Paddy Van Driel-vis

Member since April 2015

Sunshine Coast, Australia

Background
Moved to the Sunshine Coast to be with family so decided to buy a business - who would have guessed I would be involved in a fishing business. Anyway, am loving it!

Paddy Van Driel-vis

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Background
Moved to the Sunshine Coast to be with family so decided to buy a business - who would have guessed I would be involved in a fishing business. Anyway, am loving it!

Our Charter Listings

Sunshine Coast
trips from
US$ 110

Customer Reviews

4.25 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, January 9, 2017

I had relatives over from New Zealand and thought I would treat them to a great day of fishing and crabbing as I have been on this charter twice before I had no hesitation in booking this trip weather being the only concern on the day forecast was 1.5 swell easterly early dropping to 1.0 later when we got to the point to drop the crab trays the decision was made that it would be too rough to pick the trays up in the afternoon as the weather was calming in the afternoon I thought this was a bad call I was left disappointed as I had been telling how great this trip is with catching fish & crabs I know the weather had been bad all week before and this was the first trip out in a few days. For everything else on the trip cannot fault Capt.& crew faultless.

Fished January 2017

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Paddy Van Driel-vis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hi James,
As you have been out with us before you would know we try to do everything we can to make it an enjoyable day.  It is the skippers call about the crabbing and he would have based that on the previous trips and weather forecast.  As we all know, the forecasts can be terribly wrong.  We have had big tides and currents and this may have also contributed to his decision.  Thanks for the feedback, our team will take your point on board.  SCA

Went fishing on Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Fished January 2017

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Paddy Van Driel-vis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 14, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us a wonderful review Daniel.  Most people seem to only bother reviewing businesses if they are unhappy so it is lovely that you took the time out to give us a great review.  We really appreciate it.  All of us at Sunshine Coast Afloat try hard to give our customers a great experience.  We shall pass on your great feed back.

Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Spent 5 hrs with not a single bite between the 3 of us
20 blokes caught 4 small fish and 1 spanner crab drifting over 2 reefs 22 Kim’s offshore
Captain Mike then tells us that we should have been out for 7 or 9 hrs to really get the big ones.
He also said he was going straight back out with another charter and now knew where to go!
Caught more fish at Pumistone the next day in 30 mins and it didn’t cost $500
A very disappointed young 8 year old that loves his fishing and was so excited at 4 in the morning
What a waste of time and money

John Connors does not recommend Fish N Crab Deep Sea Charters

Fished December 2016

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Paddy Van Driel-vis (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hi John,
We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in your fishing trip with us.  We try to give everyone a great experience and are pleased you felt the boat and crew met your expectations.  As you would be aware, there are many factors that can impact on peoples fishing results and each day is different, let alone morning to afternoon.  We are not in a controlled environment.  Spanner Crabbing is much like fishing - we are in their environment and as you will see on our Facebook page we have some brilliant days and some not so brilliant days like all operators and I am sure you would have experienced that yourself.  If you wish to discuss your trip with us we would be happy to talk to you by phone directly.  Thanks.