Francisco  M.  A.
Francisco M. A. Australia
Ian Moody Sportfishing – Townsville
Ian Moody Sportfishing – Townsville
Fishing charter in Railway Estate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great day. Fantastic communication. Friendly all round guy with great knowledge. Would do it again
Kellie  L.
Kellie L. Lannercost, QLD
Gone Fishing Cairns
Gone Fishing Cairns
Fishing charter in Cairns
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(321 reviews)
Had an amazing fishing experience with Russell, he had so much knowledge and it was so interesting listening to all his stories. He is a very experienced fisherman would highly recommend him even for inexperienced fishers.
Aya  K.
Aya K. Brisbane, QLD
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Hook Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Port Douglas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
Great knowledge of local fishing spots. He made sure we always had bait on our hooks to maximise the time spent fishing. Would recommend to anyone.
Philip  F.
Philip F. Australia