Airlie Fishing Charters are based out of Airlie Beach on the northern coast of Queensland. Our home base is roughly 280km south of Townsville on the mainland within a stone’s throw of the Whitsunday Islands.
Airlie Fishing Charters is a locally, family owned and operated fishing charter business taking pride in giving our clients an enjoyable an enjoyable, reef and deep sea fishing charter experience aboard our large, comfortable, fully equipped vessel.
Our experienced captain and deckhands provide the best fishing charter trips from Airlie Beach and the surrounding waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands, for any level of angler. Our waters are internationally renowned as some of the most prolific fishing grounds in the world, and we have the experience to share with you some of the best fishing possible in the region.
|About Our Captain||
Our captain, Russel, has been fishing these waters for over 30 years and we have over 1000 GPS marks. We know where the fish are, and we will take you to them.
|About Our Boat||
The Museo Deep is only 3 years old and the third charter vessel owned over a career spanning more than 40 years. It's the ultimate at providing a world class fishing experience for a smaller number of anglers. She has a custom build to handle both heavy-tackle fishing off the coast to long-range bluewater fishing for days.
The Museo Deep is equipped for all fishing styles and possiblities with an array of the highest quality fishing tackle and even includes two fully custom-made tenders added to the bow - perfect for both inshore and estuary fishing.
|Why Choose Us||
We are a smaller fishing charter which allows us to offer a very personalised service. We offer clients 2 types package fishing charters and optional private charters for longer fishing sessions if required. We're so good at what we do and know the region within the Great Barrier Reef, unaffected by Green Zones, the pristine waters, we will take you right to where there are plenty of fish to be found. Whether you are a newbie or an experience fishing enthusiast, we have the experience to offer you the fishing trip of a lifetime.
HALF DAY CHARTER
FULL DAY CHARTER
EXTENDED PRIVATE CHARTERS
|Fishing Styles and Methods||
Whether you are a novice fisherman or an experienced anglers, and offer a variety of fishing styles including game, sport, jigging, casting poppers, bottom fishing and spearfishing.
Having the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands as our playground, the volume and types of fish you will encounter. We fish for everything this natural wonder has to offer. From Marlin, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Tuna and GTs, to the tasty Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Red Throat Emperor and Nannygai, are just some of the fish you have the opportunity to fish for.
|What We Include||
Apart from all the fishing tackle you will need to go after your choice of species with an ample supply of fishing line (will need to pay a small extra if you exceed that amount), we offer a lot to make your fishing charter with us a memory of a lifetime.
Meals, Unlimited Soft Drinks, Unlimited Open Snacks
Please note, all drinks and beverages are serverd on or in high-quality recycled paper cups and platers. All dinnerware is stainless steel.
Wholesale-priced alcoholic beverages
An "I did the Great Barrier Reef with Airline Fishing Charters" Souvenir Bag
We're doing you a favour because each guest gets a free "I did the Greate Barrier Reef with Airlie Fishing Charters" drawstring bag that's got an environmentally friendly waterproof inner and lightweight but sturdy hessian outer in a natural fawn colour. They are greate for wearing backpack-style, using one shoulder or just holding in one hand. They're well built, lightweight, hold about the same amount as the standard shopping bag. The bags are great for a multitude of uses, especially when you are in a position where you want to keep items dry when you are in a potentially very wet environment.
Insurance and License
|What We Advise Against Your Bringing||
Just in case you've brought things you don't really need or we prohibit on the boat, we've got strongbox to lock up any gear safe for you untill we get back home.
No need for your own fishing gear
No need for your own esky
Anymore than what fits in a standard supermarket shopping bag because won't fit in your souvenir bag.
Knives or similar items
Anything that could exploade
BYO snacks or drinks
Anything that is plastic and disposable
The global oceans have been trashed with plastic for years. We're not allowing anyone on our charter to make it worse.
|What You Should Bring||
Protect yourself against the sun with appropriate clothing
Extra Sunscreen (not just Banana Boat Coconut Oil)
We recommend you always have some kind of strap on any of your devices that can wrap arround you wrist - we've seen too many go overboard. Just in case you forget, we carry straps with a thick elastic grab that will hold just about anything handheld device tight.
Your sunglasses need to keep out the UV rays just to protect your eyes. However, you will have a much better experience if you are wearing Sports sunglasses or Fishing Sunglasses because they also allow you to see better in the water.
Proper protection for your feet
A big smile - you are about to have an experience of a lifetime.
|Pricing and Rates||
Half Day Charters start at $369 per person with a maximum number of 10 guests.
We have 3 pricing starndards: Standard, Premium and Advantage
At certain times of the year, there's so much action about, the conditions are perfect and the numbers of particular fish are on making those times Premium Season. There are a number of reasons that cause fluctuations in our rates at certain times of the year. A single Premium Season may only last a week followed by a Standard Season. It's all mixed up for a number of reasons, not forgetting popular holidays. Advantage Seasons have their benefits too, such as not as much fish about but are great for those who want more of a cruise with less focus on fishing.
|Travel and Accommodation Tips||
If you want to get here fast from a distance, you can fly into the Whitsunday Islands.
If you are coming from Townsville, It;s under 300km, which is nothing for the average Australian. If you want to do that by private hire car, we can help you arrange both self-drive or with a driver to suit your needs. If you want that just ask and we'll give you a quote. If you can't beat it, and we urge you to try, then book that directly with us.
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