Airlie Beach fishing charters - All the alternatives

There are a few things more exciting for anglers than fishing in the Whitsundays Islands and the Outer Great Barrier Reef. From tropical islands and saltwater creeks to shallow fringing reefs and estuaries, the variety of fishing locations generates an even larger variety of fish species.

Most people think about the Whitsundays Islands as a holiday destination with paradise views, palm trees, crystal water and amazing accommodation options. Well, the truth is that Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays Islands are exactly that but better. This is why a fishing trip in this unique region is perfect for families or a group of friends, where you will have the best of both worlds, fishing adventures and laid back holidays.

Airlie Beach offers different fishing charters alternatives that will take you on a fishing adventure, from half-day or full-day options to private and extended fishing charters. Although we highly recommend choosing a fishing charter because of all the advantages they come with, there are other options in Airlie Beach, like bareboating, bringing your own boat (there are two big ramps in excellent conditions) or fishing in incredible spots on the mainland.

Advantages of hiring a fishing charter in Airlie Beach

  • Experienced skipper. Don’t worry about tides, weather conditions and passages, a professional skipper will do all the hard work for you and his or her experience in the area is worthy because they will know where to go.
  • Zonification. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park zonification plan determines what activities can occur in which locations to protect the environment and avoid conflicts. There are protected areas where fishing is not allowed and as the reputable fishing companies in Airlie Beach know them by memory, it will just make your life easier.
  • Protected species. Something similar happens with protected fish species like Maori Wrasse.
  • Local golden spots. Like everywhere in Australia, usually locals know better. In the Whitsundays Islands, there are specific fishing zones that not everybody knows and that is why makes them so special. A local skipper will know these well-kept secrets and make your experience unforgettable.

Fishing charters in Airlie Beach

Sea Fever

Sea Fever offers full-day charters or extended overnight charters to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Sea Fever boats cater for reef fishing and sport fishing and can be either shared with other like-minded people or private, for which a minimum of 4 passengers is required.

Full-day charters depart at 6 am and return at 5.30 pm and lunch, morning tea and afternoon tea are provided, as well as bottled water and soft drinks.

Extended overnight charters can last from one to six nights and will give you the amazing opportunity to anchor for the night in a deserted shallow reef lagoon targeting hard fighting spangled and red throat emperors.

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Sea Fever

Airlie Beach Fishing Charters

With reputable local knowledge, Airlie Beach Fishing Charters provides half-day, full-day and 6 hours trips, shared and private.

Take your fish cleaned and packed home, ready to be baked in foil with butter, lemon and some herbs.

The calm clear blue water in the Whitsundays Islands abounds with fish and safe anchorages and Airlie Beach Fishing Charters crew knows exactly where to drop the line. Their trips included courtesy transport, high-quality fishing gear, lunch and water.

Wings private charters

This is an option for those who are looking for amazing holidays on a skippered, all-inclusive and private sailing catamaran and wish to add recreational fishing to the itinerary.

Wings offer extended private charters to the outer reef and although it is not exclusively a fishing charter, they count on premium gear, knowledge and all the comfort, from air-conditioned vessels, spacious cabins, snorkel and kayak equipment.

Catch some reef fish with your kids and cook it onboard on the barbecue for a delicious family dinner.

Wings Private Charters

The Whitsundays Islands fish you can catch

  • Coral Trout
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Mackerel Tuna
  • Giant Trevally
  • Queenfish
  • Spangled Emperor
  • Grassy Sweetlip
  • Barramundi
  • Mangrove Jack

… and more!

Whitsundays Islands fishing

Whitsundays fishing spots

  • Nara Inlet
  • Daydream Island
  • Haselwood Island
  • Hook Island
  • South Molle
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Hayman Island
  • Long Island Resort
  • Double Cone Islands
  • Harold Island